Edward Cooper

15 March 1883–March 1972 (Age 89)
Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Cooper was born on 15 March 1883, in Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Royal Cooper, was 29 and his mother, Paulina Zimmerman, was 23. He lived in Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died in March 1972, in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Kent City, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Royal Cooper
Paulina Zimmerman
Ida Adell Cooper
Arthur Royal Cooper
Edward Cooper
Charlotte Lottie Cooper
Bertha Cooper
Jennie M. Cooper
Nellie Cooper

Parents and Siblings

    Royal Cooper


    Paulina Zimmerman




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 24

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Edward Cooper in household of Royal Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edward Cooper in household of Minnie Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eddie Cooper in household of Royal Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"

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