Elizabeth Cooper

8 July 1845–22 February 1939 (Age 93)
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cooper was born on 8 July 1845, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Cooper, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth May Means, was 31. She married John F Fisher on 26 September 1861, in Tama, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Frankfort Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Oakland Township, Clay, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 22 February 1939, in Tama, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Gladbrook, Tama, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William S. . Harris
Elizabeth Cooper
Marriage: 1869
John W Fisher
Alice M Fisher
Ida H Harris
George B. Harris
Dora Belle Harris

Spouse and Children

    William S. . Harris





    John W Fisher


    Alice M Fisher


    Ida H Harris



    Dora Belle Harris


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 1

Iowa is the 29th state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 25

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Elizabeth Harris in household of William S Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elisabeth Cooper in household of John Cooper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Cooper in household of John Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"

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