COPE, Alfred, 1806-1875

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'''Alfred Cope''' (April 13, 1806 - December 11, 1875), son of [[COPE, Thomas Pim, 1768-1854|Thomas P.]] and [[COPE, Mary Drinker, 1766-1825|Mary Drinker Cope]], was a partner in H&A Cope with his brother [[COPE, Henry, 1793-1865|Henry Cope]].
== Vitals ==
== Vitals ==
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* '''Name:''' Alfred Cope<br/ >
* '''Name:''' Alfred Cope<br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 4 December 1875<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 4 December 1875<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' <br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' "Fairfield," Logan, Pa.<br/ >
* '''Works by:'''
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==Biography==
==Biography==
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b. 13 Apr. 1806, Phila., Pa., s. Thomas P. and ME (Drinker) Cope.<br />
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===Early Life===
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c. 1816, at FriendsBoarding School, Plymouth, Pa. 1820, with his father, visited Niagara, Montreal and C
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Cope attended Friends Boarding School in Plymouth, Pa., c. 1816. In 1820, he and his father visited Niagara and Montreal.
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1829, in partnership with his brother Henry Cope, succeeded to their fatherts business--that of the shil between Phila. and Liverpool, Eng. 1833, visited Made Spain, Portugal, France and Eng.<br />
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m., 1839, Hannah Edge.(d. ca. 1843).<br />
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===Business===
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m. (2d), Rebecca Biddle (d. 1876). (m. 1851.) 1842, moved to Germantown, Pa. 1846, purchased Logan, Pa.<br />
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In 1829, Alfred and Henry Cope succeeded to their father's business--that of the shipping line between Philadelphia and Liverpool, England. In 1833, Alfred Cope visited Spain, Portugal, France and England.
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18490 accompanied Thomas Wister to Green Bay, Wif carrying with them ,40,000 in gold for the Indians. Patron of Germantown Friends School, Germantown Friend Free Library, The Cheyney Training School and the Phi] Zoological Gardens.<br />
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Never of robust health. Gifted and generous.<br />
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===Personal Life===
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c. 11 Dec. 1875, "Fairfield," Logan, Pa., in his year.<br />
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Alfred Cope married [[COPE, Hannah Edge, 1814-1843|Hannah Edge]] in 1839. The two had three children. The Copes moved to Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. in 1842.  Hannah Edge Cope died in 1843 and Alfred remarried to [[COPE, Rebecca Biddle, 1812-1876|Rebecca Biddle]] in 1851. They moved to Logan, Pa. and had one son.  In 1849, Alfred Cope and Thomas Wister travelled to Green Bay, Wisconsin, carrying with them $40,000 in gold for the Indians. He was a patron of Germantown Friends School, Germantown Friend Free Library, The Cheyney Training School and the Philadelphia Zoological Gardens.<br>
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Never of robust health, Alfred Cope died on December 11, 1875, at "Fairfield," in Logan, Pa.
==Sources==
==Sources==
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Quaker Biog., Series 2, 2:133 (portrait).<br />
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* Quaker Biog., Series 2, 2:133 (portrait).<br />
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Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends. selection from . . . 1788 to 1878.. . . 4th ed.,<br> Cope, A record of the Cope family, 1861, p. 113.
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* Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends. selection from . . . 1788 to 1878.. . . 4th ed.,<br>  
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* Cope, A record of the Cope family, 1861, p. 113.

Revision as of 15:53, 22 May 2007

Alfred Cope (April 13, 1806 - December 11, 1875), son of Thomas P. and Mary Drinker Cope, was a partner in H&A Cope with his brother Henry Cope.

Contents

Vitals

Biography

Early Life

Cope attended Friends Boarding School in Plymouth, Pa., c. 1816. In 1820, he and his father visited Niagara and Montreal.

Business

In 1829, Alfred and Henry Cope succeeded to their father's business--that of the shipping line between Philadelphia and Liverpool, England. In 1833, Alfred Cope visited Spain, Portugal, France and England.

Personal Life

Alfred Cope married Hannah Edge in 1839. The two had three children. The Copes moved to Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. in 1842. Hannah Edge Cope died in 1843 and Alfred remarried to Rebecca Biddle in 1851. They moved to Logan, Pa. and had one son. In 1849, Alfred Cope and Thomas Wister travelled to Green Bay, Wisconsin, carrying with them $40,000 in gold for the Indians. He was a patron of Germantown Friends School, Germantown Friend Free Library, The Cheyney Training School and the Philadelphia Zoological Gardens.

Never of robust health, Alfred Cope died on December 11, 1875, at "Fairfield," in Logan, Pa.

Sources

  • Quaker Biog., Series 2, 2:133 (portrait).
  • Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends. selection from . . . 1788 to 1878.. . . 4th ed.,
  • Cope, A record of the Cope family, 1861, p. 113.
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