Roper Families in South Carolina


L. David Roper
6 March, 2002


          The Third Century of Ropers in South Carolina (1900-1999)


Who's Who in SC 1935 F268 W65: p.410: Harry McKenzie Roper, U.S. Army 1901


Issue of Greenville News Sun 30 Nov 1930: Honea Path 29 Nov: Hamilton B. Roper 75, one of Honea Path' oldest & highest respected citizens died tonight. Mr. Roper was a native of Pickens Co. but moved to Honea Path twelve years ago from Laurens Co. Surviving are two sons: E. F. & C. H. Roper of Honea Path, Mrs. Leslie Lauresteen of Mairbault? MN, two sisters Mrs. J. L. Mahaffey of Grey Court, Mrs. Delia Acker of Williamston also survive. Intement in East View Cemetery.


SC Historical Magazine 86, p.128: In 1950 Dr. Joseph I. Waring wrote in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association: "The surviving books of the once proud library of the Medical Society of South Carolina now lie battered and scattered in several cubby holes in Roper Hospital and in the Library of the Medical College, with many pilfered items sprinkled in libraries and bookshops over the country." In 1985, that particular Roper Hospital, the former teaching hospital of the Medical College affectionately called "Old Roper" by all medical students of the '30s, '40s, and '50s, is a parking lot, and the approximately 3,500 surviving books of the Medical Society of South Carolina form the nucleus of the rare book collection of the Waring Historical Library of the Medical Univ. of SC.