James Worden Pope
Brigadier General,United States Army
at Louisville, Kentucky, June 6, 1846, he was a student at Indiana University
for two years and then graduated from West Point in 1868. He married Mary
E. Lynch, October 27, 1880.
He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Infantry, June 15, 1868; promoted to First Lieutenant, March 20, 1879; to Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, February 20, 1885; Major, Quartermaster, June 11, 1897; to Lieutenant Colonel, Chief Quartermaster, United States Volunteers, May 8, 1898 for the Spanish-American War. He was honorably discharged from the volunteer service, Septmber 2, 1899.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General, July 5, 1902; to Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General, February 16, 1907. He was retired by operation of law on Jun 6, 1910 and was prompted to Brigadier General on the retired list, August 29, 1916.
He participated in numerous campaigns against the Indians during the first ten years of his career, including the expedition under General Eugene A. Carr, 1868-69; the campaign of General Nelson A. Miles in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), 1874-75; operations following the Custer Massacre, 1876-77; the Bannock War, 1878, etc.
In comand of the U.S. Military Prison, 1887-95. In charge of improvements to Yellowstone Park, 1897. Chief Quartermaster, Philippine Expedition, under General Wesley Merritt, 1898-99.
He was later Chief Quartermaster, Deprtments of Colorado and the Gulf, under Generals Merriam, MacArthur, Funston, Baldwin, Duvall, Davis and Thomas. Recommended for the brevet of Captain "for distinguished and valuable service" in the campaign against the Kiowa Indians and other Indian tribes, 1874-75.
He made his retirement home in Denver, Colorado, dying there on August 23, 1919. He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Lynch Pope, 1857-1947, is buried with him.
GENERAL JAMES WORDEN POPE
DENVER, Colorado, August 24, 1919 - Brigadier General James Worden Pope, U.S.A., retired, died at his home, 1143 Logan Street this city, last night, after along illness.
General Pope was born at Louisville, Kentucky,
June 4, 1846, and in 1910 he was retired for age. He was graduated from
West Pointin 1868 and was a famous Indian fighter. His first American ancestor,
Colonel Nathaniel Pope, was the great-great-great grandfather of George
POPE, MARY ELIZA W/O JAMES WORDEN
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003