In 1920, Thomas, Anna & family are visit #39. Leora M. & her husband, John E. Cope, are visit #37. In 1930 & 1940 they're still in Bear Creek & her parents are nearby.
Missouri Marriage Record:
Name: George H. Cope
Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1886
Marriage Location: Warren, Missouri
Marriage County: Warren
Spouse Name: Miss Laura A. Thompson
Obit: (Son of John & Leora)
Life stories: Walden Hugh Cope
posted August 10, 2003
One of the last things Walden Hugh Cope got to enjoy on the farm he had lived on all his life was his fish pond. Too weak to walk to the pond a few days before his death, he watched from his truck as his sons fed the catfish he once loved to feed himself.
Although he never had the patience to fish, he loved to feed them, said his wife, Elsie Cope.
Mr. Cope died on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at the Crossroads Regional Hospital in Wentzville. He was 81.
He was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Truxton, to John Edward and Leora Mae Cullom Cope.
Mr. Cope was a farmer for most of his life. He was born and raised on the same farm that he lived on all his life. He married Elsie Linke on April 21, 1951, in Mexico, and they raised their six children on that same farm.
We've been country people all our life, his wife said.
The father of two girls and four boys had his sons grow up to be just like him, his wife said. Harry, Roy, Bill and Bob Cope followed in their father's footsteps and now farm today.
He was proud to have his sons grow up as farmers, she said, They all admired him, and others in the neighborhood looked up to him too. He was a good father, tried to keep them busy to keep them out of trouble.
Walden kept busy all his life, Cope said. He was a member of the Montgomery County Old Threshers Association, the Montgomery County Historical Society, a retired board member of the Soil and Water Conservation District Board, a former board member of the Montgomery County R-2 School District, a former board member of the Jonesburg Fire Department and chairman of Providence Church and Cemetery.
He was a hard-working man who, after retirement, took up woodworking until he got sick, his wife said. He helped a couple of his grandchildren learn the art of woodworking and produced cedar, oak and walnut chests.
His youngest son, Roy Cope, said his father was always busy doing something.
You couldn't get him to sit still very long, he said. I guess his motto in life was work.
When he wasn't busy working outside or with his family, he really loved to be involved with the Montgomery County Old Threshers Association. He would go to the Old Thresher show to admire the old steam engines and farm equipment used 100 years ago.
Mr. Cope is survived by his wife; four sons, Bill Cope, Harry Cope and Roy Cope, all of Truxton, and Bob Cope of Montgomery City;two daughters, Linda Williamson of Columbia and Lorene Christie of Pineville, La.; and fourteen grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Graham, will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery, southeast of Bellflower.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Providence Church or to the Montgomery County Old Thresher's Association, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361.
Burials: (John, Leora & Walden)
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