Willys Grant Luper

Willys Grant Luper

Male 1865 - 1952  (86 years)

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  • Name Willys Grant Luper 
    Born 6 May 1865  Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 11 Jun 1870  Albany, Linn, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 5y 
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 34y 
    Address:
    726 Louisiana 
    Occupation 14 Jun 1900  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Machinist 
    Census 26 Apr 1910  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 44y 
    Address:
    726 Louisiana 
    Occupation 26 Apr 1910  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Draftsman 
    Census 9 Jan 1920  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 54y 
    Address:
    726 Louisiana 
    Occupation 9 Jan 1920  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Draftsman 
    • Industry, business or establishment: Shipyard
      Employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account: Wage earner
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 63y 
    Address:
    726 Louisiana 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1930  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Draftsman 
    • Industry: Mare Island Ship Yard
      Class of worker: Wage earner
    Census 8 Apr 1940  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 74y 
    Address:
    726 Louisiana 
    Died 31 Mar 1952  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • As recorded in Calif. Death Index and this matches Luper family history (presume added by Lenore Smith).
    Notes 
    • Letter written by Grant Lupfer.

      April 10

      It took my father six months in 1853 to make only a part of that trip - and to write a little history. My Father had Jane-10; Lewis-5; James-3; George-1; when they crossed the plains. My mother's family: Father and Mother-50 and 49; Oscar Warren -22; Lansing-20; De Lavantia Elizabeth-18-my Mother; James- 14; William-13. My father got thru well - but my mother's folks when they arrived at the Fort Hall location in Idaho near Boise were so badly off that they took the rear wheels of their wagon and made a cart of it and used the best yoke of oxen from there to the Portland area and the two remaining oxen to be killed for food. And all the children walked barefoot from there to the end of the trip and only carried what had to be for absolute needs. My mother had some sheets that she had woven and carried them until she had to throw them by the wayside - she was so little - never weighed more than 108 or 110.

      In later years my father's wife died and my mother had married and had Raleigh, David and Vesta Anne and became a widow. Grandmother Warren kept house for my father a while, then my mother moved in with her three children and they were married. And when I look back on that hardship, I wonder how they stood it. And my mother had the most wonderful discipline. One of our real sins was to snuff our nose instead of using our hankies. At the table once when we were all seated - help and all - about fourteen, help and all, I snuffed my nose (I was probably six) - I heard my mother's foot tap on the floor. I looked and caught her eye. A side-wise nod of the head that meant leave the table - and I quietly left until the meal was over and then I finished my meal but no one except myself and mother knew what had happened. And there were very few "don't's" in my childhood. I was allowed a lot of leeway. One day while on the old ranch, a man passing by while I was out in front, stopped to pass the time of day and asked who lived there, etc. And asked me it I was a good boy. I told him I "minded my mother". He said, "Well, you are a pretty good boy if you mind your mother."

      My early childhood was a very happy one - we were never "hard up" - good horses, cattle, sheep, wagons, etc., well-kept fences, barns, harness, etc.

      Source xerox page from my family history files.
      pp 100, 101. Foulkes, Allied Families, 1952. [7]
    Person ID I541  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Father James Martin Bernheisel Luper,   b. 26 Dec 1817, Harmonsburg, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1903, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother DeLavantia Elizabeth Warren,   b. 10 Nov 1835, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age < 74 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1861 
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Grace Billings,   b. Cal 1867, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1954, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1885  Platsmouth, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notation in Luper records says "Separated 2 years." US Census shows Gracie Billings, 1880 Census. Then, 1900 US Census shows Grace D Copeland with daughter Alta L. 14 years old. 1885 Platsmouth NE Census lists Grace Billings age 18. Father Clinton, Mother Ella
      Same note says Alta L Luper Kinnear, 2 grand children George and Barbara. Census shoe an Alta Kinnear and George age 1, Cheyenne, Laramie Wyo. Don't find a Barbara Kinnear in later Census.
      Marriage Status: Separated
    Children 
    +1. Alta Lenore Luper,   b. 30 Jan 1886, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1981, Costa Mesa, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Honor Hearney,   b. Sep 1870, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1905, Sonoma, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1893  Washoe, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011 Washoe Co. Vol. B p 71
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Evelyn Mullaney,   b. 30 Jul 1867, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1947, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1906  Norwalk, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • divorce
    Divorced 1921 
    Notes 
    • Aug 1921 (Lenore Luper Family History Notes)
      Marriage Status: Separated
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Clyde,   b. Cal 1879, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1939, Napa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Jun 1929  Vallejo, Solano, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 5y - 11 Jun 1870 - Albany, Linn, Oregon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 34y - 14 Jun 1900 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machinist - 14 Jun 1900 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 44y - 26 Apr 1910 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Draftsman - 26 Apr 1910 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 54y - 9 Jan 1920 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Draftsman - 9 Jan 1920 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1929 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 63y - 2 Apr 1930 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Draftsman - 2 Apr 1930 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 74y - 8 Apr 1940 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1952 - Vallejo, Solano, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Luper, WG - Introduction Card
    Luper, WG - Introduction Card
    Luper, WG - Head-crop
    Luper, WG - Head-crop
    Luper, WG Full
    Luper, WG Full

    Histories
    Luper, W G - Accomplishments of Automobile Ownership
    Luper, W G - Accomplishments of Automobile Ownership
    A summary of WG Luper's accomplishments with his automobile near the turn of the 20th century.
    At the time, it is said there were about 240 cars in California. WG Luper had the 4th car in Vallejo.

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census 1930 Vallejo, Solano, California Year: 1930; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: 221; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 151.0; FHL microfilm: 2339956, (Year: 1930; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: 221; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 151.0; FHL microfilm: 2339956).

    2. [S145] Census 1870 Albany, Linn, Oregon Year: 1870; Census Place: Albany, Linn, Oregon; Roll: M593_1286; Page: 568B; Image: 471; Family History Library Film: 552785, (Year: 1870; Census Place: Albany, Linn, Oregon; Roll: M593_1286; Page: 568B; Image: 471; Family History Library Film: 552785).

    3. [S144] Census 1900 Vallejo, Solano, California Year: 1900; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: 113; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1240113, (Year: 1900; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: 113; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1240113).

    4. [S143] Census 1910 Vallejo, Solano, California Year: 1910; Census Place: Vallejo Ward 1, Solano, California; Roll: T624_108; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0187; FHL microfilm: 1374121, (Year: 1910; Census Place: Vallejo Ward 1, Solano, California; Roll: T624_108; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0187; FHL microfilm: 1374121).

    5. [S142] Census 1920 Vallejo, Solano, California Year: 1920; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: T625_149; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 211; Image: 778, (Year: 1920; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: T625_149; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 211; Image: 778).

    6. [S141] Census 1940 Vallejo, Solano, California Year: 1940; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: T627_348; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 48-30, (Year: 1940; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Roll: T627_348; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 48-30).

    7. [S26] Allied Families (Foulke / Lupfer), Sunshine Foulke Chambers, P 100.