COPE Family

First Generation

1. John Robert1 Cope (#22857) was born 14 Nov 1868. John died 29 Nov 1916 in Sterling City, Sterling, Tx, at 48 years of age.

He married Ida Melinda Birdwell. (Ida Melinda Birdwell is #22856.) Ida was born 3 Aug 1875. Ida was the daughter of Ernest A. Birdwell and Lou Ellen Clifford. Ida died 20 Apr 1926 in Sterling City, Sterling, Tx, at 50 years of age. Ida became the mother of Jeanette Cope in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx. At 18 years of age Ida became the mother of Ernestine Cope in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx, 1894. At 22 years of age Ida became the mother of Johnie Cope in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx, 8 Jun 1898. At 25 years of age Ida became the mother of William Early Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 4 Nov 1900. At 26 years of age Ida became the mother of Herbert Leon Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 27 Mar 1902. At 30 years of age Ida became the mother of John Ida Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 12 Oct 1905. At 36 years of age Ida became the mother of Robert LLoyd Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 16 Oct 1911.

John became the father of Jeanette Cope in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx. At 25 years of age John became the father of Ernestine Cope in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx, 1894. At 29 years of age John became the father of Johnie Cope in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx, 8 Jun 1898. At 31 years of age John became the father of William Early Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 4 Nov 1900. At 33 years of age John became the father of Herbert Leon Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 27 Mar 1902. At 36 years of age John became the father of John Ida Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 12 Oct 1905. At 42 years of age John became the father of Robert LLoyd Cope in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx, 16 Oct 1911. Feb 12m 1993, recieved phone call from Cathryn Cope Kessler who is Ida Melinda Birdwell's grandaughter, she lives at H.C 64 Box 104, Big Lake, TX 76932, phone (915)884-6852. In March of 1993, she furnished IdaMelinda's B/D and D/D and 2 Generations of Cope's down to Cathryn Kessler she furtherthat Ida Melinda was a Methodist and moved to Sterling Co. in 1899.

John Robert Cope and Ida Melinda Birdwell had the following children:

child 2 i. Jeanette2 Cope (#22859) was born in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx. Jeanette died 30 May 1974 in Houston, Harris Co., Tx. She married Frank Walton. (Frank Walton is #22860.) i0 Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317 Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317

child 3 ii. Ernestine Cope (#22861) was born in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx 1894. Ernestine died 15 Mar 1974 in Midland, Midland Co., Tx, at 79 years of age. She married Noble K. Fisk. (Noble K. Fisk is #22862.) i0 Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317 Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317

child 4 iii. Johnie Cope (#22863) was born in Coleman, Coleman Co., Tx 8 Jun 1898. Johnie died 30 May 1901 in Sterling City, Sterling, Tx, at 2 years of age. Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317

child 5 iv. William Early Cope (#22864) was born in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx 4 Nov 1900. William died 16 May 1901 in Sterling City, Sterling, Tx, at less than one year of age. Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317

child + 6 v. Herbert Leon Cope was born 27 Mar 1902.

child 7 vi. John Ida Cope (#22873) was born in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx 12 Oct 1905. John died 21 Oct 1960 in Sterling City, Sterling, Tx, at 55 years of age. He married Edwina Bynum. (Edwina Bynum is #22874.) Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317

child 8 vii. Robert LLoyd Cope (#22875) was born in Sterling Creek, Sterling, Tx 16 Oct 1911. Robert died 12 Dec 1990 in Abilene, Taylor Co., Tx, at 79 years of age. He married Meta Young. (Meta Young is #22876.) Info furnished in March 1993 by Cathryn Cope Kessler RIN 9317

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