The History of New York State
Biographies, Part 31

Editor, Dr. James Sullivan

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WILLIAM Henry GICK

A native and lifelong resident of New York's capital, Mr. Gick has been connected with the Albany hardware & Iron company, Broadway and Arch Street, ever since he left school, a period of almost two decades, interrupted only by his service with the Untied States Army Aviation Corps during the World War. Since 1926 he has been vice-president of this company, a position which he fills with great ability, and efficiency, and for which his long connection with them and his thorough knowledge of the business has fitted him. He is also prominently active in the fraternal, social and religious life of his native city, where he is considered one of the most successful of the younger generation of business men.

William Henry Gick was born in Albany, New York, May 11, 1889, a son of the late William H. and Mary Elizabeth (Bulger) Gick, the former a successful contractor to the time of his death in 1916, at which time he was survived by his son, two daughters and his wife, who passed away in 1923. William H. Gick received his early education in the public schools of Albany, graduating from the Albany Academy with the class of 1907. He then entered the employ of the Albany hardware & Iron Company as office boy, and has continued with them ever since, working his way up through all of the different positions to that of the responsible office of vice-president. His ability and close attention to the interests of the firm gained him frequent and rapid promotion to various positions of ever-increasing responsibility and trust, until, March 8, 1926, he was elected vice-president of the company. He has carried into the business boundless energy, level-headed business sense, and initiative; has made friends readily and kept them, and the confidence accorded him was readily transferred to the company with which he is identified.

During the period of the World War Mr. Gick enlisted in September, 1917, in the United States Army Aviation Corps and was sent to Fort Slocum for training and then to Kelly Field Texas. He remained here for two weeks and then was transferred to St. Charles, Louisiana, where he remained one month, and then sent to Garden City, Long Island, for two weeks. From Garden City he was sent overseas, where he served for thirteen months, being promoted to first sergeant, 177th Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces. He received his honorable discharge December 15, 1918, at Mitchel Field, Long Island. His fraternal affiliations are with the Ancient City Lodge, No. 452, Free and Accepted Masons; Capital City Chapter, No. 242; Temple Commandery, Knights Templar, No. 2; Kaa-Rheu Vahn Grotto, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; and Lodge No. 49, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is a member of the Albany Chamber of Commerce; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Andrew Coughlin Post; and his clubs are the Wolfert's Roost Country, the Anrania Club, the Albany Country Club of Albany, and the Old Colony Club of New York City. His religious affiliation is with the Protestant Episcopal Church, and more particularly with St. Andrews Church of Albany.

William Henry Gick married, at Albany, January 10, 1925, Agnes R. Murphy.

CHARLES LARROWE

Death is ever taking its toll in each community and in every completed life there is a lesson of benefit to posterity. Charles Larrowe, who at the time of his passing was president of the Larrowe Milling company, of Cohocton, and president of Cohocton State Bank, was one of those citizens who was ever held in the highest esteem. His interest in whatever was undertaken for the advancement of his village made him one who cannot be easily spared from the community, and a heartfelt appreciation for al that he did

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for Cohocton has, since his death, lost none of its force by the lapse of time.

Charles Larrowe was born in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York, April 10, 1858, the son of Albertus and Harriett (Kellogg) Larrowe. Albertus Larrowe was also a prominent factor in the life of this community and for many hears was president of the Larrowe Milling Company. Upon the death of his first wife, Harriett (Kellogg) Larrowe, he married Katherine Morgan, who is still a resident of Cohocton. Mr. Larrowe died July 26, 1899. The son, Charles, received his education in the public schools of his native place and at the University of Le Ray, New York State. Upon completing his schooling he became associated with his father in the Larrowe Milling Company, subsequently becoming vice-president of the organization, which office he held until his father's death, when he succeeded him to the presidency of the company, which became the largest buckwheat flour mill in the country. Mr. Larrowe was also president of the Cohocton State Bank, having been selected for that position in 1916, and in this important line of advance he again proved himself to be the ablest of executives.

