Sabrina [Bliss] Temple and Merritt Temple
(July 29, 1845 – April 20, 1925)
Lucretia L. Temple was born in Sunderland, Vermont, July 29, 1845.
She died April 20, 1925, age 77 years.
She was one of eleven children born to Merritt and Sabrina [Bliss]
At the age of 13 years she came to Michigan and settled
with them on a farm in Riley. January 1, 1875 she was united in marriage to Cyrus G. Pope
and went to live on their farm in West Bengal.
In the spring of 1898 they moved to their present home in East Bengal.
To this union were born two children.
Leroy C. and Dow J. Pope, both of Bengal Township.
She taught school a number of years in Clinton county
before her marriage.
She united with the Methodist Church in Riley when she was
a girl, later transferring to the Bengal United Brethern.
She was a loving wife and mother and always showing acts of kindness to
She leaves to mourn besides her husband and son, ten
grandchildren, two brothers, H. H. Temple of Detroit, and Bliss Temple of St.
Johns, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Davenport of Lansing and a host of other
relatives and friends.