Arthur Royal Cooper

9 September 1880–12 July 1949 (Age 68)
Byron Township, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Arthur Royal

When Arthur Royal Cooper was born on 9 September 1880, in Byron Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Royal Cooper, was 26 and his mother, Paulina Zimmerman, was 21. He married Susan Fidelia Scott on 27 January 1900, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sparta, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Grand Haven, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 12 July 1949, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68.

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Arthur Royal Cooper
Susan Fidelia Scott
Marriage: 27 January 1900
Mae Alma Cooper
Lavert A Cooper
Florence Rose Cooper
Viola Cooper
William Henry Cooper
Alva Dorothy Cooper
Ernest Arthur Cooper
Howard John Cooper
Edward Cooper
Albert Eugene Cooper

Spouse and Children

27 January 1900
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Mae Alma Cooper


    Florence Rose Cooper


    Viola Cooper


    William Henry Cooper


    Alva Dorothy Cooper


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Royal Cooper


    Paulina Zimmerman




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 1

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

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

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)

  • Arthur Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arthur Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur R Cooper in household of Viola Cooper, "United States Census, 1940"

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