Charles Larrowe was a staunch Republican in his political choice, and for many years was State committeeman of his party. Fraternally, he was affiliated with Liberty Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Cohocton; Bath Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; De Molay Commandery, Knights Templar of Hornell; Damascus Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of Troy; and also held membership in the California Club of Los Angeles, in which city he had passed the winter months for several years, returning to Cohocton each spring for the summer and late fall. In fact, it was on his return trip to California after a business trip East that he was taken ill, and but a few days afterwards passed away at his brother's home in Detroit, Michigan, February 23, 1926. Mrs. Larrowe still retains a residence in Cohocton and also in Los Angeles.

Henry PATRICK CONRON

A keen, progressive business man, Henry Patrick Conron has made his drug business in Ticonderago one of the leading firms of its kind in that district. Born in Norwich, New York, on February 8, 1896, he is the son of Patrick and rose Ann (Brophy) Conron. The father was a well-known merchant in Norwich.

Henry Patrick Conron graduated from the public and high schools of Norwich, after which he entered the Albany College of Pharmacy, from which he graduated in 1917. In 1918 he accepted an opportunity to practice his profession in Gloversville and stayed there two years, after which he went to Schenectady, where he remained with Quinn's Drug Store for six months. Mr. Conron then came to Ticonderago, May 4, 1922, where the purchased the business of D. Y. Delano, and has since conducted it as a drug and novelty store. Being of a progressive type of mind, Mr. Conron has also seen the possibilities of having a store at Hague, and he has a branch there during the summer.

In 1917 he entered the service in the World War in the X-ray Ambulance Corps in New York City, going to France with the unit and serving there nine months before returning to America and being mustered out of the service. He is a member of the American Legion, of Ticonderago; is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, Council No., 211, of Norwich, and with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is also a member of the Kiwanis and of the Ticonderago County Club. His religious affiliations are Roman Catholic.

CHARLES F. McGOVERN

In the roster of able lawyers serving the people of New York State, Charles F. McGovern, attorney, of Albany, has a leading place. Well educated, possessed of a convincing yet courteous manner, he has met with great professional success. He was born in Albany, New York, son of Frank J. McGovern and Mary (Murray) McGovern. His father is an official of F. C. Huyck & sons, Incorporated, and a substantial citizen of Albany. The son was given excellent educational opportunities, attending the Christian Brothers Academy at Albany, the Catholic University of America at Washington, District of Columbia, which bestowed on him in 1916 the degree of Bachelor of Arts; and Albany law School, from which he graduated in 1920, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. Admitted tot he bar in 1920, Mr. McGovern established himself in the General practice of law and has met with success during the last six years. Both locally and over a wider area he is regarded as an able and honest lawyer. He is a member of the County, State and National Bar Association. He is senior member of the firm of McGovern & Cantwell, with offices in the Arkey Building, Albany, New York.

In political views, Mr. McGovern sympa-

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thizes with the Democratic party, and lends his support to furthering their platforms. He is a member of the Catholic Club of New York. To religious work he gives much constructive thought as trustee and vice-president of the Cathedral Conference, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He is also a trustee and communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the city of Albany.

LYNN R. VAN VLACK

Senior member of the firm of Van Vlack, Bargar & Berglund, of the bar of Jamestown, New York is a member of the Van Vlack family who have resided in the State of New York and New Amsterdam before the change of the name to New York, since the year 1659, when his ancestor, Tielman Van Vlack, came from Holland to New Amsterdam.

Abraham Van Vlack, descendant of Tielman Van Vlack, was married to Marguerite Wiltsie at Fishkill, New York, in 1775, and in the same year enlisted as a private in Dutchess County, Second Regiment of New York State, under Captain John Brinkerhoff, and served until 1778. By a mistake of enrollment his name was spelled Van Vlack instead of Van Vleck, and since that time this branch of the family has carried the changed name. John A. Van Vlack, the son of Abraham Van Vlack, was married, in 1798, to Elizabeth Gidley. He served as a captain in the War of 1812 with England. He is buried in the Hanover Center Cemetery in Chautauqua County, New York. His son, Daniel B. Van Vlack, was married to Jane Wiley, on October 2, 1824. Their son, George W. Van Vlack, was married to Marietta A. Merrill, at Forestville, New York, on July 15, 1867. This marriage took place shortly after the discharge of George W. Van Vlack as a Union soldier, he having served for over three years as a member of the 64th New York Infantry Volunteers, having enlisted as a private and being discharged as a lieutenant. The last four months of his service were spent in Libby Prison and on Belle Isle. His commission was given as a reward for having, single-handed, captured Major-General G. H. Stewart and Brigadier-General Edward A. Johnson, of the Confederate Army, and delivered them in person to General Hancock, his corps commander, on the 25th of August, 1864.

