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Reuben Copp Family History

Reuben Copp a work in progress

 Reuben 7 Copp (Jonathan6, Ebenezer5, Jonathon4, Jonathan3, David2, William1) was born December 1, 1819 in Covington, Tioga, PA. He married Jane Gray. She was born 1826 in PA. Reuben worked as a carpenter while Jane kept house.

Children of Reuben Copp and Jane Grey are:

 Francis M. Copp born December 5, 1844 in Covington, Tioga, PA. He  married Provetta "Polly" Robinson born July 22, 1851 in Somerset, PA. She died March 13, 1884 in PA. Francis died May 26, 1922 in South Corning, NY. Children of Francis and Polly are:

James Copp born about 1867 in Pennsylvania

Stephen L. Copp born January 4, 1870, Tioga County, PA. He died April 6, 1921, Corning, NY. He married Nellie Beatrice Lewis born 1872. She died June 30, 1914 Corning, NY

Children of Stephen and Nellie were:

Fred Roy Copp born July 1890 and died November 1906 in Corning, NY.

Clyde Grant Copp born August 21, 1891 Corning, NY and died October 1969 Corning, NY. He married Jeannine L. Strait born 1897 and died 1939. He then married Marion E. Krum born 1916. She died in 2009. Children of Clyde and Marion include 2 sons, one which has passed Lynn Edward Copp born 1946 and died 1998 and 2 daughters.

Nellie May Copp born October 13, 1893 in Corning, NY and died November 13, 1943 in Corning, NY. She married James Marvin Dates born January 20, 1890 NY and died January 3, 1960 in Corning, NY. James also married Mary Ellen Rose born 1895 Children of Nellie and James were:

James William Dates born August 19, 1911, Corning, NY and died April 29, 1993 Corning, NY. He married Doris Lucille Davis on March 11, 1933. She was born 1915 and died 1993. They had 3 sons.

Marvin Steven Dates born November 3, 1913 NY and died June 3, 1968. Marvin married Margaret Mae Jorgenson Joyce born 1918 and died. 1961. He also married Alice B. Potter born 1917 and died 1988. Children of Marvin and Margaret were:

Robert Steven Dates born November 1, 1936 and died May 21, 1986 of pancreatic cancer. Children of Robert are

Laurie A. Dates

Robert M. Dates born March 9, 1965 and died April 27, 2007.

Richard Steven Dates

Margaret "Maggie" Mae Dates

Wendy Sue Dates

Robert Lewis Dates born January 1917 in Corning, NY died April 3, 1917 Corning, NY of intestinal poisoning

Hazel Mary Dates born August 31, 1918 Corning, NY died January 8, 2005 Atlanta, GA. Married Franklin Lewis Witter born 1918 died in 2002. They have 2 sons and a daughter.

Nellie Beatrice Dates born December 27, 1920 Corning, NY dided July 2, 2009 Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads, NY. She married Eli Morris Bruce born 1921 and died 1998. They have 3 sons and one daughter Susan Marie Bruce born 1958 and died 2004.

Richard Edward Dates born January 23, 1924 Corning, NY and died July 4, 1995 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He married Dorothy Jane Bruggeman born 1924 and died 2009. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Betty Jean Dates born September 14, 1929 NY died June 2, 1969 in Palm Beach, FL. She married Edward Joseph McKay. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Doris Marie Dates born August 14, 1931 Corning, NY and died February 4, 2004 New London, Stanley, North Carolina. She married and had 1 daughter and 3 sons. 

Stephen Edward Copp born December 15, 1896 Corning, NY and died 1955 in Corning, NY. He married Bertha May Burd May 17, 1940 in Lawrenceville, PA. She was born 1894 and died 1973.

Marie Edna Copp born November 14, 1900 in Corning, NY and died March 15, 1977 in Corning, NY. She married Clarence F. Losey born 1903 and died 1977.

Raymond Lewis Copp born 1903 Corning, NY and died Janurary 15, 1943. He married Margaret Lenora White born 1907 and died 1997. Children of Raymond and Margaret were:

 Loren Earl Copp born 1925 and died 1980

Wayne L. Copp born 1928 and died 2004

Ronald L. Copp born 1937 and died 1991

Harry H. Copp born October 6, 1905 Corning, NY and died January 11, 1961 Corning, NY. He married Sarah Elizabeth VanGorden born 1908 and died 1986.

