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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 10a (Cope Continued)

On this page I have provided genealogy information about unrelated families that my parents and I knew in and around the Jersey County, IL area, but are not directly related to our family.

(4) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son George Cope was born January 1, 1812 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina. He died November 27, 1880 in Jersey County, Illinois. George married Lucinda (Lucy) Lee Bullard, born April 10, 1817 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and died October 9, 1917 in Cameron, Missouri. Her burial was at Graceland Memorial Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, George married Lucy April 17, 1836.

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George Cope's wife Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's obituary - Lucinda (Bullard) Cope, died 10-09-1917. Mrs. Lucinda Cope, 100 years, died at home of her son, Milton Cope, in Cameron, Mo. Tuesday, October, 9. Funeral at Cameron. Mrs. Cope was oldest pioneer of Jersey Co., having come to this county when a child of 6. Her husband, George Cope, died 25 years ago. Mother of 11 children: Mrs. Daniel Bray, Allie Cope, of Jersey. Co.; Mrs. Orange Sandidge of Adair, Okla., Milton Cope of Camerson Mo., and Joseph Cope of Joplin, Mo.

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Lucinda Lee "Lucy" Bullard Cope was born Apr. 10, 1817 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, and died Oct. 9, 1917 in Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri. She was the daughter of John Joseph Bullard and Nancy Ann Rogers. She married George Cope, 17 Apr 1836, Greene County, Illinois. George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope had 11 children-Joseph Cope, Verlene Cope, Emaline Cope, Milton Cope, Allen Cope, Mary Cope, Jane Cope, Malinda Cope, Elizabeth Cope, Caroline Cope, Charlie Cope.

The first Cope family in Jersey County, Illinois arrived by covered wagon and settled west of Jerseyville, say some members of the Cope family. They were George and Lucinda Cope who pre-empted 120 acres of land 4 1/2 miles southwest of Jerseyville. Lucinda lived in this home until at 92 could no longer live alone. They had 11 children. Lucinda told of how her father often killed a bear. It was then slaughtered and prepared for eating and storing. She told of how the entrails were dried and then scraped and hung on the fence to dry. After they dried the girls split them, by then they were very shiny, so the girls wore them as ribbons. The only thing she said "they made her hair greasy." Lucinda also told of how her Mother would hide the children in the chimney because of the Indians (in NC). They were afraid of being killed or scalped. Lucinda was a large woman being 5' 11" tall. She always wore long dresses that had large pockets in which to carry her money and her pipe. Ada Mourning MYERS mother, Hattie Mackelden MOURNING, said this always fascinated her when her grandmother pulled out the pipe. Lucinda could climb easily in and out of a wagon at the age of 99. She lived to be 100 years, 5 months and 29 days old.

Jerseyville Republican, Jersey Co., IL, 03 Jun 1917: "The oldest living resident of Jersey County is Mrs. Lucinda Cope. She was 100 years old on April 10, 1917. She has lived with her son at Cameron, Missouri for the last 4 years. Born on a farm 2 miles from Hopinsville [Hopkinsville], Kentucky on April 10, 1817 and when she was 8 years old her parents moved to Boone Co., Missouri. Her playmates were children of Daniel Boone. The family moved to Warren Co., MO and thence to Jerseyville in 1834. When 17 she married George Cope of North Carolina and they homesteaded a farm of 120 acres four and one-half miles southwest of Jerseyville in Otter Creek township. Mr. Cope died 38 years ago. She lived on the farm 75 years. Seven years ago she left the farm to visit her daughter, Mrs. Dan Bray, and from there to Adair, Oklahoma, where she spent two years with another daughter, Mrs. Jane Sandidge, before moving to Missouri. Besides two daughters, Mrs. Bray and Sandridge, Mrs. Cope has six other living children as follows: Milton Cope, with whom she lives, Joseph Cope of Bates Co., Missouri, Mrs. Emaline Decker, Mrs. Wm. Macheldon, Mrs. Samuel Sinclair and Allen Cope. In all eleven children were born but three died. She has 84 grandchildren, 116 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. When Mr. and Mrs. Cope were first married they ate their wedding breakfast off a tool chest and sat on blocks of wood sawed from logs. They lived six months in a house with an earth floor, and cooked in an open fire place. She spun the cloth for clothing for her family. Wild game was used as meat and her love for cornbread exists today. She retains her hearing and her memory is exceptionally vivid. She rises from her chair without help and more is lively than many persons half her age.

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George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope had 11 children-Joseph Cope, Verlena Cope, Emeline Cope, Milton Cope, Allen Cope, Mary Cope, Jane Cope, Elizabeth Cope, Charles Cope, Caroline Cope, and Melinda Cope.

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(1a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's son Joseph Cope was born in 1836 in Jersey County, IL. Joseph Cope married Elizabeth Davis 4-7-1859 in Jersey County, IL.

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(2a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter Verlena Cope was born in 1841 in Jersey County, IL. Verlena Cope married Jesse Vinson 5-11-1856 in Jersey County, IL. She later married Jeff Newell.

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(3a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter Emeline Cope was born in 1843 in Jersey County, IL. She married Henry C. Chance 8-20-1863 in Jersey County, IL. Henry C. Chance was born 5-3-1843. and died 5-18-1873. Henry Chance and his wife Emeline are both buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. Emeline later married Philip Decker. Emeline and her 1st husband Henry Chance had these children: Mary (Chance) Reddish, Mrs. Alice (Chance) Bridges, Mrs. Lynda (Chance) Bowers, and Mrs. Hattie (Chance) Schultz. Emeline and her 2nd husband Philip Decker had three children: Mrs. Richard Powers, Mrs. William Schultz, and Fred W. Decker.

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(1aa) Henry & Emeline (Cope) Chance's daughter Mary (Chance) Reddish was born in Jersey County, June 23, 1864, and died March 08, 1952. She married Zeddock Reddish, son of Jacob and Hanna (Weeks) Reddish. He was born 4-18-1865 in Jersey County, IL, and died 10-12-1942. Both Zeddock Reddish and his wife Mary are buried in Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish had these children-Jacob H. Reddish, Zed C. Reddish, Mrs. Joel (Nancy) Morrison, Mrs. Lillian Daniels, and Mrs. Roy C. (Edith) Hicks

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Henry & Emeline (Cope) Chance's daughter Mary (Chance) Reddish's obituary - Mary (Chance) Reddish, died 03-08-1952. Mary Reddish, 87 years, 8 months, 15 days, widow of Zeddock Reddish, died at 11 am Saturday, March 8. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, March 10, at the family home, 307 Hickory St., Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First Presbyterian church officiated and interment was in Reddish cemetery. Mrs. Reddish had been in ill health for some time and had been bedfast for the past 3 years.

She was a daughter of the late Henry & Emeline (Cope) Chance and was born in Jersey County, June 23, 1864. She had lived in Jersey County all her life. Surviving are: 2 sons, Jacob H. Reddish of Jerseyville, and Zed C. Reddish of Chicago; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joel Morrison of Fieldon, Mrs. Lillian Daniels and Mrs. Roy C. Hicks of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 7 g-grandchildren and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Bridges of Fieldon, Mrs. Lynda Bowers and Mrs. Hattie Schultz of Jerseyville.

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(1aaa) Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish's son Jacob H. "Jake" Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 01-02-1981. Jacob H. "Jake" Reddish, 85, of Jerseyville died at 7 am February 1 at Jersey Community hospital. He had resided at Greenwood Manor for several years. Reddish was a retired Illinois Veterans Commission officer and prior to that farmed in Jersey County. He was born in Fieldon August 7, 1895 a son of Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish. The WWI veteran was a 60 year member of Jerseyville American Legion Post 492, Veterans of WWI, VFW 4528. He was over 50 year member and past master of Fieldon Masonic Lodge 592, Shriner Ainad Temple, East St. Louis and was a charter member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau. His survivors are his wife, Flora (Fink) Reddish whom he married September 10, 1921; 1 son, James H. Reddish of Broomfield, Colorado; 2 grandchildren; and 1 sister Edith Hicks of Jerseyville. 1 brother and 1 sister proceeded him in death. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. WWI Veterans and Masonic Lodge services will be held at 7 & 7:30 pm respectively. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home by Rev. Leonard Todd. Jerseyville American Legion will conduct military graveside rites at the Reddish family cemetery near Fieldon. Memorials may be given to Shriners Crippled Children’s hospital.

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(2aaa) Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish's son Zed C. Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 08-1969. Zed C. Reddish, 70 years, 7 months, 5 days, died at 8 pm Tuesday at a Winter Haven, Florida hospital, where he had been moved on Sunday after suffering a severe stroke. Funeral services are to be held at John Mitchel Funeral Home in Winter Haven at r pm Thursday. The body will be brought here and committal services will be held at Reddish cemetery Saturday am with Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville in charge. Mr. Reddish, a son of the late Zaddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish, was born in Jersey County. Before moving to Florida 6 years ago the Reddish family lived in Chicago where Mr. Reddish held a position as a district manager for the Socony-Vacum Company. Impaired health prompted his early retirement and since then Mr. & Mrs. Reddish had made their home in Winter Haven. Survivors are his wife, Marguerite (Roberts) Reddish of Winter Haven; 1 son and daughter in law, Mr. & Mrs. John Reddish of Rockford; 2 grandchildren; 1 daughter-in-law, Mrs. Annica Reddish of Washington, DC; 1 brother, Jacob H. Reddish of Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Roy (Edith) Hicks and Mrs. Lillian Daniels of Jerseyville. A son, Zed F. Reddish, his parents, and 1 sister Mrs. Nancy Morrison, preceded him in death.

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(3aaa) Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish's daughter Lillian P. (Reddish) Daniels's obituary - DANIELS, Lillian P. (Reddish), born 04-08-1890, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 30-09-1975, buried 03-10-1975, Reddish cemetery. Lillian P. Daniels, 85, of highland park, died September 30 at 1:45 am at Villa St. Cyril Hospital in Highland Park. Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Friday, October 3, at Reddish cemetery, Fieldon. She was born in Fieldon on August 4, 1890, a daughter of Zed & Mary (Chance) Reddish. Her husband was the late Louis W. Daniels. She is survived by 1 son Zed Daniels of Chicago; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Jacob Reddish of Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Mrs. Roy (Edith) Hicks of Jerseyville. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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(4aaa) Zeddock and Mary (Chance) Reddish's daughter Nancy "Nannie" (Reddish) Morrison's obituary - Nancy Reddish Morrison, 78, longtime resident of Jersey County, died today in an Effingham hospital. She was the widow of the late Joel E. Morrison of Jersey County. Mrs. Morrison was born Feb. 16, 1888, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zeddock Reddish. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Nicolay of University City, Mo.; two sons Zed R. of Effingham and Joe W. of Columbia, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Daniels and Mrs. Roy C. Hicks, both of Jerseyville; two brothers Jacob of Jeseyville and Zeddock of Winter Haven, Florida--(rest of obituary missing)

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(1aa) Philip and Emeline (Cope) Decker's son Fred W. Decker's biography - DECKER, Fred W., bookkeeper, treasurer and auditor of the Jerseyville Mercantile Company, is a man well versed in business methods, and to his ability and foresightedness is due much of the present prosperity of this company. He was born October 8, 1883, a son of Philip and Emeline (Cope) Decker. Philip Decker was born in Holland, but came with his family to the United States in childhood and was reared to manhood in New Jersey, where he learned the tailoring trade. Later he became interested in the lumber industry, which took him to Missouri, Arkansas and other states. Still later, he engaged in farming in Jersey County, Ill., where he remained until 1905, when he moved to Canada, and he is there very extensively engaged in farming. The mother of Fred W. Decker was born in Jersey County, Ill., in 1844, and her parents were American born. Philip Decker and his wife had three children: Mrs. Richard Powers, who resides in Jersey County; Mrs. William Schultz, who lives in Jersey County; and Fred W.. Philip Decker is a Mason and while living in the United States was a Republican. In 1917 he paid a visit to his children, and while much interested in the progress made by Jersey County since he had left it, declared that he intended to continue to make his home in Canada. Mrs. Decker's grandmother, Lucinda Cope, lived over a century. Fred W. Decker attended the local schools of the Franklin district and the Jerseyville High School, from which he was graduated in 1902, and he then took a business course. For some time thereafter he alternated teaching school during the winter and attending the State Normal School in the summer, continuing in the educational field for eleven years, during that time being connected with the schools of Otterville, Fieldon, Buena Vista and Franklin, at one time teaching in one of the oldest schoolhouses now standing in the state. He has studied law and is specializing in higher accounting. Mr. Decker was for three years assistant cashier of the Fieldon Bank, a state institution, and after that came to Jerseyville to assume the duties of his present connection. In 1913 Mr. Decker was married to Eleanor J. Wheaton, born in Jersey County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antone J. Wheaton, well-known residents of the West Side, Jerseyville. Mr. and Mrs. Decker have the following children: L. A, who was born April 26, 1914, and Cornelia J., who was born March 20, 1915. Mr. Decker is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for William J. Bryan. The Catholic Church holds his membership.

