Emma was a daughter of Betsey Wilkins and Royal Corbin Lyon. She was born in Bengal, MI. Her siblings were: Williard, Sarah, Dow, Delight, Virginia Eva and Chancey. Emma first married Frank F. Pope on June 28, 1874 in Clinton County, Michigan. They had 2 children: Howard Arthur and Jessie Pearl. Frank died while on the "Alpena", a side wheel steamer, on Lake Michigan in 1880. During a ferocious storm the boat was destroyed, all aboard drowned. Only a few bodies were ever recovered, Frank was not recovered. His son was 5 and daughter only 1 at that time.
In the early 1890's Emma married Sam Alexander. Emma and Sam lived on her farm in Bengal Twp . until they moved to St. Johns, where they bought a home on East Gibbs Street.
Emma gave the land on which the 1st parsonage still stands to what was the United Brethern Church for a home for the ministers and their families. When the parsonage is no longer used to house the minister, the land and parsonage becomes the property of the heirs of Emma Pope.
Royal Corbin Lyon (1814 - 1873)
Betsy S. Lyon (1816 - 1883)
Frank F. Pope (1844 - 1880)
Jessie Pearl Pope Mosher (1879 - 1955)*
Mount Rest Cemetery
Maintained by: Sue Williams
Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: May 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19204949
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