Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Pope


The  Baxter  Funeral  Homes
Battle Creek, Michigan
July, 2012
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          Judith Ann (Patterson) Pope, 76, of Battle Creek, MI, died at her home after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.  She was born April 24, 1936 the son [sic?] of  George R. and  Amanda Marie (Waring) Patterson.  Judy graduated from Lakeview High School in June of 1954, and then attended Argubright Business College.  She married  Charles R. Pope  on April 13th, 1957 and they were married for 49 years.  She worked for Civil Defense for 5 years in the late 1950's and returned to Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service in the late 1970's which she retired from in 1998 after 25 years of service.
          Judy enjoyed volunteer work.  She helped with the Special Olympics thru her career in Civil Service and also performed volunteer work at Community Hospital and BCHS.  The family spent 13 summers in Saugatuck.  Her husband Bob was an avid fisherman, and the rest of the family loved spending time at the beach, and of course shopping.
          Preceded in death by her husband Charles R. Pope, and parents  George and  Marie Patterson.  Surviving is her brother  Thomas (Hanna) Patterson  of Traverse City, daughter  Tamara M. Inderlied,  granddaughter  Amanda M. Little,  and great granddaughter  Aurora B. Allen  all of Battle Creek.  Son  Charles R. (Marcella) Pope Jr. (USAF SMSgt. Retired)  grandchildren  Madalyn,  Johanna,  Charles R. III and  Vivianna,  all of Woodland, California.
          In accordance with Judith’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  The family will gather for a celebration of Judy's life at a later date.  Memorial donations can be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Soller-Baker  Funeral  Homes
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
January 2011
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          Flora Alice Pope, 92, of Lafayette, IN died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at her residence.  On March 1, 1918, Flora was born near Crawfordsville, Indiana on a farm in Montgomery County, to Arnett and Dessie Ratcliff. When Flora was very young, her father passed away and Flora helped to support her family by selling milk and eggs door to door. She was raised by a very loving mother that was known for her baking skills and blessed by having a wonderful brother (Russell Ratcliff-deceased) always by her side. Preceding her in death was her stepfather, John Pierce.
          She was a student nurse at Home Hospital School of Nursing where she met the love of her life. His name was Charles Earl Pope and they were married on November 20, 1938. Earl preceded her in death, but remained in her heart. Together they raised their three surviving daughters, Veronica Cleaver (Bob-deceased) of Deerfield Beach, Fl; Barbara (William) Fickes of Grand Haven, MI; Connie (Thomas) Wiese of Lafayette, IN. Flora was the most loving, caring, and giving mother and her family was so blessed to have had her in their life.
          Preceding her in death was one brother Russell Ratcliff and his wife Ruth. Ruth and Flora became close immediately and were the sisters they never had. Flora is survived by a half-brother, Gale (Marlyn) Pierce of Jamestown, IN.
          Flora was very proud of her 5 grandchildren, Brian Cleaver of Elizabethtown, KY; Bradley Cleaver (deceased) of Margate, Fl; Anne Fickes of Friday Harbor, WA; John Fickes of Grand Haven, MI; Paige Wiese of Lafayette, IN. Also special to her were her 2 great-granddaughters, Sarah Cleaver of Elizabethtown, KY and Jade Wiese of Lafayette, IN. and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Flora had a love of nature and enjoyed traveling, making sure to visit all 50 states before venturing abroad. She enjoyed telling stories of her travels and nursing days. She was an excellent cook due to her many childhood hours of helping her mother prepare meals for farm families. Her greatest love was for her family and her church. She had been a member of First Christian Church, Lafayette, IN for almost 58 years becoming a member on March 29, 1953. Flora was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hope Chapter No. 5.
          Visitation will be from 11:00 until the service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel 400 Twyckenham Blvd Lafayette, IN 47909 with Rev. Greg Eberhard officiating. Entombment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette. Those wishing may contribute in her memory to First Christian Church, the American Diabetes Association or charity of choice. You may offer condolences at www.soller-baker.com.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Battle  Creek  Enquirer
Battlecreek, Michigan
Tuesday, 12 Jul 2005
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          Charles Robert "Bob" Pope,  69, of Battle Creek died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at his residence.  He was born November 28, 1935 in Charlotte, Michigan, to  Charles and  Dorothy (Garinger) Pope.
          He has resided in the Battle Creek area since the age of nine and was a 1953 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School.  He served in the Air National Guard for eight years. Bob was employed by the former Battle Creek Gas Company and retired from Plumber and Pipefitters Union Local 333.
          Bob was married April 13, 1957 in Battle Creek to  Judith A. Patterson.  Surviving are his wife of 48 years; a daughter,  Tamara Marie Little  of Battle Creek, a son,  Charles R. (Marcella) Pope, Jr.,  currently stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, and two grandchildren,  Amanda Marie Little  and  Madalyn N. Pope.
          He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 333, and a former member of the Elks and the American Legion.  He was an avid fisherman, who loved Lake Michigan and spent 15 summers, with his wife, in Saugatuck.  Recently Bob has enjoyed photography.
          At the request of the family, friends will be received 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Lafayette Journal & Courier
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Saturday, 8 Jul 2000
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          Margaret L. (Goris) Pope,  82, died at 12;50 PM Thursday,* July 5,* 2000, in Heritage Healthcare of West Lafayette.  She had been in failing health two years.  Born May 22, 1918, in Tippecanoe County, her marriage was to  Francis E. "Gene" Pope,  in Richmond, in 1948; he died in 1985.
          Mrs. Pope worked at Lafayette Bank and Trust Co. for many years, retiring in 1982.  She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 157. She enjoyed seamstress work.
          Survivors include a son,  Daniel E. Pope (wife Kathleen) of Lafayette; and a sister,  Mildred Bol  of Lafayette.
*Betty's note: In 2000 Thursday was July 6th.  The Social Security Death Index also gives July 6 as the death date.
Posted on findagrave.com.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
13 or 14 Sep 1999
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          Former Shelbyville resident  Bertha Katherine (Truex) Pope, 90, Haines City, Fla., died Saturday at the Lake Wales Medical Center, Haines City.  Born Feb. 2, 1909, in Flat Rock, she was the daughter of  William J. and  Flora Lea Truex.  She married  Gordon C. Pope  on Jan. 26, 1935, and he died June 20, 1994.  Mrs. Pope graduated from Flat Rock High School and the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Indianapolis.  She was a registered nurse for the former Pittsburgh Glass Co. for 25 years, setting up their first aid and nursing office.  Mrs. Pope was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of the Naamah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
          Survivors include a son,  William D. Pope,  Haines City, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
          Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. D. Alan Rumble officiating.  Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Columbus Republican
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
24 Oct 1997
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Homemaker
Nettie L. Pope
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Edinburgh
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          Nettie L. Pope,  76 of Edinburgh died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Todd-Aikens Health Care Center in Franklin.  She was a homemaker and attended Edinburgh Assembly of God and Christ Fellowship Assembly, both in Edinburgh.  Funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Norman Funeral Home at Hope, with the Rev. Phyllis Burton officiating.  Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
          Mrs. Pope was born in Johnson County, Sept. 3, 1921, the daughter of  Edward and  Gertrude Edwards Briddle.  She married  Emil Pope  in1940.  He died May 16, 1991.
