Walter Donald Soper

24 January 1911–23 December 1996 (Age 85)
Plattsburg, Clinton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter Donald

When Walter Donald Soper was born on 24 January 1911, in Plattsburg, Clinton, Missouri, United States, his father, Alex Cook Soper, was 35 and his mother, Georgia Moreland, was 26. He lived in Agnes, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 23 December 1996, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Concord Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States.

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Walter Donald Soper
Mary Emogene Parks

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alex Cook Soper





    Henry Tapp Soper


    Stella Dorothy Soper



World Events (8)

1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 16

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 20

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 27

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sōpe ‘soap’ (apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

Sources (3)

  • Donald Soper in household of Alex C Soper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald Soper in household of Georgia Soper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Donald Soper, "Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946"

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