Francis M. Copp born Janurary 29, 1910 NY and died September 17, 1964.

Dororthy B. Copp born March 14, 1912 Corning, NY and died September 14, 1947 Corning, NY married Kenneth Adrian Clark born 1907 and died 1974.

Charles E. Copp born January 15, 1872, Lawrenceville, Tioga, PA and died March 12, 1957 in Corning, NY. He married Rose Davis born October 1874 in NY She died May 4, 1942 in Tredyffrin, PA. Rose also married Wesley Miller born 1883. 

Charles E. Copp's obituary reads:

Charles E. Copp of 77 East Market Street, died Tuesday evening at Corning Hospital following an illness of several months.

Mr. Copp was born at Lawrenceville, Pa January 15, 1872, the son of Francis and Polly Robinson Copp. He had resided in Corning since 1889 and was a retired hostler for the New York Central Railroad. He retired in 1937 after having 48 years of service. Mr. Copp was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineermen and Firemen.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Tuttle of Corning and Mrs. Clara Terwilliger of Glenmoore, PA; four grandchildren, Mrs. Dorothy Newell of Corning, Leland Halm of Elmira, Donald Terwilliger of Glenmoore and Mrs. Lucille Stacey of Westchester (sic), PA; several great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call at the Phillips Funeral Home this evening and Thursday from 2 and 4 and 7 until 9. The funeral will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Carl J. Grabb, pastor of the Painted Post Presbyterian will officiate, and burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.

Children of Charles and Rose are:

Louise J. Copp born March 10, 1894 in Corning, NY and died December 22, 1970. She married Cylde C. Tuttle April 15, 1939 in West Chester, PA. he died March 17, 1956. Obituary from Corning Leader, December 23, 1970

Mrs. Clyde C. Tuttle

Mrs. Louise J. Tuttle 76, of 143 1/2 Decatur St., died suddenly Tuesday evening at her home. She ahd been in poor health for several years. Her death has been attributed to natural causes.

Born in Corning, March 10, 1894, she was the daughter of Charles and Rose Davis Copp. She married Clyde C. Tuttle April 15, 1939 in Westchester, PA. he died March 17, 1956.

Mrs. Tuttle was a 35-year resident of the Corning area. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church in Coopers Plains.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Newell, with whom she resided; a son, Leland Halm of Horseheads; a sister, Mrs. Clara Terwilliger of Honey Brook, PA; seven grand children and 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home in Corning Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Donald Graham, presiding minister, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family  in Oldfield Cemetery in Ferenbaugh.

Clara May Copp born October 8, 1896 in NY. She married William Pearl Terwilliger born 1897 in Wellsboro, PA and died September 30, 1970 in West Bradford Township, Chester, PA. He was the son of Isaac Terwilliger and Helen Wood. Clara died June 12, 1977 in Honey Brook, PA. 1920 Census does state that she was separated from William and lived with mother Rose Copp. 1930 census shows that William served during World War I and was employed as a glasswork at A. Houghton, Corning, NY.

Children of Clara and William are:

A daughter for whom we are researching.

Donald Clifford Terwilliger (birth name was Clifford Donald) born June 11, 1920 in Corning, NY and died March 10, 1994 in Naples, Collier, FL. Donald married Olive Harriet Jackson born March 10, 1910 on October 13, 1946. She died September 1, 1985 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. Donald served during WWII as a Rifleman, truck driver in the U.S. Army's 123rd Infantry 33rd Division Company E. Enlisting February 17, 1941 from West Chester, PA. He received the Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Phillippines Liberation Ribbon, W/1 Bronze Star, American Defense Service Medal, W/2 Bronze Stars, american Theater Service (Campaign) Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service (Campaign) Medal. He contracted yellow Fever December 21, 1943 and was injured in action July 7, 1945 during the Battle of New Guinea, Luzon. He was honorably discharged on December 2, 1945. Donald's obituary reads:

