Flora (Young) Copple (1869 – 1954), the wife of Claude Eugene Copple — likely my 3rd cousin 4 times removed — of Hood River, Oregon, was apparently fond of roses. I clipped this article thinking that her rose bushes must have been a sight to see. But it turns out that, rather than having a green thumbs, she was in fact, skilled in paper artistry! (Check out the third paragraph!)
“Mrs. Copple’s Roses Attract Visitors,” The Hood River Glacier (Hood River, Oregon), 8 May 1919, pg 1, col 2; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 3 December 2019)
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).