Item I001 - Home of John Henry Pope

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Home of John Henry Pope

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CA CCHMS CCM001-S001-SS02-F003-I001

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Sherbrooke, Que. : C. O. Gustafson. - 1 photograph : b&w, on gray matt ; 19.5 x 24 cm.

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The Honorable John Henry Pope was born in the township of Eaton on December 19th, 1819. His father, Col. John Pope, was the son of a United Empire Loyalist, the family came from Boston in 1800, and settled in the township of Eaton now known as Cookshire. Mr. Pope married Miss Baily on March 5th, 1845, by whom he had three children: Lizzie (wife of the Hon. W. B. Ives M.P. for Sherbrooke), Rufus H. Pope, and a third child who died in infancy. John Henry was one of the original promoters of the Eastern Townships Bank. Another enterprise he was invovled in was the International Railway, running from Sherbrooke to the province line with a view to opening up the Townships. Mr. Pope was associated with the Paton Manufacturing Company of Sherbrooke being one of the original partners, he did a great deal towards the development of the lumber trade in the Brompton Mills region. John Henry Pope became a leader of men, not only on the farm, in lumbering camps, in railway enterprise, in financial operations, but in every avenue of life upon which he entered. Much more of his biography can be found in "History of Compton County". John Henry Pope died in the spring of 1889.

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The item is a photograph of the home of John Henry Pope while it was under construction in Cookshire.

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