Emma Roper

2 November 1873–7 February 1953 (Age 79)
Pickens, Georgia, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Roper was born on 2 November 1873, in Pickens, Georgia, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Roper, was 26 and her mother, Martha Martin, was 27. She married Leander Price Tatum on 24 November 1904, in Pickens, Georgia, United States. She lived in District 794, Pickens, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Talking Rock, Pickens, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 February 1953, in Pickens, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leander Price Tatum
Emma Roper
Marriage: 24 November 1904

Spouse and Children

24 November 1904
Pickens, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Roper


    Martha Martin




    Harriet Hester Ann Roper


    Ollie I. Roper




    Sudie India Roper


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 20

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Emma A Tatum in household of Leander P Tatum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma A Tatum in household of Leander P Tatum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Tatum in household of Leander P Tatum, "United States Census, 1910"

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