Pope, Cyrus Martin
Age: 22, credited to Highgate, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/29/1839, Poultney, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
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Cyrus M. Pope
C. M. Pope, who has been in failing health for many years, and has failed steadily since last fall, died Friday at 1:30 P. M., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Towne, in the village. Death was due to heart trouble and a general break-down, incident to old age.
Cyrus Martin Pope was born in Milton on May 29, 1839. He spent his boyhood days in the town of his birth and on Sept. 11, 1862, enlisted at Highgate in Co. K., 13th Vt. Vols., receiving an honorable discharge at Brattleboro soon after the Battle Of Gettysburg, through which he did heroic service. His war record was very commendable as shown in an interesting history of his regiment, compiled by H. W. Allen, of Burlington and others, in which Mr. Pope is given special reference.
Nearly 50 years ago he came to Hyde Park where he married Mrs. Julia A. Lilley, on Dec. 22, 1869, who passed away on June 19, 1916, just 7 months previous to Mr. Popes death. About 40 years ago the couple came to Morrisville to reside, Mr. Pope being engaged in the grocery business in this village for some time. They made their home with Mrs. Popes daughter, Mrs. W. H. Towne, for several years, where they spent their declining years very happily together, and were given most tender care. He is survived by no near relatives, aside from the step-daughter, above mentioned.
The funeral was held from his late home Monday, at 2 P. M., Rev W. E. Baker of the Cong'l Church officiating. James M. Warner (Post), GAR, was represented by several members. The bearers were W. H. Towne, J. H. Clark also Erwin Lilley and Ed Lilley, of Hyde Park. Interment was made in the family lot at Pleasant View Cemetery.
The casket was draped with the American Flag, and surrounded with floral tributes, including flowers from the James M. Warner Post, WRC, spray of carnations, symbolic of the years of Mr. Pope's life, from the family, roses, Ray Lilley; pink & white carnations, young ladies of Citizen Telephone Co.; roses, Mrs. E. M. Davis, Mrs. J. H. Clark, Mrs. O. N. Campbell; carnations, L. M. and Miss Bessie Mayott.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mrs. E. M. Davis, J. H. Clark, and Mr. John Parkhurst of Hardwick, and Ballou Town of Burlington.
Source: Morrisville Messenger, January 24, 1917
Submitted by Deanna French.