Alva Hollis Hope

Male30 January 1919–24 July 1921

Brief Life History of Alva Hollis

When Alva Hollis Hope was born on 30 January 1919, in Campville, Alachua, Florida, United States, his father, James Forest Hope, was 22 and his mother, Bessie Elizabeth Ormond, was 20. He died on 24 July 1921, in Campville, Alachua, Florida, United States, at the age of 2, and was buried in Windsor Methodist Cemetery, Windsor, Alachua, Florida, United States.

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James Forest Hope
Bessie Elizabeth Ormond
Infant Son Hope
Alva Hollis Hope
Norwood Wilson Hope

Sources (4)

  • Alva Hollis Hope, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
  • Alva Hollio Hope, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
  • Alva Hollis Hope, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"

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World Events (2)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a ‘remote enclosed place’, from Middle English and Older Scots hop(e) (Old English hop); or else a habitational name from any of several places called Hope in Cheshire, Devon, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Shropshire, and North Yorkshire. A hop most often denoted a distant, secluded valley, especially in the West Midlands, northern England, and southern Scotland, but in Essex, Kent, and Sussex it usually referred to an enclosed piece of land or a promontory in a marsh or in wasteland. In other cases, the name may refer to someone who lived at a small landlocked bay or inlet, or who came from a place so named, such as Stanford le Hope in Essex, Middle Hope in Somerset, and Hope by Bolt Head in Devon (Middle English hop(e), Old English hōp, Old Norse hóp). The surname is also established in Ireland.

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably in Hordaland, from Old Norse hóp ‘narrow bay’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Lespérance ‘hope’ (see Lesperance ).

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

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