NameRichard Henry POPE ®1, M
Birth Date28 Sep 1864
Birth PlaceSaint Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho Territory
Death Date17 May 1918
Death PlaceVernal, Uintah, Utah, United States
Burial Date19 May 1918
Burial PlaceVernal, Uintah, Utah, United States
Burial MemoVernal Cemetery
ResidenceVernal, Uintah, Utah
ReligionThe Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
Cause of deathCarcinoma Of Liver ®4
FatherRobert POPE , M (1828-1915)
MotherSarah LEDUC , F (1835-1918)
Birth Date26 Dec 1867
Birth PlaceBloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho Territory
Death Date11 Dec 1950
Death PlaceVernal, Uintah, Utah, United States
Burial Date15 Dec 1950
Burial PlaceVernal, Uintah, Utah, United States
Cause of deathCoronary Thrombosis And Shock From A Fractured Hip
Marr Date1 Jan 1885
Marr PlaceAshley, Uintah, Utah, United States
ChildrenSara Jane , F (1885-1972)
Notes for Richard Henry POPE
From Builders of Uintah, DUP, 1947:
p. 140
“Richard Pope, son of Robert and Sarah La Duc Pope, was born in St. Charles, idaho, Sept. 28, 1864. He came to Ashley Valley when nineteen years old and married Jane Bennett, Jan 1, 1885. Was president of the Central Canal helping to settle the dispute over Ashley river waters. Was foreman of the dyer mine as long as the mine operated. Directed the rock work of the power house canal for the Vernal Milling and Light Company. He held the position of Sheriff for many years and died on May 16, 1918.”
Census notes for Richard Henry POPE
1900 US Census, Utah
Uintah County, Mountain Dell

Pope, Richard H, Head, born Sept 1864, age 35, mar 15y, born Idaho, father born Wisconsin, mother born Canada, Miner
Pope, Jane A, Wife, born Dec 1867, age 32, mar 15y, 4 births, 4 still living, born Idaho, parents born England
Pope, Sarah J, Daur, born dec 1885, age 14, born Utah
Pope, Iva E, Daur, born dec 1888, age 11, born Utah
Pope, Lavaur, Daur, born Nov 1894, age 5, born Utah
Pope, Mars R, Son, born Nov 1896, age 3, born Utah
Notes for Jane Ann Garnett (Spouse 1)
From Builders of Uintah, DUP, 1947:
p. 140
“Jane Bennett Pope, daughter of David and Mary Garnett Bennett, was born Dec. 26, 1867 at Bloomington, Idaho. She served for twenty years in Relief society work.”
Obituary notes for Jane Ann Garnett (Spouse 1)
Early Pioneer of Ashley Valley Dies Monday

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Second Ward chapel for Jane Bennet Pope, who died Monday in a private hospital in Salt Lake at the age of 83 from coronary thrombosis and shock from a fractured hip.

The funeral services were under the direction of Bishop Harold Hullinger. Musical prelude was furnished by Melba Sargent, and opening song by an Elder’s chorus composed of Dwain Soderquist, Ralph Walker, Leslie Thacker, and Aubra Hodgkinson. The opening prayer was offered by Richard Jensen. speakers were Bishop Phil Watkins and Pres. Jesse A. Haws. Musical numbers wee a vocal solo, “Perfect Day” by Mae Jorgenson, vocal solo, “In Mansions” by Alvin Keddington, both of which were accompanied by Mrs. Sargent. The closing prayer was by Van Massey. Family prayer at home was by Wallace winder. The grave was dedicated by patriarch Fred G. Bingham.

Surviving Mrs. Pope are the following children. Mrs. sarah Gibson, Salt Lake; Mars Pope, Moab; and Ora Massey, Oasis, Nevada; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Keetch, St. Charles, Idaho; and grandchildren, Richard Gilbert, Vernal, who she reared from the age of 2 years; Moral Gobson, Vera Swrodler and Earl Gibson.

Jane Bennett was born December 26, 1867 at Bloomington, Idaho, where she lived until she came to Ashley Valley to join Richard Pope, who sent for her after coming to the valley a month before to purchase land. They were married January 1, 1885 in Vernal. The couple were parents of five children, two of whom preceded their mother in death.

She told often of coming into the valley for the first time when the road was so steep the she and three others had to walk down the hill, holding onto the sides of the wagon to keep it from tipping overl.

The Popes owned the ranch where the golf course is now located and Aunt Jane told of having Indians visit the cabin while she was alone with her children. On their first visit to the place in the evening she fed them, when they returned in the morning, giving evidence of planning mischief shse chased them away with an old rifle that wouldn’t shoot if she had fired it.

Her husband was sheriff for 7 years in Uintah County. During this time Aunt Jane helped him in his work and went to comfort and aid the wives and families of men taken into custody by her husband.

She was active in Primary and Relief society work, having been connected with the Relief Society for 35 years. During much of this time she was chief seamstress in the making of burial clothes for the society.

She headed one of the departments in the Red Cross when it was organized in the valley during World War I.

During the last 6 or 7 years of her life she lived in Salt Lake City with her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Gibson.

Published: Newspaper, Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1950-12-14.
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