Francis Cope

30 March 1847–29 December 1889 (Age 42)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis

When Francis Cope was born on 30 March 1847, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Cope, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Markland, was 30. He married Ruth Howell on 4 June 1865, in All Saints, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 December 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Francis Cope
Ruth Howell
Marriage: 4 June 1865
Emma Elizabeth Cope
Ida Annie Cope
Francis William Cope
Ruth Alice Cope
Esther Martha Cope
Albert John Cope
Charles Edward Cope
Adelphine Cope
George Arthur Cope

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1865All Saints, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 16
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (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 .Americanized form of German Koob or Kopp .

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

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    History of Francis Cope

    The following is taken from Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encycolpedia: Cope- Francis, an ctive Elder in the Church, was born in Birmengham, Engand, March 31, 1846, the son of John and Elizabeth …

    Sources (41)

    • Francis Coper in household of John Coper, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Francis in entry for Ruth Alice Cope, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Francis Cope in household of John Cope, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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