Biography of F. Lee Copenhaver
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

F. Lee Copenhaver is well and favorably known in East Liverpool, where he is manager of C. W. Lowers & Company. He was born near St. Marys, W. Va., July 30, 1889, and is the son of F. Marion and Virginia (Baron) Copenhaver.

F. Marion Copenhaver is a native of St. Marys, W. Va., born Feb. 22, 1865. His wife was born there Dec. 17, 1864. He began life as a farmer and in 1897 came to East Liverpool, where he has since been employed as a potter. Mr. and Mrs. Copenhaver have five children, as follows: Margaret, married Frank Hoobler, lives at De Ruyter, N. Y.; F. Lee, the subject of this sketch; Mary, married Bert Gilson, a druggist, lives in East Liverpool; Elizabeth, married Frank Cummings, lives in East Liverpool; and Clem, lives in East Liverpool.

F. Lee Copenhaver attended the public schools of Maxwell County, W. Va., and Ohio Valley Business College, East Liverpool. He has always been interested in the grocery business and since 1910 has served as manager of C. W. Lowers & Company, 755 Dresden Avenue. This was formerly the Robinson & Lowers Company, but since 1910 has been known as C. W. Lowers & Company. Mr. Copenhaver is a partner in the business, which is one of the well established firms of the city.

On Feb. 22, 1911, Mr. Copenhaver was married to Miss Nettie O. Lowers, of East Liverpool, the daughter of C. W. and Harriet (McVay) Lowers. Mr. Lowers was born at Wadesville, W. Va., March 6, 1869, and died July 21, 1925. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool. To Mr. and Mrs. Copenhaver have been born four children: Ralph, born April 4, 1912; Roy, born May 27, 1916; Lee, Jr., born Dec. 30, 1918; and Harriet, born Sept. 27, 1920.

Mr. Copenhaver is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen of America.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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