Roy Opperman (1901 - 1987)

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Roy Opperman
1901 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Roy Opperman was born on July 1, 1901. He died in July 1987 at 86 years old. We know that Roy Opperman had been residing in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830.


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Roy Opperman passed away in July 1987 at age 86. He was born on July 1, 1901. There is no information about Roy's family. We know that Roy Opperman had been residing in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830.
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In 1901, in the year that Roy Opperman was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1916, by the time he was merely 15 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1957, when he was 56 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1965, he was 64 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1987, in the year of Roy Opperman's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Fritz Opperman
Feb 6, 1899 - September 1978
Youngstown, Ohio
Earline M Opperman
Mar 15, 1930 - Oct 18, 2007
Lakeland, FL
Marie Opperman
Feb 28, 1920 - December 1985
Laura, Ohio
Charles J Opperman
May 10, 1912 - Mar 18, 1988
San Lorenzo, CA
Edith L Opperman
Aug 20, 1913 - May 23, 1999
Shawnee, OH
Mary Opperman
Feb 14, 1906 - Jul 15, 1995
New Lexington, OH
Esta Opperman
Jul 6, 1901 - September 1995
New Knoxville, OH
Jimmy Opperman
Dec 27, 1932 - January 1979
Rozella A Opperman
Jul 15, 1912 - Mar 14, 2001
Wapakoneta, OH
Karen Rose Opperman
May 29, 1944 - Sep 16, 2010
Eaton Park, Florida
Earl Opperman
Sep 11, 1913 - May 1979
Norwalk, Ohio
Edna M Opperman
Jul 12, 1916 - May 12, 1991
Nelson Opperman
Sep 2, 1919 - Jan 18, 2001
Milan, OH
Harold L Opperman
Mar 18, 1911 - Mar 2, 1997
Mesa, AZ
R Opperman
Nov 19, 1896 - November 1970
Findlay, Ohio
William H Opperman
Nov 4, 1916 - Dec 8, 2001
Santa Rosa, CA
Merle Opperman
Mar 11, 1919 - April 1980
Wenatchee, Washington
Ida Opperman
Oct 25, 1871 - August 1967
Botkins, Ohio
Steven Opperman
Dec 18, 1960 - January 1987
Cleveland, Ohio
Katherine Opperman
Jun 29, 1899 - Jan 19, 1990

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