Viola Barbara Yoder

20 October 1881–3 June 1953 (Age 71)
Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of Viola Barbara

When Viola Barbara Yoder was born on 20 October 1881, in Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, her father, Reuben C. Yoder, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Borntrager, was 22. She married Thomas Jefferson Cooprider on 5 November 1905, in La Junta, Otero, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Little Valley Township, McPherson, Kansas, United States for about 5 years and Hesston, Harvey, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 3 June 1953, at the age of 71, and was buried in Eastlawn Cemetery, Zimmerdale, Harvey, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Cooprider
Viola Barbara Yoder
Marriage: 5 November 1905
Eva Eldora Cooprider
Orpha Pauline Cooprider
Reuben Mathias Cooprider
Paul Wayne Cooprider

Spouse and Children

5 November 1905
La Junta, Otero, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Reuben C. Yoder


    Margaret Borntrager






    Christian Albert Yoder


    Leander M. Yoder


    Stephen A Yoder


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the Swiss surname Joder, from a reduced form of the personal name Theodor(us) ( see Theodore ). This was the name of the patron saint of western Switzerland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Cooprieder in household of T J Cooprieder, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Viola B Coopreider in household of Thomas J Coopreider, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Cooperider in household of Thomas J Cooperider, "United States Census, 1920"

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