Miller, Rosa May

Class of 1899
Commencement essay: “The Victory of Women’s Education”

Birth: Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death: February 14, 1948 (aged 73), Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA

Parents:
Joseph Andrew Miller (1823–1912)
Frances Ellen Dull Miller (18351906)

Siblings:
Mary Jane Miller Engleman (18581950)
Elizabeth Emma Miller Firebaugh (18591940)
Luther Rice Miller (18601917)
Sarah Annie Bell Miller Zollman (18641887)

Spouse:
James McCowan Copper (18651941)

Children:
Basil Earl Copper (19011903)
Beatrice May Copper (19021987)
Gladys Ellen Copper Priddy (19031995)
Joseph Benjamin Copper (19061968)

Burial:
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
LexingtonLexington CityVirginiaUSA

Source: http://www.findagrave.com, #74920698.

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Rockbridge County News (Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia), February 19, 1948, p. 5.

MRS. JAMES McCOWN COPPER

Mrs. Rosa Miller Copper, widow of James McCown Copper, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home on South Main street, February 14, 1948, at 2:30 p.m.

She was born in Rockbridge county on February 3, 1875, a daughter of the late Joseph A. Miller and Ellen Dull Miller, both of Augusta county. Her entire life was spent in the Alone Mill community and Lexington. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church and the Bethany Missionary Society at Alone Mills. She was also a member of the Rockbridge Historical Society, and the Lexington Woman’s Club.

Funeral services were held from Harrison’s chapel February 16, at 3:00 p.m. with interment in the Lexington cemetery. The Rev. L.E. Bouknight conducted the service. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Beatrice M. Copper, New York City; Mrs. J. Thomas Priddy, Richmond; and one son, Joseph B. Copper, Birmingham, Ala. One sister, Mrs. James W. Engleman of Lexington, also survives.

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