Christopher C Cooper Jr

December 1825–17 July 1905 (Age 79)
New York, United States

The Life of Christopher C

When Christopher C Cooper Jr was born in December 1825, in New York, United States, his father, Christopher Cooper Sr, was 26 and his mother, Harriett Wise, was 24. He married Eliza Lois Orentt in 1847, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Spring Valley Township, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Jordan Township, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 17 July 1905, in Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States.

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Christopher C Cooper Jr
Eliza Lois Orentt
Marriage: 1847
Margett Cooper
Sam Cooper
Zeroy Christopher Cooper
Betsey Cooper
Mary Hester Cooper
Alfereta Cooper
Joseph Cooper
Eliza B. Cooper
William Cooper
Walter Cooper

Spouse and Children

New York, United States


    Margett Cooper


    Zeroy Christopher Cooper


    Betsey Cooper


    Mary Hester Cooper


    Alfereta Cooper


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Jehu M. Cooper



    Seth Washington Cooper



    Darius Cooper Jr


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 21

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

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)

  • Christopher Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Christopher Cooper, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Christopher Cooper Junior, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"

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