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Kate Roper collection

Identifier: G-071

Scope and Contents

This collection includes genealogical research, correspondence, and photocopied documents from Kate Roper and others in Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Indiana ranging from 1927 to 1983 regarding New Kent County, Virginia families, records, and churches, research done for clients, and First Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.


  • 1927-1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Genealogy Division.

Biographical / Historical

Catherine (Kate) Baggett was born on April 27, 1904, in Alabama to Charles and Davie (Elmore) Baggett. She was the eighth of 10 children. Baggett married Johnsy O. Roper on November 3, 1923, in Montgomery Alabama. They had four children, three who survived to adulthood: Alice, Osborne, and John W. Kate Roper worked for the U.S. Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana as an accounting clerk. She died March 4, 1984 in Marion County, Indiana.


3.5 Cubic Feet (3 cubic boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by the Genealogy Division as a donation from Susan Harmon on 1984/12/08


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies may be found in the following collections: Genealogy Division; First Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, Indiana archives ISLG 977.202 I388F

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2023/11/06 by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid created 2023/11/29 by Sarah Pfundstein.
Kate Roper Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Genealogy Repository

315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.