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    JOE F. COPPOCK, who, in partnership with W. O. Pattey, operates the largest grain elevator between Pittsburg and Indianapolis, at Fletcher, Ohio, was born in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, in 1868, and is a son of Allen and Maria E. (Furnace) Coppock.

    Allen Coppock, now a most highly esteemed retired citizen of Pleasant Hill, is a veteran of the Civil War, in which he served with honor. The greater part of his life was spent on his property in in Newton Township, where he still owns a farm of 120 acres. He married Maria E. Furnace, who is a sister of B. E. Furnace, county auditor, and they reared a family of nine children.

    Joe F. Coppock was reared on the home farm and educated in the public schools. He engaged in farming until 1896 and then started into the grain business at Ludlow Falls, with Myers, Pattey & Company, and continued there until 1900, when, in partnership with W. O. Pattey, the present elevator business was started. In April, 1903, the first elevator at Fletcher was burned, but in the same year the present fine structure was put up, which is practically fire-proof, the walls being covered with galvanized iron. It is the most modern and best equipped elevator in this section of the country and is located on the Panhandle Railroad, on the border of Fletcher. Its capacity is 80,000 bushels. The property is the possession of Joe F. Coppock and W. O. Pattey and Mr. Coppock is general manager of the business.

    Mr. Coppock married Miss Ida Mohler and they have one daughter, Josephine. He is a member of the Society of Friends. In politics he is a Republican but never has been willing to accept office. Fraternally he is associated with the Masons and the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Coppock is one of the county's most enterprising and active business men.

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