Horace Hill Pope

Male15 January 1838–25 August 1914

Brief Life History of Horace Hill

When Horace Hill Pope was born on 15 January 1838, in Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Jedediah Pope, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Gardiner, was 30. He married Harriet Amanda Crosby on 15 December 1862, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States for about 50 years. He registered for military service in 1885. He died on 25 August 1914, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Horace Hill Pope
Harriet Amanda Crosby
Marriage: 15 December 1862
Florence Harriet Pope
Carlotta E Pope

Sources (24)

  • Horace H Pope, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Horace H. Pope, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Horace H Pope, "Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1876-1945"

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  • Marriage
    15 December 1862Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

    Age 13

    The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

    1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

    Age 22

    The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    North German: variant of Poppe .

    German: translation of Pabst .

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

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