Josiah Copley

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Copley was born on 8 February 1887, in Kansas, United States, his father, Josiah Copley, was 51 and his mother, Anna Woodward, was 35. He married Deborah Irene Risley on 21 August 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Temescal Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 July 1966, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Josiah Copley
Deborah Irene Risley
Marriage: 21 August 1911
Samuel Copley
Camilla Copley
Mary Jane Copley
Josiah Copley

Sources (9)

  • Josiah Copley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josiah Copley, "Utah, Marriages, 1887-1966"
  • Josiah Copley, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.


Historical Boundaries: 1893: Riverside, California, United States

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called Copley, for example in County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, from the Old English personal name Coppa (apparently a byname for a tall man) or from copp ‘hilltop’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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