Janet Cope

4 January 1913–12 March 2002 (Age 89)
Sacramento, California, United States

The Life of Janet

When Janet Cope was born on 4 January 1913, in Sacramento, California, United States, her father, Oliver Harold Cope, was 24 and her mother, Ethel Gladis Hamilton, was 21. She married Ralph Wesley Weyant on 4 February 1936. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 March 2002, in Oroville, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Wesley Weyant
1911–1981
Janet Cope
1913–2002
Marriage: 4 February 1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1936
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California

Parents and Siblings

    Male1888–1962Male

    Ethel Gladis Hamilton

    Female1892–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Cop in household of O Herald Cop, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Janet Weyant in household of Ralph Weyant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Janet Cope in household of Oliver H Cope, "United States Census, 1920"

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