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James Burton RoperAge: 77 years18771954

James Burton Roper
Given names
James Burton
Birth April 10, 1877 32 40
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 8 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a son
#1Lester Lee Roper
November 25, 1901 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Pearl Inez Roper
October 16, 1907 (Age 30 years)
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Fern Gladys Roper
August 5, 1910 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Washington Roper Sr.
January 8, 1916 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a son
#4LaRoy Raymond Roper
October 13, 1919 (Age 42 years)
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherCynthia Arminta Hall
March 3, 1921 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Marriage of a childPaul Eugene MaddenFern Gladys RoperView this family
March 22, 1930 (Age 52 years)
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Eugene “Red” Madden
July 8, 1933 (Age 56 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Death of a wifeElzira “Ella” McMahan
April 27, 1943 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 72 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 68 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death April 11, 1954 (Age 77 years)
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: New Liberty Baptist Cemetery
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Family with parents - View this family
William Washington Roper Sr.
Birth: September 19, 1844Burke, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 8, 1916Siloam Springs, Howell, Missouri, United States
Cynthia Arminta Hall
Birth: April 30, 1836Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 3, 1921Siloam Springs, Howell, Missouri, United States
Marriage: 1868North Carolina, United States
9 years
Family with Elzira “Ella” McMahan - View this family
Elzira “Ella” McMahan
Birth: September 10, 1882 35 23Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 27, 1943West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States
Lester Lee Roper
Birth: November 25, 1901 24 19Howell, Missouri, United States
Death: January 16, 1982Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
6 years
Pearl Inez Roper
Birth: October 16, 1907 30 25Howell, Missouri, United States
Death: December 5, 2000San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
3 years
Fern Gladys Roper
Birth: August 5, 1910 33 27Howell, Missouri, United States
Death: August 8, 1972Shinkle, Howell, Missouri, United States
9 years
LaRoy Raymond Roper
Birth: October 13, 1919 42 37Howell, Missouri, United States
Death: August 22, 1978Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
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