Roy Melvin Loper

1876–1943 (Age 67)
Summerville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy Melvin

When Roy Melvin Loper was born on 7 March 1876, in Summerville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Melvin Twitchell Loper, was 30 and his mother, Lucinda Cornelia Hayward, was 26. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Maude Rebecca DOUGHTERY. He lived in Chesterfield, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 20 July 1943, in Medora, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Jersey, Illinois, United States.

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Roy Melvin Loper
Maude Rebecca DOUGHTERY
Dwight Charles Loper
Lucille Virginia Loper
Claude M Loper
August Royal Loper

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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Löper): occupational name for a messenger or for someone who made excursions into the woods ( see Looper ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy M Loper in household of Melvin Loper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roy M Loper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Loper, "United States Census, 1920"

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