Missouri Laurisa Poppell

7 July 1859–19 July 1937 (Age 78)
Gadsden, Florida, United States

The Life of Missouri Laurisa

When Missouri Laurisa Poppell was born on 7 July 1859, in Gadsden, Florida, United States, her father, Bennett Whidden Poppell, was 24 and her mother, Amarintha L. Robinson, was 29. She married James M. Strickland on 22 January 1874, in Gadsden, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in District 753, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Midway, Gadsden, Florida, United States in 1910. She died on 19 July 1937, in Indian River, Florida, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Havana, Gadsden, Florida, United States.

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James M. Strickland
Missouri Laurisa Poppell
Marriage: 22 January 1874
James Bennett Strickland
Ward Lafeitt Strickland
Maggie Strickland
Henry Albert Strickland
Emma Retta "Bettie" Strickland
Ida Mae Strickland
James Warren Strickland
William Oliver Strickland
Pearl M. Strickland
Missouri Zunie Strickland
May Lila Strickland

Spouse and Children

22 January 1874
Gadsden, Florida, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries: 1873: Gadsden, Florida, United States
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of South German Poppel, from a pet form of Popp .2 habitational name from any of several places called Pöppeln in Thuringia, Pomerania, East Prussia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Missouri Strickland in household of Jas M Strickland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Strickland in household of James Strickland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Poper in entry for Lula Strickland, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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