Andrew A. Cope

1833–1900 (Age 66)
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States

The Life of Andrew A.

When Andrew A. Cope was born on 11 November 1833, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Cope, was 24 and his mother, Olive McKinney, was 17. He married Susan Johnson on 8 January 1854, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 10 April 1900, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew A. Cope
1833–1900
Susan Johnson
1833–1912
Marriage: 8 January 1854
Emma Gertrude Cope
1855–1932
William Jacob Cope
1857–1935
Olive Caroline Cope
1860–1934
Susan Augusta Cope
1861–1928
Nancy A. Cope
1863–
Martin B. McKinney Cope
1863–1864
Lilliam May Cope
1867–1948
Lloyd Hamilton Cope
1871–1949

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 January 1854
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States
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siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Andrw Cope, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew Cope, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew Cope in household of Jacob Cope, "United States Census, 1850"

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