2005 Grass Family reunion held at O'Neill / Page, Nebraska
Descendants of Charles Arthur Grass (1873-1934) & Adah Myrtle Sarchet (1879-1943)
Descendants of Percy Anthony Grass (1881-1947) & Grace Emily Campbell (1883-1967)
Grace Emily Campbell is the daughter of Cynthia M Copper & John C Campbell
2000 Torgerson Family reunion held at Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Wisconsin
Published in Prairie du Chien Courier Press, September 2001
By Virginia Torgerson O'Brien
Sugar Creek Bible Camp, on County Highway C near Ferryville, is well known to many Lutheran Church members in Wisconsin for their parishes support the camp.
But, to the Torgerson's who spent the weekend of Aug. 24-26 there, it was a historical celebration. They were literally coming "back home".
Part of the acreage that comprises the camp was once the 160 acre farm of Peter and N. Alice (Copper) Torgerson.
Some of their seven children, Oscar, Alice, Ralph, Arthur, Royal, Ray and Richard were born there. More than 100 descendants of these children came to spend the weekend...
1962 Valentine Reunion
Direct descendants of John Valentine (1841-1915) and wife Mandane (COPPER) Valentine (1847-1931)
Photos courtesy of Theo Schaad
Photographer's studio in South Burnaby, British Columbia
Vancouver Sunday Sun, 30 Jun 1962
Pioneer Family To Hold Reunion
Seventy-five descendants of a pioneer British Columbia family will get together here Sunday for their first family reunion.
They cover six generations. Guest of honor at the giant dinner at the Pacific national Exhibition’s B.C. Building will be Mrs. George Hill, 76, of Salem, Ore., the only living daughter of B.C. pioneer John Valentine.
Descendants will gather from as far away as New York, California and Ontario at the bidding of one of Valentine’s grandsons, Vancouver mechanic Andy Craig, of 3438 East Twenty-fourth.
Born in England, Valentine traveled across the U.S. by wagon in the late 1800s and settled in Revelstoke where he opened a sawmill and became prominent in civic affairs.
Left-most: Robert Lamphere; 3rd from left: Percy V Edwards; 4th from left in back: Possibly Andy Craig(?);
in front: Lotus (Valentine) Hill and George Hill;
next to George is Gertrude Van Liew
L TO R ~ Percy V Edwards, possibly Andy Craig(?), Walter D Edwards, George Hill;
above him: Arthur Lamphere; next to George: Lotus (Vanlentine) Hill;
5th from right: Gertrude Van Liew; 3nd from right: Robert Lamphere.
WOULD APPRECIATE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REUNION AND/OR THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTOS!
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania)
15 Aug 1913 ~ Page 3, Col 1
With between 130 and 150 relatives and friends in attendance, the annual reunion of the Copper family was held,
Thursday at the home of L. J. Copper near Princeton.
The day was an ideal one with a delicious dinner at noon.
In the afternoon, there was a short business meeting at which the following officers were chosen:
President - Nathaniel Copper of Burnstown
Vice President - Leonard Bowden of New Castle, R. F. D.
Secretary - Miss Mary Copper of Harlansburg
Treasurer - George Burns of Burnstown
Historian - R. C. Copper of Princeton
The next reunion is to be held the second Thursday of August, 1914, at the same place. Relatives from this city,
Moravia, Harlansburg, and North Sewickley, were present.
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania)
16 Aug 1911
Relatives from this city, Ellwood City, Harlansburg, Princeton and vicinity attended the Copper reunion held at the home of L. J. Copper, near Princeton, Wednesday.
At noon dinner consisting of all the good things of the season was served to about 150 guests.
There was no set diversion for the afternoon, the guests enjoying themselves in whatever manner they preferred.
At the business meeting it was decided to hold the next reunion at the same place, the second Thursday in August, and the following officers were named:
President, Clark Copper of Harlansburg.
Vice president, L. W. Bowden of Princeton.
Secretary, Mrs Mary Copper of Harlansburg.
Treasurer, George Burns of Ellwood City.
Historian, C. R. Copper of Princeton.
As people in the picture below can be identified their names
will be posted
ca 1938 Copper Family Reunion held at Princeton, PA
Charlie Copper Homestead on Copper Road
> Top row, on left, tall man in dark suit is Frank Edwin McELWAIN
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