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(4a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's son Milton Cope was born Feb. 6, 1845 in Jersey County, IL. He died Nov. 12, 1940 Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri. His burial was at Graceland Memorial Cemetery, Clinton County, Missouri. Milton Cope married Hattie Thrush (1846-1931) in July 1866. Milton and Hattie (Thrush) Cope had these children-Carrie Edith (Cope) Richards (1873-1950) and Marcus Franklin Cope (1867-1959).

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Milton Cope's biography - Milton Cope was born Feb. 6, 1845 in Jersey County, IL. He died Nov. 12, 1940 Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri. He was a son of George Cope and Lucinda "Lucy" Bullard. He mrried Harriet Thrush, Jul 1866. Milton and Harriet Cope came to Missouri about 1870 and resided on a farm south of Cameron for ten years before buying the farm west of Cameron where Milton died. They purchased the first 40 acres of this farm located in Section 18, Township 57, Range 30 in Grand River Township from the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad 17 May 1880. They built a one room dwelling and lived there until they built two rooms on the home that was later occupied by their granddaughter, Myrl (Richards) Ford and her husband William Ansen Ford, who had lived there for many years starting on 06 Jun 1950. The one room dwelling still stood in the 1980's and was used for storage. The second 40 acres was purchased by Milton and Harriet on 21 Oct 1882. Milton was a farmer and a breeder of Shorthorn Cattle. The farm had been owned by the family (in the 1980's) for 98 years.

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(1aa) Milton and Hattie (Thrush) Cope's son Marcus Franklin Cope (1867-1959), married Samantha Helen Johnson (daughter of George Johnson and Kathrine Thompson) was born April 11, 1871 in Jackson, OH, and died January 1955 in Cameron, Clinton, MO. She married Marcus Franklin Cope on March 10, 1891 in Cameron, Clinton, MO. Children of Samantha Helen Johnson and Marcus Franklin Cope were-Harriet Katherine Cope, born May 21, 1898, Cameron, Clinton, MO, died March 08, 1982, Cameron, Clinton, MO; Leon Milton Cope, born December 17, 1892, Cameron, Clinton, MO, died March 12, 1968, Cameron, Clinton, MO; Carl Johnson Cope, born November 22, 1900, died date unknown; Stacey Edith Cope, born April 22, 1895, Cameron, Clinton, MO, d. date unknown; Mary Helen Cope, born September 12, 1903, Cameron, Clinton, Missouri, died June 07, 1995, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri; and Maurice Franklin Cope, born October 22, 1891, died date unknown.

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(1aaa) Marcus Franklin Cope and Samantha Helen (Johnson) Cope's son Leon Milton Cope's obituary - Leon Milton Cope was born Dec. 17, 1892 in Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, and died Mar. 12, 1968 in Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri. His burial was at Graceland Memorial Cemetery, Clinton County, Missouri. He was a son of Marcus Franklin Cope and Samantha Helen Johnson. He married Esther Marie King, 20 Dec 1919, Amarillo, Potter, Texas. They had a daughter Ruth Emogene Cope. Not long after Leon was born, his father, Marcus Cope, built a large two-story frame dwelling on the farm, which was still in excellent condition at the time it was torn down to make room for the new highway 36. Leon attended the Summit School. He graduated from Summit School and at some later date attended the Missouri Wesleyan College at Cameron, Missouri. He rode horseback to and from school and the barn where he left his horse during the day was still in use until a few years ago. In 1917 he went to Washburn, Texas, where he was engaged in farming. On 07 Oct 1917, he was inducted into the armed services at Panhandle, Texas. He was in Battery F, 133rd Field Artillery, and was discharged on 02 Apr 1919, at Camp Bowie, Texas. During the time he was overseas he was in France and Germany. He was involved in three naval battles on 11 Aug 1918. Leon returned to Missouri for a short time after his discharge. In Dec 1919, he went to Amarillo, TX where he married Esther. They returned to Camero, where Leon bought one of the first Model T. Fords (for the very high price of $500.00) and had a taxi service for the City of Cameron. Their first home was an appartment on West Fifth Street in Cameron. In 1920 Leon decided he wanted to return to farming and he and Esther returned to Texas, to a farm about 6 miles North of Washburn. In Apr 1931, Leon moved his family back to a farm near Cameron, Missouri. They continued to live around Cameron until Esther's death. At that time Leon moved to Hamilton, Missouri, to be near his daughter, Ruth, and her family.

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(5a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's son Allen Cope was born 9-25-1847 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-13-1938. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Cynthia Warner 10-28-1868 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1853 and died in 1915. She is buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery. Allen Cope's wife - Mrs. Allen Cope of Spankey died May 24. 62 years. Leaves husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters. Aged mother, 2 sisters three brothers. 16 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.

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Allen and Cynthia (Warner) Cope had these children-Luther Cope, Daisy Cope, William Cope, Fred Cope, Clara Alice Cope, and Mary M. Cope.

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(1aa) Allen and Cynthia (Warner) Cope's son - Luther Cope, died 12-21-1954. Luther Cope, a native of Jersey County, died Tuesday, December 21, at his home in Bloomfield, Missouri, following a short illness. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends may call. Services were held at the Funeral Home Friday afternoon, December 24, at two o'clock. Reverend Carl Moman officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Cope is a retired farmer. he was a son of the late Allen and Cynthia Warner Cope, and his age at the time of death was eighty-five years, one month and twenty days. The decedent is survived by two sons, Clyde M. Cope of Jerseyville and Elbert Cope of Seattle, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Mark Welch of Decatur; two brothers William and Fred Cope of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. John Powel of East Hardin, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Luther Cope married Ella Armstrong 7-3-1891. Luther and Ella (Armstrong) Cope's son Clyde M. Cope was born in in 1892 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-1-1980. He married Effie E. Bunse 11-20-1915 in Jersey County, IL. Clyde Cope's wife - Effie E. (Bunse) Cope, died 03-20-1983. A funeral Mass for Effie E. Cope, 90, of 410 Fletcher, Jerseyville was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Patrick Morrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. She died at 3:40 a.m. March 20 at Jersey Community hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1893 in Jersey County, a daughter of William and Mary Henrihon Bunse. Her husband, Clyde M. Cope, died Nov. 1, 1980, and her son, Maurice Cope, also preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister, Eva Gilleland of Eldred; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. the Rosary was recited at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home.

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(1aaaa) Clyde M. and Effie E. (Bunse) Cope's son Maurice Cope's daughter Peggy Ann (Cope) Crabb's obituary - Peggy Ann (Cope) Crabb, 61, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas. Born Aug. 17, 1952, in Alton, IL . She was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marie Cope. Surviving are a daughter, Heather Marie Crabb and a granddaughter, Olivia Grace Marie Crabb of Overland Park, KS. Also surviving are a sister, Marie Schwartzkopf of Kerrville, TX and a brother, Maury Cope and sister in law, Brenda of Parker, CO; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 pm at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS. Memorials may be made to Trust Education Fund for Olivia Crabb who was the light of her life at Commerce Bank. Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131 is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) Allen and Cynthia (Warner) Cope's daughter Daisy Cope married John Holtsworth 9-17-1908 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3aa) Allen & Cynthia (Warner) Cope's daughter - Clara Alice (Cope) Borman, born 01-16-1871, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-24-1947, buried Dayton cemetery. Clara Alice Borman, 76 years 2 mo, 8 days, of Fieldon and widow of Joseph Borman, died March 24, at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton where she had been a patient for the past 6 wks. Mrs Borman was the daughter of the Allen & Cynthia (Warner) Cope, and was born in Jersey county, Jan. 16, 1871.

Surviving Mrs. Borman are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Gilleland of Fieldon and Mrs. Jessie Reynolds of Carrollton; 6 grandchildren; 11 Great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. John Powell of Fieldon and Mrs. John Holtsworth of Eldred; 3 brothers, Luther Cope of Bloomfield, MO, William Cope and Fred Cope of Des Moines, IA. Her husband and 1 daughter, Mrs Josie Schudel preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Louis V. Huber officiated and interment was in Dayton cemetery.

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(4aa) Allen & Cynthia (Warner) Cope's daughter Mary M. Cope married John W. Powell 3-25-1901. John and Mary Cope Powell's son - Vernice Clayton Powell, died 9 February 1982: The funeral of Vernice Clayton Powell, 75, of Hardin was conducted Tuesday at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin with burial in the Hardin cemetery. Born 27 December 1906 in Fieldon, he was the son of John and Mary Cope Powell. His survivors are his wife, the former Malissa Peeler; and three sisters, Maurieta Watson, Delta Rush and Bonita Powell, all of Jerseyville. The Calhoun Ambulance Fund and the American Cancer Society have been named as memorials.

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(5aa) Allen & Cynthia (Warner) Cope's daughter Mary M. Cope married John W. Powell 3-25-1901. John and Mary (Cope) Powell's daughter Bonita Powell's obituary - Bonita Powell, 91, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Fieldon to John and Mary (Cope) Powell, who are deceased. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Delta Rush and Maurieta Watson and one brother, Vernice Powell. Visitation will be from 12:30 to time of services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Charles West will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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(6a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter Mary Cope was born in 1850 in Jersey County, IL. Mary Cope married Allen Milem 9-24-1868 in Jersey County, IL.

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(7a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter Jane Cope was born in 1853 in Jersey County, IL. She married Charles Coats 9-3-1871 in Jersey County, IL. She later married Orange Sandridge

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(8a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter Elizabeth Cope was born 7-29-1857 in Jersey County, IL, and died 5-29-1939 in Jersey County, IL. She married Ira Daniel Bray 6-10-1878 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 1-31-1849, and died 1-9-1928, a son of Ira and Mary (White) Bray. Both Ira Bray and his wife Elizabeth are buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Ira Daniel Bray and Elizabeth (Cope) Bray were-George Bray born 10-06-1878, died 01-14-1912; Emma Bray born 1880; Lilah Bray born 1882; and William A. Bray born 1883.

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(1aa) Ira Daniel Bray and Elizabeth (Cope) Bray's son George Bray was born 10-06-1878, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died 01-14-1912. He was buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Lena Andris 4-25-1902 in Jersey County, IL. George Bray and Lena (Andris) Bray had these children-Tella Bray and Fred W. Bray.

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Ira Daniel Bray and Elizabeth (Cope) Bray's son George Bray's obituary - BRAY, George, born 10-06-1878, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-14-1912. George Bray, 33, son of Daniel & Elizabeth Bray was born in Jerseyville, Oct. 6, 1878. He died Jan. 14, at his home 6 miles east of Jerseyville. He leaves wife, 2 children Tella, 8yrs, Freddie, 3 yrs; mother & father; sister and brother and grandmother who is 95.

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(1aaa) George Bray and Lena (Andris) Bray's son Fred W. Bray was born in 1908 and died in 1948. He is buried in Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, IL. He married Catherine Rosak 2-27-1928 in Jersey County, IL. Fred W. Bray and Catherine (Rosak) Bray had these children-Fred William Bray, Geaorge Bray, and Mary Jean Bray.

