His father was William S. Copleston, according to the 1900 census, his mother Lula. They lived in Charleston, SC.
There is a birth registration on which Arthur Sidney Copleston, born 21 Nov 1896 in Charleston, SC is listed with his mother, Lula Julia Artman, b. Charleston and his father is W.S. Copleston, born England.
On his WWI Draft Registration in 1917, age 23, Arthur was living in Charleston, S.C.. He was in the Navy, a private in the Nat. Guard. He was tall and slender with blue eyes and light brown hair.
In 1935 Arthur and Margaret lived on Plymouth Rd in WPB with her parents Erich and Margaret Schroeder. Her parents were born in Germany, she was born in Florida. Arthur and Margaret had a son, Arthur Jr. who was 2. Arthur Sr. was born in S. Carolina and he was a salesman with a college education.
In 1945 Arthur, Margaret and Arthur Jr. lived on 32nd Ave in Dade County. His occupation was furniture. Margaret was a doctor's assistant.
And finally there is a public record that Arthur and Margaret divorced in 1955. Yet she was buried in the same plot as him and the inscription on her marker reads "She Always Love Him".
Margaret Schroeder Copleston
Florida, Y1, USNRF, World War I
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