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Name: COPPLESTONE, Alfred John (Dr)

Birth Date: 1853 Sidmouth

Death Date: 19 Jan 1926 Redhill, Surrey

First Date: 1877

Last Date: 1886

Profession: Carpenter CMS; physician

Area: Uganda, Uyui, Unyamwezi

Married: In Edinburgh 7 July 1887 Marion Alston Young b. 21 Feb 1855 Edinburgh, d. 25 Sep 1956 Edinburgh (body found at 59 Great King St, Edinburgh the next day)

Children: Alfred John (1 Jan 1890 Edinburgh); Marion Alston Kitchen Young (22 June 1891 Edinburgh-1956); Robert Young (19 Apr 1896 Edinburgh)

Book Reference: CMS, Ujiji

School: MB, CM Edin 1894

General Information:

CMS 1877 - Age 24. Of Sidmouth, Devon. 1875 at Prep. Instn. 1877, Sept 13 to E. Eq. Africa - Nyanza - Mission as Industrial Agent. Reached Uganda April 1879 and left in June. Afterwards founded new station at Uyui, Unyamwezi. 1882, Dec 4 to England. 1885, May 13 to E. Eq. Africa Mission aboard RMS Hawarden Castle with Hooper.  1886, April to England, and resigned with view to medical training at Edinburgh. 1876 at CM College. Died 1888 [this death cannot be correct]
Ujiji - Jan 1878 - with Mackay's party - a carpenter, was a lay member of the CMS. He was later especially active at the CMS station of Uyui ………… Copplestone resigned from the CMS in 1886 to seek medical training in Britain.
Ancestry Passenger List Mombasa-London 1923 physician
No death record found for wife . But her 2 sons were sent to a Dr Barnado's Home in Toronto Canada. The first one went in Mar 1906. Her husband is given as a widower on his 1911 Leicestershire, England census record

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