Death of Ida Pope, Principal of Kamehameha School for Girls, 1914.


Had Been at Home About a Month


Burial to be in Bucyrus Friday Morning, the Remains to Arrive on the Train From Chicago at 9 O’clock—Short Service at the Grave.

Bucyrus friends were shocked to receive a message announcing the death of Miss Ida M. Pope at Chicago, Tuesday evening at 8:40. Mrs. Thomas Jesson received a message from Henry Pope just after noon that Miss Pope had died, and burial would be on the family lot at Bucyrus Friday morning, the remains arriving at 9:09 and proceeding at once to the cemetery where services would be held at 10 o’clock.

The news of the death was a shock here. No information of any illness had in any way prepared her good friends for the sad news of her death. Miss Pope had come to Chicago about the middle of June, having left her school in Honolulu immediately after the close of the school year. She expected to visit Bucyrus at some time during the summer and to return to Honolulu in the fall.

Miss Pope was the second daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Pope and was born at Crestline, July 30, 1862. In 1870 Dr. Pope in company with Dr. C. Fulton, James Clements, William Franz and others, organized the Franz & Pope Knitting Machine works at Bucyrus, a firm that enjoyed a great deal of prosperity and has an honorable record in this city.

Miss Ida Pope graduated from the Bucyrus public schools in the class of ’79, one of the brightest and most creditable graduates of the local schools.

Twenty-four years ago she went to Honolulu as a teacher and was later advanced to the head of the Kamamahema school for boys, a position in which she has been eminently successful, strengthening her corps of teachers by the addition of other Bucyrus ladies, until there have been a number of Bucyrus families represented there.

The Pope family was, 25 years ago, one of the most popular in this city; Miss Ida Pope having contributed much to the literary and social successes here.

She is the first of the family to follow their parents from this world of activities, the remaining members being located in Chicago. Her older sister, Lois, now Mrs. Joseph Prosser and younger sisters, Katherine and Anne, call Chicago home, where Henry Pope, a leading manufacturer of that city, also lives. W. W. Pope and Frank Pope are associated with Henry Pope in the manufacturing business.

(Bucyrus Evening Telegraph, 7/15/1914, p. 5)

The Bucyrus Evening Telegraph, Volume LIV, Number 77, Page 5. July 15, 1914.

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