Mary Elizabeth Pope

November 1841–20 July 1924 (Age 82)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Pope was born in November 1841, in Ohio, United States, her father, Micah D. Pope, was 32 and her mother, Sophronia Benton, was 17. She married Pembroke Samuel Buck on 13 January 1867, in Clinton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Bath, Clinton, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 20 July 1924, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Pembroke Samuel Buck
Mary Elizabeth Pope
Marriage: 13 January 1867
Frank P Buck
Robert Clayton Buck

Spouse and Children

13 January 1867
Clinton, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Sophronia Benton




World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Eliza Pope in household of Mike Pope, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary E Pape in household of Micah Pape, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Buck in entry for Robert C Buck, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"

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