William Thomas Oliver Overstreet Cooper

5 March 1866–30 August 1944 (Age 78)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Thomas Oliver Overstreet

When William Thomas Oliver Overstreet Cooper was born on 5 March 1866, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James L Cooper, was 29 and his mother, Lucinda J. Pierce, was 40. He married Nancy Lurany Ellis in 1884. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Floyd, Texas, United States in 1910 and Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1920. He died on 30 August 1944, in Floyd, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lockney Cemetery, Lockney, Floyd, Texas, United States.

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William Thomas Oliver Overstreet Cooper
Nancy Lurany Ellis
Marriage: 1884
Margaret Elizabeth Cooper
James S A Cooper
Luther Andrew Cooper
Willie Azzie Lee Cooper
Laura Lucindy Cooper
Arleigh James Cooper
Archa Lewis Cooper
Lillie Mae Cooper
Fred Graham Cooper
W. Raeford Cooper

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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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 The Amendment was later repealed.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 4

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 22

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

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)

  • William O Cooper in household of James M Cooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William T Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William T Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"

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