This is a follow-up post to a previous post about James Lowry Copple of Iowa and Illinois (which you can read here.) He had married Mary Harmsen in 1923, and there was no mention of it being a second marriage.
In this obituary, however, mention is made of his first wife Alice (Applen) Copple, who bore him a son who died in infancy. The obituary is in sync with the 1910 census which indicates James and Alice were married circa 1906, and that a child was born, but was no longer living.
James died in 1939, and was survived by wife Mary (Harmsen) Copple.
“Funeral Services for James Copple Held in Illinois,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (Iowa City, Iowa), 6 Apr 1939, pg 9, col 4; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 28 October 2019)