Roy James Loper

1913–1996 (Age 82)
Enid Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Roy James

When Roy James Loper was born on 22 August 1913, in Enid Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Alonzo LeRoy Loper, was 34 and his mother, Leola V Laudermilk, was 25. He died on 6 March 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo LeRoy Loper
Leola V Laudermilk
Roy James Loper
Richard Crawford Loper

Parents & Siblings

  • Alonzo LeRoy Loper


  • Female1888–1981Female



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 Loper in household of Leola Loper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy James Loper in household of Leola Loper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy James Loper, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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