Donald C. Terwilliger, 73 of Naples, died March 10, 1994 at his residence. He had been a resident of Naples since 1992 coming from Honey Brook, PA, where he was employed with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Summers of Naples, FL and Barbara Martell of Coco, FL, son William Jackson of Bowmansville, PA, sister, Lucielle Thompson of Reading, PA; seven grandchildren, 13 great grand children and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Olive Terwilliger, who died in 1985; and three grandsons, Donald, Charles and Frankie.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Carlson of the Naples Evangelical Free Church, officiating. The family will recieve friends from 7:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 1000 Bonita Parkway( new U.S. 41) is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Clifford Terwilliger is buried in Brandywine Memorial Gardens, West Chester, PA.

Living Terwilliger Children

married Living Summers Children

John Copp born 1909 in NY. He died between 1911-1920 NY.

Francis Copp, Jr. born October, 1874 in Pennsylvania abd dued April 1909 Corning, NY

William L. Copp born July 1880 Pennsylvania and died 1952 in Corning, NY. He married Minnie M. Copp born 1888 in NY and died 1916-1919 NY. The son of William and Minnie was

John M. Copp born 1910 New York

 LaFayette Copp born September 9, 1845 PA and died January 22, 1901 in Caledonia, Jay Township, Elk, PA. On July 4, 1882 in Penfield, PA he married first Katherine Sullivan about 1871 in Elk County, PA. She was born January 18, 1847 and died November 18, 1879, age 32  yrs., 9 mo. and 27 days. She was the daughter of James and Margaret Sullivan of Elk County, PA. She is buried in St. Boniface Cemetery in Kersey, Elk County, PA.

Children of Lafayette and Katherine Sullivan Copp were:

James P. Copp born June 13, 1872 in Centerville, Elk County, PA and died January 17, 1893,  Jay, Elk County, PA. He buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Elk County, PA.

Francis William Copp born April 9, 1874 in Centerville, Elk County, PA.  He died November 25, 1941 Altoona, PA. He married Dorothy S. Sutter born 1878 and moved to Blair County, PA.

Amanda Esther Copp Dodge born July 26, 1878 Centerville, Elk County, PA. She died June 9, 1943 Lancaster, NY. She married Peter James Connelly born 1878 and died 1943.

Lafayette also married Catherine "Kate" Wheeler born November 9, 1864 in Spring Run, Elk County, PA. She died January 10, 1922 Jay, Elk County, PA. She was the daughter of John Wheeler Sr. born July 21, 1839 and died March 27, 1916 and Luzerna Bateman born June 8, 1845 and died March 22, 1903. They were married January 1, 1862 in Spring run, Elk County, PA. John and Luzerna are buried directly to the left of Lafayette Copp in the Benezette Cemetery in Elk County.  Children of LaFayette and Catherine are:

Cora Copp born October 22, 1883 in Benezette, PA. She died March 12, 1944, Caledonia, Elk Co., PA. She married Mathius Silas Huff on February 21, 1901. Mathius known as Sie was born Oct. 25, 1878 in Medix Run, Elk County, PA and died June 1946 in Caledonia, PA. Cora and Mathius are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Elk County, PA. Mathius Huff was the son of Frank Huff, Sr. born November 1847 and died 1924 in Elk County, PA and Agnes Dornan born May 4, 1859 and died February 9, 1930. They were married in 1877 and are buried near Lafayette in Benezette Cemetery in Elk County.

Children of Cora and Mathius are:

Roy Huff born April 12, 1913 in Caledonia, Elk Co. PA and died 1983 in St. Mary's PA. He married Marcella Porco born February 26, 1922 in PA. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Co. in St. Mary's, PA. His funeral was held on May 28, 1983. he is buried in the Veteran's Circle at Morningside Cemetery, DuBois, PA. His obituary states he was survived by his siblings Laura, Blair, Frank, Harry, Glenn and Virgil.