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(1aaaa) Fred W. Bray and Catherine (Rosak) Bray Sibley's son Fred William Bray's obituary - April 2, 1956 - Fred William Bray, 25, of 700 Mildred St., was dead on arrival at Alton Memorial Hospital early today. He had been, the driver and owner of a 1952 English MG (small) roadster that shortly after 1 a.m. crashed into the rear of a parked pickup truck on the Brown street curve near Mills avenue. Bray was pinned in the midget car which wedged under the rear of the truck. Two occupants of the MG were thrown out. One of them, Philip (Corky) Mackelden Jr., 24, of 2213 Lawton St. incurred a fractured left arm, leg abrasions and head injury. In serious condition, he remained at Alton Memorial Hospital where all three were taken in a Smith ambulance. The other passenger, Richard Elevens, 27, of 524 Belle St., suffered only minor scratches on both hands. He was released. The parked truck, owned by Carl Anderson, 2007 Brown St., was unoccupied. Police were called at 1:15 a.m. by James Newton of 2009 Brown St., who reported a serious accident in front of his home. Elevens was quoted later as saying the three left a tavern and headed north over Brown toward Upper Alton, enroute to Forkeyville. Bray speeded up at about Pearl and Brown streets, Elevens told police, and when they reached the curve on the hill at Mills, the midget car ran over the curbing and continued parallel to it until it smashed into the truck. Police measured the distance from the point where the MG mounted the curb to the rear of the truck and estimated it at 65 to 68 feet. Bray was driving too fast to make the curve, Elevens was quoted as saying. Identification cards, indicated Bray was an employee of Alton Box Board Co. The death is the first traffic fatality this year in Alton. Bray's body is at Gent Funeral Home. Bray was born Feb. 22, 1931 at Fieldon. He resided 23 years in Alton, was graduated from Alton High School and enlisted in the Navy. During the Korean conflict he was stationed on the USS Wasp. He was separated from the Navy in 1953. He was employed a year at Alton Box Board Co., where he was a machine operator. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1308. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Bray Sibley, 700 Mildred St.; a brother, George, Alton; a sister, Mrs. Mary Jean Ermes of Jackson Heights, N. Y. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be there at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Howard K. Miller, pastor of Brown Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery.

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(2aa) Ira Daniel Bray and Elizabeth (Cope) Bray's daughter Emma Bray was born 8-2-1882 in Jersey County, IL, and died 9-3-1969. She married Fred Sinclair. He was born 2-8-1878 in Jersey County, IL, and died 10-19-1952 near Carlinville, Macoupin County, IL (suicide). He was a son of William and Mary Jane (Hinson) Sinclair. Both Fred Sinclair and his wife Emma were buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Fred and Emma (Bray) Sinclair had 4 children-Wilma I. Sinclair, Celia sinclair, Harry Sinclair, and Fred J. Sinclair.

Fred Sinclair's father William Sinclair was born October 09, 1841 in Queen Victoria of England, Great Britain, Ireland, and died June 30, 1922. He was the son of Issac Sinclair and Melinda Pruitt. He married Mary Jane Hinson February 28, 1861. Mary Jane Hinson was born September 03, 1839, and died October 20, 1918. She was the daughter of Samuel Hinson and Elizabeth Cope. Both were buried in Grimes Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois. His Naturalization was November 04, 1861, USA. Children of William Sinclair and Mary Hinson were-Samuel Sinclair, born January 29, 1864, died November 01, 1935, married Caroline Cope; Isa Dora Sinclair, born 1862, died August 04, 1899; Jeanette Sinclair, born January 06, 1865, died February 02, 1947; Eva Sinclair, born October 25, 1872, died October 28, 1935; William Lloyd Sinclair, born November 27, 1875, died April 15, 1962; Frederick Sinclair, born 1878, died 1952 in Carlinville (suicide); Sarah Sinclair, born September 29, 1879, died August 15, 1943; and Birdie Sinclair, born April 24, 1887, died April 14, 1972.

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Emma (Bray) Sinclair's husband Fred Sinclair's obituary - A Former Jersey Resident Takes Life Sunday - Fred Sinclair, 74 year old former resident of Jersey county found dead at 5:45 p.m. Sunday in a barn on the farm of Walter Beavers, northwest of Carlinville, where he was employed. The deceased was born Feb. 6, 1878 in Jersey county, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sinclair, Most of his life was spent in Jersey county until several years ago when he came to Carlinville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Bray Sinclair of Jerseyville; two daughters, Celia Sinclair, Jerseyville and Mrs. Wilma Seely of White Hall; two sons, Harry of Jerseyville and Fred J. of Indianapolis, Ind., and eight grandchildren. There is one brother, Lloyd of Jerseyville and one sister, Birdie Cummings of Jerseyville. An inquest conducted Monday night at the Ferketich funeral home in Carlinville ruled that Mr, Sinclair died of self-inflicted gun shot wounds. Private services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferketich funeral home in Carlinville. Interment was made in the Grimes cemetery at Jerseyville.

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(1aaa) Fred and Emma (Bray) Sinclair's daughter Wilma I. (Sinclair) Seely's obituary - Wilma I. Sinclair Seely 74, of Carrollton died Sunday at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Survivors include her husband, L. Kendall; a daughter, Linda Lundquist of Jerseyville; a son, Lynn Seely of Carrollton; four grandchildren; a sister, Celia Sinclair of Jerseyville; and a brother, Harry Sinclair of Jerseyville. Graveside services: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, White Hall City Cemetery. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Carrollton, is in charge of arrangements. Published in The State Journal-Register, (Springfield, IL) - November 28, 1994.

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(9a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's son Charles Cope was born in 1862 in Jersey County, IL.

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(10a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter Caroline Cope was born in 1865 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1950. Caroline Cope married 1st Philip Mackelden 9-21-1880 in Jersey County, IL. She later married Samuel Sinclair. Her 2nd husband Samuel Sinclair was born January 29, 1864, and died November 01, 1935. He was the son of William Sinclair and Mary Jane Hinson. Child of Samuel Sinclair and Caroline Cope was-Frank Sinclair, died abt. 1935, married Louise Baum.

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(1aa) Samuel Sinclair and Caroline (Cope) Sinclair's son Frank Sinclair died Dec. 3, 1936. He married Louise Baum, born January 24, 1896, died February 01, 1972. Children of Frank Sinclair and Louise Baum were-Bert Ernest Sinclair, born February 09, 1918, died March 23, 2014, married Marian Elaine Piggott June 17, 1951 in Medora, Illinois; Frances Sinclair died Nov. 25, 1930 at age 18, the result of being killed by a hit and run driver; Herschel Sinclair, reported missing in action March 10, 1945 during World war II; and Norman C. Sinclair, born October 15, 1915, died November 23, 2009, married Kathryn E. Stanley October 9, 1937.

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Frank Sinclair's obituary - Frank Sinclair - Dies Dec. 3, 1936, JERSEYVILLE — Frank Sinclair, well known farmer Of the northeastern part of Jersey county, died at his home Thursday afternoon following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Samuel Sinclair and Mrs. Caroline Cope Sinclair. He was born in Jersey county and had always resided here. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Baum Sinclair; three sons, Herschel, Norman and Bertrand Sinclair; one brother, Grover Sinclair, and two sisters, Miss Emma Sinclair and Mrs. Myrtle Cope. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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(1aaa) Frank Sinclair and Louise (Baum) Sinclair's son Bert E. Sinclair's obituary - Bert E. Sinclair, age 96 of Carlyle, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois. Mr. Sinclair was born on February 9, 1918, in Jersey County, Illinois, a son of Frank and Louise (Baum) Sinclair. He married Marian E. Piggott on June 17, 1951, in Medora, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on May 4, 2010. He is survived by a son, Robert Sinclair and wife Diane; a daughter, Martha Sinclair and a granddaughter, Denise Sinclair, all of Carlyle; a brother-in-law, Harold Piggott and wife Lynn of Glen Carbon and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise Sinclair; 2 brothers, Herschel Sinclair and Norman Sinclair and his wife Kathryn; and a sister, Frances Sinclair. Mr. Sinclair was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1941 to 1945. During World War II, he was stationed on Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands. Bert graduated from the University of Illinois in 1947, and worked as the Assistant Farm Advisor in Jersey and Washington Counties. He then served as Farm Advisor in Clinton County from 1953 until his retirement in 1977. Mr. Sinclair was called upon to organize the first Clinton County Fair held in Carlyle in 1951. He remained active with the Clinton County Fair and had served on the Fair Board. Bert had also served on the St. Louis Dairy Council and the Illinois Poultry Council. He was a member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, the Clinton County Holstein Club and was active in 4-H. Mr. Sinclair enjoyed gardening, fishing, making fishing lures, and spending time with his granddaughter, Denise. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, with Deacon Charles Litteken officiating. Interment will follow in Carlyle Cemetery. Friends may call at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and on Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. until service time. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Sinclair are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Case Halstead Library and will be received at the funeral home.

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(2aaa) Frank Sinclair and Louise (Baum) Sinclair's son Norman C. Sinclair's obituary - Norman C. Sinclair, 94, died on November 23, 2009 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, Illinois after a short hospitalization. He was born on October 15, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Frank and Louise (Baum) Sinclair. He married Kathryn E. Stanley on October 9, 1937. She survives. Norman and Kathryn established Sinclair Food Markets in July 1940 in a small building on East Spruce Street in Jerseyville. Always progressive, they later built larger stores on East Exchange Street in 1949 and at Lincoln Avenue and Route 16 in 1965. These stores were later consolidated in 1991 into the current Sinclair Foods market located on Sinclair Drive in Jerseyville. They operated their grocery stores along with their children, Beverly Metzler and Stanley Sinclair, and their spouses, Gordon Metzler and Shirley Sinclair, until their retirement. Sinclair Foods is now in its third generation of family operators with grandson Scott Metzler and David Wittman, husband of granddaughter Debra Wittman, now managing the store. Norman was a 1934 graduate of Jersey Township High School and attended the 75th reunion of the class in September 2009. Norman was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville and was a lifetime member of the Jerseyville Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois. He was a member of the Jersey County Historical Society. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army from February 1945 through July 1946, and was stationed in Germany with the Army of Occupation. He served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of Associated Grocers Company of St. Louis. He was an avid photographer and several of his photographs of still life and landscapes won awards in regional and state competitions. Norman will be remembered by his family, many friends, and customers as one who loved people and was always ready with a quick story. Although he suffered from Parkinson's disease in his later years, the disease did not diminish his outgoing personality and love for people.

In addition to his wife, Kathryn, Norman is survived by five children and their spouses, Beverly and Gordon Metzler and Stanley and Shirley Sinclair all of Jerseyville, James and Susan Sinclair of Godfrey, Jane and Scott Hilk of Madison, Wisconsin, and Mary Kaye and Timothy Pohl of Chicago; eleven grandchildren, Richard Metzler and his companion, David York, Scott Metzler and his wife, Kim, Cynthia Mevorah and her husband, David, Debra Wittman and her husband, David, Kathy Sinclair, James Sinclair and his wife, Stephanie, Emily Sinclair, Matthew Hilk, Nathan Hilk, Kathryn Pohl, and Jacob Pohl; eight great grandchildren, Logan Metzler, Isabella Metzler, Jeffrey Mevorah, Alexandra Mevorah, Jennifer Mevorah, Blake Wittman, Kathryn Wittman, and Ella Sinclair; and a brother, Bertren Sinclair. He was preceded in death by his parents, a great grandson, Mark Wittman, his sister, Frances Sinclair, and a brother, Herschel Sinclair. Burial was private on November 28, 2009 in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. A memorial service will be held on January 16, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville at 3:00 PM followed by visitation with family members at the Church. Officiating: Rev. Don Stribling, Memorials may be made in Norman's honor to the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville. It is requested that flowers be omitted. Alexander and Gubser are in charge of arrangements.

