Obit: Copeland, William T. (1868 - 1925)





----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 11/12/1925

OBITUARY OF W. T. COPELAND (1868 - 1925)

William Tom Copeland was born in Shullsburg, Wis., Sept. 22, 1868. Thirteen years ago he came to Greenwood, Clark County and bought a farm two miles southwest of this city, where he resided until death.

Deceased had been suffering with heart trouble and Bright's disease for the past year and a half. A few months ago he entered the hospital at Eau Claire, expecting to find relief. Although everything was done to prolong his life he passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 1, 1925, having reached the age of 57 years, 1 month and 9 days.

About 21 years ago Mr. Copeland was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Allen of Galena, Ill. They had no children of their own, but raised three adopted children, they being Alfred Overhouse of Greenwood, Mabel Utley of Canton, Mo., and Kenneth Copeland who address is unknown. Mrs. Copeland died Feb. 10, 1925.

The three adopted children above remain to survive him. He also leaves two brothers, John of Profitstown, Ill., Albert of Richland Center, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Doyle of Clear Lake, Ia., two nephews, James Copeland, who had made his home here with the deceased during the past six years, Joe Copeland of Hooppole, Ill., and one niece, Genevieve Cassidy of Benton, Wis. Besides these he leaves many other relatives and a circle of friends.

Mr. Copeland was a highly respected citizen and one who was well liked by all who knew him. He was honest, upright and always willing to lend a helping hand.
The body was taken to Galena, Ill., where on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5th, it was laid to rest beside the body of his beloved wife.




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