Martha Luanie Pope

24 March 1900–23 July 1952 (Age 52)
Princeton, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Martha Luanie

When Martha Luanie Pope was born on 24 March 1900, in Princeton, Scott, Iowa, United States, her father, Fred B Pope, was 36 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Babbittz, was 20. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Alvin Stuart Johnston. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 23 July 1952, in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Miriam Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

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Alvin Stuart Johnston
Martha Luanie Pope
Stewart Alvin Johnston
Elvie Florella Johnston
Joseph Johnston
Theodore Paul Johnston
Philip Ralph Johnston
Francis Leon Johnston
Ethel Johnston
Luania Elizabeth Johnston
Elmer Dean Johnston

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+4 More Children

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    Elfretta Pope


    Anna Belle Pope


    Robert Harper Pope



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop’, ‘pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests ( see Popov , Papas ). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland.2 North German: variant of Poppe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha L Johnston in household of Alvin S Johnston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha L Johnston in household of Alvin S Johnston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha L Pope in household of Mattie G Pope, "United States Census, 1900"

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