John Samuel Cropper

25 September 1914–4 May 1974 (Age 59)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life 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 lived in San Francisco, 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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Percy Melbourne Cropper
Emelie Josefine Hansen
John Samuel Cropper

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
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 (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a picker of fruit or vegetables or a reaper of cereal crops, from an agent derivative of Middle English cropt(en) ‘to pick’. The word was used also to denote the polling of cattle and the name may therefore have been given to someone who did this.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John S Cropper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John S Cropper in household of Percy Cropper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John S Cropper in household of Percy M Cropper, "United States Census, 1930"

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