Robert Alexander Pope

20 September 1857–17 September 1911 (Age 53)
Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Alexander

When Robert Alexander Pope was born on 20 September 1857, in Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert Pope, was 29 and his mother, Sarah LeDuc, was 22. He married Amanda Lorana Calder on 8 June 1874, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 September 1911, in Garden, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Robert Alexander Pope
Amanda Lorana Calder
Marriage: 8 June 1874
Celia Amanda Pope
Royal Robert Pope
Burton Alexander Pope
Edith Pope

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1874Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1858 · The city is named
    Age 1
    The city was renamed from North Cottonwood to Farmington.
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 15
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    My Grandfather Robert Alexander Pope by Arden Pope

    It seems that as far back as I remember anything or anybody, I remember Grandpa and Grandma Pope. Sometimes we ate Thanksgiving dinners there and the food was superb. Grandpa liked to tell interest …

    Sources (29)

    • Robert Pope in household of Robert Pope, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robert A Pope in entry for Amanda L Calder Pope, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Robert A Pope, "United States Census, 1910"

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