Norma Lee Lopp

Brief Life History of Norma Lee

When Norma Lee Lopp was born on 22 March 1922, her father, Clarance E Lopp, was 32 and her mother, Leona Jenny Archer, was 34. She married Norman Cate Elliott on 2 September 1944, in Orange, California, United States. She lived in Huntington Beach Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 October 2000, in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bristol, Washington Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Norman Cate Elliott
Norma Lee Lopp
Marriage: 2 September 1944

Sources (5)

  • Norma Lee Lopp in household of Clarence Lopp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norma Lee Lopp, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Norma L Conley, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German (Löpp): from a short form of the personal name Loppo.

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

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