Marcus Andrew Pope

25 March 1877–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Marcus Andrew

When Marcus Andrew Pope was born on 25 March 1877, in Mississippi, United States, his father, William Whitfield Pope, was 30 and his mother, Sara Ann Octovia Jones, was 26. He married Josie Bettie Cockerham on 24 December 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States in 1930.

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Marcus Andrew Pope
Carrie Weaver
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Carla Pope
Hal Weaver Pope

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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 18

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 30

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 35

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

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)

  • Marcus Pope, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marcus A Pope, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marcus A Pope, "United States Census, 1930"

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