          Survivors include sons,  Larry,  Eugene and  Steven Pope, all of Edinburgh, and  Don Pope  of Bloomington; a sister,  Emma Jean Gaskins  of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother,  Melvin Briddle.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
ca 19 Dec 1996
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          Floriene A. Pope,  82, Shelbyville, died Monday at her residence.  Born on March 19, 1914, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of  Marion J. and  Verlie May Hogan.  On Dec. 2, 1930,* she married  Charles Russell Pope,  who preceded her in death on March 6, 1985.  She had been employed as a factory worker at Shelby Manufacturing Co., later Elanjay Corp.
          Survivors include a son,  Charles D. Pope,  Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four sisters and six brothers.
          Graveside services were held this morning at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, with the Rev. A. W. Farnsworth officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospitals, in care of Murat Shrine, Indianapolis.
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*Betty's Note: Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 gives the birth date as 19 Mar 1913, the marriage as 2 Dec 1933 and that she had divorced on 4 Oct. 1933.  The original document can be seen at familysearch.org. On the photo of her tombstone shown on findagrave.com, the birth year inscribed is 1913.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
9 Jul 1994
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          John L. Pope,  73, Acton, died at his home Thursday.  He was born on Feb. 26, 1921.  He had been married to  Irene M. (Bade) Pope,  who preceded him in death.
          Mr. Pope worked at Allison Engine Co., Indianapolis, until he retired in 1984.  An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he served on the Acton Cemetery Board of Directors for 11 years. He was sexton of the cemetery from 1986 to 1993.  He was also a member of the Acton Community Council, Franklin Township Historical Society, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
          Survivors include a son,  J. Edward Pope,  Indianapolis; two sisters,  Dora Schuck and  Dorothy Meyers,*  both of Shelbyville; and a grandson.
          Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Little & Sons Funeral Home in Beech Grove.  Burial will be in Acton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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*Betty's Note:  This name was spelled MYERS on her Social Security Death Index and her obituary
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
21 or 22 Jun 1994
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          Gordon C. Pope,  86, 1210 Elm St., died at 3:38 p.m. Monday at his residence.  Mr. Pope was born Feb. 19, 1908, in Washington Township, the son of  James L. and  Blanche (Young) Pope.  He married  Bertha Truex  on Jan. 26, 1935, and she survives.
          Mr. Pope was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.  He retired in 1970 as a truck driver for Hygrade and Loveless Freight Lines after 42 years of employment.  He was a member of Shelby Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 28 and Scottish Rite.  He attended the First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.
          Survivors are his wife, Shelbyville; a son,  William D. Pope,  Haines City, Fla.; two sisters,  Mrs. George (Dora) Schuck,  Shelbyville, and  Mrs. John (Dorothy) Myers,  Acton; a brother,  John L. Pope,  Acton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
          Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan D. Rumble officiating.  Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Cancer Association.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen


The  Kokomo  Tribune
Howard County, Indiana
13 or 14 May 1993
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          INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert A. Pope,  69, Veteran's Affairs Hospital, died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 1993, in the hospital.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home at Edinburgh.  The Rev. Randy Brown will officiate.  Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.  Friends may call from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
7 Dec 1992
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          Harold Pope,  78, of 703 Montgomery St. died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at his residence.  He was born on Sept. 25, 1914, in Shelbyville, the son of  Alvin and  Alma (McKee) Pope.  He married  Ruth C. Kelley  on Aug. 4, 1940.  She preceded him in death.  He worked as a crane operator for 27 years at Shelby Gravel.  He also worked for  Gene McColley  and had been self-employed as an excavator for several years.
          Survivors include two daughters,  Mrs. Wray (Sue) McDonald  and  Mrs. Rick (Polly) Snyder,  both of Shelbyville; a sister,  Mrs. Wilford (Lillian) Bishop,  Westport; a brother,  Raymond Pope  of Coos Bay, Ore.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
          Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, with burial to follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
10 Aug 1992
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          Irene M. Pope,  72, Acton, died Saturday at Westview Hospital, Indianapolis.  Mrs. Pope was born Nov. 30,* 1919, in Brookfield in Shelby County, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bade.  She was married to  John L. Pope,  who survives.
          A 1937 graduate of Moral Township High School, Mrs. Pope was an employee at Kiefer-Stewart Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, for 26 years.  For the last two years, she was employed at the Fountain Square Antique Mall, Indianapolis.  She also worked part-time for the Acton Cemetery Association for 30 years.  Mrs. Pope was treasurer for the Franklin Township Historical Society and the Franklin Township Civic League.  She also worked on the Franklin Township Informer and was a member of the American Business Association and the Heisey Glass Club.
          In addition to her husband, survivors include a son,  J. Edward Pope;  a brother,  Raymond Bade;  and one grandson.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Little and Sons Funeral Home, Acton Chapel.  Burial will follow at Acton Cemetery.  Calling hours will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Township Historical Society.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
17 May 1991
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Amos  Plastics  Employee
Emil  Pope
Edinburgh
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          Emil "Jake" Pope,  74, of Edinburgh, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Memorial Hospital.  He had been employed at Amos Plastics in Edinburgh.  Pope was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Edinburgh American Legion.  Funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Norman Funeral Home at Hope, where calling will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Military graveside service and burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery at Edinburgh.
          Born Sept. 7, 1916, in Bartholomew County, Pope was the son of  Floyd and  Goldie Drake Pope.  He married  Nettie L. Briddle  in 1940.  She survives.
          Also surviving are sons  Larry and  Eugene Pope,  both of Indianapolis,  Donald Pope  of Bloomington and  Steven Pope  of Edinburgh; brothers,  Ralph Pope  of California and  Robert Pope  of Kokomo; sisters,  Margaret Ward  of Columbus and  Ruth Pope  of Kentucky; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother,  Herb Pope,  and sisters,  Elsie HoganJosie Cody  and  Betty Hoseman.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, 26 Dec 1989
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          Shirley E. Pope, 48, 846 S. Tompkins St., died Saturday at Indiana University Medical Center after a two-year illness.  Mrs. Pope had been a clerk at K-mart, retiring in 1987.
          A daughter of  Arthur and  Gail (Dillinger) Trout,  she was born June 19, 1941, in Pennsylvania.  She was married Oct. 15, 1966,* to  Ted Pope,  who survives.  Also surviving are her mother and stepfather,  Richard and  Gail Wainscott,  Manilla; daughters,  Mrs. Sumpter (Robin) Holdren,  Shelbyville, and  Sheila Pope,  Sterling Heights, Mich.; sons,  Teddy Pope,  Jacksonville, N.C.,  John Thomas "J.T." Pope,  Shelbyville, and  Rex Pope,  Okinawa, Japan; a sister,  Mrs. Mike (Nancy) Smith,  Shelbyville; and brothers,  Richard Trout,  Lexington Park, Md.,  James Trout,  Rushville, and  Glenn Trout,  Greensburg, Penn.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. William Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
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*Betty's Note: The photo of her tombstone pictured on findagrave.com shows the marriage date engraved as Oct. 15, 1965.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Franklin  Daily  Journal
29 Sep 1986
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Dorothy  M.  Pope
Kokomo
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          A service for  Dorothy M. Pope,  59, Kokomo, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.  She died Saturday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.  The Rev. Ray Chapman will officiate.  Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday.
