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Pope, Fred died 1891


Posted By: LA (email)
Date: 4/18/2015 at 12:20:54

DROWNED.-- Sometime during Friday night last, Fred. Pope, resideing near Village Creek, fell from the steamer 'Ten Broeck', at Johnsonport, and was drowned. He was a son of Henry Pope, who is now on his way home from Ireland, a cablegram having been sent the father conveying the sad news.

Young Pope was aged about 18 years. He shipped from this place on the steamer May 18th. His partner on the boat arrived here Monday and is employed in the saw mill. It is his opinion that Pope walked off the boat while asleep, or partially so. He was last seen near the engine room, the two having been laboring during the night carrying wood from a barge. When the partner came to look for him, he could nowhere be found. The Dubuque papers report the name of the drowned man as F. H. Parker, which of course, is erroneous. The body has not been recovered, though search was made by friends. Truly, the father's cap of sorrow is full. In less than four years he has lost his wife, his daughter and his oldest son, and now affliction is again meted out to him in the death of this promising young man. Neighbors and friends feel the deepest sympathy for Mr. Pope.

Lansing Mirror 29 May 1891 P 3


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