Lucy Ann or Lousiana Willis

Female6 November 1846–28 May 1926

Brief Life History of Lucy Ann or Lousiana

When Lucy Ann or Lousiana Willis was born on 6 November 1846, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, her father, Patrick Willis, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Pittman, was 18. She married John Shepard Cooper on 30 January 1865, in Yamhill, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Whitman, Washington, United States in 1880 and Oakesdale, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1900. She died on 28 May 1926, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakesdale, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Shepard Cooper
Lucy Ann or Lousiana Willis
Marriage: 30 January 1865
James Patrick Cooper
Elizabeth Ann Cooper
Lilia Adele Cooper
Enoch Edmond Cooper
Rosa Ella Cooper
Emma Cloyd Cooper
Zelda Jane Cooper

Sources (24)

  • Louisiana Cooper in household of John Cooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy Ann Willis, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"
  • Louise A. Cooper, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1865Yamhill, Oregon, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

    Age 13

    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 16

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 21

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    variant of Willows .


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

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