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G.A. Pope

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 826

     postmaster at Lockington, O., and proprietor of the leading general store here, has been identified with the interests of this place ever since he has been in business. He was born in 1871 in Cynthian township, one mile north of Dawson, Shelby county, O., and is a son of George W. and Mary (Hughes) Pope, both now deceased.
     George W. Pope was born in New Jersey and was a young man when  he came to Ohio, and for many years was a farmer in Cynthian township. Shelby county. His death occurred at Dawson, O., in 1906, when he was aged seventy-two years. He was married first to Mary Hughes, who was the mother of six children: William, Charles, E. C., Cora A., G. A. and Lulu. The second marriage was to Mrs. Mary Brown.
     G. A. Pope attended the public schools in Shelby county and in 1891 was a student at Ada, O. In 1898 he embarked in business at Lockington and gradually has increased the scope of his mercantile interests until they include a full line of merchandise, and the volume of business done amounts to $15,000 annually. Since 1906 Mr. Pope has been postmaster and is a satisfactory public official. He has frequently been elected to local offices on the republican ticket and at present is the only republican serving on the school board.
     Mr. Pope married Miss Daisy M. Wegley and they have three children: Cloyd, Ethel and Leona. The family belongs to the United Brethren church. He is identified with several fraternal organizations both at Lockington and Piqua, O.

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