Ella Faye Hopper

8 August 1914–27 March 1985 (Age 70)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ella Faye

When Ella Faye Hopper was born on 8 August 1914, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, William Thomas Hopper, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Ellen "Nellie" Griffith, was 29. She had at least 1 son with Clifford Vernon Cox. She died on 27 March 1985, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70.

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Clifford Vernon Cox
Ella Faye Hopper
William Vernon Cox

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    William Vernon Cox


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 3

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 20

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella F Cox in household of Clifford Cox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellafay Hopper in household of William T Hopper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella F Hopper in household of William T Hopper, "United States Census, 1930"

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