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Alice Stanwood Blaine Coppinger
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1860
Augusta
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1890
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Alice Stanwood Blaine Coppinger was the eldest daughter of Secretary of State James G. Blaine and Harriet Stanwood Blaine. Her father served in the Maine Legislature, US Senator, Speaker of the US House of Representatives and Secretary of State under three Presidents and was the Republican candidate for President of the United States in the 1884 election. (Grover Cleveland narrowly won). Her marriage to Colonel John Coppinger was a surprise to her family and to Washington Society. Coppinger was almost 50 and Alice was in her mid 20s. Regardless, their wedding on February 6, 1883 was considered to be the most lavish wedding Washington society had ever seen at the time. They were married at the home of her parents on Dupont Circle and the ceremony was attended by friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine and several of Col. Coppinger's army friends. President Arthur postponed a Cabinet meeting so that he and members of the Cabinet could attend. After the ceremony, the bride was escorted by President Chester B. Arthur to the dining room for a lavish Wedding breakfast. The Coppinger's had two sons, James Gillespie Blaine Coppinger (also known as Blaine Coppinger) and Conor W.B. Coppinger. In January of 1890 Alice returned to Washington to attend the funeral of her brother Walker. Shortly after she took ill and died at the home of her parents less then three weeks after her brother had passed away. She was buried next to her brother Walker at Oak Hill Cemetery. According to cemetery records her son Conor died in 1945 and is buried in the family lot as well. Major General John Coppinger (who was honored for his bravery during the Civil War) never remarried and died of pneumonia in 1909. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (bio by: Dapper) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Gillespie Blaine (1830 - 1893)
  Harriet Stanwood Blaine (1827 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  John Joseph Coppinger (1834 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Blaine Coppinger (1883 - 1960)*
  Conor Walter Blaine Coppinger (1885 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Stanwood Blaine (1851 - 1854)*
  Walker Blaine (1855 - 1890)*
  Emmons Blaine (1857 - 1892)*
  Alice Stanwood Blaine Coppinger (1860 - 1890)
  Margaret Blaine Damrosch (1865 - 1949)*
  James Gillespie Blaine (1868 - 1926)*
  Harriet Blaine Beale (1871 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Wife of Col. John J. Coppinger, 18th US Infantry. Married on February 6, 1883. Eldest daughter of James Gillespie Blaine and Harriet S. Blaine.
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Stewart, Lots 512-513 East
 
Created by: PL
Record added: Jan 23, 2005
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Alice Stanwood <i>Blaine</i> Coppinger
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Alice Stanwood <i>Blaine</i> Coppinger
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