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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Mary McCafferty Copeland
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells

Aug. 17, 1922 Waterloo Press

MRS MARY COPELAND DIES  Ill for Over a Week Funeral Held Yesterday Afternoon  Mrs. Mary Copeland, who lived in the east part of town along the state highway, died at her home Monday evening at about six o'clock after an illness of ten days.  During her last illness it soon developed that she could not survive long with the complications that had set in owing to her advanced age.  Mrs. Copeland was a woman of many excellent qualities and was loved as a neighbor.  The funeral was held from the late home yesterday afternoon at one o'clock and the remains were taken to Butler for interment, Rev. D. A. J. Brown, of the M. E. church officiated at the services.  Mary McCafferty was born in Papertown, Pa., July 8, 1839, and died at Waterloo, Ind., Aug. 4, 1922 aged 88 years, 1 month, and 6 days.  After, she reached womanhood she was united in marriage to William Culbertson, who was about to enlist in the Civil War, and three months after their marriage he was killed in action.  At the close of the war, on Feb. 8, 1866 she was again married to William B. Copeland, who also had served in the Union army.  To this union was born four sons and three daughters, as follows:  George B. Copeland of Montpelier, O., Harry E. Copeland, of Denver, Col, Howard Copeland, of Little Rock Arkansas, James O. Copeland, of Butler, Maggie Copeland who died in infancy, Wilmetta, wife of Harry Haines of Waterloo and Jennie Copeland, who lived with her mother at the time of her death.  For many years Mr. and Mrs. Copeland lived on a farm near Butler, and prior to that time lived at Bryan, Ohio.  About twenty two years ago they moved to Waterloo.  Mr. Copeland passed away in September 1911.  After moving to Waterloo, the deceased became a member of the Waterloo Presbyterian church, and was faithful to the church as long as the church organization was continued.  She was a kind mother and a good neighbor, and was loved by all who knew her.

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