Ward Wallace Cooper

26 July 1874–May 1940 (Age 65)
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ward Wallace

When Ward Wallace Cooper was born on 26 July 1874, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, his father, Thomas J Cooper, was 31 and his mother, Martha J Wilson, was 29. He married Vina Marie Duford on 11 April 1910. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1918 and Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in May 1940, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 65.

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Ward Wallace Cooper
Vina Marie Duford
Marriage: 11 April 1910
Martha Cooper

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11 April 1910


    Martha Cooper


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 2

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Ward W Cooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ward W Cooper in household of Thomas G Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ward W Cooper in household of Thomas J Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"

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