Helen Amy Draper

Female21 August 1897–1992

Brief Life History of Helen Amy

When Helen Amy Draper was born on 21 August 1897, in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, her father, Clarence Arthur Draper, was 36 and her mother, Mary Jane Knox, was 36. She married John L Everman on 30 August 1941, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1992, at the age of 95, and was buried in Orient Cemetery, Orient, Adair, Iowa, United States.

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John L Everman
1889–1972
Helen Amy Draper
1897–1992
Marriage: 30 August 1941

Sources (12)

  • Helen A Draper, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Helen Amy Draper, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Helen D Everman in the U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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  • Marriage
    30 August 1941Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    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.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 16

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 25

    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

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