William Jacob Cope

1857–
United States

The Life of William Jacob

When William Jacob Cope was born in 1857, in United States, his father, Jacob Cope, was 49 and his mother, Olive McKinney, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Cope
1808–1892
Olive McKinney
1816–1862
John Cope
1831–
Lloyd Cope
1831–
Andrew A. Cope
1833–1900
James Cope
1836–1914
Abyerrem ( Bryan) Cope
1838–
Matilda Emily Cope
1838–
Alexander Cope
1842–1904
Jacob Cope
1844–
Martin Cope
1846–1864
Adelpha Adaline Cope
1850–1933
Mary E. Cope
1853–1938
Ella Malinda Cope
1856–1945
William Jacob Cope
1857–

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

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