Today’s post about Copples in the news is a decidedly happy one. It is about the upcoming family reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Simpson Jasper Copple (1842-1933) and his wife Alice Flora (Williamson) Copple (1847-1933).
Simpson’s parents were Andrew Charles Copple (1814-1881) of Indiana and Christina (Fine) Copple of North Carolina. Andrew Charles was the grandson of Jacob [Peter] Copple and M.E. Garren, my 6th-great grandparents, so Simpson is my late 2nd cousin 5 times removed.
Simpson and Alice were both natives of Illinois, and they were married on 15 June 1868 in Marion County, Illinois.
Three of their sons are named in the article, but during Simpson and Alice’s long marriage, they raised 9 children. The family moved from Illinois to Hood River, Oregon around 1885, and it was in Oregon that the youngest two children were born.
“Will Have Family Reunion,” The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington) 4 Jun 1918, pg 7, col 3; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 20 September 2019).