Theo Roper

27 February 1925–4 April 1986 (Age 61)
Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Theo

When Theo Roper was born on 27 February 1925, in Millard, Utah, United States, her father, Leland Roper, was 31 and her mother, Eva Merle White, was 33. She married Edwin Louis Stuart on 28 May 1945, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Oak City Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 4 April 1986, in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Louis Stuart
Theo Roper
Marriage: 28 May 1945
Susan Karla Stuart
Scott Roper Stuart

Spouse and Children

    Edwin Louis Stuart



28 May 1945
Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States


    Susan Karla Stuart


    Scott Roper Stuart


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 2

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rāp ‘rope’. See also Roop .2 Variant of French Robert .3 North German (Röper): occupational name for a town crier, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rōpen ‘to call’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theo Roper Stuart in household of Edwin Lewis Stuart, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Theo Roper in household of Leland Roper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theo Roper in household of Leland Roper, "United States Census, 1940"

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