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(3aaa) Frank Sinclair and Louise (Baum) Sinclair's son Herschel Sinclair's obituary - Nov. 9, 1945, Lt. Herschel Sinclair, U.S. Army Pilot, one of three brothers in service, was reported killed in action in the Mediterranean Theater March 10, 1945. Memorial services for him were held today. An air medal was awarded posthumously to Lt. Herschel Sinclair and was presented to his mother, Mrs. Louise Sinclair.

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(4aaa) Frank Sinclair and Louise (Baum) Sinclair's daughter Frances Sinclair died Nov. 25, 1930 at age 18. Frances Sinclair came to her death by being hit by an automobile driven by a hit and run driver whose name was unknown at the time, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, 1930.

(Note: Here is a newspaper article from Dec. 5, 1930 regarding an inquest about Frances Sinclair's death -- Jersey Coroner Closes Inquest In Sinclair Death - No further clues leading to the identity of the driver which struck Frances Sinclair. 18 year old high school girl, causing her death. Coroner B. M. Brewster Wednesday closed the inquest into the cause of the death which had been held open pending further developments. The jury, which had been previously impanelled, returned its verdict as follows: "Frances Sinclair came to her death by being hit by an automobile driven by a hit and run driver whose name is unknown, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening, Nov. 25. A fracture of the skull sustained by tho victim in the accident resulted in her death." Miss Sinclair, who was a junior at Jersey Township School, was found fatally injured near the high school building by Deputy Sheriff Rick Shafer, night watchman at the school. She had crossed the street during the snowstorm and evidently had not seen the approaching car, which witnesses say was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of tha machine did not stop, and no clue to his identity could be found.)

(Note: Another newspaper article regarding the indictment of the hit and run driver who killed Frances Sinclair -- THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1931, ALTON, IL - Police Chief Lifts Veil in Girl's Death - Youth Admits He Drove Car That Killed Frances Sinclair, Snow Blinded Him Hit "Something'; Feared To Tell When He Learned What It Was - Jury informed of Explanation After Three Days of Questioning JERSEYVILLE, Oct. 1. — Following an indictment for manslaughter returned against him by the grand Jury of Jersey county, George Brockholdt. 20. of Grafton, Tuesday evening confessed he was driver of the car which ran down Frances Sinclair, 18, high school girl, on Nov. 25, 1930, and inflicted the wound which resulted in her death, it was made public Wednesday. The tragedy occurred on North State street nearly a year ago as Miss Sinclair was crossing the road from the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Wiles, where she had practiced with an orchestra of high school students, to the high school building where she was to wait for her brother. The death car disappeared into the night and the body of the girl was found near the curb by Nick Shafer, night watchman at the high school, a short time later. The girl died at 10:12 o'clock that evening at the Wiles' home, where she was taken following the accident, and for months no clue was found to indicate the identity of the driver of the car, who had struck down the girl and then fled. A few days after the accident it is understood that Brockholdt told a girl friend he was the driver of a car which had struck and fatally injured a young girl in Jerseyville on the night of Nov. 25. After a few weeks this Information leaked out and reached local officials. For months State Patrolman T. L. Conklln. Sheriff McDow, Justice H. E, Whltley, and Officer Andrews have been busy collecting clues in the case with the result that three witnesses were brought before the grand jury in the September term for questioning. The testimony of these witnesses was strong enough for an indictment for manslaughter to be returned against Brockholdt. The man was taken into custody and placed in the county jail when unable to furnish bond, which was placed at $5000 by Judge Burton. His trial is scheduled for Monday Oct. 36, when Judge Burton will return to Jerseyville to reconvene the present term of circuit court. At first Brockholdt steadfastly denied any conection with the crime, but finally confessed when questioned by State's Attorney Chappell and Sheriff McDow. According to his story, Brockholdt was living in Grafton and had gone to his grandfather's home several miles north of Jerseyvllle to get his brother, Charles, on the night of the accident. After the two had started home, he says they decided they would be unable to reach Grafton on account of the severe snowstorm, and turned around to return to their grandfather's place. The youth stated that while he was driving north on State street about 30 miles an hour, he felt a bump indicating that he had struck someone, but he became so frightened that he fled from the scene without making an investigation. He alleged they did not learn of the fatal accident until they read an account of it in the newspapers and that then he was afraid to confess. The grand jury was in session two days and returned 2 other indictments in addition to the one against Brockholdt.)

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(11a) George and Lucinda "Lucy" (Bullard) Cope's daughter MeLinda Cope was born in 1856 in Jersey County, IL. Melinda Cope married William Mackelden 11-9-1876 in Jersey County, IL.

(5) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son Nathan Timothy Cope was born May 21, 1821 in Greene County, Illinois, and died January 25, 1903. Nathan married Malinda Elaine Day, born July 15, 1828, died November 27, 1901 in Jersey County, Illinois. They married on October 28, 1847. Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope had these children-William Henry Cope, Flora Cope, Charles Cope, Samuel Cope, Nora Cope, George Cope, Rhoda Cope, Zella Cope, and Fanny Cope.

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(1a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's son William Henry Cope was born 7-3-1848 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-15-1935. He is buried at Fieldon Cmetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Lory Medford 4-25-1872 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of James and Atha Ann (Carson) Medford. William Henry and Lory (Medford) Cope had these children-Loney M. Cope, Herbert Cope, Mark Cope, Florence Cope, and Claude L. Cope.

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(1aa) William Henry and Lory (Medford) Cope's son Loney Marcellous Cope was born 8-10-1873 in Jersey County, IL. He died 5-22-1952. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Eliza Jane Plumb 12-25-1901 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daugter of Lafayette and Mary (Lippard) Plumb. She was born 7-28-1884 and 3-15-1932. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. Loney and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope had these children-Alfred Leonard Cope, Earl L. Cope, Clyde Cope, Mary Cope, and Pearl Cope.

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Loney M. Cope's obituary - Loney M. Cope of Jerseyville was stricken with a heart attack while on a fishing trip in Bluffdale Township in Greene County, Thursday afternoon, May 22, 1952, and died before medical aid could be summoned. His death occurred at four-thirty o'clock and an inquest was conducted by the coroner of Greene County. Cope had accompanied George Cope and William Garber, Jerseyville businessmen, to a lake site in Greene County. He was sitting on the bank fishing when he was fatally struck. The deceased was a son of the late William and Laura Medford Cope, and was born in Jersey County August 10, 1873. His age at the time of death was seventy-eight years, nine months and twelve days. Mr. Cope is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Silk of Godfrey and Mrs. William Briggs of Jerseyville; three sons, Leonard Cope of Jerseyville and Earl and Clyde Cope of Kalamazoo, Michigan; two brothers, Claude and Clem Cope of Alton; two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Jones and Mrs. Della Henson of Alton, eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, May 25, at two o'clock. The Reverend Melvin McClain officiated and interment was in the Fieldon Cemetery.

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(1aaa) Loney and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope's son Leonard Alfred Cope's obituary - Leonard Alfred Cope, died 01-26-1973. Funeral services for Alfred Leonard Cope, 70, of Godfrey were held Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. M. Edwards Breed of Jerseyville officiating. He died at 9:20 a.m. on January 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton. Interment was in the Fieldon Cemetery. Born September 20, 1902 he was the son of Lonnie M. and Aliza Plumb Cope. Mr. Cope was a laborer. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. William J. Briggs of Jerseyville and Mrs. Thomas Siek of Godfrey; one brother Earl Cope of Grand Junction, Michigan. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

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(2aaa) Loney and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope's son Earl L. Cope's obituary - Earl L. Cope, died 11-27-1988. Earl L. Cope, 77, of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly of Jersey County, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 1988, at home. The retired flower farmer was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Born in Jersey County, his parents were the late Loney M. and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope. He married Marie Emery, who preceded him in death, and later married the former Jenny Gregory, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Linda Cope of Benton Harbor; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Silk of Godfrey. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Leonard and Clyde Cope; and a sister, Pearl Briggs. Visitation was 5-9 p.m. with service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Florin Funeral Home in Benton Harbor. Burial was in the Lee County (Mich.) Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Lacota (Mich.) Baptist Church, where Cope was a member.

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(3aaa) Loney and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope's daughter Mary A. (Cope) Silk's obituary - Mary A. (Cope) Silk, 82, died at 3:42 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Fieldon to Loney M. and Eliza J. (Plumb) Cope. She married Thomas W. Silk Oct. 26, 1941, in Union, Mo. He died Dec. 29, 1982. She was the owner and operator of Silk Kennels, retiring in 1965 after 12 years of service, and a member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Alton.

Survivors include a son, Tom Silk, and his wife, Gayle Smith, of West Alton; three grandchildren, Thomas Lee Silk, Ashley Silk and Shane Silk, all of West Alton; and two great-grandchildren, Kimberly Silk and Skye Silk, both of West Alton. Visitation were from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Services were at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Orrin Anderson officiating. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the 5As.

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(4aaa) Loney and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope's daughter Pearl M. (Cope) Briggs was born Dec. 25, 1905 at Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 01-22-1980, and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She married William Briggs Sr. He was born in 1905 in Jersey County, IL, and died 4-13-1976. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Children of William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs were-Paul C. Briggs, William Briggs Jr., Charles W. Briggs, Morris Ronald Briggs, Thelma Briggs, Grace Briggs, Barbara Briggs, Marcella Briggs, Elsie Briggs, and Betty Briggs.

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Loney and Eliza Jane (Plumb) Cope's daughter Pearl M. (Cope) Briggs's obituary - Pearl M. (Cope) Briggs, born 12-25-1905, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-22-1980, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Pearl M. Briggs, 74, of Jerseyville, died Jan. 22, at Jersey Community hospital. Her husband was the late William Jefferson Briggs Sr. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leo Nafd Todd officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Dec. 25, 1905 at Fieldon, a daughter of Lonnie M. & Eliza Jane (Plum) Cope.

Survivors are 2 sons, Charles W Briggs and Morris Briggs both of Jerseyville; 6 daughters, Thelma Davis, Kane, Grace Kanallakan, Barbara Lyles and Marcella Lyles, Jerseyville, Elsie Simpson, Winston Salem, NC and Betty Roberts, Dow; 1 brother, Earl Cope of Michigan; 1 sister, Mary Silk of Godfrey; 31 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons, Paul and William Jr., 4 brothers and 1 sister. Memorials may be given to the Art fund.

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(1aaaa) William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs's son Charles "Stormy" Briggs's obituary - Charles "Stormy" Briggs, born 03-09-1924, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-14-1993, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Charles "Stormy" Briggs, 69, died Nov.14, 1993, at Jersey Community hospital. He worked for nearly 30 years at Owens-Illinois Glass as a route clerk and retired in 1979. The WWII army veteran later worked part time at Dairy Queen in Jerseyville. born March 9, 1924, in Fieldon Township (Richwood), he was a son of the late William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs. He married Catherine (Goeman) Briggs Nov.30, 1963, in Jerseyville. She survives. Also

surviving are a stepson,Fred Walther of Nashville, TN; 3 step grandchildren; Katie Primm, Becky Walther and Eric Walther; 1 step G-grandchild, Ashley Nichole Primm; 6 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Davis of Jerseyville, Mrs. Delbert (Grace) Kanallakan of Jerseyville, Mrs. Milford (Elsie) Simpson of N Carolina, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Roberts of Dow, Mrs. Jim (Barbara) Lyles of Kane, and Mrs. James (Marcella) Lyles of Georgia; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Morris & Patricia Briggs of Delhi; and numerous nieces and nephews. 2 brothers, Paul and William Briggs, preceded him in death. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev John Allen of Peace United Church of Christ officiated with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to ambulance fund or a charity of one's choice.