Lynn R. Van Vlack, the fourth child of George W. and Marietta A. (Merrill) Van Vlack, was born on the farm owned by his parents at Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York, on April 17, 1883. He attended the country school near this farm and later entered Forestville High School, from which he graduated in 1903. He served a clerkship with County Judge W. S. Thrasher, of Dayton, New York, for one year prior to entering the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1910, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan on June 28, 1910, spent the summer in Nebraska, returning to the State of New York in the fall, was admitted to practice by the appellate division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in and for the Fourth Judicial Department on March 29, 1911. He immediately formed a partnership for the practice of law with Richard A. Hall of Cherry Creek, New York, under the firm name of Hall & Van Vlack. In 1913 Mr. Van Vlack opened offices in South Dayton, and there conducted an independent office until he entered the World War, serving first for three months in the Field Artillery at Fort Niagara, in the year of 1917. On October 10, 1917, Mr. Van Vlack enlisted in the Tank Corps and served at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as a sergeant in the 310th Center Tank Corps until he was discharged on December 10, 1918.

On being discharged, Mr. Van Vlack worked for the firm of Thrasher & Clapp, in Jamestown for one year, at the end of which time the firm of Van Vlack, Peterson & Bargar was organized and opened in the Fenton Building at Jamestown, New York. Mr. Peterson shortly retired from the practice of law and the firm was continued under the firm name of Van Vlack & Bargar, until August, 1928, when Lester w. Berglund was admitted to partnership with Mr. Van Vlack and Allen E. Bargar, under the firm name and style of Van Vlack, Bargar & Berglund.

Mr. Van Vlack is a member of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. He is affiliated with the Free and Accepted Masons, in which order he is a member of Mr. Moriah Lodge, No. 145, and he is a thirty-second Scottish Rite Mason of the Jamestown Consistory. He is also a member and Past Commander of the James Hall Camp, No. 111, of the Sons of Union Veterans; and the Ira Spring Post, No. 148, of the American Legion. He has been very active in the American legion work ever since the war, and is at the present time serving as com-

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mander of the county organization of the American Legion of Chautauqua County. Mr. Van Vlack organized the third Boy Scout Troop in Jamestown, known as Troop No. 7, and sponsored by the local American Legion Post, and was Scout Master of that troop for two years. Since April, 1927, Mr. Vlack has been a member of the Board of Education of the city of Jamestown.

On February 11, 1910, at Cherry Creek, New York, Lynn R. Van Vlack married (first) Florence A. Harmon, who died January 20, 1921. Four children were born of this marriage: 1. Virginia Merry, born December 30, 1910; died August 12, 1921. 2. Merrill Harmon, bon February 23, 1912. 3. Russell Raymond, born September 1, 1914. 4. Florence Janet, born August 30, 1916. On September 12, 1924, Lynn R. Van Vlack married (second) Madge Ferry, of Mannington, West Virginia.

ISAAC SEYMOUR COPELAND

High on the roll of Elmira's illustrious dead appears the name of Isaac Seymour Copeland, whose constructive activities in journalism were for many years a potent factor in the life of that enterprising city. Mr. Copeland furthered every worthwhile movement for the betterment of his home community; his was a life of exemplary living, a thoroughly Christian man and one who gained for himself through his justness and thorough uprightness a host of friends in whom his memory will remain for many years o come.

As Mr. Copeland was far-famed as a biographer, his obituaries conceded to be masterpieces of the highest order, it is fitting that here we record his life-work as he himself penned it but a short time previous to his death.

