COPE, Marmaduke Cooper, 1804-1897
From Quaker Dictionary
b. 3 July 1804, s. Israel and Margaret Cooper Cope
1813, Westtown School.
m., 1828, Sarah Wistar (d. 1872).
Retired from business to give time to philanthropy
Member of 12th St. Mtg., Phila. Elder.
His home house of entertainment for visiting Friends, especially from Eng.
Following Civil War, with his wife visited impoverished Friends in the South.
With James E.Rhoads visited agencies in the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma)
Helped organize Institute for Colored Youth in Phila.
ca. 1872, moved to Germantown.
d. 5 Sept. 1897, Germantown, Phila., Pa., in his , year.
Friends Intelligencer, 54:630.
The Am. Friend, 4:1040.
Cope, A record of the Cope family, p. 114. Cope, A tribute to the memory of Sarah W. Cope.