Flossie "Florence" Flynn Cooper

13 May 1893–2 August 1959 (Age 66)
Waverly, Coffey, Kansas, United States

The Life of Flossie "Florence" Flynn

When Flossie "Florence" Flynn Cooper was born on 13 May 1893, in Waverly, Coffey, Kansas, United States, her father, Harrison Litteral Cooper, was 38 and her mother, Mary Ann Selken, was 36. She married David Henry Roberts on 29 July 1910, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 2 August 1959, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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David Henry Roberts
Flossie "Florence" Flynn Cooper
Marriage: 29 July 1910
La Vierre Louise Roberts

Spouse and Children

29 July 1910
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States


    La Vierre Louise Roberts


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.

Age 17

As Orthodox Jewish immigrants moved into the 6th Ward, they established their own congregation, Adath Emeth, founded in 1910. The group, led by chazzan and shochet Meyer Epstein, rented a small house in which to hold services. Most of Adath Emeth’s founding members were recent immigrants from Russia or Austria who were still getting established economically. Several of them worked as street peddlers, trying to save money to open a store of their own. In 1912, Houston mayor Horace Baldwin Rice invited the fledgling congregation to hold its High Holiday services in the city auditorium. Later, Adath Emeth held joint High Holiday services with Adath Yeshurun. By 1916, Adath Emeth had 75 members. In 1918, the congregation bought a small house on the corner of Houston and Washington Avenue. Three years later, they tore down the house and built a synagogue on the site. When it burned down in 1923, Adath Emeth quickly constructed a new building.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Flossie F Roberts in household of David H Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Flossie F Cooper in household of Harriston Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flossie Flynn Cooper Roberts, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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