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Biography of Charles H. Pope, M.D.

Dr. Charles H. Pope, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, was born in Sydenham Place, Quebec, Canada, August 10, 1876. He is descended from English ancestry and the family was originally founded in America soon after the Revolutionary war, the first of the name settling in eastern Vermont. His father, George L. Pope, was a native of Canada and became a successful farmer. He died in Quebec, where his widow still resides. She bore the maiden name of Elsie A. Blake and is of English lineage, tracing her ancestry back to the Pilgrims who came over in the Mayflower. In the family were five sons. Dr. Pope, who is the fourth in order of birth, was educated in the public schools of Quebec and afterward attended McGill University and St. Francis College at Richmond, Quebec, thus acquiring a liberal literary education, while his professional training was equally comprehensive and thorough. He came to St. Louis to study medicine and completed his course in the Barnes University by graduating in the class of 1904. He immediately entered upon practice here and has since followed his profession most successfully. He is a member of the St. Louis Medical Society, the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Pope is a republican in his political views and an active worker in party ranks. He is prominent in Masonic circles, belonging to Olive Branch Lodge, No. 576, A. F. & A. M., is a past master of the lodge, past district lecturer and past district deputy grand master. He has taken the degrees of the Knights Templars and of...

Biography of Robert S. Crombie

Robert S. Crombie, the senior member of the well-known firm of Crombie & Crombie, wholesale and retail grocers, of Riverside, came here in 1886, and in October of that year entered into mercantile pursuits, establishing his present business under the firm name of Newberry & Crombie, with Mr. J. R. Newberry as his partner. This firm continued until March 1888, when his brother, Mr. G. M. Crombie, bought the interest of Mr. Newberry, and the firm of Crombie & Crombie was formed. The business was enlarged and extended and a branch house established by the firm in Arlington. Mr. Crombie is at the head of one of the most substantial business houses in Riverside, which will compare favorably with any business enterprise of its character in the county. His success is not the result of chance or speculation, but has been secured by a strict attention to the wants of the community and a prompt supplying of them with first-class goods at reasonable prices. The subject of this sketch was born in Richmond, province of Quebec, Canada, in 1860, the son of William and Mary J. (Montgomery) Crombie. His father was a native of Scotland, his mother of Ireland. Mr. Crombie was reared upon his father’s farm, but given the benefit of a good education, graduating from the St. Francis College of Richmond in 1879. In that year he came to the United States and was first located in Dakota, where he was for a year or more employed in Government, surveys, after which he engaged in the lumber business at Larimore, Dakota, until 1883. He then went to...

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