David Jan Copley

–23 September 1954
Wayne, West Virginia, United States

The Life of David Jan

David Jan Copley was born as the son of John Copley and Marie Hinkle. He died on 23 September 1954, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Copley
1895–1958
Marie Hinkle
1926–1971
Charley Copley
1942–1997
David Jan Copley
–1954
Ronnie Copley
Edward Lee Copley
1957–1957

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1942–1997Male

    Edward Lee Copley

    Male1957–1957Male

    Male–1954Male

    Ronnie Copley

    MaleMale

World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.
1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

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.

Sources (1)

  • David Jan Copley, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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