St. John's Cemetery Individual Record

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Francis (Frank) R. Pou
(December 15, 1865 -- December 10, 1923)

Section: 30
Space: 5
Lot: 1
Occupation: Government
Comments: Woodmen of the World Memorial
Owner: FR Pou
Businessman, Livery Stable and Funeral Director, Civic Leader, Mayor of Pensacola 1918 Submitted by John Appleyard Francis R. (Frank) Pou was Pensacola's mayor for the single year of 1918. The Pou family, with two branches, is first listed in the city's initial directory in 1885, in this way: 1) Pou, Lewis A., (Pou & Company) general store, Palafox near Intendencia; home, Gregory St. near Alcaniz. 2) Pou (Francis G.) & Co., general store, Palafox near Intendencia, home Gregory near Alcaniz. Apparently the two were brothers; the directory listed no other family members. In 1897 the Bliss Quarterly Magazine lists the Levy & Pou Company, Wholesale and Retail, clothing, gents furnishings, shoes and hats. 509-511 South Palafox Street L. M. Levy was President and treasurer, while H. O. Anson was secretary. The next available listing was for F. R. Pou in the L&N Railroad's magazine dated 1905. The copy said: Mr. F. R. Pou Feed and Livery Stable and Funeral Director. Nos. 13-17 West Intendencia Street. Office Phone: 31, Residence Phone 673. The Above Enterprise is the Largest of its kind in Pensacola, In Every Respect. The Business Has Been Established Here for Eight Years, and Gives Employment to a Force of Eight Men, All of Whom Are Practicable in the Various Departments. The Capacity of the Barns and Stables Are Extremely Large, Having Facilities of Accommodating Sixty Head of Stock, and a Number of Fine Vehicles of the Most Fashionable Style. They Make a Specialty of Boarding Horses and in This Department Every Effort is Put Forth to Give All Customers Proper Attention to Their Stock. Mr. Pou is a Businessman of Fine Ability, and Under His Able Management the Business Has Met with Increasing Success Each Year it Has Been in Existence. He is a Practicable Embalmer Himself, and in This Particular Line He is Undoubtedly the Best in the City. Courteous Treatment Is One of the Principal Features of the Establishment. Unfortunately other available data does not carry this personal account farther. The funeral service later became Fisher-Pou Funeral Home.