Alana Vandawn Piper

24 February 1894–18 July 1912 (Age 18)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Alana Vandawn

When Alana Vandawn Piper was born on 24 February 1894, in Kentucky, United States, her father, William Eugene Piper, was 25 and her mother, Fannie B. Porter, was 27. She lived in Magisterial District 2 Sulphur Well, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Lafayette Magisterial District, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 18 July 1912, in Center, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Buck Hill Cemetery, Sulphur Well, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States.

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William Eugene Piper
Fannie B. Porter
William Leland Piper
Alana Vandawn Piper

Parents and Siblings

    William Eugene Piper


    Fannie B. Porter




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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 6

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern), Dutch, and North German: occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, Middle Dutch pi(j)per, Middle Low German piper.2 Translation of German Pfeiffer , or of the French secondary surname Lefifre.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alona Piper in household of Eugene Piper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alana V Piper in household of William E Piper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Aleon Vandawn Piper, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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