William J. Cope

2 July 1858–14 January 1928 (Age 69)
Marshall, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William J.

When William J. Cope was born on 2 July 1858, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, his father, William M. Cope, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Jane Owens, was 19. He married Nancy Ann Pace on 5 November 1872, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 5, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 14 January 1928, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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William J. Cope
Nancy Ann Pace
Marriage: 5 November 1872
Cora Ada Cope
Myrtle A. Cope
Elbert Cope
Delbert Cope

Spouse and Children

5 November 1872
Henry, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William M. Cope


    Nancy Jane Owens





    Mary Angeline Cope


    Sarah A. Cope


World Events (8)


Age 3

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (common in the Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak’, ‘cape’ (from Old English cāp reinforced by the Old Norse cognate kápa), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or capes, or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. Compare Cape .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cope, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W J Cope, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William J Cope, "United States Census, 1920"

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