|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1851|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1931|
Lansing L. Coplin, one of the oldest residents of this community died April 10, 1931 at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 10 days. He was born April 28, 1851 in the state of Pennsylvania and came to Butler Township, Branch County, Michigan, during his youth.
July 28, 1871 he was married to Elizabeth Sharp of Butler. Four children were born to this union; Clarence, Thomas who preceeded his father in death, Leonard and Alva.
Thirty-nine years ago the family moved near Olivet. Mr. Coplin spent the remainder of his life in this vicinity. He was a member of the Olivet I.O.O.F. and attended regularly during his yournger years. While living in Ainger both he and Mrs. Coplin were converted at the Ainger Church.
Mr. Coplin lived a good christian life and was aways willing to give a helping hand, not only to his children and grandchildren but to his many friends.
He was never idle for his good health permitted him to be always busy. He was a most devoted father, earnestly striving to imbue in his children his ambitions and kindly services. He was loved by all who knew him.
Since the death of his wife in August 1925 he has made his home with his son, Alva Coplin. Besides Alva, he leaves behind two sons, Clarence and Leonard, ten grandchildren, Eva, Pearl, Ila, Harley, Cora, Bernard, Dorothy, Ernest, Lansing and Earl, and three great-grandchildren, Donald, Leslie and Gaylord Paige, also one brother, Willard Coplin of Litchfield, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
The following verse seems to describe this fine old man:
Who only asks for humblest wealth,
Enough for competence and health,
And leisure when his work is done,
To read his book
By chimney nook
Or stroll at setting ogf sun,
Who toils as every man should toil,
For fair reward erect and free,
These are the men, the best of men,
These are the men we mean to be.
Earl L Coplin (1828 - 1889)
Mary STEELE Coplin (1833 - 1891)
Elizebeth Ann SHARP Coplin (1853 - 1925)*
Thomas W Coplin (1875 - 1913)*
Clarence Earl Coplin (1875 - 1958)*
Leonard Morgan Coplin (1877 - 1966)*
Alva Haskall Coplin (1880 - 1973)*
Lansing L Coplin (1851 - 1931)
George W Coplin (1853 - 1917)*
William Augustus Coplin (1858 - 1939)*
Joseph Coplin (1865 - ____)*
Hugh Coplin (1867 - 1891)*
Note: Died as a result of burns sustained in a fire while clearing his land.
GPS (lat/lon): 42.46877, -84.89445
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Oct 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31028972
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Timothy M. Coplin
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