Mac Wade Popejoy

24 April 1900–11 November 1971 (Age 71)
Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Mac Wade

When Mac Wade Popejoy was born on 24 April 1900, in Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States, his father, William Walter Popejoy, was 27 and his mother, Nora Carr, was 25. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Marcie Lee Mitchell. He lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1930 and Rendon, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1935. He died on 11 November 1971, in Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Mac Wade Popejoy
Marcie Lee Mitchell
Dannie Mac Popejoy
Jack Lindberg Popejoy
Flora Lee “Lee” Popejoy
Nancy Lynn Popejoy

Spouse and Children


    Marcie Lee Mitchell




    Dannie Mac Popejoy


    Jack Lindberg Popejoy


    Flora Lee “Lee” Popejoy


    Nancy Lynn Popejoy


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Mcwaide Popejoy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wade Popejoy in household of Will W Popejoy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • M W Popejoy, "United States Census, 1940"

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