Myra Luella Tillotson

Myra Luella Tillotson


Myra Luella Tillotson was the daughter of William Thomas Tillotson and Mary Elizabeth Wooll. Myra was born April 13, 1864 in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan.

Myra Luella Tillotson

Myra Luella Tillotson.

Myra married twice. Her first husband was Elijah J. Burwell whom she married on November 26, 1891 in Elsie. Elijah was the son of Charles Burwell. Elijah was born on March 26, 1862.

Elijah Burwell

Elijah Burwell.

Myra and Elijah had five children:

Elijah J. Burwell died on April 16, 1901 (see his obituary). Myra later married James Ira Copenhaver, son of Henry Brown Copenhaver and Sarah Ann Walton, in Gratiot County, Michign on April 19, 1922. James was born November 3, 1863 in Eagle, Clinton County, Michigan. James had been previously married to Emma J. Joslin with whom he had four children: Eunace, George, Gladys, and Clyde.

Myra Luella Tillotson died January 26, 1942 and is buried in Elsie. James Ira Copenhaver died July 17, 1945 in Oneida Township, Eaton County, Michigan.

James Ira Copenhaver

James Ira Copenhaver.

James Ira Copenhaver

James Ira Copenhaver.

James Ira Copenhaver and Myra Luella Tillotson

James Ira Copenhaver and Myra Luella Tillotson
In Old Age.

A family group photograph which includes Myra, Elijah, and their children Charles, Lena, and Wanda appears on William Thomas Tillotson and Mary Elizabeth Wooll's page.


Photos courtesy William L. Kidder, Sally Jo Morrice, Leonard C. Tillotson, Kim O'Connor, and attendees of the 1999 and 2003 Tillotson Family Reunions.

My thanks to Sally Jo Morrice, Margaret Taphouse Cech, Vanessa Taphouse Fuson, and Kimberly O'Connor for providing information about the descendants of Myra Luella Tillotson.

My thanks to Tina Marie Lamb for providing information about James Ira Copenhaver.


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Last modified by pib on August 31, 2008.