John Samuel Cropper

Male25 September 1914–4 May 1974

Brief Life History of John Samuel

When John Samuel Cropper was born on 25 September 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Percy Melbourne Cropper, was 33 and his mother, Emelie Josefine Hansen, was 33. He married Magdalyn E. Elmert in 1944. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States for about 5 years and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 4 May 1974, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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John Samuel Cropper
Magdalyn E. Elmert
Marriage: 1944

Sources (10)

  • John S Cropper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cropper, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • John S Cropper, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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    World Events (8)

    1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

    Age 1

    Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

    Age 2

    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.


    Age 17

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): occupational name for a picker of fruit or vegetables or a reaper of cereal crops, from cropper(e) ‘one who reaps crops or trims trees’, an agent derivative of Middle English cropt(en) ‘to pick’. The word was used also to denote the polling of livestock and the name may therefore have been given to someone with this responsibility.

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

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