Tri County Press, Polo, Ogle Co., Illinois:
William Pope was born near Williamsport, Maryland, August 19, 1862. He departed this life April 8, 1933, aged 70 years, 7 months and 19 days. At the age of 18, he came to Polo making his home in this vicinity the remainder of his life. On January 9, 1884, he was united in marriage to Jane Travis who departed this life May 24, 1892. On February 16, 1893, he was united in marriage to Anna Hoover who remains to mourn his departure. A man faithful to his duties, he endeared himself to many people. In addition to his wife, he leaves one sister, Ella Travis, of Polo, three brothers, Nicholas of Chambersburg, Pa., Sam and John of near Hagerstown, Maryland, and may neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two-thirty o’clock at the Lutheran church.
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