Surname: Cropper

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Cropper

Samuel Cropper was born near Manchester, England, May 12, 1831. His parents were Benjamin and Mary Cropper, also natives of England. He received his education and grew to manhood in his native country, and emigrated to the United States in May, 1853, locating in Rhode Island, where he learned the art of photographing. He has since spent some time in various States of the Union, engaged at his trade. He located in Jamesport in 1875 and has since erected a commodious gallery and built up a good patronage. Mr. Cropper was married in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, October 5, 1853, to Miss Jane, daughter of Mark and Jane Broadbent, all natives of England. The issue of this marriage is four children living: Elizabeth A., Albert W., Samuel B., and Jennie A. Mr. Cropper is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. He is Republican in politics, a good artist, and popular...

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Cropper, Robert – Obituary

Robert (Bob) Cropper, age seventy-seven, widely known Shelby township farmer living near Fenns, died at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday [March 19, 1940] at the Major Hospital here following a two-week illness. His death was due to pneumonia. The son of John and Emily Cropper, he was born November 11, 1862, in Rush County, and was married to Mrs. Sarah Hendrickson 45 years ago. She died 24 years ago. One child born to the union died in infancy. Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Leonard McQueen and Mrs. Earl Shoaf, of Washington township; two half-sisters, both living in California, and a step-son, Earl Hendrickson, of Akron, Ohio. He was a brother of William Cropper, who died in 1936. Funeral services will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Ray Bozell, of Edinburg will officiate, assisted by Rev. Henry White, of Flat Rock, and burial will he made in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cropper, William E. – Obituary

William E. Cropper, 76 years old, died at 5:30 o’clock Saturday evening [May 2, 1936] while sitting in a chair at his home in Flat Rock. Dr. William R. Tindall, county coroner, stated that death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Cropper had been in failing health for several months. The deceased was a prominent farmer of Washington township and was born in Shelby county June 23, 1860. His marriage to Miss Sarah Cherry, who passed away on August 9, 1928, took place on March 20, 1887. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Shoaf, of near Lewis Creek, and Mrs. Leonard McQueen, of near Flat Rock; three grandchildren, one brother, Robert Cropper, of Fenns Station, and two half-sisters in California. The body was taken to the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Ray Bozelle will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cropper, Sarah Jane Collins Henderson – Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Cropper, wife of Robert Cropper, died Wednesday night [September 1, 1915] at eight o’clock at her home eight miles south of here. She was fifty-one years old. Death was caused by dropsy. Mrs. Cropper had been in ill health for the past four years, and had been confined to her bed for the past six weeks. She was married December 24, 1893. For a number of years she has been a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church, which is near her home. She leaves her husband, four brothers, Will and Robert Collins, of Howard county; Frank and Richard Collins of Hendricks township, this county; three sisters, Mrs. Stephen Runyon, of Hendricks township; Mrs. Ed. Smith, of Fairland, and Mrs. Charles Hey, of Noble township. Her aged mother, Mrs. Leah Collins, also survives. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Pleasant Grove Christian Church, the Rev. W. E. Carroll, pastor of the Christian church of this city, officiating. Burial will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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