Paul R Spry

28 October 1907–April 1985 (Age 77)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Paul R

When Paul R Spry was born on 28 October 1907, in Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Spry, was 41 and his mother, Cora C Hair, was 40. He lived in Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died in April 1985, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Charles Spry
Cora C Hair
Archie G Spry
Helen Ruth Spry
Paul R Spry
Calvin Roy Spry

Parents and Siblings


    Cora C Hair




World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for an active, brisk, or smart person. Although spry is not recorded in OED until the 18th century, it was probably in colloquial use in the West Country dialect and in Scots much earlier. The word is of obscure origin. The surname is found mainly in Devon, but there is also a modest concentration of bearers in northeastern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Paul Spry in household of Charles Spry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul R Spry in household of Charles Spry, "United States Census, 1910"

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