"Jacob Copus Dies Sunday," (Delphos, Ohio) The Delphos Herald, 20 September 1920, p. 2.
I love obituaries from old, small town newspapers. They gave more detail and plenty of info to write a good story about the ancestor in you family history. This obituary for my 2nd great grandfather, Jacob Copus, gives the details of the day he died and a biographical sketch of his entire life. This is what I'd consider the perfect obituary. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they all contained this much information?
Rambling Along the Ancestral Trail
Deborah A. Carder Mayes is a genealogist and speaker in Northwestern and West Central Ohio. She has been researching her family history and actively involved in the genealogy community since 1998.
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