James Henry Cooper

31 March 1858–11 April 1931 (Age 73)
Missouri, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Cooper was born on 31 March 1858, in Missouri, United States, his father, John G. Cooper, was 27 and his mother, Sophia Ann Ewell, was 24. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Martha Elby Stone. He lived in Prairie Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Grier, Curry, New Mexico, United States in 1930. He died on 11 April 1931, in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States.

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James Henry Cooper
Martha Elby Stone
Arthur Jackson Cooper
Cressie Cooper
Lee Roy Cooper

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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 3

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 23

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • J H Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James H Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James H Cooper, "United States Census, 1920"

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