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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. E. Coppock, freight, express and ticket agent of the Frisco Railway, was born in Newcastle, England, June 21, 1857, and is the son of Henry and Martha Ann (Harding) Coppock, the former being a ship-owner of that place. Their son, J. E., received a good literary education at Croft House, Brampton, Cumberland, and completed a thorough course of study in agriculture. At the age of twenty-one he left his native country and made a location in Texas, spending three years east of San Antonio. He then left and moved to Missouri, locating at Peirce City, where he obtained employment as baggage-master. Before coming to America, and while living in his native country, he married Miss Jane Ross, daughter of George Ross, of Bamboro Friars, Northumberland. This union resulted in the birth of four children, two sons and two daughters: Nellie, Martha, Ross and Howard. Mr. Coppock was married by Rev. William Darnell, of Bamboro parish. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., and has been financial secretary of Lawrence Lodge, No. 92, for four years. He and his wife are members of the Episcopal Church, and are excellent citizens.

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