Adelpha Adaline Cope

1850–1933 (Age 83)
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States

The Life of Adelpha Adaline

When Adelpha Adaline Cope was born on 2 August 1850, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Cope, was 41 and her mother, Olive McKinney, was 34. She married Joseph M. Vaughn on 10 April 1870, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Richwood Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Guittard Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died in December 1933, in Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Adelpha Adaline Cope
Joseph M. Vaughn
Marriage: 10 April 1870
Luella Vaughn
William Pearl Vaughn
James Edgar Vaughn
Jacob Walter Vaughn
Lloyd Vaughn
Flora M. Vaughn
Lee Vaughn
Flossie Bell Vaughn

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10 April 1870
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Alfea Adeline Cope in household of Jacob Cope, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alpha A Vaughn in household of Joseph Vaughn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alpha A Vaughn in household of Joesaph M Vaughn, "United States Census, 1880"

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