Samuel Leeper

1894–1917 (Age 23)
Grundy, Missouri, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Leeper was born on 24 July 1894, in Grundy, Missouri, United States, his father, William M. Leeper, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Batson, was 33. He lived in Lindsey Township, Benton, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Myers Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 15 November 1917, in Sherrill Township, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Licking, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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William M. Leeper
Elizabeth Batson
Samuel Leeper
Isaac Leeper
Lissie Leeper
Sylvia Lillian Leeper
Iole May Leeper

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 7

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Leeper in household of William Leeper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Leeper in household of William Leeper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel Leeper, "Find A Grave Index"

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