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Lydia Ann Mercer Copenhaver
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Birth: May 13, 1833
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1876
Shelby County
Missouri, USA

Shelbina Democrat
Shelbina, MO, Wednesday, September 13, 1876:
"Mrs. John W. Copenhaver was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here last week. She leaves a large family and circle of friends, who are bereft of a kind mother and a good neighbor."

The Herald
Shelbyville, MO, October 18, 1876
"Lydia Ann Copenhaver was born in Winchester, VA was married to her bereaved husband Jan. 31, 1850. In early life she united with the Reformed Lutheran Church in the community of which she remained until her removal to Shelbyville about twenty years since when she joined the M.E. Church, South. At the age of forty-three she passed away from the circle of her family and friends, beloved and mourned. Two years since she was attacked from heart disease, which ended her earthly history Sept 5, 1876. With great suffering, resigned to God's will, giving a dying benediction to her husband and children she ceased to live. T. Penn"
(There was about 4 lines of a poem added to this obituary of which I didn't transcribe.)

Parents of Lydia Ann Mercer were: Caleb Mercer & Lucretia Windle. Locations of their burial are not known yet.

Brothers and sisters known are:
James A. Mercer, John W. Mercer, Eliza Mercer, & Margaret Mercer. 
Family links: 
  John Washington Copenhaver (1826 - 1914)
  Andrew Bush Copenhaver (1851 - 1888)*
  Leonard M. Copenhaver (1851 - 1905)*
  Mary Elizabeth Copenhaver Thrasher (1853 - 1929)*
  Sarah Cornelia Copenhaver Collins (1855 - 1926)*
  John Washington Copenhaver (1860 - 1896)*
  James Colonel G. Copenhaver (1861 - 1935)*
  Ada V. Copenhaver Hopper (1865 - 1898)*
  Levi Bell Copenhaver (1867 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No Tombstone Known.
Shelby Memorial Cemetery
Shelby County
Missouri, USA
Plot: IOOF
Created by: Leslyn Lang
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86534245


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