Katherine Frances Roper

18 November 1878–1951 (Age 72)
Table Bluff, Humboldt, California, United States

The Life of Katherine Frances

When Katherine Frances Roper was born on 18 November 1878, in Table Bluff, Humboldt, California, United States, her father, John Roper, was 36 and her mother, Bridget Gilroy, was 35. She married Roland G Marriner on 4 April 1904, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States. She died in 1951, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Roland G Marriner
Katherine Frances Roper
Marriage: 4 April 1904

Spouse and Children

4 April 1904
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Roper


    Bridget Gilroy




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rāp ‘rope’. See also Roop .2 Variant of French Robert .3 North German (Röper): occupational name for a town crier, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rōpen ‘to call’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Kate Roper in household of John Roper, "United States Census, 1880"

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