Walbert Chester Copeland

29 May 1903–27 June 1994 (Age 91)
Taylor, Williamson, Texas, United States

The Life of Walbert Chester

When Walbert Chester Copeland was born on 29 May 1903, in Taylor, Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, Harvey Lee Copeland, was 23 and his mother, Alice McWilliams, was 22. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Williamson, Texas, United States in 1910 and Austin, Travis, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 27 June 1994, at the age of 91, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Harvey Lee Copeland
Alice McWilliams
Walbert Chester Copeland
Jimmie Elaine Copeland
Aline Copeland

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

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

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  • Walbert C Copeland in household of Harvey L Copeland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walbert Copeland in household of Harvey L Copeland, "United States Census, 1910"

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