Richard Hunter Pope
- Born: 8 Dec 1887, Crowells Cross Roads, Halifax Co., North Carolina
- Marriage (1): Zoe Mabel Wilcox on 10 Jul 1915 in Corry, Erie Co., PA
- Marriage (2): Annie Laurie on 6 Jul 1927 in Halifax Co., N.C.
- Died: 10 Jan 1976, Wilson County, NC at age 88
- Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Enfield, Halifax Co., NC
The WWI Draft Registration Card for Richard Hunter Pope in Frederick Co., VA records his date of birth as Dec.8, 1887 at Crowells X Roads in Halifax Co., NC. He is employed as a Teacher at the Shenandoah Valley Academy headed by Dr. B. Roszel. He is married and is listed as medium height and build with gray eyes and brown hair. He signs the paper as R. Hunter Pope.
Shenandoah Valley Academy Records are now located at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room, Handley Regional Library, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
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Shenandoah Valley Academy Records
The Shenandoah Valley Academy, a preparatory school for young men, operated in Winchester from 1865 to 1939.This collection contains catalogs, yearbooks, printed materials and photographs of cadets.
The 1920 Federal Census for Shawnee District, Frederick Co., VA, District 42, page 94A, taken January 28, 1920 records Richard H. Pope (32 - NC) with his wife Lou W. (sic) (31 - VA) and children Richard H. Jr. (1 11/12 - VA) and Samuel W. (9/12 - PA) living next door to Brantz M. Roszel (50), Superintendent of Shenandoah Valley Academy. Richard is the Principal of the Military Academy.
Note: Lou W. Pope (above) is actually Zoe W. Pope as corrected by Judith Wilcox Szczesny in an email dated 5/30/2013 ... see marriage notes on Richard H Pope and Zoe M. Wilcox.
The 1930 Federal Census for Enfield, Halifax Co., NC, District 9, page 251A, dated April 7, 1930 records Richard H. Pope (42 - NC) with his new wife Annie L. (39 - PA) and children Richard H. Jr. (12 - VA), Samuel W. (11 - PA), Sarah F. (9 - VA), and Robert C. (7 - VA). Richard was first married at age 27 while Annie at age 36. Richard is a Farmer.
The 1940 Federal Census for Enfield, Halifax Co., NC, District 42-13, page 219A, dated April 23, 1940 records Hunter Pope (52 - NC) with his wife Annie L. (49 - PA) and children Richard H. (22 - VA), Sarah (19 - VA), Robert C. (17 - VA), and Laura (sic) (7 - VA). Note: Laura is listed as a son. Hunter has completed 3 years of college as has Richard, Annie has completed 5 years of college, while Sarah has completed 4 years of college and Robert has completed 1 year of college. There is no employment listed for any of the family members. Note: Laura listed above in the 1940 census is Frank Laurie Pope
North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name:Richard Hunter Pope
Death Date: 10 Jan 1976
Death City: Wilson
Death County: Wilson
Death State:North Carolina
Death Age: 88
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1887
Residence City: Enfield
Marital Status: Married
Institution: General Hospital
Richard married Zoe Mabel Wilcox on 10 Jul 1915 in Corry, Erie Co., PA. (Zoe Mabel Wilcox was born on 22 Nov 1888 in Pennsylvania, died on 20 Jun 1926 in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Erie Co., Pennsylvania.) The cause of her death was Peritonsillar Abscess.
From an email dated 5/30/2013:
Noticed on your site that for Richard Hunter Pope you have his wife in 1920 VA census as Lou W. [from a census record] His wife in 1920 was Zoe Mabel Wilcox. They were married in Corry, PA at the home of her father Maj. Clyde Daniel Wilcox, July 10, 1915. They had four children. She died June 20, 1926 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Corry, PA.
His 2nd wife was Annie Laurie whom he married July 6, 1927. She is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in N.C. The Popes are not my relatives. Yours?
Zoe Mabel Wilcox's father Clyde, and my grandfather Frank were brothers. My sister and I researched for over 15 years and found much information on the families. If you want any additional information on the Popes, such as name of children and spouses, please let me know.
Judith Wilcox Szczesny
Richard next married Annie Laurie on 6 Jul 1927 in Halifax Co., N.C. (Annie Laurie was born on 23 Aug 1889 in Corry, PA, died on 2 Oct 1946 in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Enfield, Halifax Co., NC.) The cause of her death was Cardio.