Josephus Chester Hooper

May 1858–6 March 1950 (Age 91)
Jackson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Josephus Chester

When Josephus Chester Hooper was born in May 1858, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Rev. William Burke Hooper, was 36 and his mother, Susannah Emmaline Slatton, was 25. He married Sarah Jane Brooks on 6 March 1881, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Union, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1950. He died on 6 March 1950, in Richland, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Josephus Chester Hooper
Sarah Jane Brooks
Marriage: 6 March 1881
Zola Dean Hooper
Arthur Clifford Hooper
Ethel Dona Hooper
Vilas Leighborn Hooper
Alto Allie Hooper
Delphia May Hooper
Lindan McKissick Hooper
Deney F. Hooper
Odell Robinson Hooper

Spouse and Children

6 March 1881
Jackson, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 4

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Hooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joe C Hooper in household of Joe E Henderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephus in household of Wm B, "United States Census, 1870"

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