Lester Abraham Pope

25 April 1883–18 February 1954 (Age 70)
Sharpsburg, Taylor, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lester Abraham

When Lester Abraham Pope was born on 25 April 1883, in Sharpsburg, Taylor, Iowa, United States, his father, Abraham Pope, was 40 and his mother, Caroline Antonett Bartlett, was 37. He married Mabelle E Hoxie on 11 August 1904, in Madera, Madera, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cochise, Arizona, United States in 1920 and Montebello Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 18 February 1954, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Abraham Pope
1883–1954
Mabelle E Hoxie
1884–1964
Marriage: 11 August 1904
Thomas Edward Pope
1905–
Marian Virginia Pope
1906–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1904
Madera, Madera, California, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Pope

    Male1842–1925Male

    Caroline Antonett Bartlett

    Female1846–1918Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1870–1944Female

    Fred L Pope

    Male1872–1941Male

    Male1874–1948Male

    Gertrude Pope

    Female1877–Female

    George E Pope

    Male1880–1939Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 North German: variant of Poppe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester C Pope, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester Pope in household of Abe Poke, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Lester A Pope, "United States Census, 1910"

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