George Wise Cropper

4 May 1845–12 January 1916 (Age 70)
Spring, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of George Wise

When George Wise Cropper was born on 4 May 1845, in Spring, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, George Waters Cropper Sr, was 43 and his mother, Sebrina Land, was 33. He married Mary Molinda Heard on 5 May 1872, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880 and Desert, Emery, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1906. His occupation is listed as cross-country merchant in Utah, United States. He died on 12 January 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oasis, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wise Cropper
Mary Molinda Heard
Marriage: 5 May 1872
Fredonia Cropper
Vernetta Cropper
Earl Edward Cropper
Glen Wise Cropper
Molinda Cropper
Mattie Cropper
Sebrina Cropper
Ward Cropper
Molly Cropper
Mary Mayme Cropper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1872Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · Mexican-American War
    Age 1
    Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Josephine M. Warnick Pratt

    I was born Oct. 22, 1904, in a small three-room frame house in Deseret, Millard Co., Utah. I was the first child in a family of five children, my sister Ruth Christina was born Sept. 19, 1908, my bro …

    Sources (26)

    • Geo Wise Cropper in entry for Carl Edward Cropper, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George W Cropper in household of Sebrina Croft, "United States Census, 1870"
    • G N Cropper in entry for Dona Hanson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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