Henry Copperthite (1847 – October 13, 1925)

He was born in the West Indies and immigrated to the United States in 1847. He then lived in Connecticut until 1885, when he moved to Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and operated the Connecticut Pie Company at 1407 32nd Street NW until his retirement in 1904. Upon his retirement, Copperthite lived on his farm in Burke, and opened a harness racing track there in 1908. Copperthite died in the home of his daughter at 209 Poplar Avenue in Clarendon, and was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, DC on October 17, 19

The Burke Historical Society conducts research to identify families who played a role in the history of Burke, VA. Feel free to add to the discussion! If you have information about any of the families we’ve identified here, or have information about other families, we’d love to hear from you.