Lewis Howard Colpoys
b. 23 August 1893
- Father: Henry L. Colpoys b. February 1864, d. 8 March 1924
- Mother: Rosina Ruopp b. circa 2 May 1872, d. 16 March 1948
- Lewis Howard Colpoys was born on 23 August 1893 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Henry L. Colpoys and Rosina Ruopp appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1341 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Lewis Howard Colpoys.
- Henry L. Colpoys and Rosina Ruopp appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2113 Main Street. Other members of the household included Lewis Howard Colpoys, William T. Colpoys and Anna Eliza McNerney.
- He married Ruth B. (?) circa 1916.
- Lewis Howard Colpoys registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Niagara Falls, New York, while living at 2113 Main Street, and employed as a draftsman by Union Carbide Co.
- Lewis Howard Colpoys and Ruth B. (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2833 Lockport Road. Other members of the household included Duane W. Colpoys.
- He was a city building inspector, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 8 March 1924 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Henry L. Colpoys died at 4 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 2113 Main street, following an illness that extended over a period of eight years. Mr. Colpoys was stricken by paralysis eight years ago and has been in ill health since. For some time past he has been confined to his bed. His condition became critical several days ago and he sank rapidly, death ending his suffering early this morning.
Mr. Colpoys was 60 years old and was born in Niagara Falls, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Colpoys, early residents of the north end section of the city. Like many of the youth of that part of the city he entered the railroad business early in life and rose to the position of freight agent for the Erie railroad. He held that position several years but retired from it in 1905 to enter the hotel business, becoming proprietor of the United States hotel, at No. 2113 Main street.
Mr. Colpoys conducted the hoten until 1916, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. His illness compelled him to retire from the hotel business.
Before his illness Mr. Colpoys had an active interest in the political affairs of the city and was a police commissioner under the mayoralty administration of the late John M. Hancock. He was a member of the Niagara Falls Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, the Falls lodge of Elks and the Niagara Falls Exempt Firemen's association. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose R. Colpoys, his son, Lewis H. Colpoys, formerly city building inspector, and two brothers, George J. Colpoys, vice-president, treasurer and general manager of the Cataract City Milling company and a member of the Board of Education, and James F. Colpoys.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home and at 3 o'clock at the Church of the Sacred Heart in South avenue. Burial in Oakwood cemetery.
- Lewis Howard Colpoys and Ruth B. (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Youngstown`, Niagara County, New York, at 1341 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Duane W. Colpoys.
- He was an independent engineer/surveyor, according to the 1930 census.
- Last Edited: 30 May 2006