Wiley Jordan Pope

Brief Life History of Wiley Jordan

When Wiley Jordan Pope was born on 21 November 1896, in De Kalb, Bowie, Texas, United States, his father, William Worth Pope, was 45 and his mother, Malinda Jane Laney, was 39. He married Vera Myrtle Jackson on 8 July 1917, in Bowie Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Clarksville, Red River, Republic of Texas in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Bowie, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 26 April 1973, in New Boston, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Woodmen Cemetery, De Kalb, Bowie, Texas, United States.

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Wiley Jordan Pope
Vera Myrtle Jackson
Marriage: 8 July 1917
Bette Louise Pope
Dorothy Pope
Jordon W Pope

Sources (15)

  • Wylie Pope, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willey Pope, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Willey Jordan Pope, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.


Oklahoma is the 46th state.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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