"Isaac Seymour Copeland was born at St. Catherines, Canada, December 30, 849; his father was John Copeland, born in the county Armagh, Ireland, and his mother was Harriet Boughton Fairman, born in Lewiston, New York. He was named for his grandfather, Isaac Copeland, and his uncle, Seymour (Boughton) Fairman, one of the founders of the 'Elmira Advertiser.' His father, John Copeland, arrived in Lewiston, New York, in 1820, when his parents, with eight brothers and sisters, located there upon their arrival from Ireland. In Lewiston, John Copeland was apprenticed to a merchant tailor and while there made the acquaintance of Miss Fairman. The latter attended the famous Lewiston Academy, one of those teachers was the late Reuben E. Close, who afterward came to Elmira. Mr. Close was a great student of languages. John Copeland went to St. Catherines from Lewiston, only a dozen miles, and began work at the trade of journeyman tailor, having been married in 1832. The couple had eleven children, of whom I. Seymour Copeland was the fifth in succession. He attended the public schools in his Canadian home and spent his boyhood very much the same as boys usually do. At thirteen he graduated from the grammar school, his mother who was well educated, having assisted him greatly in his studies, and his graduation earned for him a free scholarship of two years in the academy, a semi-public institution. At the conclusion of his academic term, he had started upon his seventeenth year, when the exigencies of the family forced him to find something to do. About this time he was received into the First Presbyterian Church at St. Catherines, of which his parents, who were devout people, had long been members. Seymour b. Fairman and Luther Caldwell owned the 'Elmira Advertiser,' Charles G. Fairman, one of the founders having sold his interest to the latter. His uncle, namesake, was not in good health, and his own son had been killed in an accident, Seymour B. Fairman invited his Canadian nephew to come to Elmira with a view to an eventual succession to his interest in the newspaper. He therefore duly arrived in Elmira on September 3rd, 1866, and next day began his career as a printer. In April, 1868, occurred the terrible Carr's Rock disaster on the Erie, when a night passenger train on its way to New York was thrown from the track clear down into the Delaware River. Between drowning, internal injuries and burning, twenty-nine passengers lost their lives, among them Mr. Fairman and Mrs. John Decker, wife of a prominent drygoods merchant of Elmira. Mr. Fairman died of internal injuries and Mrs. Decker's body was so charred that it was with difficulty recognized. A discharged employee confessed months afterwards that he caused an obstruction to be placed on the rails. The death of Mr. Fairman made an instant change in the prospects of I. Seymour Copeland. Fortunately, his uncle had caused him to work at the printer's trade, which eventually worked to his great advantage. Upon the death of Mr. Fairman, a stock company was formed which took over the 'Advertiser,' Charles G. Fairman who had previously re-acquired his interest in the paper, being elected as its first president. Seymour Copeland was running the newspaper press on the third flour of the building at the

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southeast corner of Baldwin and Carroll streets and getting nine dollars a week for it. In 1870 the office was moved over to the Hathaway House building which the association had bought at the corner of Lake and East Market streets. Mr. Copeland was yet a pressman, but they had bought a brand new three-cylinder press that would print 1,500 per hour, a great achievement. This was a night job, all night, as the papers had to be shoved through the press twice, the feeding being done by hand. In addition to wetting down and opening the paper for each succeeding day's edition, the pressman had to operate a caloric engine and keep it in order. Mr. Copeland filled the job of pressman three years, but because of the hard work it entailed at fifteen dollars a week he voluntarily threw up the place and went back to St. Catherines to recuperate. He had been there a week when Col. DeVoe sent for him to return and take a position in the job-room at day work. This he did. In 1872 a change was made in the foremanship of the newsroom and the position was offered to Mr. Copeland, at a good salary. In 1875, he was promoted to the night editorship and remained such until 1878, when he became city editor. Mr. Copeland was city editor until 1882, at which time he received a polite note from E. L. Adams \who had become managing editor that ' services would no longer be required', and after having worked on the 'Advertiser' from 1866 to 1882, his connection there ceased, the last connecting link that had survived his uncles, who had started the paper in 1853. Mr. Copeland's services on the morning paper had included everything from sweeping out and building the fires to the one exception of ownership, certain financial considerations having been responsible for that. In his release from 'Advertiser', Mr. Copeland did not cherish ill-feeling, because the new owners would naturally be expected to surround themselves with their own people. Indeed, as it turned out, the retirement from the 'Advertiser' was the turning point in his life. In 1881, the business manger of the 'Advertiser' was John B., Briggs, who had also grown up in the business, and in that year, the 'Sunday Tidings' was started by Briggs & Copeland with no other desire then to have a business of their own. The field was already occupied and filled by the 'Telegram,' and the life of the 'Tidings' was accordingly one of sorrows and accompanied with grief. The 'Tidings' was practically annihilated when the Hathaway House was burned in 1888, and for the second time Mr. Copeland was out of business. That was in February. In May of the same year, he and James F. Woodford, his brother-in-law, also a printer, had a little job office on East Water Street, which yielded them, after three months' work, not a living but a profit of $4.50. That did not look good to a man with a family, and Mr. Copeland proposed an evening paper, and they went at it. they called it 'The Evening Star.' It was a four-page, five columns to the page of sixteen inches length. Mr. Copeland solicited advertising, collected, set type, did all the editorial work and reporting and fed the press, gave out papers and took his lunch at noon, working all the hours necessary. Mr. Woodford did equally valiant service. Thus they established 'The Evening Star' which had to pay its own way. They had no money but they knew how. Had not its owners been practical printers there would have been no 'Star-Gazette.' The first press of 'the Evening Star' was second, or maybe third hand, it looked it anyway, and cost six hundred dollars after it was paid for; but humble though that press was, it accomplished a mission. 'The Star-Gazette' press cost twenty-five thousand dollars, and it is paid for too.