          She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Edinburgh, to  Thomas and  Mary J. (Neville) Campbell.  She married  Robert A. Pope  July 16, 1949, and he survives.  She was a graduate of Edinburgh High School, and a member of Edinburgh United Methodist Church.  Also surviving are one daughter,  Linda Maus,  and one son,  Robert A. Pope II,  both of Kokomo; one brother,  Guy Campbell,  Indianapolis; one sister,  Marie Miller,  Edinburgh, and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother,  Dale Campbell.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
6 Mar 1985 ----------
          Charles Russell Pope,  72, R.R. 4, Shelbyville, died at noon Wednesday at his home.  Mr. Pope, who retired as a truck driver for the Chambers Company in 1971, was a farmer.  He was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church and had attended the Waverly Chapel.
          A son of  Clarence and  Sarah (Young) Pope,  he was born July 21, 1912, in Shelby County.  He was married Dec. 2, 1930,* in Shelby County to  Florine A. Hogan  who survives.  Also surviving are a son,  Charles David Pope,  San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; and a sister,  Opal Lusk,  Shelbyville.  Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
          Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. J.W. Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
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*Betty's Note: Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 gives the marriage as 2 Dec 1933, and shows that Florine had been divorced on 4 Oct. 1933.  The original document can be seen at familysearch.org.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, 19 Sep 1984
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          Ruth C. Pope,  66, 705 Montgomery St., died this morning at 8:10 at Community Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been ill for eight weeks.  She was born in Shelby County on April 8, 1918, a daughter of  Earl T. and  Rachael (Wheeler) Kelley.  On Aug. 4, 1940, she married  Harold Pope,  who survives.  Other survivors include two daughters,  Mrs. Wray (Sue) McDonald  and  Mrs. Rick (Polly) Snyder,  both of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; a sister,  Mrs. Martha Krise,  Shelbyville; and two brothers,  Thomas Kelley,  Shelbyville, and  Wilford Kelley,  Indianapolis.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
          A lifelong Shelby County resident, she was a beauty operator and retired in 1983 from K-T Corporation after 11 years of employment.  Mrs. Pope was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Service.  A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.  Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. William W. Ernst officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
4 Jan 1984
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County   native   dies
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          Mary Elizabeth Pope,  87, Indianapolis, former Shelby County resident, died Wednesday.  A daughter of  George and  Cora (Wells) Richardson,  she was born Feb. 29, 1896, in Shelbyville.  She was married to  Earl C. Pope,  who preceded her in death.
          Surviving are daughters,  Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Sprong,  Shelbyville,  Paula Herod,  314 Sarasota, Fla., and  Jeanne Bergman,  Indianapolis, with whom Mrs. Pope had lived for 27 years; a son,  Earl E. Pope,  Carmel; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister,  Freida Smith,  Sellersburg; and a brother,  Tom Richardson,  Evansville.  Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
October, 1979
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Maurice Pope, Shelbyville, died October 7, 1979.
Born May 15, 1911, Shelby County, s/o  Alvin and  Alma McKee Pope.
Married  Frances Sills  on December 3, 1932; she died January 23, 1966.
Married  Jane Tucker  on December 23, 1966; she survives.
Other survivors:  son, Ted L. Pope, Shelbyville;  daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Heffner, Shelbyville, and  Miss Kelly Pope, at home; seven step-children,  Eddie Tucker,  Mrs. Buster (Tanya) Imel,  Tommy Bayler,  Mrs. Danny (Charice) Byard,  Mrs. Allen (Rebecca) Montgomery,  Mrs. Raymond (Lena) Shepard  and  Mrs. Carolyn Shelton, all of Shelbyville;  two brothers, Harold Pope, Shelbyville, and  Raymond Pope.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
5 Jul 1977
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Formerly of Shelbyville
Wilbur Pope
2623 Joseph Cox Court
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          Wilbur C. Pope,  73, 2623 Joseph Cox Court, died Monday at Bartholomew County Hospital shortly after being admitted.  He had been ill since November.  Pope was a retired farmer and truck driver and a former member of the Old Winchester Methodist Church in Shelby County.  He was also a charter member of the Western Riders Club in Shelbyville and a member of the Senior Center in Columbus.  He moved to Columbus from Shelbyville in 1974.
          Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Burial will be at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Persons may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
          Pope was born Sept. 27, 1903, in Shelby County to the late  James L. and  Blanche Young Pope.  He married the former  Bertha Urich  who died in 1973.  He then married  Miriam E. Waltz  July 19, 1974, in Madison, and she survives.  Other survivors include a daughter,  Elizabeth Streeval  of Columbus; two brothers,  Gordon Pope  of Shelbyville and  John L. Pope  of Acton; two sisters,  Dora Schuck  of Shelbyville and  Dorothy Myer  of Acton, and three grandchildren.  One sister preceded him in death.
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*Submitter's Note: The Social Security Death Index, findagrave.com and his own obituary show that Wilbur died July 4, 1977. His obituary also gives July 19, 1974 for the marriage date.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
10 Jul 1973
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Mrs. Pope
Dies Here
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          Mrs. Bertha R. Pope,  66, R.R. 1, Flat Rock, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Major Hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday.  She had been seriously ill six weeks.
          Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. James G. Simpson officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
          Born in Cincinnati June 24, 1907, Mrs. Pope was the daughter of  Tony and  Helen (Davis) Urick.  She was married in April, 1924, to  Wilbur C. Pope  and he survives.
          Also surviving are a brother,  Kenneth Urick,  New Albany, and a sister,  Mrs. Gladys Downey,  Whiteland.
          Mrs. Pope was a member of the Geneva United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Washington Township Extension Homemakers Club, Flat Rock Citizens Club and Shelby County Western Riders.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
21 Mar 1973
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Mrs. Pope
Dies at 94
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          Mrs. Blanche Pope,  94, died Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at Faith Nursing Home in Edinburg where she had been a patient for seven years.
          A lifelong resident of Shelby and Marion Counties until seven years ago, Mrs. Pope was the oldest member of the Acton United Methodist Church and a member of its Loyal Workers Class.
          Mrs. Pope was born in Shelby County Aug. 8, 1878, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Young.  On July 10, 1895, she was married to  James L. Pope,  who died Aug. 29, 1935.
          Surviving are five children,  Wilbur C. Pope,  R.R. 1, Flat Rock,  Mrs. George (Dora) Schuck  and  Gordon C. Pope  of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. John (Dorothy) Myers  and  John L. Pope  of Acton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother,  Millard Young  of Shelbyville.
          Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Ewing Mortuary, with burial in Winchester Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
20 Dec 1971
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Herbert Pope
Dies in Hospital
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          Herbert E. Pope,  59, Edinburg, Shelby County native, died early this morning in Johnson County Hospital in Franklin where he had been a patient three weeks.   He had been employed 22 years at Blue River Products at Edinburg.
          Born Aug. 18, 1912, the son of  Floyd and  Goldie Drake Pope,  Mr. Pope spent his early life in this county.  He married  Florence Wood  in 1936* and she survives.
          Also surviving are four sons,  Ernest Dale Pope,  Carol Stream, Ill.,  Floyd Pope,  R.R. 4, Columbus, and  Allen and  Thomas Wayne Pope,  both of Edinburg; a daughter,  Mrs. Helen Burton,  Edinburg; three brothers,  Robert Pope,  Kokomo,  Ralph Pope,  California and  Emil Pope,  Edinburg; five sisters,  Mrs. Elsie Wood,  Clifford,  Mrs. Ruth Taylor,  Columbia, Ky., and  Mrs. Josie Thompson,  Mrs. Betty Hoesman  and  Mrs. Margaret Ward,  all of Columbus.
          Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Norman Funeral Home at Hope, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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*Betty's Note: My copy of this obituary was very light. I could not make out the words and numbers in these spots. Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, 25 Apr 1969
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Rites Set For
Mrs. Pope, 84
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          Services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary for  Mrs. Bertha M. Pope, 84, of 20 W. Hendricks St., who died Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Conover Nursing Home, Morristown.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.  Mrs. Pope had been seriously ill one month and a patient at the nursing home six weeks.
          Born on July 27, 1884, in Shelby Township, Mrs. Pope was the daughter of  James and Sabina (Taylor) McCarty.  On Oct. 5, 1902, she was married to  Ernest B. Pope,  who died Jan. 24, 1954.  Surviving are three daughters,  Mrs. Fred (Doris) Courtney  and  Mrs. Olive Vice,  both of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Raymond (Eva) Cherry  of Shelby Township; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two half brothers,  Talva McKee, Vermontville, Mich., and  Raymond McKee,  Phoenix, Ariz.  A son and two sisters preceded in death.
          Mrs. Pope was a member of the Fenns Christian Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, October 18, 1966
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Rites Set for Mrs. Pope, 28
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Mrs. Esther (Greer) Pope, 28, R.R. 5, Angola, a former Shelbyville resident, died at the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Monday at 1:20 P.M., after an illness of one week.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Jerome Hyde and Rev. James Horner officiating.  Burial Flat Rock Cemetery.
Born in Shelbyville Nov. 8, 1937, d/o  John J. and  Mary L. Greer Cheatham, 529 Montgomery St., who survive with the husband, William D. Pope, (married Dec. 21, 1957), and three children, Katherine Lynn,  James Douglas  and  Gordon Bradley, all at home; two sisters,  Mrs. Charles (Blanche) Knight, Michigan Center, Mich., and  Mrs. Fred (Estelle) Hargitt   of St. Paul; a brother  Allen B. Cheatham of Lafayette and a paternal grandmother,  Mrs. John C. (Ollie) Cheatham of Shelbyville.
Graduate of St. Paul High School, where she was very active in school functions.  Member of the St. Joseph Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, where the family lived prior to moving to Angola.
Submitted by Melinda Weaver
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Evening  Republican
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
4 Mar 1966
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Pope Funeral
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          Funeral services for  Floyd Pope, 72 year-old Edinburg* man killed in a 2-car auto crash Wednesday night near Taylorsville, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Norman funeral home in Hope.  The Rev. Ray Bozell will conduct the rites, and burial will be at Winchester cemetery in Shelby county.  Persons may call at the funeral home.
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*Submitter's Note: Currently this town is spelled as EDINBURGH. I do not know if it was spelled EDINBURG back in 1966, or if it was an error made by the newspaper.

Ibid.
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
3 Mar 1966
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Edinburg* Man Killed on 31
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          A 72-year-old Edinburg* man, reportedly on his way to Columbus to pick up a Social Security check, was fatally injured about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in a 2-car crash on Road 31 at the south edge of Taylorsville.  Dead on arrival at Bartholomew county hospital was  Floyd Pope,  72, Edinburg,* thrown from his 1950 Chevrolet to the pavement on the north-bound passing lane of Road 31 at the south entrance to Taylorsville.  He died of massive chest injuries.
          Driver of the second car was  Alonzo M. Morris,  50, Franklin resident employed at the Vernco corporation here.  He escaped injury.  The death was the first this year in Bartholomew county traffic.  State Police Troopers Paul Jewett and Ronald Miller said Mr. Pope, driving south from Taylorsville, started across the northbound lane to go south to Columbus on Road 31 when his car collided with the northbound 1964 Oldsmobile of Mr. Morris, whose car was in the passing lane.  Mr. Morris was on his way home, Trooper Jewitt said.
          Mr. Pope, who was retired, was living with a son,  Herbert Pope  of Edinburg.*  It was reported by Blue River products company at Edinburg* that Mr. Pope was in the habit of riding with his son, a semi-trailer truck driver for the company.  The elder Mr. Pope was not employed by the company, however.
          Witness told troopers the Morris car was going about 55 miles an hour.  Traffic in the right lane was signaling to turn right to Taylorsville, they said.  The right front of the Morris car met the left front of Mr. Pope's car.  It was believed Mr. Pope was thrown out as the cars rebounded after colliding.  The Pope car went to the right, stopping on the pavement at the right berm, while the Morris car skidded into the median strip.  Mr. Morris was not injured and was not charged.  Damage to the Morris car was $800.  The Pope car was a total loss.  Road 31 traffic was diverted through Taylorsville.  Trooper Miller, on patrol, came on the accident before being notified by the Seymour post.  He estimated his arrival at "not more than five minutes after the accident."  "It's awful to drive up on one that way," he said.  The accident was the first fatal accident in the county in 1966 and the first since last Dec. 11.
          Dr. Bernard Grangier, deputy county coroner, performed an autopsy on the body at the hospital Wednesday night.  The autopsy pinpointed the chest injuries as the cause of death.  Mr. Pope also had head injuries.  Funeral arrangements for Mr. Pope will be announced Friday by Norman funeral home at Hope.
          A native of Shelby county, Mr. Pope lived most of his life in the Hope community, and since the 1958 death of his wife, the former  Goldie Drake,  made his home with his children.  He had worked as a farm laborer.  Survivors are four sons,  Herbert and Emil Pope of Edinburg,* Ralph Pope of California and Robert Pope of Indianapolis; five daughters, Mrs. Bill Hoesman of Route 3, Mrs. Martin Ward and Mrs. Walter Taylor of Columbus and Mrs. Milo Woods and Mrs. Lloyd Thompson of Clifford; a sister, Mrs. Lona Campbell of Hope and 39 grandchildren.
          The state traffic toll for 1966 stands at [sic?] at least 230, compared with 191 a year ago. Twenty-four persons died in Bartholomew county accidents last year.
*Betty's Note: Currently this town is spelled as EDINBURGH. I do not know if it was spelled EDINBURG back in 1966, or if it was an error made by the newspaper.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Sunday,* 23 Jan 1966
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Mrs. Pope
Dies Suddenly
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Rites Wednesday For
City Resident, 50
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          Mrs. Maurice (Frances) Pope,  50, died unexpectedly at her home, 721 Montgomery St., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.*  Dr. Lucian Arata, Shelby County coroner, said Mrs. Pope's death was due to natural causes.
          She was born in Shelby County July 28, 1915, the daughter of  David and  Della Sills.  On Dec. 3, 1932, she was married to Mr. Pope, who survives with two children,  Terrence L. Pope  and  Mrs. Barbara Heffner,  both of this city; two sisters,  Mrs. Lizzie Andrews  of Shelby County and  Mrs. Ruth McFarland  of Indianapolis; a brother,  Chandis Sills  of Shelbyville, and seven grandchildren.
          Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Mortuary.  Rev. Clarence Hager will officiate and burial will be in Lewis Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 Tuesday.
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*Betty's Note:  If Frances died at 2 p.m. on Sunday and the coroner had time to make a ruling, it seems that it would be doubtful that the article would be in the Sunday paper of January 23rd.  Perhaps the date penciled on this obituary was not correct?  Either that or she died the previous Sunday?
