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 Francis Idella “Della” <I>Pope</I> Carroll

Francis Idella “Della” Pope Carroll

Birth
Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Death 16 Feb 1952 (aged 73)
Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Burial Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 6282959 · View Source
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Francis Idella " Della " Pope was the daughter of Jordan Compton Pope and Mary Anna Warren Pope . She was born at the Pope family home in the historical community of Kahatchee , Talladega County , Alabama and was their fourth child to survive to adulthood and second daughter . Della married Thomas Samuel Carroll on the 23rd of December , 1903 in Talladega County .

Thomas and Della had five children together along with one stillborn daughter . However , Thomas would die on the 30th of April , 1919 . After the death of her husband ; Della Pope Carroll had to deal with the raising of three school-age sons, their pre-school aged younger brother , and the illness and eventual death of their oldest sibling . The first-born child to Thomas and Della had been a daughter , Emma Mae , and she would die on the 19th of May , 1920 at fifteen years of age.

Della was forced to place her three oldest sons in the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega until they graduated from high school . Her youngest son , Tilson Coan , was only three years old and the orphanage would not accept children so young - he remained at home with his mother . Her ill daughter was cared-for at a facility in Birmingham until her death .

Due to the young ages of Thomas Samuel and Emma Mae at their times of death , and the close proximity of their passing ; it is probable that both died of tuberculosis . Thomas' mother , Laura Jane Coan Carroll , had died shortly after her 24th birthday . This problem could have developed in Thomas' childhood home .

All this Della managed while keeping a roof over her family's heads , and food on their table . As Crawford Pope , Martice Howard , and Earnest Elton were released from the orphanage ; they one-by-one all returned home to be with their mother and their youngest brother . All four of the sons of Thomas and Della lived to start families , and raise children of their own .


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  • Maintained by: Dale Martin Carroll
  • Originally Created by: Richard Robinson
  • Added: 22 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6282959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Idella “Della” Pope Carroll (6 Jul 1878–16 Feb 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6282959, citing Kahatchee Cemetery, Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Dale Martin Carroll (contributor 48071290) .