Obituary of Lucretia L. Temple

Daughter of 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] Temple.

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 others.

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.