George Columbus Stoops

1849–6 April 1885 (Age 36)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of George Columbus

When George Columbus Stoops was born in 1849, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, James Carr Stoops Sr., was 42 and his mother, Mary Smalley, was 38. He married Mary Isabell Peas on 11 August 1883, in Adams, Indiana, United States. He lived in Monongalia, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 April 1885, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 36.

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George Columbus Stoops
Mary Isabell Peas
Marriage: 11 August 1883

Spouse and Children

11 August 1883
Adams, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Carr Stoops Sr.






    Rebecca Stoops


    Edward Philson Stoops


    James Carr Stoops Jr.


    Sarah Jane Stoops


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 7

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Stoop 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Columbus Stoops in household of James Stoops, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Columbus Stoops in household of James Stoops, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Columbus Stoops in household of Belinda J Stoops, "United States Census, 1860"

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