COPE, Marmaduke Cooper, 1804-1897

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Marmaduke Cooper Cope (July 3, 1804 - September 5, 1897) helped to organize the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, Pa.

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  • Name: Marmaduke Cooper Cope
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 3 July 1804
  • Place of birth:
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Sarah Wistar
  • Children:
  • Meeting: 12th Street Meeting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Branch: Pre/Orthodox
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 5 September 1897
  • Place of death: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Works by: "The conversions of early Friends" from Friends Review, 29(1876):385, 411, W9.

Biography

Marmaduke Cooper Cope was the son of Israel and Margaret Cooper Cope. He was educated at Westtown School. In 1828, he married Sarah Wistar.

A member and elder at 12th Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Cope made his house home to entertainment for visiting Friends, especially those from England. Following the Civil War, Marmaduke Cooper Cope and his wife visited impoverished Friends in the South. With James E. Rhoads, Cope also visited agencies in the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).

Having retired from business to give time to philanthropy, Marmaduke Cooper Cope helped to organize the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia.

Sources

  • 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.
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