Joseph Leeland Roop
(1869 - 1932)
Joseph Leeland Roop was active/lived in Kentucky, California. Joseph Roop is known for portrait sculpture, monuments, film modeler.
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Biography Joseph Leeland Roop
The following biography is by David L. Roop, a great grandson of the artist:
Joseph Leeland Roop (some records show his name as Joseph Lee) was born December 22, 1869 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. His father was Joseph William Roop (1842-1893), born in Roopsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania; he grew up in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana and Decatur, Alabama. He served in the Confederate Army in the 9th Alabama Cavalry. After the war Joseph William moved to Louisville, where he married Grace Elizabeth Murray (1850-1911). She was born and raised in Louisville. Joseph Leeland had five younger brothers, two of which died as infants, and Marshall Scott (1876-1918), Edmund P. (1878-1928), and Houston (1879-1942
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