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Barney Harrison Patterson Pope Tutwiler

Obituary of William Elzy Pope, Columbus, Mississippi.

A loved familiar figure was missed from the streets of Columbus, Miss., when Capt. William Elzy Pope passed into the better land. He had a long and useful life, and his activity and interest in affairs about him continued to the end. He was born in Florence, Ala., October 26, 1834, hence had passed into his eighty-eighth year.

Captain Pope located in Columbus in his early boyhood, and there spent the rest of his life excpet the four years when fighting for Southern rights. He volunteered for service and served with the 6th Mississippi Cavalry, under Col. Isham Harrison, and was a steadfast and courageous soldier of the South.

In April, 1860, Captin Pope was married to Miss Fannie Patterson, who died in 1901. Three children of this union survive him: W. P. Pope, of Columbus; Mrs. C. G. Barney, of New York; Mrs. Annie Tutwiler, of Rock Hill, N. C.

For seventy years Captin Pope had been a consecrated and loyal member of the Presbyterian Church, and in his Church relations, as in his devotion to his country, his family, and his friends, he was noted for strict fidelity. He was quiet, modest, and unobtrusive, pursuing the even tenor of his way without selfishness, but with hands outstretched in helpfulness to the needy and fallen. In all the relations of life-as husband and father, as a citizen, a neighbor and friend-he measured up fully to the highest. A Confederate comrade said of him: "He was a man you could always count on." He was one whose nature was perennially pleasant, whose voice carried kindly greetings and words of wise counsel.

To a friend who said to him, shortly before his death, that he was now on the shady side of eighty-five, he replied: "No I am on the sunny side-the side of next to the glory world."

He died on January 13, 1922, after a short illness.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1922.

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