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(2aaaa) William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs's son Paul C. Briggs's obituary - Paul C. Briggs, born 10-12-1925, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 09-21-1975, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Paul C. Briggs, 49, died at Sept. 21, at Jersey Community hospital, following an illness of 2 days. He was born Oct. 12, 1925 in Alton, the son of William & Pearl (Cope) Briggs. He served in the armed forces during WWII. He married Shirley (Ford) Briggs, Jun 28, 1951, and was a salesman for Colonial Bakery.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, daughter, Janice at home and Mrs. Dan (Diana) Osborn, Jerseyville; his parents; brothers, Charles William Jr., and Morris Briggs, all of Jerseyville; sisters, Mrs. Thelma Davis, of Kane; Mrs. Grace Kanallakan, Jerseyville; Mrs. Elsie Simpson, NC, Mrs. Betty Roberts, Dow and Barbara Lyles and Mrs. Marcella Lyles, both of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Robert Heintz officiated with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. He was a member of VFW, Moose, Eagles and American Legion. Memorials may be given to Mooseheart.

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(3aaaa) William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs's daughter Barbara Alice (Briggs) Lyles's obituary - Barbara Alice Lyles, 72, died at 7:02 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Jerseyville on Oct. 24, 1940, and was the daughter of the late William Jefferson and Pearl (Cope) Briggs. She graduated in 1958 from Jersey Community High School, and had worked as a clerk for Central Illinois Public Service (CIPS) and for over 25 years was a cook with Fran & Marilyn’s Restaurant in AJerseyville. She married James Leo Lyles on Oct. 22, 1960, in Jerseyville, and together they have shared nearly 53 years together. Surviving are her husband, James Lyles of Kane; a daughter, Cheryl Wadlow of Kane; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Patrick Lyles of Kane, and Kevin and Karla Lyles of St. Peters, Mo.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Thelma Davis and Grace Kanallakan both of Jerseyville, Elsie Simpson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Marcella Lyles of Winder, Ga.; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Roberts; and four brothers, Morris Briggs, Charles “Stormy” Briggs, Paul Briggs and William Briggs. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, with Rev. Ted Engelsdorfer officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery.

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(4aaaa) William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs's son Morris Ronald Briggs's obituary and also the obituary of his wife Patricia Susan (Long) Briggs who died just a few hours later - Morris Ronald Briggs, 74, died at 9:55 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital. His wife, Patricia Susan Briggs, 62, died 27 hours later at 12:21 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital, both of natural causes. Morris was born on Nov. 12, 1936 in Fieldon, and was the son of the late William Jefferson & Pearl Rosebud (Cope) Briggs Sr. He graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1954, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy where he was stationed in Japan. Patricia was born in Litchfield on Oct. 14, 1948, and was the daughter of the late Ernest Martin & Fern Opal (Reader) Long. She graduated from Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. Morris had worked at numerous factories in our area, and was a well known bartender at both the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Eagles Lodge both in Jerseyville, and had tended bar at various Alton establishments. Patricia had worked at Ropers Plastics in Jerseyville for many years, and had also worked in housekeeping at Harrahs Casino in St. Charles, Mo. They both were avid St. Louis Cardinal fans, and enjoyed anything outdoors, sitting down and enjoying a beer with friends, and making occasional visits to the gambling boats. Surviving are their children & their spouses, Tammy & Jon Devening of Jerseyville, Brenda & Tim Holmes of Alton, Randy & Kim Briggs of Maryville, Penny Castleberry of Sedalia, Mo., Lorra & Steve Stahlheber of Murphysboro, Gary & Jackie Stamm II of Godfrey, and Michelle Edwards of Wood River; 23 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. Morris is also survived by five sisters & their spouses, Elise & Milford Simpson of North Carolina, Thelma Davis of Jerseyville, Grace & Delbert Kanallakan of Jerseyville, Barb & Jim Lyles of Kane, and Marcella & Jim Lyles of Georgia. Patricia is also survived by a sister, Betty Lou Davis of Hartford; and a brother Charles Martin Long of Godfrey. They were both preceded in death by their parents, a grandson, Warren Laverne "Bud" Crull; along with Morris brothers & a sister, Betty Roberts, Charles Briggs, Paul Briggs, and William Briggs Jr. Combined visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. Carl Hayes of the First Assembly of God in Jerseyville will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.

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(2aa) William Henry and Lory (Medford) Cope's son Mark Cope was born 5-20-1875 in Jersey County, IL. He died 4-12-1939. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Hall. Mark and Mary (Hall) Cope had these children-Mae Cope, Lena Cope, Clarence Cope, Mark Cope, and Mrs. Charles Hardwick.

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(1aaa) Mark and Mary (Hall) Cope's daughter Mae (Cope) Forbes's obituary - Mae (Cope) Forbes, 51, a native of Jersey County, died July 26, at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield. Mrs. Forbes, wife of John Forbes, was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Mark Cope and was born in Fieldon September 7, 1916. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Robert of Milton and John V. of St. Joseph, MO; 14 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. George Frazier of Jerseyville and Mrs. Charles Hardwick of Shipman; and 2 brothers, Mark Cope of Fieldon and Clarence Cope of Alton. Services were held Sunday at C. C. hanks Funeral Home in Pearl. Burial was in Nebo city cemetery.

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(1aaaa) John and Mae (Cope) Forbes's son Robert L. "Bob" Forbes's obituary - Robert "Bob"ť Forbes, 77 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at his residence in Pittsfield.  Bob was born April 22, 1934 in Roodhouse, IL, the son of John and Mae Cope Forbes. He married Ada Gratton January 1, 1965 in Pleasant Hill, IL and she survives. Bob was a mechanic, farmer and owner-operator of Forbes Trucking for many years. He also worked for Hoover Brothers in Milton, IL and Gordon's John Deere Implement in Riggston, IL. He was of Non Denominational Christian Faith and a member of the Pike County Crime Stoppers. He enjoyed listening and going to country music shows and local festivals, collecting and restoring old tractors, gardening, auctions, and collecting die cast toy tractors and trucks.  Bob enjoyed truck driving and going to family reunions. Bob is survived by his wife, Ada and one brother, Jack (Sally) Forbes of St. Joseph, MO. Ten children survives: Wanda (Jim) Manfredini of Spring Valley, IL; Robert (Nedra) Forbes of Liberty, MO; Kenneth (Vicky) Forbes of Parkville, MO; Deb (Tom) Moore of Milton, IL; Mary (Rodney) Plasky of LaSalle, IL; Glenn (Regina) Wright of Milton, IL; Virgil (Helga) Forbes of Liberty, MO; Margaret Forbes of Peru, IL; David (Janet) Forbes of McNabb, IL and Sandy (companion, Bill Malcome) Piper of Louisiana, MO. Twenty-eight grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment will be in the Nebo Cemetery in Nebo, IL. Visitation will be held Saturday evening, September 10, 2011 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to be made to The Robert Forbes family in care of Niebur Funeral Home, 530 W. Adams in Pittsfield, IL.

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(2aaa) Mark and Mary (Hall) Cope's daughter - Lena Cope was born in 1900 in Macoupin County, IL, and died 11-14-1986 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL. She married George F. Frazer the son of Fredrick and Margaret (Dabbs) Frazer. He was born 1-13-1899 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 4-30-1978 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lena Cope 8-3-1921. They had 3 children-Ruth Frazer, Marcella "Mickey" Frazer, and George E. Frazer.

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(1aaaa) George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's daughter Ruth Frazer was born 1-5-1918 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 9-18-1988 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Joseph Vincent Richey 12-5-1942 in El Paso, Texas. They had 3 children-Donna Kay (Richey) Postlewait of Dow, IL, Marsha R. (Richey) Schroeder of Grafton, IL, and a son Michael Vincent Richey (deceased).

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(2aaaa) George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's daughter Marcella "Mickey" Frazer married Eugene Steinkuehler. She is deceased. She lived in Jerseyville, IL. Eugene and Marcella Rose "Mickey" (Frazer) Steinkuehler had 5 children-Pamela Steinkuehler, Sandy Steinkuehler, Kim Steinkuehler, Ronald Steinkuehler, and Michael Steinkuehler.

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George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's daughter Marcella Rose "Mickey" (Frazer) Steinkuehler's obituary - Marcella Rose "Mickey" Steinkuehler, 78, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at her home. She was born May 16, 1930, in Otterville, to George and Lena (Cope) Frazer. A homemaker and farm wife, she married Eugene Steinkuehler on Aug. 14, 1954, at Bethel Baptist Church. He survives. In addition to her husband, surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pamela Gowin and Sandy and John Clark, all of Jerseyville, and Kim and Ed Snyder of Shipman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Bobbi Steinkuehler and Michael Steinkuehler, all of Jerseyville; grandchildren and spouses, Tracy and Ben Gilmore, Tabitha and Donald Bortz, Jim and Alison Clark, Doug and Anna, Chris and Whitney and Robert Steinkuehler, Ryan Clark, Justin and Jennifer Steinkuehler and Merissa and Shon Graden; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Frazer, and a sister, Ruth Richey. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Pastor Michael Parsons will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.

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(3aaaa) George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's son George E. Frazer's obituary - George E. Frazer, JERSEYVILLE - George E. Frazer, 71, died at 11:23 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999, at St. Clare's Hospital in Alton. Born June 18, 1928, in otter Creek Township, Jersey County, he was a son of the late George F. and Lena (Cope) Frazer. The World War II U.S. Army veteran was employed with Illinois Bell Telephone in Alton, where he worked for 18 years as an automotive technician, retiring in 1988. In addition to being a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, he was a very diverse handyman who enjoyed his woodworking, where he restored and refinished antique furniture. As a lover of nature, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was a dedicated hunter and finder of mushrooms. He was a member of Moose Lodge 695 and a member for more than 50 years of the American Legion Post 492, both of Jerseyville. He and the former Phyllis J. Goeman were married Sept 7, 1979, in Jerseyville. She survives. In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Georgia and John Acord of Alton and Judy Beatty of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Jared, Brandon and, Kristy Beatty and Sara and John Garth Acord; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth V. "Sis" Richey and Marcella "Mickey' and Eugene Steinkuehler, all of Jerseyville. A brother-in-law, Vince Richey, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m., until services at 11 a.m. Monday; all at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Pastor Kurt Simon will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 conducting full military services. Memorials may be made to the Jersey County Health Department.

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(1aaa) Mark and Mary (Hall) Cope's son Clarence K. Cope married Tammy Rudolph 7-18-1923 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3aa) William Henry and Lory (Medford) Cope's son Herbert Cope was born in 1875 in Jersey County, IL. He died in July 1944. He married 1st Haseltine Coates 4-18-1895 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1880 and died in 1940, a daughter of Alfred H. Coates (1829-1897) and Mary Monk (1834-1920). Both Herbert Cope and his 1st wife Hazeltine (Coates) Cope are buried in Jalappa Cemetery, Kane, Greene Co., IL. Herbert Cope married 2nd Elva (Jackson) Anderson born in 1875 in Cassville, MO, died in 1944 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She was buried at Jalappa Cemetery, Kane, Greene Co., IL. Herbert and and his 1st wife Hazeltine (Coates) Cope had these children-Viola Cope, Muriel Cope, William Franklin Cope, Clarence Cope, Clemens Earl Cope, and Della Cope.

(Note: Herbert Cope was a commercial fisherman in the Alton, IL area, and here is an article about him and Dudge Collins catching a bull shark in their fish traps near Alton in 1937 ---- The Atlas of North American Freshwater Fishes describes the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) as an aggressive shark that reaches 10 feet in length and has been known to attack man. Its range extends as far up the Mississippi River as Alton, Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Conservation, two commercial fishermen from Alton, Herbert Cope and Dudge Collins, caught a bull shark in 1937. They found something troubling their wood and mesh traps late that summer. Concluding that it was a fish, they built a strong wire trap and baited it with chicken guts. The next morning, they caught a 5-foot 84-pound shark, which they displayed in the Calhoun Fish Market where it attracted crowds for days. Although some folks suspected a hoax, the catch was considered authentic. Biologists later concluded from photos that it was a bull shark. Recently, Clint Smith of Alton supplied an old photo of the catch, with the present-day ADM flourmill in the background. Bull sharks can live a long time in freshwater. In 1972, one was caught 2,500 miles up the Amazon. The journey from New Orleans to Alton is about 1,750 miles. Dams now prevent sharks from entering Illinois.)

