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 Edward Copeland

Edward Copeland

Birth
Death unknown
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Mt. Lebanon Section, Lot 47
Memorial ID 19975 · View Source
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Brooklyn Mayor. He was elected Mayor by the Whigs in 1849, commenced business in Brooklyn as a retail grocer. he was elected as one of the village Trustees in 1832, which position he filled for several years. In 1844 he was chosen as City Clerk, and occupied that office until elected Mayor. In the administration of that office he was careful, economical and dignified. He was at one time a municipal judge, and for many years a member of the Board of Education, in which latter position he aided powerfully to give character and efficiency to the system of public instruction. Mr. Copeland was highly esteemed in the community, and his death, which occurred after he had obtained a good old age, was deeply regretted. it was during his administration that the cholera prevailed badly, and finally numbered among its victims 652 persons in this city, being one in 155 of inhabitants.

Bio by: Gary Urbanowicz


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Copeland (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19975, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .