Fannie E. Copeland

Female13 December 1852–20 September 1857

Brief Life History of Fannie E.

When Fannie E. Copeland was born on 13 December 1852, in Billingsville, Union Township, Union, Indiana, United States, her father, Craven C. Copeland, was 28 and her mother, Frances Ribble, was 24. She died on 20 September 1857, at the age of 4.

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Craven C. Copeland
Frances Ribble
Mary Elizabeth Copeland
William B. Copeland
Fannie E. Copeland
Andrew Franklin Copeland
James Alonzo Copeland
Susan Alice Copeland
Adaline Carrie Copeland
Olive Belle Copeland
Jerome Craven Copeland

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    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 4

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from Copeland in Cumbria or Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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