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COPE, John Wm. (1893-1976)

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Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/20/2018 at 02:17:20

John William Cope (1893-1976)

John William Cope was born in Battle Creek, Maple Township, Ida County, Iowa on Sep 8, 1893, the son of Ira Warren Cope and Carolina Hansen. He was the 4th of 9 children born to Ira and Carolina Cope. Ira and Carolina were divorced between 1906-1910.
John grew up in Ida County and served his country in WWI from July 14, 1917 to Jan 18, 1919. His draft registration stated that he was tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. John married Bessie B. Mills on July 5, 1920 in Sac County, Iowa. They had four children: John William Cope (1921-1976, Harold E. Cope (1923-2001), Howard L. Cope (1924-1982), and Donald W. Cope (1928-1930). John worked as a laborer in a lumber yard in Ida Grove. John and Bessie were divorced and John marriage Doris E.P. Miller on Apr 25, 1936. They had a daughter, Eloise P. Cope (1937-2003) and James D. Cope (1948-1972). They continued to live in Ida County. John died Sep 6, 1976 and was buried in Ida Grove Cemetery.

Sources:
[See photos of John Wm. Cope on the Ida County IAGenWeb site kindly submitted by Tom Gehring]
1895 Iowa Census, Maple Twp, Ida County, listing for Ira W. Cope
1900 Federal Census, Corwin, Ida County, IA, family of Ira W. Cope
1905 Iowa Census, Ida County, Iowa, card # B827 for John Cope
1910 Federal Census, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, family of Carolina Cope
1920 Federal Census, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, family of Ralph Cope, inc. brother, John Cope
1925 Iowa Census, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, family of John Cope
1930 Federal Census, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, family of John Cope
1940 Federal Census, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, family of John Cope
Find A Grave, gravestone photo for John Cope, Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, IA, memorial # 46646234
US Dept of Veteran Affairs BIRL Death File 1850-2010, for John Cope
WWI Draft Registration Card for John Cope
Marriage Record of John Cope to Bessie Belle Mills, July 5, 1920, Sac County, IA
Marriage Record of John Cope to Doris Evelyn Pearl Miller, Apr 25, 1936, Ida Grove, IA


 

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