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Amelia Pope Godbold Dampier
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1867
Emory
Rains County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1939
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Daughter of Thomas Evans Godbold & Sarah Bolton Nunnelee.

She married Oliver Milton Dampier June 1, 1884, in Uvalde, Texas.
Children:
1. Roly Hendricks - July 29, 1884
2. Fred Piper - November 29, 1887
3. Courtland Palmer - June 10, 1889
4. Infant - circa 1890
5. Frank Oliver - February 4, 1892
6. Leon Evans - July 19, 1894
7. Edna Viola - May 30, 1903
8. Milton Oliver - November 9, 1905

Pope's family had been very wealthy. Her father was from the "planter" class, large landowners and slave holders who lost wealth and position as a result of the civil war. One overheard and remembered difference of opinion between her and Oliver concerned their family backgrounds. Oliver was boasting of his family background that by his parents' time were small farmers. Pope responded with the retort "And who do you think my family were?"

She moved with her husband Oliver from Uvalde, to Los Angeles and finally to San Jose, California, by 1900.

She became a Latter Day Saint at some point and her genealogical workbooks from the 1930's were a starting point for discovering the family history. She also converted her daughter-in-law, Florence June Shatto Dampier, whose children started life in that church but ended up elsewhere.

The household in San Jose contained several generations of relations, including her mother-in-law, Martha Hodges Dampier and various grandchildren.

Entered by Barry Michie - g-grandson
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Evans Godbold (1820 - 1907)
  Sarah Bolton Nunnelee Godbold (1827 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Oliver Milton Dampier (1859 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Roly Hendricks Dampier (1884 - 1949)*
  Courtland Palmer Dampier (1889 - 1939)*
  Frank Oliver Dampier (1892 - 1960)*
  Leon Evans Dampier (1894 - 1936)*
  Edna Viola Dampier Hansen (1903 - 1980)*
  Milton Oliver Dampier (1905 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Franklin Godbold (1843 - 1914)*
  Thomas Jefferson Godbold (1845 - 1923)*
  Elizabeth Ann Godbold Allison (1847 - 1934)*
  Henrietta M. Godbold Beaird (1850 - 1881)*
  Mary Sarah Godbold Smith (1852 - 1913)*
  William Henry Godbold (1855 - 1929)*
  Amelia Pope Godbold Dampier (1867 - 1939)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Block 84, Sequoia Section
 
Created by: Barry Michie
Record added: Feb 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105454968
Amelia Pope <i>Godbold</i> Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
 
Amelia Pope <i>Godbold</i> Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
 
Amelia Pope <i>Godbold</i> Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
 
 
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