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    F. M. COPPOCK is a well-to-do agriculturist of Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, and resides three-quarters of a mile southwest of Ludlow Falls on the place entered by his great-grandfather at the time of his arrival in 1804. He was born in Franklin Township, Darke County, Ohio, in 1857, and is a son of David C. and Emeline (Niles) Coppock, and a grandson of James Coppock.

    James Coppock, the grandfather, was born in South Carolina in 1799 and was five or six years old when brought by his parents to Miami County, Ohio, in 1804. He lived here the remainder of his days and died on the home place in 1867, of the age of sixty-eight years. He married Jane Huntsman and they were parents of twelve children, of whom eight were sons.

    David Clark Coppock, father of the subject of this record, was born on the home farm in Union Township, April 13, 1832. He attended the primitive schools of that early period and then followed farming until he entered the Union Army during the Civil War. He enlisted in 1862 as a member of Company G, 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served with credit until the war closed. He then engaged in stock dealing, in which he was expert, and followed that business sucessfully during the remainder of his active career. In 1882, he moved west to Nebraska and still later to Oklahoma, where he passed his declining years in retirement. He and his wife both died in that territory in 1895. They had the following children: One who died in infancy; F. M. Coppock, whose name, heads this record; Angenetta, wife of W. Honeyman; and Lewis M., a resident of Iowa.

    F. M. Coppock attended the public schools of Union Township and during his early years farmed for a time. He then became identified with stone quarrying, an industry in which he continued until 1907. For sixteen years he operated a quarry himself and on the date mentioned closed it down and turned his attention to farming. The place on which he lives consists of seven acres and has been in the family name since the pioneer days when the family became established here. He also is the owner of two other tracts in Union Township, one of for acres and the other of twelve acres. He erected the fine home in which he lives and has a highly improved property. Mr. Coppock was united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Ehlers, a daughter of Otto Ehlers, and they have three children: Samuel, who is a conductor in the railway service; Mary; and Robert. Religiously, they are members of the Friend Church. He is a Republican in politics and takes a deep interest in the success of that party. In fraternal affiliation, he is a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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