J. W. COPPOCK & BRO.
J. W. COPPOCK & BRO., Fletcher, dealers in grain and flour. J. W. was born in this county July 26, 1848, and is a son of Samuel Coppock, who was born in Monroe Township, Miami Co., Sept. 23, 1817; in 1839, he married Delany Blickenstaff; she was born in Monroe Township, Miami Co, July 29, 1822; six children were the fruits of this union, of whom all are now living and are now married; Mrs. Delany Coppock is a daughter of Jacob and Mary (Crull) Blickenstaff; they are now both dead. J. W. Coppock was brought up to farm labor and received a medium education; he followed farming until the spring of 1872, when he engaged in the grain business in Tippecanoe, where he remained until July 1, 1879; at this time he came to Fletcher and engaged in his present business, in company with his younger brother, the firm being J. W. Coppock & Bro., where they have had good success, and quite recently (in connection with their previous business) have fitted their building for a flouring-mill, an enterprise that Fletcher and the surrounding vicinity has long needed; Coppock & Bro., are thoroughgoing young men, and only time is needed to establish a trade in their business. Sept. 25, 1873, J. W. married Miss Mary C. Heiker; she was born in this county Feb. 17, 1853; they have had two children, viz., Blanche, deceased, and Ira D., now lining; Mrs. Coppock is a daughter of William and Anna (Keller) Heikes.
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