Effie Florence Popejoy

16 July 1887–30 January 1982 (Age 94)
Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Effie Florence

When Effie Florence Popejoy was born on 16 July 1887, in Hill, Texas, United States, her father, Tilman Armstrong Popejoy, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Jane Jennings, was 25. She married John H. Garrett on 23 December 1903, in Elmore City, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900 and Haileyville, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 30 January 1982, in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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John H. Garrett
Effie Florence Popejoy
Marriage: 23 December 1903
Gertrude Garrett

Spouse and Children

23 December 1903
Elmore City, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States


    Gertrude Garrett


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 25

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English popinjay, papejai ‘parrot’ (via Old French papageai from Arabic bab(b)aghā). The ending of the English word was altered by folk etymological association with the bird name jay. The nickname was probably acquired by a talkative person or by someone who habitually dressed in bright colors, but occasionally it may have denoted someone who was connected with or who excelled at the medieval sport of tilting or shooting at a wooden parrot (popinjay) on a pole.

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

Sources (3)

  • Effie Garrett in household of John H Garrett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie in household of Tillman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Effie Popejoy, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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