Florence E. Cooper

17 September 1870–July 1952 (Age 81)
Bay Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States

The Life of Florence E.

When Florence E. Cooper was born on 17 September 1870, in Bay Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, her father, Thomas J Cooper, was 27 and her mother, Martha J Wilson, was 25. She lived in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died in July 1952, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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Thomas J Cooper
1843–1921
Martha J Wilson
1845–
Florence E. Cooper
1870–1952
Ward Wallace Cooper
1874–1940

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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)

  • Florence Cooper in household of Thomas J Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence E Cooper in household of Thomas G Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence E Cooper in household of Thomas J Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"

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