Samuel Fennemore Cooper

5 March 1897–12 July 1931 (Age 34)
Basin, Cassia, Idaho, United States

The Life of Samuel Fennemore

When Samuel Fennemore Cooper was born on 5 March 1897, in Basin, Cassia, Idaho, United States, his father, Lyman Jones Cooper, was 28 and his mother, Delia Emily Roberts, was 23. He married Nellie Madeline Barker on 29 June 1919, in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States. He lived in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States in 1930. He died on 12 July 1931, in San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Samuel Fennemore Cooper
Alice Gertrude Hammerson
Marriage: 1 November 1924

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1 November 1924
San Benito, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 10

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kūper, a derivative of kūp ‘tub’, ‘container’, which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kupfer and Kupper ( see Kuper ).3 Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel Cooper in household of Syman J Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Finmore Cooper in entry for Cooper, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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