David Copenhaver

The following obituary notice is sent us from Steinauer, Neb., and pertains to a former Fulton county gentleman:

Died, April 7, 1903, of heart trouble, David Taylor Copenhaver, aged nearly 56 years. Although not being in very good health for several years his condition was not considered dangerous. He went to work on the morning of the 7th in usual health, when about 11 o’clock he told his fellow workmen that he was feeling bad and would have to quit. He went home, getting worse all the time. The doctor and immediate friends were called in and all was done that mortal hands could do to relieve the suffering and prolong life, but his work here on earth was finished. His time had come and in a few hours he was clasped in the cold icy hands of death.

“Dock,” as he was familiarly known, was raised in Fulton county, Illinois, and will be remembered by many citizens in the vicinity of Ipava.

He was an honest, industrious man, of sterling worth, always better to others than to himself. Always ready to lend a helping hand when and wherever he could, and especially in sickness. Was very fond of his family and enjoyed their company to the fullness of his heart, jovial, good-natured and generous with his fellowman.

When the news went forth that “Dock” had passed away the reality could hardly be believed by his many friends. He was married to Mary Etneir in the year of 1867. To this union were born 9 children. Two died young, the other seven, with their mother, other relatives and a large concourse of friends, followed his remains and saw them tenderly laid in their last resting place, there to await the resurrection morn. Thus husband and father is gone never more to meet his family here he loved so well.

The heart-stricken wife and children have the sympathy of the entire community.

Published in the Astoria Search Light on 4/30/1903


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