James Arthur Topper

18 April 1885–5 August 1955 (Age 70)
Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Arthur

When James Arthur Topper was born on 18 April 1885, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Topper, was 33 and his mother, Lavenia Miller, was 27. He married Katherine or Katie Geary about 1907. He lived in Allegheny City, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 5 August 1955, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in United Cemeteries, Ross Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Arthur Topper
Katherine or Katie Geary
Marriage: about 1907

Spouse and Children


    Katherine or Katie Geary


about 1907

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Topper





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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

Age 19

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German (Töpper):1. variant of Toepfer . 2. habitational name from Topper, a place near Krossen, Brandenburg. 3. possibly an occupational name from Sorbian topár ‘stoker’, or from topor ‘axe handle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Topper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James A Topper in household of George W Topper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A Topper, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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