John Wesley Propst

30 December 1872–4 August 1953 (Age 80)
Pendleton, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Propst was born on 30 December 1872, in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States, his father, Rolandes Propst, was 28 and his mother, Martha Jane Eckard, was 27. He married Mollie Ann Hodge on 20 September 1901, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. He lived in Sugar Grove, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died on 4 August 1953, in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sugar Grove, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States.

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John Wesley Propst
Mollie Ann Hodge
Marriage: 20 September 1901

Spouse and Children

20 September 1901
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Rolandes Propst


    Martha Jane Eckard




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Probst .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wesley Propst, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wesley Propst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wesley Propst, "United States Census, 1910"

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