"Mr. Copeland was married, to Nan E. Woodford, who had graduated from Elmira Academy in the class of 1871. They had two children, Dr. Woodford J. Copeland and Carrie. The daughter died in her fifth year of diphtheria. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland in 1889 adopted Ethel B. Copeland, a niece, who died January, 1912, the wife of Fred E. Fisk. In 1867 Mr. Copeland united by letter with the Congregational Church in Elmira. In 1874 be became a citizen of the United States by naturalization. He was a charter member of the Chemung Council, Royal Arcanum; a charter member of Elmira Lodge, No. 62, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and a member of Ivy Lodge, 397, Free and Accepted Masons; of Elmira chapter, No. 42; of St. Omar's Commandery; of the Royal and Select Masters, of Cashmere Grotto, and of Ismalia Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of Buffalo, and was a member of the Masonic Club. He was a member of the Board of Education representing district No. 3, from 1885 of 1899."

Mr. Copeland continues with "all of the preceding remarks are in the third person and I want to drop into the first. One who has lived along the years since 1849 must of necessity have seen much of life; yet mine has been in a large measure uneventful, just an average everyday sort of existence. Reverting to some lines in a Good Book, I can say as everyone else

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can say, that I have doubtless done things I ought not to have done and left undone things I should have don; but after all I have done as well as the gifts given me have permitted me to do. No one an go beyond his tether. My home life has been very happy, not primarily because of any unusual goodness outcropping from myself, but primarily because I was fortunate enough to choose a capable and loving wife without whom I would many times have found myself rudderless upon a very stormy sea, pet port was always reached at last, where smoother waters lay. Some of my friends have stated to me for several years certain obituary notices in the 'Evening Star' and 'Star Gazette' have attracted attention because of the sentiment and spirit dominating them, a feature which has also I have been told, made my Pad and Pencil effusions equally pleasing reading. Possibly the softening influences of the years have been responsible for that, for as I have become older I have felt a growing desire and tendency to be on good terms with everybody. Indeed I may say that in all the matters I have written I have tried to refrain from saying things that would at least leave no marks or scars. In my preparation of so-called leading obituary notices one prominent idea always protruded, 'is he subject worthy my best endeavor?' and I have found that of every person some good could always be said, and of others a great deal. I have written obituary notices that have actually caused tears to come to my eyes and no wonder for 'one touch of nature makes the whole world kin,' and a sympathetic heart must always reach out in tender words that breathe of peace. In the city of Auburn here is a beautiful cemetery of rolling lands and grand old trees of foliage rare and simple. In the cemetery one monument there must appeal to the kindliest sentiments of him who pauses to read it. It is of Logan, the noted Indian chieftain noted alike for his bravery, his eloquence and his lofty character albeit his skin was dark. AS mournful as the tragic passing and obliteration of his race, and significant of his loneliness, is the inscription on the base of the monument--'Who is there to mourn for Logan?'--poignant, pitiful. There is Logan's obituary; an though unlike him, there will be those who will mourn, yet I have often wondered who will write mine; but whosoever does so can write no fitter eulogy than to say I loved my Creator and my home, my dear ones, my adopted country and my friend-- how poor is he who has none."

