Aged Photographer Dies In Winnetka
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jun 1913, p. 6

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12 Jun 1913
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Thomas Copelin
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Thomas Copelin, who had the distinction of being the oldest photographer in the city of Chicago, died in his home, 563 Cherry street, Winnetka, Friday. He was 89 years old. Until a few years ago Mr. Copelin made an annual walking trip from his home to Chicago, a distance of sixteen miles. Funeral services were conducted in the family home Sunday afternoon. The burial was in Rosehill cemetery. Mr. Copelin was born in Cobham Kent, England. He came to Chicago in 1856 and for more than forty years has been engaged in the photograph business in that city. He retired from active business several years ago. He leaves two sons, Alex J. W. Copelin and Thomas A. Copelin of Chicago and one daughter, Mrs. Sadie C. Filkins of Winnetka.

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Aged Photographer Dies In Winnetka