Born: June 14, 1855, Clar­en­don, New York.

Died: De­cem­ber 1, 1940, Buf­fa­lo, New York.

Buried: Forest Lawn Ce­me­te­ry, Buffalo, New York.


A Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal min­is­ter, Cope­land served 22 church­es in west­ern New York state ov­er the course of 42 years. He found­ed five church­es, four of which were in Buf­fa­lo.

In 1892, he be­came sec­re­ta­ry of the Me­tho­dist Un­ion, and in 1918, Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty gave him an hon­or­a­ry STD degree. He re­tired in Buf­fa­lo in 1919.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cope­land (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?