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, 15 Nov 1963
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Una  Jean  Pope
Dies  Suddenly
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Rites Here Saturday
For Seamstress, 39
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          Mrs. Una Jean Pope,  39, 266 W. Broadway, died suddenly about 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Shelby Manufacturing Company, where she was employed as a seamstress.  She had not been ill.  Born June 12, 1924, in Shelbyville, Mrs. Pope is survived by her mother,  Mrs. Bernard (Inez) Montanye  of Greensburg, a sister,  Mrs. Robert (Betty) Records  of Greenfield, her grandmother,  Mrs. Ernest Pope  of this city, three nephews and ten nieces.  Her father,  Myrle [sic--Myrl] Pope,  is deceased.
          Rev. Jack Jones will conduct services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Mortuary.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, 24 May 1958
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RITES  HELD  FOR  POPE  INFANT
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          William Douglas Pope,  infant son of  William D. and  Esther G. (Cheatham) Pope,  311 N. Tompkins st., died at 5 a.m. today at Major Hospital.  The child was born prematurely at 11 p.m. yesterday.
          Surviving with the parents are the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. John Cheatham  of St. Omer and  Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Pope  of Shelbyville.  Also surviving are four great-grandmothers,  Mrs. Flora Truax  and  Mrs. Ollie Cheatham  of Shelbyville,  Mrs. Blanche Pope  of Acton and  Mrs. Mary Greer  of Bardstown, Ky.
          Gravesite rites were held at 3 p.m. today at the Flat Rock cemetery with Dr. H. R. Page officiating.  Burial was in charge of the Ewing Mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville News
Tuesday, January 21, 1958
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Heart  Attack  Fatal  To
Shelby  County  Native
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          A Shelby county native,  Mrs. Goldie F. Pope,  64, died suddenly at her home in Hope Monday morning after a heart attack.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later in charge of the Norman Funeral Home at Hope.
          Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband,  Floyd;  nine children, 32 grandchildren.  She was the daughter of  Sylvester and  Alice Cochran Drake  and was a member of the St. Louis Crossing Baptist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, 25 Sep 1956
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Earl C. Pope
Dies in Hospital
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Rites for Local Man
To Be Held Thursday
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          Earl C. Pope,  63, 534 E. Broadway, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Major Hospital.  Ill for nine months, he had been in serious condition for two months.  A complication of diseases was listed as the cause of his death.
          Born in Shelby county March 8, 1893, he was the son of  Clarence and Sally (Young) Pope.  He resided his entire life in this community and was employed by the Farm Bureau Co-Op.  On March 8,* 1914, he was united in marriage with  Mary Elizabeth Richardson,  who survives.
          Surviving with the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Marie Wood, R. R. 5,  Mrs. Pauline Anderson and Mrs. Jeanne Stafford both of Indianapolis; one son,   Earl Pope  of Muncie; a brother Russell Pope, Shelbyville; four sisters,  Mrs. Opal Lusk,  Mrs. Carrie Hudson and  Mrs. Verlie Thompson  of this city, and  Mrs. Marie Perkins  of San Diego, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.  There are four grandchildren.
        Mr. Pope was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 this evening.
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*Contributor's Note: The photo of the marriage document on Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 shows the date of marriage as March 11, 1914.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
25 Jan 1954
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Death Claims
Ernest D. Pope
County Farmer Dies At
Home; Rites Wednesday
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          Ernest D. Pope,  74, widely known Shelby township farmer, died at his home Sunday evening at 7:30.  He had been in failing health for several months and death was attributed to a pulmonary embolism.
          A native of Washington township, Mr. Pope was the son of  David and Harriett (Loty) Pope  [sic--Latta –also seen as Lattea] and was born on October 24, 1879.  His marriage to  Bertha McCarty  took place on October 4, 1902, and she survives with three of four children born to the union.  A son,  Myrl,  died on November 29, 1930.
          Three daughters survive, Mrs. Fred Courtney, Mrs. Raymond Cherry and Mrs. Olive Vice, all of this city.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother,  Floyd Pope  of Hope, and three sisters,  Mrs. Ida Moore,  Shelbyville,  Mrs. Leona Campbell  of Hope and  Mrs. Katie Yegar*  of Hartsville.
          Mr. Pope attended the Fenns Christian Church and last rites will be held there Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William R. Sadler, pastor of the church, and Rev. Wendell Turner officiating.  Interment, in charge of the Murphy Mortuary, will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.
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*Submitter’s Note: This last name has been seen spelled many ways, most often as Yager.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
3 Jan 1949
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Pneumonia Fatal
To Alvin Pope
Rites for Local Furniture
Employee To Be Tuesday
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          Alvin Pope,  59, employee of the Spiegel Furniture Company for many years, died of pneumonia at the W. S. Major hospital Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock.  Mr. Pope whose home was at 705 Montgomery St. had been ill for several days and had been confined to the hospital two days.
          He was born in Washington township on December 23, 1889* the son of  David and  Harriet Pope.  On August 12, 1910 he was married to  Alma McKee  who preceded him in death in 1942.
          SEVEN  CHILDREN  were born to the union and four survive.  A son  Walter Dale Pope  was killed on Luzon in World War II, another son  Charles  was killed in a truck-train crash in Michigan in 1939 and still another son died in infancy.  The surviving children are  Maurice  and  Harold Pope  and  Mrs. Lillian Bishop  of this city and  Raymond Pope  of Coos Bay, Ore.  Also surviving are six grandchildren; two brothers,  Ernest Pope  of Shelby county and  Floyd Pope  of Hope; and three sisters  Mrs. Ida Moore  of Boggstown,  Mrs. Kate Yeager  of Hartsville and  Mrs. Leona Campbell  of Hope.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of the Murphy Mortuary.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
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*Contributer's Note: Both the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 and the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, give his birth date as December 22, 1890, and Indiana Marriages 1811-1959 shows 22 Dec 1889.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, 30 Nov 1945
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PFC.   W. D.   POPE
IS   KILLED   ON
LUZON   ISLAND
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No Details Are Given in
Telegram Concerning
Nineteen-year-old
Youth
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          A War Department telegram stating that his son,  Pfc. Walter D. Pope,  was killed in action two weeks ago, November 16, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines was received by  Alvin Pope,  of 705 Montgomery St., yesterday.  No details were given but the message stated that a letter of confirmation would follow.
          Pvt. Pope was nineteen years of age.  He enlisted in the army on April 11, 1944, and was sent overseas in the fall of the same year.  He returned to the United States on a 30-day furlough several months later and was again sent overseas three months ago.  He was serving with the 334th Infantry Regiment of the 86th Division at the time of his death.  The last letter received by his father was written on November 6.
69th County Casualty

          The young man was born in Shelby county on March, 11, 1926, and attended the local high school.  His mother,  Mrs. Alma M. Pope,  died three years ago and a brother,  Charles,  was killed in an accident in Michigan three years ago.
          Surviving with the father are three brothers and one sister,  Raymond Pope,  who recently was discharged from the army and now is in Mansfield, Ore.,  Maurice and  Harold Pope,  of this city, and  Mrs. Lillian Bishop,  of Bloomington.  Pvt. Pope is the 69th Shelby county man to lose his life while in armed services of World War II.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


A  Shelbyville  Indiana  Newspaper
Monday; 19 Nov 1945
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BURNS   FATAL
TO   ORA   R.   POPE
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Liberty   Township   Man
Succumbs at Hospital
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          Ora Robert Pope,  36, died Saturday night at the Major hospital from burns suffered in an explosion early Wednesday at his home in Liberty township.  The accident occurred when Mr. Pope was preparing to build a fire in a stove.