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Herbert Cope's 2nd wife Elva (Jackson) Anderson Cope's obituary - Mrs. Elva Cope ~ 53, Dies; Mrs. Elva Cope, 53, of 1248 State, widow of Herbert Cope, died at 6:40 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital. She had been in failing health since the death of her husband last July, and last Saturday when her condition took a turn for the worse entered the hospital. Born at Cassville, Mo., she had resided in Alton for 24 years. Her husband for a number of years operated a fish market In Alton. Surviving are a son, Raymond Anderson of Cassville, a member of the armed forces; six step-children Clarence and William Cope, Alton Mrs. Merle Bridges and Mrs. Viola Wildey, Independence, Mo., Mrs Delia Allen, Kane, and Clem Cope of El Paso, Tex. She also leaves a brother, Claude Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz. Arrangements for the funeral will not be made until word has been received from the brother and son. The body is at Gent funeral home.

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(1aaa) Herbert and his 1st wife Hazeltine (Coates) Cope's son William Franklin Cope married Myrtle Marie Duncan 7-12-1930 in Jersey County, IL. William Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Duncan) Cope had 8 children-Jerry Cope, William Cope, Jack Cope, Frances Cope, Muriel Cope, Billy Jean Cope, Mary Lou Cope, and Herbert Cope.

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(1aaaa) William Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Duncan) Cope's son Herbert A. Cope's obituary - Herbert A. Cope, 73, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at his home. He was born March 29, 1931, in Alton to William Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Duncan) Cope. He married the former Betty L. Keel on Nov. 23, 1950, at the Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton. She survives. He worked for A.O. Smith in Granite City for 27 years. He then founded Cope and Sons Asphalt, from which he semi-retired in 1997. He continued to work in the business with his sons until two years ago. He was a long-time member of Calvary Temple and a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 25.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie L. and Danny Sitton of Bunker Hill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert A. and JoAnn Cope and Danny L. and Sharon Cope, all of Alton; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Billie Patterson and Francie Moore, both of Alton; and three brothers, Jerry Cope, Jack Cope and William Cope, all of Alton. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Muriel Sutton and Mary Lou Milhime; and two granddaughters, Tracy Cope and Chanda Lynn Cope. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gent Funeral Home, where services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Lionel Gruver officiated. Burial was at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Calvary Temple. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(1aaaaa) Herbert A. Cope and Betty L. (Keel) Cope's son Danny L. Cope Sr.'s wife Sharon Lee (Boerckel) Cope's obituary - Sharon Lee Cope, 55, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Alton Rehab and Nursing with her family by her side. She was born on July 28, 1958, in Hillsboro, Ill., the daughter of the late Don Boerckel and Shirley (Moreland) Pembroke of South Roxana. She married Danny L. Cope Sr. on May 31, 1975, and he survives. Sharon enjoyed camping and bowling, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by two sons, Danny L. Cope Jr. of Alton and David Dwayne Cope of Alton, two grandsons, Danny L. Cope III and David Dwayne Cope Jr.; three sisters; Barbara Breckle of Hartford, Tammy Geisen of Cottage Hills and Sue Boerckel of Wood River; and two brothers, Alen and his spouse Connie Boerckel of Litchfield and Dale Boerckel of St. Louis, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Elias Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Monday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home with Rev Charles West officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be directed to Lou Gehrig's Research Foundation. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com. Visitation is from 4 until 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton where the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be directed to the Lou Gehrigs Research Foundatin. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(2aaaa) William and Myrtle (Duncan) Cope's daughter Frances (Cope) Moore's obituary - Frances Moore, 69, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was born April 12, 1940, in Alton to William and Myrtle (Duncan) Cope. Frances was employed as a home care provider for more than 30 years. She enjoyed taking care of others and taking care of animals. She also enjoyed gardening and feeding and watching birds. She was a member of the Calvary Temple in Alton.

She is survived by seven children, Clyde Holliday and Wendy Holliday, both of East Alton, Bob Mittler of Florida, Lisa White of New York, Paul Mittler of Florida, Joe Hernandez Jr. of Alton, and Bridget Cope of East Alton; five grandchildren, Doe Ann, Tony, Cory Joe, Danielle and Robin; 13 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Jerry Cope, William Cope and Jack Cope all of Alton. She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Dean Holliday; three sisters, Muriel "Sister" Sutton, Billy Jean Patterson, and Mary Lou Millhime; and one brother, Herb Cope. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. The Rev. Lionel Gruver will officiate. Per her wishes cremation rites were accorded. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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(3aaaa) William Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Duncan) Cope's son Jack W. Cope's wife Sherry Lenn (Lewis) Cope's obituary - Sherry Lenn Cope, 57, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Alton to Andrew George and Mildred (Douglas) Lewis. On Sept. 27, 1969, in Alton, she married Jack W. Cope. She was a devoted and loving housewife, mother and memaw, and she loved to fish and camp with her family. Sherry was a Christian woman and member of the Anchor of Hope Fellowship in Alton.

Surviving are two daughters, Jill Marie Smith and her husband, Darren, of Alton and Tina Lenn Robertson and her husband, Daniel, of South Roxana; two sons, Jackie Wayne Cope Jr. and his wife, Chandra, of Alton and Terry Lee Cope and his wife, Melissa Anne, of Alton; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie Lewis and Lonnie Lewis, both of Cottage Hills, and Gerry Lewis of Alton; four sisters, Shirley Fitzgerald of Providence, R.I., Bonnie Patton of New Athens, Ill., Norma Elliott of Alton and Betty Price of Brighton. She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Lewis; and two sisters, Patsy Wilkens and Darlene Cope. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Anchor of Hope Fellowship, 503 Milton Rd. in Alton, with the Rev. Seeram Garney officiating. Memorials may be made to the Anchor of Hope Fellowship.

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(4aaaa) William Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Duncan) Cope's son William E. Cope's obituary - William E. Cope, 64, of Alhambra, IL died at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 1, 2010 at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra. He was born Aug. 9, 1946 in Illinois to the late William & Myrtle (Duncan) Cope. William had worked for Carl’s Construction. He is survived by 2 brothers, Jack & Jerry Cope, both of Alton, IL. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: 4 sisters, Muriel Sutton, Billie Jean Patterson, Mary Lou Milhime & Frances Moore and a brother, Herbert Cope.

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(2aaa) Herbert Cope and his 1st wife Hazeltine (Coates) Cope's son Clemens Earl Cope's obituary - Clemens Earl Cope, died 12-08-1976. The funeral of Clemens Earl Cope, who died Dec. 8 at the age of 69 in Brownwood, Tex., will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Burial will be in Jalappa Cemetery. Cope, who was born Sept. 19, 1907, married the former Helen Emery in Alton in 1928. She and his sister, Mrs. Della Allen of Kane, survive.

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(4aa) William Henry and Lory (Medford) Cope's son Claude Leroy Cope was born in Jersey Co., IL. He married Dollie May Brown 10-26-1907 in Jersey Co., IL. Claude and Dollie (Brown) Cope had a son Claude Leroy Cope born in 1910.

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(1aaa) Claude and Dollie (Brown) Cope's son Claude Leroy Cope was born 1-25-1910 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL, and died 1-5-1971. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married James and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Tucker's daughter Jessie S. Tucker. She was born in 1911 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died in 1971. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Claude L. Cope 3-14-1928 in Jersey Co., IL. Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope had these children-Nellie Cope, Dollie Cope, Doris Jean Cope, Gale Cope, Keith Cope, and LeRoy Cope. To go to a page with more information about Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope and their family click here-- Claude L. Cope Family

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(2a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's daughter Flora Cope was born in 1852 in Jersey County, IL. She married Edwin C. Webster 6-1-1873 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's son Charles Cope was born in 1854 in Jersey County, IL. He married Emma Henson 4-20-1876 in Jersey County, IL.

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(4a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's son Samuel Cope was born in 1856 in Jersey County, IL.

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(5a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's daughter Nora Cope was born in 1857 in Jersey County, IL. She married T. C. Lynch. Her husband - T. C. Lynch - Jersey county news, Thursday, 13 Jan. 1927: Funeral services were held in Monrovia, California on Tuesday for T. C. Lynch, who died at his home there Sunday evening at the age of 71 years. The deceased is a brother to Willis Lynch of this city and was well known here. He made his home here about 45 years ago and taught in the schools of Jersey county. His wife, Mrs. Nora Cope Lynch is a former Jerseyville girl. He leaves surviving him, his wife and two daughters, Miss Vivia Lynch of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Harriett Cotton of Pasadena, Calif..

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(6a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's son George W. Cope was born in 1860 in Jersey County, IL. He married Rosey Crandell 10-10-1882 in Jersey County, IL.

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(7a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's daughter Rhoda Cope was born in 1850 in Jersey County, IL. She married Lewis Greene 5-24-1868 in Jersey County, IL.

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Lewis & Rhoda (Cope) Green's son - George Wesley Green, 73, retired shoe repairman of Jerseyville, d. July 24, at Alton Memorial hospital. He had been a patient 6 days. Mr Green was a son of the late Lewis & Rhoda (Cope) Green and was born in Jersey county on June 30, 1884.

Surviving are 2 sons, Everett W Green, Alton and George L Green of Kansas City, KS; 3 daughters, Mrs Ralph (Frances) Wood, Mrs Dayle (Leah) Busch and Mrs Randolph (Helen) Jett of Alton; 16 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Elmer Green, Columbia, MO; 1 sister, Mrs Flora Watts of Alton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Green. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held July 26, at the funeral home with Rev Carl Hilgendorf of Alton officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove.

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(8a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's daughter Zella Cope was born in 1867 in Jersey County, IL She married Hugh L. Whitlow 8-18-1884 in Jersey County, IL.

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Hugh & Zella (Cope) Whitlow's son - Edwin Casey Whitlow, died 09-08-1977. Edwin Casey Whitlow, 90, of Green Meadows Nursing Home in White Hall, died September 8, at White Hall hospital. He was born in Jersey County on February 7, 1887, a son of Hugh & Zella (Cope) Whitlow and was a retired painter. He lived in Jerseyville until 1 year ago. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs Carl (Zella) Seago, Phoenix, AZ; 1 grandchild and 2 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Whitlow, who died in 1964, his first wife, the former Irene Belt, and 1 daughter. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove.

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(9a) Nathan and Malinda Elaine (Day) Cope's daughter Fanny Cope was born in 1855 in Jersey County, IL. She married Andrew Costly 1-8-1874 in Jersey County, IL.

(6) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son Jacob Cope was born December 25, 1808 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died June 15, 1892 in Carrollton, Illinois. Jacob married Olive (Ollie) McKenney, born July 4, 1816 in Virginia, died June 25, 1862 in Jerseyville, Illinois. They married on June 9, 1831.

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John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son - Jacob Cope, June 15, 1892, died. Jacob Cope 83 years of age. Funeral from home of his son, Andrew, 2 miles west of Jerseyville.

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Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope had these children-Andrew A. Cope, Alex Cope, James Cope, Martin Cope, Alfea Caroline Cope, Mary G. Cope, and Ellie Malinda Cope.

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(1a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's son Andrew A. Cope was born 11-11-1833 in Jersey County, IL (then a part of Greene County). He died 4-10-1900. He is buried at Brown Cemetery, English Township, Jersy County, IL. He married Susan Johnson 1-8-1854 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 4-1-1833 and died 9-5-1912. She is buried at Brown Cemetery in Jersey County, IL. Andrew and Susan (Johnson) Cope had these children-William Jacob Cope, Emma G. Cope, Olive C. Cope, Nancy A. Cope, and Lilly M. Cope.

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(1aa) Andrew and Susan (Johnson) Cope's son William Jacob Cope was born 11-8-1857 in Jersey County, IL. He died 5-31-1935. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Adelaide Patterson.

