|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1877|
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1951, Panama|
This is my grandfather on my mother's side. His grandchildren called him "Pap-Pap".
Pap-Pap was a carpenter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (which is where all of the steelwork for the Canal was done). In 1914, he and his half-brother, Samuel Noble Stroop (called "Noble"), answered advertisements for carpenters to do the interior finish work on the Administration Building and other buildings for Canal Zone personnel. I believe he mainly worked on the Admin. Bldg. when he first went down there. He refers to some of the work in an 8 page letter I have. He liked it in the Panama Canal Zone so well and, I'm assuming, figured that life would be so much better for them down there, that, sometime in about 1917 or 1918, he brought his whole family down, settled in the CZ and worked for the Panama Canal Commission. Both my grandparents and a great-grand mother, Maggie Capitola (FITZSIMONS) SMALL, (grandma Tainaw's mother) are buried there.
Margaret H. Small & Rutherford B. H. Stroop were married on 6 Jul 1898 in Mahoning County, Ohio. City is still unknown. It is also unknown as to why they went to Ohio to be married when they lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The generic headstones and new plot locations are due to graves being moved because of the turnover of the Panama Canal to Panama by the United States on 31 December 1999. Americans buried in some parts of Corozal Cemetery and in Mount Hope Cemetery, just outside of Colon in Panama, were either sent to their families for re-burial in the US or moved to the section of Corozal Cemetery (now known as Corozal American Cemetery) that was kept by the United States. Many of the old headstones were too deteriorated to move so the US government provided these generic headstones.
Wilson Conrad Stroop (1840 - 1911)
Emma Lenora Forkum Stroop (1841 - 1927)
Margaret Hester Small Stroop (1878 - 1947)
Edward Clyde Stroop (1899 - 1987)*
Hester Elizabeth Stroop Beadle (1901 - 1963)*
Ethel May Stroop Pitman (1902 - 1983)*
Rutherford Burchard Hayes Stroop (1904 - 1991)*
Violet Ermyl Stroop Robinson (1907 - 2002)*
Bertha Mioma Barnes Acre Stroop McFarland (1911 - 1982)*
Doris Leila Stroop Mushalik (1913 - 1984)*
Corozal American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: Section D, Row 2, Grave 41, Marker 7423
Created by: Kaye
Record added: May 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19246307
Thinking of you PapPap! Loves ya, your granddaughter,|
Added: Aug. 18, 2010