In the passing of I. Seymour Copeland who since 1907 had been president of the "Star-Gazette" and whose death occurred February 6, 1919, many merited tributes were paid to the life work of this illustrious man. Following are some of them which are conclusive proof of the great esteem in which he was held.

But yesterday the heart of him we knew so well beat warm with pulses human, today comes the sad, and tidings that that gracious heart is stilled, and that the scenes which I knew I. S. Copeland so well shall know no more. His was an active life and useful. Nature endowed him with rare talents, a fine discerning judgment, a facilely gifted pen; but, more than all, her richest boon to him was a noble sympathy which knew no bounds and made him the kindly, patriarchal father of those whom he so loved to call his "Star-Gazette family." By them he is mourned today as if those tender ties were of kindred itself. Even so great is his need. To Seymour Copeland does this community owe more then it an appreciate for the constructive activities of his long leadership to journalism. It was he who pioneered the popular-priced newspaper in this part of the Untied States. The "Evening Star" and James F. Woodford founded in 1888, was the first newspaper of its kind anywhere in the East. The guiding editorial hand was sure, the aim was ever to uplift and upbuild. The honorable pride he took in its success made his latter days pleasant and benign, a fitting reward to the venerated dean of Elmira journalism. The pen has fallen from his able hand, the heart that beat in sympathy with all that was good and wholesome is and for the community is forever stilled; but the memory of his achievements will be a monument r endearing than carved marble of marble shaft. Seymour Copeland lived in the truest sense of that noble word. He so lived and served that his influence is left deeply impressed upon this community for many generations to come. The mighty play, the motion of a grand nature has come to its close, but the impulses he set forward will surge onward and upward, brightened by hallowing remembrances of one of earth's worthiest.

The "Corning Leader" said editorially:

The death of I. S. Copeland of Elmira has removed from the State of New York one of its ablest editors and publishers, and from the Southern tier one of its most loyal and beloved citizens. In many respects he was years ahead of his generation. In he "Elmira Star" twenty-five years ago, he exemplified those newspaper ethics which have come within the past five years to stand for the highest in the newspaper profession. When other papers were still partisan and biased in their presentation of the day's news, looking at all men and events through the green goggles of party prejudice, I. S. Copeland in

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the "Elmira Star" was non-partisan, big, broad and fair. No wonder the "Star" became the "People's Paper." When other papers booked with a lenient eye upon control of its news column through advertising patronage, the "Elmira Star" was fearlessly presenting the day's news without regard as to whose ox was gored by the publicity. The fact that a man advertised in the "Star" did not protect him and the fact that he failed to advertise did not punish him. "The Star" was fair. And for fair, honorable and honest things, I. S. Copeland always stood. When "The Star" merged with the "Gazette," "The Star" took on the "Gazette's" polish and more complete world's news report, but the "Gazette" took on the editorial principles of "the Star." The result was that great and splendid newspaper, "The Star-Gazette," indeed a monument to I. S. Copeland, and one which his associates will ever keep polished with daily effort to keep true to the high course which that paper's dean set it upon. Personally no man ever lived who was more a man than I. S. Copeland. He was a true gentleman; his courtesy and kindness never failing; his interest in young men constructive and helpful; his tolerance for old ones sympathetic and charitable. I. S. Copeland was never heard to utter an ugly or vindictive sentiment against anyone. As an editor and publisher he stood up and took the brunt of public life for years. It brought him many disappointments and many compensations., but never bitterness. And so death found him deep seated in the affection of his community and looked up to as an unquestioned leader by his associates. His memory will never die, but grow sweeter with the years.

He is not dead--For death can only claim
Those who have lived their lives for self alone
Or walked with sin; and he whose very name
We love, had naught for which death should
Atone.

"There is no God!" we cry, when wrung with pain
Our hearts rebel, and eyes with tears are dim;
Yet his own life was refutation plain--
No one but god could have created him.

 

The History of New York State, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927

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