Elizabeth S. Cope

1838–1868 (Age 30)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth S.

When Elizabeth S. Cope was born in 1838, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Andrew Cope, was 57 and her mother, Margaret Bostian, was 67. She married John M Lauchlen on 28 October 1863, in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Germantown, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1868. She died on 6 January 1868, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 30.

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Elizabeth S. Cope
1838–1868
John M Lauchlen
1837–1886
Marriage: 28 October 1863

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1863
Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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siblings

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World Events (6)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 13

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth S. Lanchlon, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Elizabeth S. Lauchlen, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Elizabeth S. Lauchlen, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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