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POPE, Thomas E. 1855-1938

POPE, FREELAND, CARTER, BROWN, MILLER

Posted By: Iowa Old Press
Date: 2/10/2008 at 19:01:49

Thomas E. Pope, only child of Thomas Benjamin and Luch Mallalien Pope, was born on December 19, 1855 in Dudley, Mass., and died Monday October 3, 1938 at 10:15 A.M. at his farm home west of Alpha, being 82 years, 9 months and 14 days. He spent his entire youth in Mass. coming to Iowa for the first time in 1875, after spending a few months here he returned to his eastern home. On October 31, 1876 he was united in marriage to Fanny Freeland at Sutton, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. Pope came to Iowa and settled on a farm near Ossian, where they remained only one year, then moved to Dakota, where they lived about five years and came to his parent home in Stapleton, township in Octover 1882, 56 years ago. To this union five children were born, John Thomas of Portland, Oregon, Mary Elizabeth, now Mrs. A.B. Carter of Spokane, Wash., Frank Freeland at home, Carrie Louise, now Mrs. R.W. Brown of Madera, California and Lucy Mallelien, who died December 22, 1905.

Mr. and Mrs. Pope spent some time in Arizona during her failing health, she died July 28, 1910. In the fall of 1923 he was again married, to Mrs. Amanda Miller and they resided at Waucoma until her death on January 4, 1934.

Mr. Pope was a member of the Waucoma Masonic Lodge for nearly 40 years, also a member of the Alpha Modern Woodmen of America. He served as a member of the board of the Alpha Farmers Creamery, district school and township trustee.

He leaves two sons, two daughters, eight grand children, four great grand children and a host of neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday at the M.E. church, Rev. Dana Boogie officiated. Burial in Alpha cemetery. Those from a distance that attended the funeral were his son John Pope, Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Mammie Carter, Spokane, Washington, and Mrs. Carrie Brown, Maderia, California.

~Fredericksburg News
October 13, 1938


 

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