William Jacob Cope's wife - Adelaide (Patterson) Cope, died 04-11-1963. Mrs. Adelaide Cope, 99, believed to be Jerseyville's oldest citizen, died at six-ten o'clock Thursday evening, April 11, at Waters Nursing Home where she had been a patient the past six weeks. Prior to her last illness, Mrs. Cope had made her home for many years with her daughter, Mrs. Scott Hardman, 405 West Pine Street, Jerseyville. Reverend Harold E. Lane, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, officiated at funeral services held at three o'clock Easter Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery, west of Jerseyville. Mrs. Cope was born in Jersey County on December 29, 1863, a daughter of the late Gershon Clay and Caroline D Sandidge Patterson. Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Cope had enjoyed fairly good health and maintained an active interest in everyday affairs.

Her survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Hardman; one son, W. Austin Cope, Jerseyville businessman and teacher; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Her husband, William J. Cope, a daughter, Bertha, and a son, Orville A. Cope, preceded her in death.

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William Jacob and Adelaide (Patterson) Cope had these children-William Austin Cope, Orville A. Cope, Olive M. Cope, Mary A. Cope, and Bertha Cope.

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(1aaa) William Jacob and Adelaide (Patterson) Cope's son - William Austin Cope, died 10-28-1965. William Austin Cope, retired Jerseyville businessman and school teacher, died unexpectedly Thursday night, October 28, at 11:55 o'clock at his home, 213 East Pearl Street, this city. Mr. and Mrs. Cope had spent Thursday evening in Godfrey. He became ill after retiring for the night and his death occurred within a short time. Visitation hours were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where Masonic services were conducted Saturday evening at eight o'clock. He had been a Mason for forty years, joining the fraternal organization in Freeburg, and transferring his membership to Jerseyville in 1943. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the First Baptist Church where he was teacher of the Men's Bible Class. Rev. Carlton G. Christenson, pastor of the church, officiated at the rites and burial was in Grimes Cemetery west of Jerseyville.

Mr. Cope was engaged in the teaching profession about twenty-five years. His first position was at Henderson school west of Jerseyville at the age of eighteen. His last position was as a member of the faculty at the Jerseyville East Elementary School. After his retirement from the teaching field Mr. Cope died substitute teaching. He attended Illinois State Teachers College at Carbondale and continued his degree through correspondence work. The family moved to Jerseyville in 1937 from Godfrey where he was engaged in the Round Oak heating business and also taught school. In 1938 he purchased the Oliver machinery agency from Downey and Beckner and the business became known as Austin Cope & Son. For a period of fifteen years Mr. Cope was sales representative for the Oliver Company. In 1947 the firm erected a new building and entered into the automobile business along with its farm machinery. The firm disposed of the Oliver agency in 1957. Since retiring from business six years ago Mr. Cope had sold real estate at various times.

He was a son of the late WIlliam Jacob and Adeline Patterson Cope and was born in Jersey County on June 24, 1890. His age at the time of death was seventy-five years four months and four days. Mr. Cope's death occurred as he and his wife were making plans to mark their golden wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Sanders to whom he was married December 4, 1915 in Troy, Mo., two sons, Aaron, Jerseyville businessman, and Wendell of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Norma) L'Heureux of Dixon and Mrs. Doris Osmond of Hinsdale; one sister, Mrs. Olive M. Hardman of Jerseyville, nine grandchildren and one great grandson.

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(1aaaa) William Austin and Alice N. (Sanders) Cope's son - Aaron Cope, died 06-19-1992. Aaron Cope, 75, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday June 19, 1992, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. He was a retail cars salesman with an Oldsmobile and Cadillac dealer from 1941 to 1967; a salesman with Oliver Farm Machinery; and a Chicago Motor Club AAA Territorial Representative, retiring in 1978. Cope was a member of the Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, Scottish Rites Bodies of Belleville, Order of the Eastern Star 656 of Jerseyville, Elks Lodge 1016 of Effingham and Effingham Presbyterian Church. Born in Kemper Nov. 21, 1916, he was a son of the late WIlliam Austin and Alice N. (Sanders) Cope. He married the former Pauline Voorhees in Jerseyville on Aug. 27, 1939. She died Nov. 16, 1986.

Surviving are three sons, David P. Cope of Godfrey, James L. Cope of Washington, Pa., and William A. "Bill" Cope of Taylorville; two daughters, Nancy Jane Campbell of Morton and Judy Foxall of Bluford; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters, Doris Jean Osmond of Burr Ridge and Norma L. Heureux of Dixon. A half brother, Wendell A. Jackson, preceded him in death. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with rites at 7 p.m. by Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394 AF & AM, of which he was a member. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Walter Krebs officiating. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis.

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Aaron Cope's wife - Pauline V. (Voorhees) Cope, died 11-16-1986. Pauline V. Cope, 68, of Effingham, Ill. formerly of Jerseyville, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 1986 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late Richard H. and Nina (Nail) Voorhees. On Aug. 27, 1939, in Jerseyville, she married Aaron Cope, and he survives. Mrs. Cope was a self-employed piano and organ teacher and a former organist of the First Presbyterian Church of Effingham.

Besides her husband, surviving are three sons, David P. Cope of Godfrey, James L. "Jim" Cope of Washington, Pa., and William A. "Bill" Cope of West Lafayette, Ind., two daughters, Nancy Jane Campbell of Morton Ill., and Judith L. Harrell of Bluford, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a sister, Doris V. Gubser of Godfrey. Visitation was scheduled 4 to 8 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham and 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. At the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville, visitation continued from 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at 10 a.m. The Revs. Russell Stark and Simon A. Simon officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church of Effingham, where she was a member.

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(1aaaaa) Aaron and Pauline (Voorhees) Cope's son - David Patterson Cope, 65, went to live with God at 2:46 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Alton Memorial Hospital. A son of Aron and Pauline (Voorhees) Cope, he was born on May 20, 1941, in Alton. He and the former Sally Kendall were married on May 21, 1966, in Jerseyville. She survives. A professional piano and organ entertainer at the Stratford Hotel for many years, he was a music teacher in Alton, St. Louis, Grafton, Jerseyville and Calhoun. He served as choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, First Presbyterian Church in Alton youth choir, and United Church of Christ in Godfrey Chancel choir director for 21 years. He was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, First Presbyterian Church in Alton, where he served as elder, Jerseyville Elks Club Lodge 954, Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394, Jerseyville DeMolay, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music fraternity and Tau Kappa Epsilon, both at Millikin University in Decatur.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jenny Lambie of Camp Zama, Japan, and her children, Erin Margaret, Joshua Bernard, Sally Ann, Kathryn James and Owen David; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sarah Cope of Jacksonville, Fla., and their children, Samuel Joseph and Elizabeth Clair; two sisters, Nancy Jane Campbell of Morton and Judy Foxall of Taylorville; and two brothers, James L. Cope of Washington, Pa., and William A. Cope of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation was from 10 until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey with the Rev. Jerald MeCaskey officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. The Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey choral fund or building fund or Brian Bisch Missionary fund has been named as memorials.

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(2aaa) William Jacob and Adelaide (Patterson) Cope's son Orville Andrew Cope was born in 1884 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1957. He married Clara Adams Hester who was born October 16, 1892 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL, and died April 29, 1924 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL. She was a daughter of William Joshua Hester (1863-1952) and Esther Barbara Adams. She married Orville Andrew Cope December 03, 1918 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL. Orville Andrew Cope and Clara Adams (Hester) Cope had these children-Dwight William Cope, born February 20, 1921 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL, died May 12, 1995 in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL, married Mozelle Oleta Bach September 20, 1940; and Kenneth Andrew Cope, born April 27, 1924 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL, died Sept. 28, 1998 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, married 1st Virigiana Helen Kelley September 04, 1942 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO, married 2nd Leona Lee in 1952..

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(1aaaa) Orville Andrew Cope and Clara Adams (Hester) Cope's son Dwight W. Cope's wife Mozelle Oleta (Bach) Cope's obituary - Mozelle Oleta Cope was born on August 6, 1919 in St. Louis, MO and was called to be with our Lord and Savior at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center with her family by her side. She just turned 91. Mozelle was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ruby (Seay) Bach, her brother, Jack, and her beloved husband, Dwight. Mozelle grew up in St. Louis, but also spent quite a bit of time living with relatives in Batchtown, IL and Sapulpa, OK as a child. She married the love of her life, Dwight Cope on September 29, 1940 and had 55 wonderful years with him until his death in 1995. Together they had twin daughters, Marilyn and Sharilyn, in 1942 and shortly thereafter started working with plastics in the basement of their home. This was the beginning of their business, Cope Plastics, Inc. which continues today and is headquartered in Alton, IL. Mozelle and her husband were soul mates and did everything together. One of their many passions was St. Louis Blues Hockey. They bought season tickets when the Blues started in St. Louis in 1967. They also loved to go hunting and fishing and took many trips with friends and family out west and to Canada. They loved to travel the world, but their favorite vacation spot was Bemidji, MN where they spent lots of time with their family at their cabin on the lake. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Andy and Marilyn Kuhn and Don and Sharilyn Beem. Also surviving are her grandchildren and spouses: Chris and Sonja (Kuhn) Klope, Joe and Debbie Kuhn, Sean and Christa (Kuhn) Copple, Pete and Lori Kuhn, David and Cindy (Beem) Smalley, Mike and Roxanne (Beem) Wittman, Steve and Jane (Beem) Saale and Dave and Donna (Beem) Rintoul. She had 22 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In her later years, Mozelle’s devoted companion was her little Chihuahua named Trinkie, Also surviving. Mozelle and Dwight were faithful members of Godfrey First United Methodist Church and any memorials can be made to the church. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bethalto. Reverend Don E. Long Jr. will officiate.

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(2aaaa) Orville Andrew Cope and Clara Adams (Hester) Cope's son Kenneth A. Cope's obituary - Cope 09/28/98 - Kenneth A. Cope, 74, of Godfrey, died Sept. 28, 1998, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Leona Lee, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenneth of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Richard of Kansas City, Mo.; and daughters, Candice Cope of Godfrey, Cynthia Oseland of Alton, and Deborah Hall of Idaho Falls, Ia. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Godfrey, and to the American Heart Association.

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(2aa) Andrew and Susan (Johnson) Cope's daughter Emma G. Cope was born in 1856 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3aa) Andrew and Susan (Johnson) Cope's daughter Olive Caroline Cope was born 5-19-1860 in Jersey County, IL. She died 12-11-1934. She is buried at Newbern Cemetery, Mississippi Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Henry Campbell Lurton 3-22-1882 in Jersey County, IL. Her husband - Henry Campbell Lurton: Jerseyville news, Apr. 1931: Henry Campbell Lurton, retired farmer, died at home near Dow on 18 April, son of Nelson M. and Emma Sloman Lurton. Surviving are two sons, Nelson Lurton of Shanghai, China and William Lurton of New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Lyall Garrison of St. Louis and Miss Metta Lurton of Chicago; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John Darlington, Mrs. Lou Slaten of Mena, Arkansas and Mrs. Eva Lamb of St. Louis; one brother, Marion of Dow. Funeral was from Cumberland Presbyterian church and burial was at Newbern.

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(1aaa) Henry Campbell and Olive Caroline (Cope) Lurton's son - Judge Nelson E. Lurton: Unknown newspaper, 27 Dec. 1956: "Judge Lurton died dec.21 in St. Louis": Atty. Nelson E. Lurton of St. Louis, Judge of the United States Court of China in Shanghai for twenty-one years, died Friday morning, 21 Dec. at three thirty o'clock at St. John's hospital in St. Louis, where he had submitted to surgery two weeks ago. He resided at 5966 Enright in that city. Judge Lurton was a son of the late Henry C. and Olive Caroline Cope Lurton and was born in Jersey county on 1 Jan. 1883. He was aged seventy-three years, eleven months and twenty days.

