My Paternal Grandparents
Clarence and Zena Coppin
Clarence Curtis Coppin was the seventh child
of Samuel and Elizabeth Coppin. He was
born September 27, 1887 on the family ranch in Pleasant Grove, California, and attended
elementary school in a one-room school house on the ranch. Clarence met Zena, the daughter
of Reese Davis Murphy and Minnie Warren Elliott, in Pleasant Grove. They married in 1911,
and had four children - Carlin, Bethyl, Stanley, and Lorraine.
All of the childern were born on the family ranch in Pleasant Grove.
Clarence and Zena leased out the ranch in
the late 1960's and moved to Sacramento, California. After Zena died in 1968, Clarence
went to live with his daughter, Loraine Baker. During this time, Clarence, Loraine, and
her husband, Walt, entertained at various senior citizen homes. Clarence played the
violin, Loraine the piano, and Walt the banjo. Clarence sold the ranch in 1974.
Starting in 1980, my sister Cathy got some of his
remembrances on tape. He told stories about his
life growing up on a farm.
When Loraine was unable to care for Clarence
any longer, he moved to a nursing home. He died in 1988 at 101 years of age. Both Clarence
and Zena are buried in the
Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, California.
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