St. Williams: This
village has been noted for the longevity of many of its residents.
Saturday, another who has passed the mark of fourscore and ten was
honored when relatives
of Daniel Cope held a double celebration in honor
of his 84th birthday, which fell on Christmas Day.
was born on the old Cope homestead, Lot 2, Concession 3, Charlotteville,
the youngest of four children of the late Thomas Cope and Harriett
Huyck. There is one sister living, Mrs. Frank Cline (Mary) of Vancouver,
B.C. A brother and another sister passed away a number of years ago.
Cope was educated at the Unger School and in
1914 married Mabel
Chamberlain, the wedding taking place in the Port Rowan Anglican rectory
J. A. Bloodsworth officiating. To this union were born two
daughters. They are: Mrs. Murray Cridland (Lulu)
of St. Williams and
Mrs. Warren Gee (Ida) of Silver Hill. There are also three
Mrs. Cope resided on the homestead until recently when Mr. Cope disposed
of his farm and bought a lot in the village on land which use to be the
home of his cousin, Jimmy Huyck. Here a fine new home was erected and
the Copes are enjoying life with the villagers.
Cope, or "Dan" as he is familarly called, is a violinist of
merit and many a home and fraternity have welcomed him into their midst
and enjoyed his music on numerous occasions. He is enjoying very good
health in spite of his advanced age and likes to reminisce with his
friends on bygone days.