          Born June 21, 1909, in Shelby county, he was the son of  Clarence B.* and Sarah Rosella Young Pope.  His marriage to  Martha Gotcher  of Shelbyville, took place March 2?,** 1934.  For the past fifteen years Mr. Pope had been employed at the Chambers Corporation.
          Surviving are the widow; six children,  James,  Donald,  Billy,  Jackie,  Sandra  and  Judy;  two brothers,  Earl Pope,  of Shelbyville,  Russell Pope,  of Addison township; four sisters,  Mrs. Verlie Thompson,  Mrs. Carrie Hudson,  Mrs. Opal Lusk,  all of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Marie Perkins,  of California, and a half-brother,***  Dalton Bolser,  of North Vernon.
          Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Clarence Hagar officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Pallbearers will be  Russell Tice,****  Stanley Gordon,  Jerry Shaw,  George Hill,  Jack Ray,  Charles Slusser,  Carl Mahaffey  and  Byron Williams.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 p.m. today.
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Betty's Notes:
          * On the engraving on Clarence's tombstone and in his obituary, the middle initial is D -- Clarence D. Pope.
          ** This second digit was difficult to read on my copy of this obituary, but Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959, gives the date as March 26, 1934.
*** Dalton Bolser was his step-brother.
**** This name was not very clear on my copy of this obituary so may not be correct here.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelby  Democrat
20 or 21 Nov 1942
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          Mrs. Alma Pope,  age 52, wife of  Alvin Pope,  died at her home at 705 Montgomery street Thursday at 10:00 p.m.  Death was due to carcinoma and followed an illness of several months.
          She was the daughter of  William and  Sabina McKee  and was born in Shelby county on June 24, 1890.  On August 12, 1910, she was married to Mr. Pope, who survives with five of seven children born to the union.  They are:  Morris*  and  Harold Pope, of this city; Raymond, of Great Falls, Wash.;  Walter,  at home, and  Mrs. Lillian Bishop,  of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and one half sister.  The brothers and sisters are  Vora McKee,  Mrs. Harry Harris  and  Mrs. Mae Yeley,  of this city;  Tommy McKee,  of Grand Ledge, Mich.;  Raymond McKee,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Ernest Pope,  of near Fenns.
          Early in life Mrs. Pope became a member of the Fenns Christian church. She latter [sic--later] attended the Calvary Baptist church in this city and was a member of the Missionary Society of the church.  Funeral services will be conducted at the local church Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy. Friends may call at the late home at any time.
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*Betty's note:  Other records show him as George "Maurice" Pope.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday March 11, 1940
Page 1 column 7
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CLARENCE  POPE
DIES  AT  HOME
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Widely Known Shelby Township Farmer
Dies Following Illness of One Week
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          Clarence D. "Jake" Pope, age sixty-eight, widely known Shelby township farmer, died at 4:30 o’clock Sunday morning at his home five miles southeast of this city.
          Death followed an illness of one week. Mr. Pope was born in Washington township on February 8, 1872, the son of  David and  Harriett Pope.  On February 5, 1893, he was married to  Sella Rosella Young,  of this county.  To this union eight children were born, seven survive.  They are  Earl Pope,  Mrs. Bert Thompson,  Mrs. Oren Lusk  and  Ora Pope, all of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Frank Hudson, of Hendricks township;  Russell Pope, at home, and  Mrs. Leroy Perkins, of San Diego, California.
          Surviving also include eighteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three brothers,  Ernest Pope of Shelby township;  Alvin Pope, of this city, and  Floyd Pope, of St. Louis Crossing; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Moore, Shelbyville;  Mrs. Bert Campbell  and  Mrs. Katherine Yeager, of Hope;  Mrs. Alvin Knowlton, of Columbus; several nieces and nephews, and one step-son, Oalton Balser.
         Mr. Pope was preceded in death by his wife [Sella] on December 5, 1917.  He was later married to  Angeline Balser, of North Vernon, on July 1, 1922.  She preceded him in death on March 8, 1936.
          The deceased was a member of the old Floyd Church, near Flat Rock Cave.  He later attended the Lewis Creek Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. James Paddock, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, 21 Dec 1939
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CHARLES  POPE
CRASH  VICTIM
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Pope of This City Dies
in Michigan Wreck
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          Charles Pope,  age twenty-six, of Charlotte, Mich., a native of Shelby county and son of  Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Pope,  of 522* Montgomery street, was killed Monday in a train-truck crash at a crossing near Kalamazoo, Mich., it was learned here Tuesday.  According to the report received here Pope, who was employed by  Dale Briggs and Company,  cement contractors of Charlotte, was hauling a load of material to Decatur, Mich., when the accident occurred.  The truck was struck by a passenger train and carried down the track for a distance of 175 feet.
          Mr. Pope was born January 20, 1912,** in Shelby county, the son of  Alvin and  Alma Pope,  of this city.  He attended Shelby county schools and was married in 1934 to  Miss Dorothy LaGrange,  who survives with a son,  Charles Robert,  age four.  Other survivors are four brothers,  Maurice,  Howard,  Raymond  and  Walter Pope,  all of Shelbyville; a sister,  Miss Lillian Pope,  who resides at the home here with the parents; several uncles and aunts and nieces and nephews.
          The body will arrive here today at 5:00 p.m. and will be taken to the parents' home on Montgomery street.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist church, with the Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.
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Betty's Notes:
          *The address appears to me to be 522, but could possibly be 523.           **Although this looks like 1912 to me, it is not completely clear and could possibly be 1913.  1913 is shown on his stone at findagrave.com; but Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 gives: Birth Date:  20 Jan 1914.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
9 Mar 1936
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MRS. A. POPE,
OF FENNS, DIES
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Had Been Ill for Two
Years; Husband and
Children Survive
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          Mrs. Angie Pope,  wife of  Clarence Pope,  passed away at her home near Fenns Sunday morning at 1:10 o'clock.  Mrs. Pope had been in failing health for the past two years.  She was the daughter of  John and  Lucy Bolser  and was born in Vernon, Ind., March 10, 1880, being at the time of her death 55 years old.
          Survivors are her husband; mother, one son,  Dalton;  five sisters,  Mrs. Orpha Kirby,  Columbus, Ind.,  Mrs. Alma Mortensen,  Mrs. Mary Callatin  and  Miss Lena Bolser  all of Vernon, and  Mrs. Julia Turaska,  of St. Bernice, Ind.; one half brother,  Harry Thickston  of North Vernon; seven step children,  Earl Pope, Shelby township,  Ora Pope,  Russell Pope,  Mrs. Opal Crisp  and  Mrs. Bert Thompson  all of Shelbyville,  Mrs. Frank Hutchenson,*  Hendricks township and  Mrs. Marie Perkins  of California.
          Funeral services will be held at the home of her mother,  Mrs. Lucy Bolser,  in Vernon, Ind., Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Vernon cemetery.  A short service was held this morning at the late home with the Rev. D. A. Weida,** pastor of the Nazarene church officiating.  Charles M. Ewing funeral director.
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Betty's Notes:
          * This might be an error. Karen M. (also seen as Carrie) Pope married Frank Hudson on 3 Nov 1920.
