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Anna Gibbon Copeland
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1864
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1928

d/o Dr. William Henry and Laura (Gibbon) Gibbon,
granddaughter of Leonard Gibbon and Sarah (Ardery) Gibbon Huntington

w/o (m.1) Ralph Ferree McCollough (m. September 4, 1884)
m/o Clement Gibbon McCollough, Dorothy (McCollough) Vaughn & Henry McCollough

w/o (m.2) Josiah Carey Copeland (November 26, 1896)
m/o Lawrence Copeland, Anna Laura (Copeland) Piper & Kathryn Godman Copeland


Chariton Herald-Patriot, Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa; 12 April 1928, Page 1

Mrs. Anna Copeland Succumbs
After Illness of But Two
Days With Paralysis

The citizens of Chariton and community have been greatly saddened by the passing away of one of our best loved women, Mrs. Anna Copeland. Last Friday afternoon about ten o'clock, she was suddenly stricken with a cerebral hemhorrhage, while apparently in the best of health, and in a hour's time lapsed into unconsciousness. She never rallied, and on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928, at eleven o'clock a.m., as the church bells were ringing, summoning worshippers to the house of God, her soul departed to be with the risen Lord. Everything that loving hands and medical skill could do was done to restore her health, but the good God above saw fit to summon her to the home on high. Largely attended funeral services, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Geo. L. Brown, were held at St. Andrew's Episcopal church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Chariton Cemetery.

Anna Gibbon, daughter of Dr. William H. and Laura Gibbon, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 5, 1864. Her mother at that time was spending some time in Cincinnati with relatives while Dr. Gibbon was serving in the civil war, although the family home was in Chariton, Iowa. At the close of the war the family come to the home here, which had been established in 1861 when Dr. Gibbon and wife were married. The doctor was one of the early pioneers of Chariton, coming here in 1858. The daughter attended the Chariton schools and then went to Providence, Rhode Island, where she spent two years at the Friends' (Quaker) Boarding School, and received a liberal education.

She was married on September 4, 1884, to Mr. Ralph Ferree McCollough, who died on February 4, 1894. Three children were born to them, Clement Gibbon, who preceded his mother in death on September 11, 1912, and Mrs. Dorothy Vaughn, of Bloomfield, and Henry McCollough, of this city. On November 26, 1896, Thanksgiving Day, she was married to Mr. (Josiah) C. Copeland, who passed away on September 3, 1916. They were the parents of three children, Lawrence Copeland, of Corydon; and Mrs. Anna Laura Piper and Miss Kathryn Copeland, of this place. Besides these five children above mentioned she is also survived by eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Copeland ever took an active interest in public affairs, and for some time served as a member of the Chariton school board, also on the public library board, and during the world war and on various occasions has given much time to Red Cross work. For several years, until a year and a half ago, she filled the position of librarian at the Chariton high school. She had been an active and devoted member of St. Andrew's Episcopal church from early girlhood, and was ever ready and willing to assist in all church activities, in which she was greatly interested. She was also a member of the P.E.O. Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star order, Daughters of Union Veterans, and Chariton Woman's Club. She possessed a calm and pleasant disposition and to know her was to admire her for her many lovable characteristics. She was an ideal wife and mother, a splendid neighbor, a true friend, and no one in Chariton will be missed more than she. To the grief stricken children and grandchildren, the deep sympathy of the community will be extended. 
Family links: 
  Ralph Ferree McCollough (1854 - 1894)
  Josiah Carey Copeland (1855 - 1916)*
  Clement Gibbon McCollough (1886 - 1912)*
  Henry Ferree McCollough (1891 - 1980)*
  Lawrence Gibbon Copeland (1898 - 1976)*
  Anna Laura Copeland Piper (1900 - 1965)*
  Katherine Copeland Norton (1902 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Created by: genealogyfever
Record added: Sep 25, 2009
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Anna <i>Gibbon</i> Copeland
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