Peter Napier

2 May 1903–26 December 1985 (Age 82)
Stiltner, Wayne, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Napier was born on 2 May 1903, in Stiltner, Wayne, West Virginia, United States, his father, Nehemiah Napier, was 23 and his mother, America Adkins, was 17. He married Ethel Elkins on 1 January 1931, in Stone Branch, Logan, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Logan District, Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1998. He died on 26 December 1985, in Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Peter Napier
Ethel Elkins
Marriage: 1 January 1931

Spouse and Children

1 January 1931
Stone Branch, Logan, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper .2 Shortened form of Polish Napierala or a similar name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Pete Napier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pete Napier in household of Nick Napier, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pete Napier, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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