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Frances Ropes

Frances Ropes

Female 1883 - 1969  (86 years)

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  • Name Frances Ropes 
    Born 23 Jul 1883  Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Oct 1969  Winchester, MIddlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Oct 1969 
    Person ID I5856888387  Master Tree
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2006 

    Father Willis Henry Ropes,   b. 1855, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Louisa King Farley,   b. 1859, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. 1921 and 1929  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt. 1882 
    Notes 
    • 1900 US Census residence is Salem Ward 4, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Listed as last name "Rofes".
    • 1910 US Census residence is Salem Ward 4, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Listed as Welles H and Louisa R.
    • 1920 US Census residence is Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Listed as Willis H and Louisa K Ropa. No children living with them.
    • 1930 US Census residence is Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Listed as Willis H, a single Roomer.
    Family ID F5350502619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stillman Pierce Williams,   b. Abt. 1875, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. 1921 and 1929  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1906  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1910 US Census residence is Winchester, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
    • 1920 US Census residence is Winchester, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
    • 1930 US Census residence is Winchester, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Frances noted as Head of household.
    Children 
     1. Constance Williams,   b. 24 Aug 1907, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1998, Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Robert B Williams
     3. Stillman Pierce Williams, Jr.,   b. 13 Jun 1912, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1988, Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Louisa King Williams,   b. 19 Jan 1917, Winchester, MIddlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1995, Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F5350499728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1883 - Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1906 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1969 - Winchester, MIddlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • http://www.paghat.com/hostafranceswilliams.html

      'Frances Williams'
      Siebold Plantain Lily

      The species is named for the German physician & botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold (17961866) who sparked general interest in hostals in the early 1800s after he returned to the Netherlands with several specimens he had collected over time during his long stint as a physician in Nagasaki for the Dutch East India Company.

      The cultivar is named for Mrs. Frances Ropes Williams (1883-1969) of Winchester Massachusetts, who spotted & quickly obtained the first known specimen when it appeared in a field of H. sieboldiana at Bristol Nurseries in Connecticutt, in 1936.

      Mrs. Williams was a devoted hosta enthusiast & founding member of the American Hosta Society; she bred & named many introductions developed in her private garden.

    • http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/1994/garden-1005.html

      Garden nestled among buildings is hidden treasure

      October 5, 1994

      Renovations have recently been completed on the President's Court, a collection of hosta plants and other greenery nestled in the enclosure surrounded by Buildings 3, 10. 11 and 13.

      Eighty percent of the concrete walkways surrounding the square garden have just been repaired. A dirt path that went through the garden from one corner to the other has also been replaced with a blue stone walkway.

      The garden is home to at least 10 different types of hosta plants, identifiable by their large tropical-looking leaves. They were a gift from Frances Ropes Williams, a 1904 MIT graduate and avid gardener. According to Norman Magnuson, route supervisor in grounds services, she bred different types of the plants she enjoyed and named them in memory of her sister, Constance Williams Hosta.

    • Author LinkRopes, Frances.
      Title LinkA Marine Park for Salem Neck / by Frances Ropes.
      Availability All items
      Location Institute Archives - Noncirculating Collection 3 | THESIS Thesis Arch 1904 B.S.

      Published 1904.
      Description 15 leaves ; 30 cm.
      Format Book BK
      Thesis Note Thesis (B.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1904.
      Local Note Accompanying drawings held by MIT Museum.
      Title Note Title in the MIT graduation program: Design for a Marine Park for Salem Neck.