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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Howard County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Oscar T. Pope is at present successfully engaged in managing his farm, which comprises 1,200 acres of land, 400 of which are under cultivation, all being black land, the most fertile soil to be found in this section. He was born near Centre Point, Sevier County, Ark., in 1860, the sixth of seven children born to Henry C. and Martha E. (Medlock) Pope. He was reared to manhood and educated in Centre Point, and in 1884 supplemented the common-school education he had received by a course in the Commercial College at Little Rock, and at the age of sixteen engaged as a clerk for Meadors & Laterman, remaining with them until he had attained his twenty-first year. He was then appointed to the position of deputy county sheriff, but after filling this position very successfully for four years, he opened a general mercantile store at Centre Point, which he conducted until February 7, 1890. He was married on September 22, 1886, to Miss Nellie Hendricks, a native of the county, and daughter of Thomas Hendricks, an old settler of this section, who died on July 7, 1889, her grandfather being one of the very earliest settlers of the region, living to a very old age, and dying in 1882. Mr. Pope, after having removed to his present farm, commenced its improvement, and upon it has erected the finest residence in the county. He is a conservative Democrat in his political views, is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the K. of P. of Nashville. He belongs to an old and highly respected family, has a magnificent farm, and is acknowledged to be one of the representative and enterprising men of this section of the country. He and wife have one child, Hendricks.

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This family biography is one of 116 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Howard County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Howard County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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