          ** This name was difficult to read on my copy of the obituary and may not be typed correctly here.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, 30 Aug 1935
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JAMES  POPE,
AGE  64  DIES
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Funeral Sunday at 3:30
p.m. for Washington
Township Man
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          James L. Pope,  64 years old, Washington township resident, died at 6:15 o'clock Thursday evening of cerebral hemorrhage after an illness of several days.  The deceased had resided in the Winchester church community for forty years.
          He was born in Rush county April 17, 1871, being the son of  David and Harriet Pope.  On July 10, 1895, he was married to  Blanche Young,  to which union six children were born.  Mr. Pope was a member of the Winchester M.E. church.
          Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Blanche Pope; six children,  John L. PopeMrs. John Myers,  both of Acton,  Mrs. Fred FagelMrs. George Shuck,*  Wilbur  and  Gordon Pope,  of this city, and two grandchildren,  William Dale Pope  and  Jack Edwin Shuck.*  He is also survived by four brothers,  Alvin,  Ernest,  Clarence,  and  Floyd Pope,  all of Shelby county; and five sisters,  Mrs. Margaret Phemister,  of Acton,  Mrs. Alvin Knowlton,  of Columbus,  Mrs. Bert Campbell,  of Hope,  Mrs. Kate Yeager,  of Hartsville, and  Mrs. Samuel Moore,  of this city.
          Friends may call at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Fred Fagel,  and  Mr. Fagel, 720 Second street up until the hour of the funeral at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Winchester church.  The Rev. W. E. Burkher, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
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*Contributor's Note: On the 1940 census, the Social Security Death Index, findagrave.com, and other records the last name is spelled SCHUCK.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 16, 1934
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INFANT  SON  DIES
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Pneumonia Fatal to Jackie Joe Pope
Eight Months Old, This Morning.
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          Jackie Joe Pope,  eight-months-old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pope,  died today at 6:00 a.m., at the home, 555 West Taylor street.  Pneumonia was the cause of death.  Besides the parents, the baby is survived by the grandparents,  Mrs. Della Phillips,  of Arlington, and  Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Pope  of Shelby township.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Calvary Baptist church at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Wednesday, 3 Dec 1930
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FUNERAL  TODAY
SHOOTING  VICTIM
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Death of Myrl Pope Occurred
Within Two Hours After His
Suicide Attempt
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INQUEST  TO  BE  WEDNESDAY
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Community Shocked Over Rash
Act of Well Known Young Man
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Financial and Domestic
Troubles Blamed
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          Funeral services for  Myrl Pope,  26 years old, suicide shooting victim, were held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Pleasant Grove Christian church near Fenns.  The Rev. Clay Brown, of Milroy, conducted the service and burial was in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Hauk and Bennett, undertakers.
          Mr. Pope died at the William S. Major hospital Saturday evening several hours after he had fired 1 bullet into his head while in the Western Union Telephograh [sic] office on north Harrison street.  He left no message concerning the act and did not regain consciousness after the shooting to explain why he desired to take his life.  Although it was known that Mr. Pope was involved in domestic troubles and that he had indebtedness which was causing him considerable worry, his act was a shock to many friends and to the grief-stricken family.  It was stated that a few minutes before the shooting the young man had been asked for payment of a bill by one of his creditors and that he was called to the telephone by another in reference to an account he owed.  He left the telephone in the Pierson* Radio store, where his insurance office was located and walked into the Western Union office next door.  There was some reference to smoke and he raised the revolver to his right temple making the statement,  "Here is how I am going to smoke."
          As he fired the revolver and fell to the floor, employes in the office said they believed he was joking and did not go to him at once.  When they reached his side he was unconscious and a passing physician was called.  He was removed to the hospital, but there was no chance for his recovery and he died within two hours.  Clyde Underwood, Shelby county coroner, announced today that the official inquest in the death will be held on Wednesday morning.
          Mr. Pope was born in Shelby township, July 25, 1904, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pope.  He had lived in the community his entire life and was widely known.  His marriage to  Miss Inez Kuhn  took place August 11, 1923, and two children were born to the union.  They are  Una Jean Pope,  6 years old and  Betty Louise Pope,  18 months old.  Besides these and the parents he is also survived by the grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. William McGee,  of the city, and by three sisters,  Mrs. Raymond Cherry  and  Mrs. Fred Courtney, of Shelby township, and  Miss Olive Pope of this city.
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*Contributer's Note:  My copy of this obituary was difficult to read, and I am not positive this is PIERSON.  It could be FLERSON or something similar.  The first two letters are faded.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 24, 1929
Page 8 column 1
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DEATH  OF  AGED
LADY  OCCURRED
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Mrs. Harriett Pope Died Last Night
At Home 7 Miles South of City
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  FRIDAY
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          The death of  Mrs. Harriett Samantha Pope, age 76 years, widow of  David Pope, occurred last night at ten-thirty o’clock at her home seven miles south of this city, near the Winchester M.E. church.  Complication of diseases, from which she had suffered for several months, was the cause of death.
          Mrs. Pope was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lattea and was born in Rush county, Indiana June 5, 1852.  She has lived in the community where she died for the past 45 years.  She was a devoted member of the Winchester M.E. church.
          Eleven children, five sons and six daughters survive.  They are  James Pope  of Washington township,  Clarence, Alvia and  Ernest Pope of Shelby township,  Floyd Pope, of Bartholomew county;  Mrs. Della Limpus of Oklahoma,  Mrs. Lona Campbell of Hope, Indiana,  Mrs. Ida Moore and  Mrs. Lulu Glackman, of this city; and  Mrs. Katie Yager, of Washington township.  She leaves forty grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
          Three half-sisters,  Mrs. Bell Green of Shelby township,  Mrs. Ida Vawter, of Waldron and  Mrs. Annie Bean, of this city, and one half-brother,  George Britton, of Oklahoma, also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Lewis Creek Baptist church Friday afternoon at two o’clock, with the Rev. Golden Northern, pastor of the Winchester Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, July 3, 1922
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RESIDENT  OF  WALDRON
DIED  SUNDAY  EVENING
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Mrs. Carrie O. Pope Died of
Cancer -- Had Been Ill
For Some Time.
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          Mrs Carrie O. Pope,  wife of  Marion Pope,  prominent resident of Waldron, died Sunday evening at 5:30 o'clock, of cancer from which she had suffered for many months.  Funeral services will be held at the Waldron Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the  Rev. R. O. Pearson  officiating, assisted by the  Rev. U. S. Johnson.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mrs. Pope had been a resident of Waldron for many years, and at the time of death was 54 years, 7 months and 1 day old.  She was a member of the Waldron Methodist church and was held in high esteem by her many friends thruout the county.  Besides the husband, she leaves four sons,  Ira,  Jesse,  Ray,  and  Scott,  all of Shelby county, three daughters,  Mrs. Roy Wells,  of Matteson, Ill.,  Mrs. Alta Lee,  of this city, and  Mrs. Fern Thompson, of this city; three brothers,  Frank Hammond,  of Liberty township;  Thad Hammond,  of this city, and  Jasper Hammond,  of Noble township.  She also leaves 11 grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, 30 Sep 1920
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FIVE  YEAR  OLD  BOY
KILLED  THURSDAY
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GILBERT POPE STRUCK BY AU-
TOMOBILE WHILE CROSSING
ROAD SOUTH OF HERE
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AUTO DRIVER EXONERATED
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Fractured Skull Cause of Death --
Was Visiting at Uncle's Home
in Shelby Township and
Playing in Road.
