Elizabeth Lloyd <I>Allen</I> Sopris

Elizabeth Lloyd Allen Sopris

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 18 Dec 1911 (aged 96)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 8787596 · View Source
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Wife of a former mayor and a pioneer of Denver. Mrs. Sopris was known as the “Grand Old Lady” of the Pioneer Ladies' Aid Society and of the Colorado Pioneers' Association. Of all the pioneer women of Denver, Mrs. Sopris was the best known. She was born in Trenton, N. J., February 15, 1815, and married the late Richard Sopris in that city June 5, 1836, and that same year they moved to Indiana, where their eight children were born.

Husband was a Kansas Legislator. They moved to Kansas in the early days, where Richard Sopris became a member of the territorial legislature, and was in the first legislature to sit in the present state capitol in Topeka. In 1860 they came by ox team to Denver, and Sopris was a member of the Colorado Constitutional Convention, for two terms Sheriff of old Arapahoe County, Mayor of Denver and Park Commissioner for nine years.

They celebrated their golden wedding in Denver, in 1886, when 250 guests were present, and seven years later, Mr. Sopris died. Mrs. Sopris was prominent in the Congregational Church, in all charitable work, and in the movements of the Pioneers.

Survived by Five Children. She was survived by five children--George Sopris, a Denver attorney; S. T. Sopris, a Denver real estate man; Mrs. Samuel Cushman of Denver, E. B. Sopris, a real estate dealer in Trinidad, and L. S. Sopris of Paris, Texas. There are twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, the latter being the son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hazard of Brooklyn, N. Y.

Cause of death: Acute Bronchitis

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  • Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 17 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8787596
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Lloyd Allen Sopris (15 Feb 1815–18 Dec 1911), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8787596, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Fred Beisser (contributor 46555840) .