Walter Elmore Cooper Sr.

16 January 1910–29 October 1993 (Age 83)
Carbon Hill, Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of Walter Elmore

When Walter Elmore Cooper Sr. was born on 16 January 1910, in Carbon Hill, Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, Irvon Elmore Cooper, was 26 and his mother, Mary Etta "Molly" Vice, was 23. He married Zona Elizabeth Grobe on 15 December 1937, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Amory, Monroe, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Fairhope, Washington, Alabama, United States in 1994. He died on 29 October 1993, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Walter Elmore Cooper Sr.
Zona Elizabeth Grobe
Marriage: 15 December 1937
Walter Elmore Cooper Jr.

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15 December 1937
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States


    Walter Elmore Cooper Jr.


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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)

  • W Elmore Cooper in household of M B Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Elmore Cooper in household of Irving Elmore Cooper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmore Cooper in household of Irving E Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"

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