Judge Lurton received his early education in Jersey county. After being admitted to the bar he practiced law in St. Louis for five years. At the end of that period he was appointed U.S. Commissioner to Shanghai in 1918 and held the office until his resignation in 1927. He was reappointed to the post in 1937 and at that time his wife and son, Nelson E. Lurton, Jr. were evacuated and came to St. Louis to reside. While in Shanghai he also served as Judge of the Consular Court. He was interned by the Japanese for a time and returned to the states from China on the exchange ship Gripsholm in August, 1942.

The former Jersey county resident had served on the Missouri State Workmen's Compensation Commission since 1945. Fraternally he was a member of the AF & AM Scottish Rites Bodies and Shrine. Judge Lurton was also Deputy Sovereign Commander of China for a number of years. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lida Houghtlin Lurton of St. Louis, one Son, Nelson E. Lurton, Jr. of Shreveport, La.; one brother, William P. Lurton of Dow; and two sisters, Mrs. Lyle Garrison of St. Louis and Miss Metta Lurton of Los Angeles, California. A Masonic service was conducted at Alexander and Sons funeral chapel in St. Louis Sunday evening at eight o'clock. The body was brought to Jerseyville for interment in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(2aaa) Henry Campbell and Olive Caroline (Cope) Lurton's son - William P. Lurton: Unknown newspaper, 24 Sep. 1979: Services for William P. Lurton, 95, of Dow will be conducted at 3 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home by Gilbert Ives, Christian Science Reader. Burial will be in the Newbern cemetery. He died at 11:40 pm 22 Sep. at Garnet's Chateau nursing home. He was born 11 July 1884 at Dow, a son of the late Henry C. and Carrie Cope Lurton and was a retired carpenter from Principia College, Elsah.

His wife, the former Elizabeth McDow whom he married in April of 1929, died 18 Nov. 1975. He is survived by four sons, Bill Lurton of Long Lake, Minn. Don of Memphis, Tenn., Calyton of Alton, and Bob of Carrollton; three daughters, Jane Dunn of Hollister, Calif., Alice Dodson of Godfrey and Mary Brainerd of Dow; 15 grandchildren. His parents, wife, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death. The charity of your choice has been suggested as a memorial. Visitation from 4 to 9 pm, Monday at Jacoby Funeral home.

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William P. Lurton's wife - Elizabeth Lucille (McDow) Lurton: Unknown newspaper, 20 Nov. 1975: Services will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon, 21 Nov. at the Jacoby Funeral home for Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Lurton, 69, of RR 1, Dow. Gilbert Ives will be the reader. Interment will be in the Newbern cemetery. She died at 12:10 pm on 18 Nov. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital. She was born 6 Aug. 1906 in Dow, a daughter of Homer L. and Lula Chappee McDow. Mrs. Lurton was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Elsah, and the Grafton Eastern Star Chapter.

Her survivors are her husband, William P. of Dow; father, Homer McDow; sons, H. William Lurton of Long Lake, Minn., Donald H. Lurton, Memphis, Tenn. Clayton E. of Dow and Robert of Carrollton; daughters, Mrs. Allen (Jane) Dunn of Hollister, Calif., Mrs. Charles (Alice) Dodson of Godfrey, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Brainerd of Dow; 15 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Russell (Mary Frances) Whyte of Godfrey.

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(3aaa) Henry Campbell and Olive Caroline (Cope) Lurton's daughter - Metta E. Lurton: Unknown newspaper, 17 Aug. 1961: "Metta E. Lurton died Wednesday in California": William P. Lurton of Dow received word Wednesday morning of the death of his sister, Miss Metta E. Lurton of Los Angeles, California, which occurred at four o'clock that morning at the Christian Science Sanitarium in Pasadena, Calif. Where she had been for a week. Miss Lurton, a retired government employee had spent three weeks here this summer visiting relatives and had returned to her home about 10 Jul.

She was a daughter of the late Henry C. and Olive Cope Lurton and was born at Dow on 10 Aug. 1888. She had marked her seventy third birthday last Thursday. Miss Lurton was educated in the Jerseyville schools and for ten years was engaged in the teaching profession in Elsah, Jerseyville and Granite City. She entered the employ of the government and for many years held a position with the income tax division. Miss Lurton worked in Washington, DC about two years before being transferred to Chicago. In 1950 she was transferred from Chicago to Los Angeles where she was employed until her retirement about three years ago. Surviving her in addition to her brother of Dow are a sister, Mrs. ..rest of obituary is missing.

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(4aaa) Henry Campbell and Olive Caroline (Cope) Lurton's daughter - Minnie (Lurton) Garrison, 85, a former Jersey county resident, died July 26 at the Old Peoples Christian home in St. Louis where she had resided the past 6 yrs. Funeral services were held at the Alexander funeral home in St. Louis and burial was in Bellfontaine cemetery. William Lurton of Dow, a brother of Mrs Garrison, went to the funeral home but was unable to attend services the following day. At the services were Mrs Lurton, her son, Robert of Carrollton, and her daughter, Mrs Allen Dunn of Hollister, CA.

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(4aa) Andrew and Susan (Johnson) Cope's daughter Nancy A. Cope was born in 1863 in Jersey County, IL.

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(5aa) Andrew and Susan (Johnson) Cope's daughter Lily M. Cope was born in 1868 in Jersey County, IL.

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(2a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's son Alex Cope was born in 1843 in Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Slattery 11-8-1881 in Jersey County, IL. He later married Lucy Depper 10-12-1888 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's son James Cope was born in 1837 in Jersey (then Greene) County, IL.

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(4a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's son Martin Cope was born in 1847 in Jersey County, IL.

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(5a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's daughter Alfea Caroline Cope was born in 1850 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's daughter Mary G. Cope was born in 1854 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1a) Jacob and Olive "Ollie" (McKenney) Cope's daughter Ellie Malinda Cope was born in 1856 in Jersey County, IL. She married William J. Sandidge 9-12-1874 in Jersey County, IL.

(7) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son Henry Cope was born 1805 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died October 7, 1880 in English Township, Jersey County, Illinois. Henry married (1) Lucinda Elizabeth Whisman. Lucinda was born in Virginia(?), died Abt. 1868 in Jersey County, Illnois. Henry and Lucinda were married April 15, 1830. Henry married (2) Eliza Walker 8-7-1869 in Jersey County, IL.

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John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son Henry Cope's obituary - Henry Cope, died 1880. Henry Cope, 78 old resident of Jersey Co., died at home in West Woods of heart disease. Funeral from home. Leaves his widow and one child, Mrs. Matthew Darr, now of Kansas.

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Henry Cope and Lucinda (Whisman) Cope had a son Hugh C. Cope born 1853 and a daughter Anna Cope born October 04, 1830 in IL, and died February 27, 1917 in Freedom, Woods Co., OK. .

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(1a) Henry and Lucinda (Whisman) Cope's daughter Anna Cope was born October 04, 1830 in IL, and died February 27, 1917 in Freedom, Woods Co., OK. She married Madison Darr. Anna Cope's husband Madison Darr was born December 12, 1828 in Jersey Co., IL, and died September 04, 1914 in Freedom, Woods Co., OK. He married 1st Hulda Vaughn June 20, 1850 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born Abt. 1832 in IL. He married 2nd Lucy Reno December 14, 1853 in Macoupin, Co., IL. She was born Abt. 1837 in KY. He married 3rd Anna Cope July 08, 1855 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born October 04, 1830 in IL, and died February 27, 1917 in Freedom, Woods Co., OK. Her burial was in Freedom, OK Cemetery. Child of Madison Darr and Hulda Vaughn was-Julie Ann Darr, born Abt. 1851, died in 4 mos., 25 days. Child of Madison Darr and Lucy Reno was-Matthew Dwight Darr, born November 28, 1854 in IL. Children of Madison Darr and Anna Cope were-Mathew Darr, born Abt. 1856; Charles Chilton Darr, born Abt. 1857 in IL, died December 14, 1887 in Big Timber, Rush Co., KS, married 1st Mary E. (Darr), married 2nd Vienna Adkinson April 22, 1883 in Rush Co., KS; Jemima Darr, born September 04, 1858 in IL, died August 17, 1860 in Shipman, IL; Madison Darr, born January 1860 in IL, died in prob OK, married Ursula Gray April 29, 1883 in Rush Co., KS; Harriet Darr, born Abt. 1862 in IL, died Aft. 1914 in prob KS, married Alexes M. Miller April 29, 1883 in Rush Co., KS; Lucinda Darr, born Abt. 1863 in IL; Jackson Darr, born Abt. 1864 in IL, died January 1899 in Indian Territory; Caroline Darr, born Abt. 1866 in IL, died Aft. 1914 in prob OK, married Horace L. Williams September 01, 1887 in La Crosse, Rush Co., KS; William Harrison Darr, born January 1868 in IL, died June 16, 1939 in prob OK; Henry Darr, born Abt. 1870 in IL, died March 17, 1944 in Halstead, Harvey Co., KS, married Alda Grace McHenry May 03, 1896 in Chandler, OK; Nora Darr, born Abt. 1873 in IL, died in prob WA, married (Mr) Burgess; Earnest Darr, born Abt. 1875 in IL, died in prob KS, married Lydia E. (Darr); and Gilbert Darr, born January 25, 1876 in IL, died May 30, 1903 in Alva, Woods Co., OK, married Maggie (Darr).

(8) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope son John Cope was born in 1806 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina. John married Anna Russell, born Bet. 1800 - 1830. Children of John Cope and Anna (Russell) Cope were-Mary E. Cope born 1834; Margaret I. Cope born 1838; and Joseph Cope born 1847.

(9) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) Cope was born January 1, 1811 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died February 18, 1877. Elizabeth married Samuel Henson, born September 23, 1811 in Richmond County, Virginia, died February 18, 1892. Elizabeth married June 21, 1833.

(10) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Mary Margaret (Polly) Cope was born August 11, 1813 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died December 14, 1837. Mary married Joshua Allen, born October 9, 1806 in Sackett's Harbor, Jefferson County, New York, died August 9, 1885 in Jersey County, Illinois. They married August 11, 1833. Joshua Allen and Mary Margaret "Polly" (Cope) Allen had these children-Mary Allen born 1833; Caroline Allen; and Sally Allen born 1836.

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(1a) Joshua Allen and Mary Margaret "Polly" (Cope) Allen's daughter Sally Allen was born 18 July 1836 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died 23 April 1891 in Virden, Illinois. She married 1st Joseph Bullard born 6 Dec. 1827 in Christian County, Kentucky. She married 2nd Robert S. Bullard born 26 Dec. 1827 in Christian County, Kentucky. They were married 6 Aug. 1853 in Jersey County, Illinois. Children of Robert S. Bullard and Sally (Allen) Bullard were-Alice G. Bullard born 24 Aug. 1854; Charles Archibald Bullard born 26 Mar 1856; Caroline Bullard born 25 Mar 1858 in Lowder, Sangamon County, Illinois; Lloyd Bullard born 1860; Mary Ida Bullard born 1861; Minnie G. Bullard born 1863; Addie L. Bullard born 1865; Amanda Bullard born 1866; Clara Bullard born 1868; and Maude Bullard born 1871.

(11) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Eliza (Lith) Cope was born June 17, 1815 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died December 14, 1897 in Grafton. Eliza married Moses Amburg on June 11, 1837.

(12) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Dilly Cope was born 1826 in Jersey County, Illinois. Dilly married Louis Johnson on April 15, 1846.

(13) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Isabella (Belle) Cope was born May 13, 1829 in Green County, Illinois, died December 26, 1908 in Jersey County, Illinois.

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John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Isabella Cope, died 12-26-1908. Funeral of Miss Isabella Cope who died at home of her nephew, Edward Moore, 78 years. From ME church. Rev. J. H. Jones.

(14) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's Melinda Cope was born 1831 in Greene County, Illinois. Melinda married Joseph Biggs.

(15) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's daughter Lucinda Cope was born in 1833 in Greene County, Illinois, and died in Jersey County, Illinois. Lucinda married Josephus Moore, born March 19, 1826, died January 26, 1895. They married on March 20, 1848.

(16) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope had another child who's name I don't know.

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