Alexander Cope

1842–1904 (Age 61)
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Cope was born on 19 June 1842, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Cope, was 33 and his mother, Olive McKinney, was 25. He married Dicey Ellen on 10 April 1861. He lived in Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 27 March 1904, at the age of 61, and was buried in Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States.

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Alexander Cope
Dicey Ellen
Marriage: 10 April 1861

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10 April 1861

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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 19

Kansas is the 34th state

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)

  • Alex Cope in household of Jacob Cope, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Cope in household of Jacob Cope, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alexander Cope, "United States Census, 1900"

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