Stillwater Valley News
December 5, 1932
A little less than five score years ago on March 14, 1888 in Newton Township, Miami Co., Ohio there was born to the home of Joseph C. and Sarah Coppock their son Allen Coppock. He was one of a family of several children and his death marks the passing of the last member of this family, the sister, Mrs. Amanda Snyder preceding him just a little more than a month ago. His boyhood days were spent on his fathers farm near Ludlow Falls, Ohio. He received his early education in the district schools of Newton Township and later attended a well known institution of learning on College Hill in Cincinnati. He was by birthright a member of the Quaker Church and adhered to it's teachings throughout his life. He was a veteran of the Civil War enlisting in 1864 in Company A 147th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He has always been an ardent member of the G. A. R. and through all the years it has been the one organization in which he retained a deep interest. He was one of two surviving members of the Dan Williams Post of Pleasant Hill. On June 21, 1865 he was married to Maria E. Furnas and for more than sixty years they walked together through the light and shadow of life's pathway, but alas this earthly pilgrimage terminated in the year 1928 Mrs. Coppock was called to the Great Beyond. To this father and mother were given nine children six of this number survive him and are present today, Mrs. Margaret Patty, Mrs. Mary Brown, Mr. Joseph Coppock, Mr. Fred D. Coppock, Mr. Jed C. Coppock all of Greenville, Ohio and Mr. Allen C. Coppock of Logansport, Indiana. This large family circle was greatly blessed in the happiness of their home life and one of the most outstanding characteristics of this father was his love and devotion to his family. His companion was always to him a wise and intelligent helpmate and counselor. His children were the joy and inspiration of his life and how tenderly these children have returned this love through all the years. Mr. Coppock became a member of the Masons in 1868 and has identified with the Pleasant Hill Lodge ever since. He was one who never aspired for public honor, but was content to do what he could to make the world happier and brighter in his cheerful and unostentatious way, and so his memory will be a rich heritage to his family and revered by his friends. Thus on December 1, 1932 came to a close the long, long sojourn.
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