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HARVEY COPPES NAPPANEE BANKER DIES
Harvey Coppes, 43, president of the Farmers & Traders'
Bank of Nappanee, and for a number of years in the manufacturing business
in Nappanee, died at his home in that town Sunday evening at six o'clock of
tuberculosis. He had been ill for many months and visited New Mexico and
Northern Michigan in a vain effort to regain his health. He leaves a wife,
a son, 15, and a daughter, 10 years of age. He is also survived by two
brothers. [Goshen Mid Week News Times Nov. 13, 1914 Submitters Name: Karen
COPPES, SAMUEL D.
SAMUEL D. COPPES DEAD.
Aged Banker Expired at Home in Nappanee Yesterday Afternoon. Samuel D.
Coppes, 70 years of age, a resident of Elkhart county for about 60 years
and who had lived in Nappanee almost from the time that town was
established in 1874, died at his home there at 5:15 o'clock last evening,
following a general breakdown with which he suffered immediately after the
death of his son, Harvey E. Coppes, at Nappanee, last fall. His disease was
a complication of ailments and it had been quite evident for several weeks
that his demise was not far distant. Mr. Coppes was born near Medina, Ohio,
March 22, 1845, and about ten years later accompanied his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob D. Coppes, to Elkhart county. The family settled on a farm, near
Cabin Hill, in Harrison township. Upon taking up his residence in Nappanee
Mr. Coppes engaged in business there was Coppes Bros. who had a saw mill
and a box factory. In 1890 he disposed of his holdings to Daniel Zook, now
deceased, and devoted his attention to the Farmers & Traders bank, owned by
Coppes & Son and of which he was until November 2nd last the president. At
that time the bank was reorganized and Mr. Coppes retired from active
connection. Harry B. Green having been elected to the presidency. Surviving
the deceased are his wife, two sons, Fred and Frank Coppes, four daughters,
Mrs. J.W. Rosburgh, Mrs. Charles Mutchler, Mrs. Charles A. Inks and Mrs.
H.J. Rickert, and two brothers, John D. and Frank Coppes, all of Nappanee.
John C. Mellinger of Goshen is a brother-in-law, Mrs. Mellinger, deceased,
having been a sister of Mr. Coppes. Funeral services will be held at the
East Market street home in Nappanee at 1:30 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, with
interment in South Union cemetery. The parents of the deceased died in this
country and their bodies are buried not far from the old farm. [Goshen
Daily Democrat May 10, 1915 Submitters Name: Karen K ]
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