Children of Roy and Marcella are:

Ronald Huff who was born November 15, 1939 in Elk County, PA. He married Bonnie Garvin on July 21, 1962 in Force, PA. Bonnie was born September 24, 1944 in DuBois, PA. She is the daughter of Myles Garvin born September 22, 1910 and died April 19, 1977 and Christine Bundy born March 29, 1921. Ronald and Bonnie had three children:

Shelly Huff  born November 3, 1962 who married Craig Reed September 14, 1985 and divorced in 1989. Children of Shelly and Craig are

Dustin Reed born January 8, 1986

Anthony Reed born July 6, 1987

Ronna Huff born July 21, 1965

Denny Huff born April 15, 1970

Crystal "Blanche" Copp born February 1886 Benezette, PA and died September 8, 1913 in Penfield, PA. She married Frank Huff, Jr. born 1884 and died 1934

**Sad Family Story passed to us by Shelly Huff

In the 1900 Census: Jay twp, Elk County, PA; Roll 1406 Book 2, Page 124a

Lafayette Copp and Frank Huff, Sr. are next door neighbors. 

Two of Frank's sons would go on to marry two of Lafayette's daughters.

Frank's oldest son, my great grandfather Mathias married Cora, and Frank Jr. married Crystal Blanche (known as Blanche). The Clearfield Progress newspaper reports September 6, 1913 that on September 5, 1913 Frank was distraught over his wife leaving him (his home in Caledonia) and he became drunk and took a train to Penfield, where she was staying with family friends. He went to the door and asked for her as the family was sitting down to dinner. When Blanche went to the door, he shot her. Frank was found by the police the next day at his parent's house in Caledonia. Blanche suffered three days in the DuBois Hospital before she died. The paper said she was a virtuous woman, because even as she lay dieing she would not say a bad word about her husband.

On December 18, 1913 Frank Huff, Sr. was convicted of first degree murder and sent to prison. After numerous petitions filed by his family members after his father died in 1924, stating that his mother was suffering a hardship by raising his children and had no income, he was released in 1926 after serving 13 years.

Frank Jr. made the papers again (Clearfield Progress) on November 15, 1934 when he walked to a neighbors house and asked that they take him with them to a nearby bar. When they refused, and left without him, he went into their garage and drank methanol, and died. Frank Huff Jr's obitiuary states: He ahd been employed at the CCC Camp in Coryland, PA, was survived by two brothers, Sie and Fred, two sisters, grace Smith and Lavara Morse, two daughters, mrs. Grace Smith and Mrs. Arthur Youngmark.

Glen Lafayette Copp born February 5, 1888 Benezette, PA and died June 18, 1958 Punxsutawney, PA. He married Pearl L. Kerchner born 1890. children of Glen and Pearl was:

Lynn Kerchner Copp born 1909 and died 1970

Kathryn L. "Kittie" Copp born June 1891, PA married Roy Dixon born 1886.

Hazel Copp born December 1896 PA and died 1949-1950 in DuBois, Clearfield County, PA. She married Jay Jesse Levinson born 1897 and died 1966.

 Rebecca Adeline Copp born 1850 Covington, PA.  

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Copp born 1852 married J. S. Hutchinson born 1850 about 1872. Children of Lizzie and J.S. Hutchinson was:

Ida Anett Hutchinson  born December 1873 and died 1907. she married Willard William Leisenring born May 1857 and died 1940 in Blossburg, PA. 

Stuart C. Hutchinson born May 1877 PA. He married Charlotte C. Vockroth born April 1883. She also married Henry Ronger born 1875 and died 1906. They married about 1904. Children with Stuart 1 son and with Henry 1 daughter.

Raymond Hutchinson born about 1878.

Flora Hutchinson born about 1879

Carlton Copp born 1855 in Covington, PA. He died January 1932 in Lambs Creek, PA. He married at Manns Center, Mansfield, PA by Rev. G. Righter to Olive O. Gardner on December 25, 1880. Children of Carlton and Olive were:

Nettie Copp born March 1884.

Lenie Copp born November 1888 Blossburg, Tioga, PA

Glen Copp born 1898 Blossburg, Tioga, PA.

William Francis Copp born 1859 and died May 22, 1933 Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California. 

George H. Copp born 1868 in Covington, PA married Mary E. Wheeler born 1871 on July 21, 1889 in Centerville, PA.

Maylow Copp born 1871 Covington, PA.