Thomas Cannon Pope

4 May 1933–11 December 2003 (Age 70)
Surginer, Marengo, Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas Cannon

When Thomas Cannon Pope was born on 4 May 1933, in Surginer, Marengo, Alabama, United States, his father, Charles Doris Pope, was 30 and his mother, Haudie Grey Cannon, was 28. He lived in Election Precinct 15 Pineville, Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 2003, in Pine Hill, Wilcox, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Dixons Mills, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Charles Doris Pope
Haudie Grey Cannon
Florence Elizabeth Pope
Lola Mae Gertrude Pope
Grace Marlowe Pope
Thomas Cannon Pope
Carolyn Janice Pope
Beulah Louise Pope
Samuel Merwyn Pope

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 8

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Thomas Pope in household of C D Pope, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas C Pope, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Thomas Cannon Pope, "Find A Grave Index"

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