Florence E. Cooper

16 February 1863–15 October 1945 (Age 82)
Rollin, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Florence E.

When Florence E. Cooper was born on 16 February 1863, in Rollin, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Samuel E. Cooper, was 27 and her mother, Rose Ann S Hawkins, was 26. She married Newel Bills on 22 December 1888, in Lenawee Junction, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. She lived in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 15 October 1945, in Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82.

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Newel Bills
Florence E. Cooper
Marriage: 22 December 1888

Spouse and Children

22 December 1888
Lenawee Junction, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel E. Cooper


    Rose Ann S Hawkins




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

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.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 L E Cooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Florence E Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence E Biles in household of Newel Biles, "United States Census, 1900"

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