Myra Luella Tillotson was born April 13, 1864 in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan. Myra was the daughter of William Thomas Tillotson and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Wooll.
Myra married twice. Her first husband was Elijah James Burwell whom she married on November 26, 1891 in Elsie, Clinton County. Michigan. Elijah was the son of Charles Burwell. Elijah was born on March 26, 1862.
Myra and Elijah had five children: Charles Henry, Gertrude Wanda, Lena E., Myrtle Lauretta, and Dora May.
Elijah James Burwell died on April 16, 1901. Myra later married James Ira Copenhaver, son of Henry Brown Copenhaver and Sarah Ann Walton, in Gratiot County, Michign on April 19, 1922. James was born November 3, 1863 in Eagle, Clinton County, Michigan. James had been previously married to Emma J. Joslin with whom he had four children: Eunace, George, Gladys, and Clyde.
Myra died January 26, 1942 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Elsie. She has two different plots assigned to her. She is listed in plot 143 along with her first husband Elijah James Burwell and their daughter Ruth. She is also listed in plot 288 as Myra Copenhaver.
James Ira Copenhaver died July 17, 1945 in Oneida Township, Eaton County, Michigan.