History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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B. Frank Cope

B. Frank COPE. Among the active and efficient business men of Lower Buckingham is B. Frank Cope, for many years a director and superintendent of the Forest Grove Creamery. Mr. Cope was born in Doylestown township, Bucks county, August 14, 1859, and is a son of Amandus F. and Anna Elizabeth (Funk) Cope. His father, who is a son of Franklin S. and Magdelena (Urfer) Cope, was born near Pennsburg, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and soon after his marriage purchased a farm in Doylestown township, where he resided until 1870, when he removed to Montgomery county, near Bryn Mawr. He was a farmer during his active life, but now resides with a daughter at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The subject of this sketch was born and reared on the farm, and received a good education at the schools of Doylestown township and Bryn Mawr. At the age of twenty-one he accepted a position as assistant in the Pine Run creamery, Doylestown township. On June 4, 1882, he took charge of the Forest Grover creamery, and was superintendent and salesman, as well as member of the board of directors, for many years, and giving entire satisfaction to the patrons and stockholders. Mr. Cope was for many years an ardent Democrat and took an active part in the councils of his party. He was the party nominee for director of the poor in 1898, and received the highest vote of any on the ticket, running far ahead of other candidates in his home township. In 1902 he was nominated for the assembly, but a fusion was later effected by the local leaders, and he was forced off the ticket. He is a member of Doylestown Lodge, No. 245, F. and A. M.; Warrington Lodge, No. 447, I. O. O. F., of which he has been secretary and representative for ten years; Neshaminy Castle, No. 139, K. G. E.; and Paunacussing Lodge, No. 221, K. of P. In the spring of 1904 he purchased a farm in Lower Buckingham, upon which he now resides. He was married, in 1883, to Rose Ella Barton, daughter of Joel and Phoebe (Carver) Barton, of Solebury. Her parents now reside in Warwick township. Mr. And Mrs. Cope have been the parents of four children: Linford W., deceased; Edmund B.; Anna E., deceased; and Harman Yerkes.The brothers and sisters of Mr. Cope are as follows: Mary J., widow of Samuel Eckstein, of Philadelphia; Samuel E., of Telford, Pennsylvania; Edwardine, wife of Harry L. Riley, of Atlantic City; Clinton B., of Buckingham; James R., of Egg Harbor; John A., of Atlantic City, and Daniel, who has been an employe of John Wanamaker for several years.Text taken from 286-287Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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