Thomas Waters Cropper

24 October 1842–25 June 1932 (Age 89)
Spring, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Waters

When Thomas Waters Cropper was born on 24 October 1842, in Spring, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, George Waters Cropper Sr, was 40 and his mother, Sebrina Land, was 30. He married Mary Ann Dame on 1 September 1867, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He registered for military service in 1905. In 1880, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as freighter in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States. He died on 25 June 1932, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Waters Cropper
Hannah Lucretia Rogers
Marriage: 1 January 1876
Theodora Lucretia Cropper
Georgiana Cropper
Hannah Cropper
Sebrina Land Cropper
Mary Amelia Cropper
Eda Elizabeth Cropper
Lyle Cropper

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1876Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas
    Age 2
    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 24
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): occupational name for a picker of fruit or vegetables or a reaper of cereal crops, from cropper(e) ‘one who reaps crops or trims trees’, an agent derivative of Middle English cropt(en) ‘to pick’. The word was used also to denote the polling of livestock and the name may therefore have been given to someone with this responsibility.

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

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    Biography of Thomas Waters CROPPER

    HISTORY OF THOMAS WATERS CROPPER1842-1932 Written by Mary C. Reeve Thomas W. Cropper was born October 24, 1842, at Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas, the son of George Waters Cropper; and Sebrin …

    Sources (50)

    • Thomas W Cropper, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas Waters Cropper in entry for Hannah Lucretia Cropper, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Cropper, "United States Census, 1870"

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