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          Gilbert Edward Pope,  five years old, son of  Clarence Pope,  of Shelby township, six miles south of Shelbyville, was almost instantly killed Thursday** evening at 7 o'clock, when he was struck by an automobile driven by  Herman Mohr,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Mohr,  also of Shelby township.  The report of the inquest performed by Dr. G. I. Inlow, county coroner, which was filed this afternoon, exonerates  Mr. Mohr of all responsibility for the accident, which according to the coroner, was unavoidable.  The boy's death was caused from a fractured skull.  His arm and leg were broken and his head was horribly mutilated.
          Persons who rushed to the boy's body after he had been struck state that he breathed slightly but was unconscious.  He died within a minute after the blow.  The boy was hit by the automobile when he suddenly darted across the road in the path of the car which was not being driven at an excessive rate of speed.  Mr. Pope and his children had just arrived at the home of  John Bla__a__,*  a brother-in-law, where they intended to spend the evening, when the fatality occurred. The little boy with his two brothers and his cous___* had gone into the yard to play and were looking for a lost ball.  The Pope boy is supposed to have started across the road to join his companions who were on that side.  Mr. Mohr stated that he saw three boys on the north side of the road and was attracted by them, not see___* the remaining boy on the south side who then started across the road.
          The boy's body was dragged by the automobile for about 50 feet being caught between the left lig__* and fender of the machine.  His body fell to the road as the machine was brought to a standstill.  Mr. Mohr was grief-stricken at the accident and was in a very nervous condition for hours afterwards.
          The boy was born Sept. 19,** 1915, being age 5 years and 5 months.***  His mother, who was  Mrs. Ne___* Young Pope,  passed away three years ago and Mr. Pope had succeeded in keeping the family together, being especially proud of the little boy who was particularly bright and promising.  The father and ma___* relatives in the family are prostrated with grief over the loss.
          Those of the immediate family surviving the boy are his father; four sisters,  Miss Carrie Pope,  home;  Mrs. Marie Perkins  and  Mrs. Very Thompson,  this city, and  Mrs. Opal Criss [sic–Crisp] of Hendricks township; three brothers,  Earl Pope,  of Shelby township, and  Ora and  Russell,  home.
          Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. H. N. Spear, of this city, officiating. Burial will be _______________**** Lewis Creek cemetery. The arrangements are in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen
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Submitter's Notes:
* Down the entire right side of the right column of this obituary letters were missing. Some I was positive of and typed in. Others like these with the asterisks I was not sure.
** There is a conflict on both the birth and death date with this obituary and with the photo of the tombstone at Lewis Creek Cemetery, Shelbyville, Indiana, posted on findagrave.com that clearly shows his birth as Sept. 5, 1920 and his death as Sept. 25, 1920 which was a Saturday.
***If he was born in September and died in September, he could not have been 5 years and 5 months old. It is likely that the obituary should have said, "five years and five days old" to be consistent with the dates it published.
**** This line is printed over and cannot be read.


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 11, 1920
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ELDERLY  MATRON  DIED
AT  HOME  IN  THIS  CITY
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Mrs. Charles Pope Died This
Morning At Eleven.
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(From Thursday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Clara Pope,  one of the prominent elderly matrons of this city passed away this morning at 11:30 o'clock at her home, 213 Walker street, her death being caused by a complication of diseases with which she had been suffering for some time.  Her death brings sorrow to her husband,  Charles Pope,  and the many friends of the family in this city.
          Surviving besides the husband are two children,  Mrs. Roscoe Jones,  of Rush county, and  Fred Pope,  of this city.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Charles M. Ewing, undertaker in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 17, 1917
Page 6 column 2
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WIFE  OF  CLARENCE
POPE  CALLED  TO
THE  LAND  OF
THE  UNKNOWN
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          Mrs. Sella R. Pope, wife of  Clarence Pope, of Shelby township, this county, died Saturday night at her home. Her age was 43 years and she was the mother of eight children.  She was a daughter of  Robert and Mary Young, of Washington township.  Mrs. Pope was taken ill with pneumonia from the effects of which she died.  The children married are  Mrs. Marie Perkins and  Mrs. Verlie Rhodes, of this city, and  Earl Pope, who lives at Fenns.  The children at home are  Keren,  Opal,  Ora,  Russell  and  Gilbert,  the latter being two years old.  She was married to Mr. Pope on February 25, 1892.  Mathais Young, of Shelby township, is a brother and  Mrs. Mary Leming, of this city,  Mrs. Montie Munson, of Shelby township, and  Mrs. Minnie Nugent, of Decatur County, are sisters.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Lewis Creek Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. H. N. Spear of the First Baptist church, this city, officiating.  The interment will be made in the church graveyard.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday September 10, 1917
Page 1 column 7
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AFTER LONG ILLNESS
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David Pope Died at His Home in
Washington Township Sunday Evening
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          David Pope, 75 years old, died at his home in Washington township, Sunday evening at 7 o’clock.  Mr. Pope was born in Kentucky but lived in Shelby county 65 years.  He was married in 1866 and was the father of 14 children.  Those living in Shelby county are  James,  Clarence,  Alvin  and  Ernest Pope,  Mrs. Alice Phelps,  Mrs. Ida Moore,  Mrs. Lula Glackman  and  Miss Katie Pope.  A sister is  Mrs. Mary Howe, of this county.  There are two great grandchildren and 31 grandchildren.  Mr. Pope was a soldier in the war of 1861 serving three years and eight months in the Fourteenth Independent Battery Indiana light artillery.  In every respect he was a good man.  His church membership was with the Winchester M.E. church where he was highly esteemed.  The funeral will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church, the Rev. John T. Scull officiating.
[Buried Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery]
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Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
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David Pope & Harriett Samantha Lattea
July 15, 1866 Book 8 page 505
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Friday, December 7, 1883
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          Jesse Pope  of St. Paul, died yesterday, and was buried to-day.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Tuesday, October 24, 1882
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          Mrs. Sallie Pope,  a widow, aged about forty-eight years, who resides one and one-half miles south of Fountaintown, this county, went out to mild her cow last evening, and not coming back to the house in the usual time, a search was made for her, and she was found in the barnyard, dead.  A bruise on the side of her head gives rise to the supposition that she was truck with the cow's head, and an examination revealed the fact the her neck was broken.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 3, 1881
Page 3, column 2
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DEATH  OF  AN  OLD
SHELBYVILLE  BOY
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          Mrs. R. Spicer, of this city, yesterday a-week received the sad intelligence of the death of her brother, the late  Theodore Pope, who died on Tuesday last at Colfax, Iowa, of lung disease, contracted while in the army.  Mr. Pope was well known to all of the younger people about town, having passed the earlier years of his life in this city.  He enlisted in the army from this point, and served with the distinguished ability until the close of the war.  About twelve months ago Mr. Pope was allowed $1,800 pension arrearage, with the sum of $18 per month added.  He leaves a wife and two children well provided for.  Fourteen years ago Mr. Pope went West.  He traveled extensively for several years thereafter, and finally became an attachee of the Iowa State Register, with which paper he remained until too weak to work.  About one year ago he visited this city, and spent several weeks among old friends and acquaintances.  He was thirty-seven years of age at the time of his death.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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