Burial register ID: 15315
Surname: POPE
First name: RHODA
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 89 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 03-Apr-1934
Date of burial: 04-Apr-1934

Block: 103
Plot: 9

In loving memory of


The beloved husband of


Died May 24th 1885

Aged 42 years.

He lived and died trusting in Jesus.


Wife of above

Born Sept. 16th 1844

Died April 3rd 1934.

At rest

Note: the headstone has fallen and been broken in two (May 2006).

Bio contributor: Anne Warren

Rhoda was born to Sarah and William Wilcox at Beckington, Somerset, in September 1844. The family later moved to Frome and Rhoda worked in the woollen industry.

Two weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Rhoda married Richard Pope in Frome. They had five children, the youngest dying on board ship during the voyage to New Zealand in 1875. With her husband, Rhoda was a pioneer member of the Primitive Methodist Church at Ravensbourne.

In May 1885, Richard suffered severe head injuries at a building site in Dunedin and died in hospital a few days later. Rhoda remained living in the district after her husband’s fatal accident, and died, aged 89, at her home in Montague Street.

— Other burials recorded at the same site:
Richard POPE d. 1885,
Alice Mary POPE d. 1923,
and George Thomas POPE d. 1943.

There are 4 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
POPE ALICE MARY 55 Years 10-Feb-1923 13-Feb-1923
POPE GEORGE THOMAS 74 Years 22-Jul-1943 24-Jul-1943
POPE RHODA 89 Years 03-Apr-1934 04-Apr-1934
POPE RICHARD Unknown 24-May-1885 27-May-1885