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Copus - Josiah E


Source: Waveland Independent, April 3, 1914

Josiah Emory, the only son of Van and Sarah Copus, was born in east Tennessee Dec 18, 1961 (sic - 1861), and departed this life at age 52 years 3 months 7 days at his late home near Waveland. At the age of one he moved with his parents to Kentucky. While yet a young man of 20 he united with the First M.E. Church at Goodson Chapel. In 1883 he was united in marriage to Sarah Grimsley, and to this union three daughters were born, two of whom str surviving, Mrs. Alexander Moore of Waveland and Mrs. Mentor Williams of Agricola, Ks; the other daughter and wife having preceded him in death, the daughter dying in infancy the wife in 1891. In the year 1892 he was united in marriage to Mallia Waller and to this union were born who with the mother survive him, Mrs. Claude Stevenson of Agricola, KS; Mary Ovets, Mildred and Ruth. One step brother, John Hodges of New Market. He leaves to mourn his loss a mother, wife amd 7 daughters, 3 grandsons and granddaughter, besides numerous friends and relatives. Funeral services at the home on Friday morning were conducted by Rev. W. Speer. Interment in the Moore cemetery - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Review 27 March 1914 p 2

Emory C. Copus died at his home, one mile northeast of Waveland Wednesday at 11:15 after an illness of several weeks. He was the son of Van and Sarah Copus and was born in Tennessee, Dec 18, 1861.  When he was quite young his parents moved to Kentucky.  He came to Indiana in 1897. His first wife was Sarah Grimbeley who died in 1891. To them were born two daughters, Mrs. Alex Moore of this place and Mrs. Minter Williams of Agricola, Kan.  Nov 22, 1892, he was married to Mallia Waller of Glasgow, Ky who with five daughters survive. When he was 20 years old and living in Kentucky he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and afterwards transferred his membership to the Pisgah Church south of Russellville. – kbz

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