George Newton Copus

25 December 1876–23 January 1964 (Age 87)
Allen Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Newton

When George Newton Copus was born on 25 December 1876, in Allen Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States, his father, John Henry Copus, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Rader, was 31. He married Lewanna Coppes on 5 July 1897, in Hancock, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cass, Hancock, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Cass Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 23 January 1964, in Hancock, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bechel Cemetery, Van Buren, Allen Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Newton Copus
Lewanna Coppes
Marriage: 5 July 1897
Ralph Earlin Copus
Clarence Arthur Copus

Spouse and Children

5 July 1897
Hancock, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Copus


    Elizabeth Jane Rader




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained. Compare Copas , Copass .2 Probably a respelling of Kobus or of German possibly Kopes, a variant of Casper .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George N Copos in household of John Copos, "United States Census, 1880"
  • G M Copus, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George N Copus, "United States Census, 1940"

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