Jacob Cope

Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Cope was born on 15 September 1844, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Cope, was 35 and his mother, Olive McKinney, was 28. He lived in Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Jacob Cope
Olive McKinney
John Cope
Lloyd Cope
Andrew A. Cope
James Cope
Abyerrem ( Bryan) Cope
Matilda Emily Cope
Alexander Cope
Jacob Cope
Martin Cope
Adelpha Adaline Cope
Mary E. Cope
Ella Malinda Cope
William Jacob Cope

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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 4

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became 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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Jacob Cope in household of Jacob Cope, "United States Census, 1850"

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