File 017 - Copping Family

John and Alice Copping

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Copping Family

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CA ETRC P997-001-04-017

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  • 1909-1965, 2005 (Creation)

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5 textual records. - 1 photograph : b&w.

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(fl. 1868-1960)

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John Alexander Copping (a.k.a. Jack) was born in Rawdon, Quebec in 1868, the son of John Copping and Nancy Marlin. Sarah Alice Mason was born in Rawdon, Quebec in 1873, the daughter of Edward Mason and Mary Copping. John and Alice, as she was known, were married in 1896. Shortly after their marriage, they moved from Rawdon to a farm in Compton Township. Between 1906-1908, they bought a farm at Sand Hill, in Eaton Township. They did not have any children. John died in 1949 and Alice died in 1960.

Annie Mariah Mason, Alice's sister, was born 7 December 1869, the daughter of Edward Mason and Mary Copping. She married John (Jack) Richard Copping in Montreal in 1893. Together, they had two children: Vivian and Rita. The couple lived in Montreal, and in Lennoxville for a brief time. After their separation, Annie returned to Montreal and the children when to live with an aunt and uncle. Annie died 4 December 1965.

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The file contains biographical information on members of the Copping family from 1909 to 2005. It consists of a letter from Daniel Parkinson to Doris Banfill, dated 2005; an obituary for Ellen Colvin Cooper, dated 1921; a death announcement for John Alexander Copping, dated 1949; and a birthday annoucement for David McCurdy, dated 1909; a photograph of John and Alice Copping on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, from 1946; and a memorial record for Annie Maria Mason Copping, dated 1965.

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The file was donated by Doris Banfill in 2012.


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