Joseph William Pope

25 November 1867–13 April 1953 (Age 85)
Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph William

When Joseph William Pope was born on 25 November 1867, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Rankin Pope, was 24 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth McReynolds, was 20. He married Flora Bell Ross on 26 December 1894, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 2, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 13 April 1953, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Pope
Flora Bell Ross
Marriage: 26 December 1894
Leta Elizabeth Pope
Martha Ross Pope
Eleanor J. Pope
James William Pope Sr.
Annie Brown Pope

Spouse and Children

26 December 1894
Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Rankin Pope


    Martha Elizabeth McReynolds




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 11

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Joseph W Pope, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe W Pope, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph W Pope, "United States Census, 1930"

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