Etta Cooper

1 October 1871–18 December 1964 (Age 93)
Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Etta

When Etta Cooper was born on 1 October 1871, in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States, her father, Flavius Francis Cooper, was 28 and her mother, Mary Angeline Goodwin, was 38. She married Franklin Underwood on 26 July 1891, in Mount Carbon, Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Murphysboro, Murphysboro Township, Jackson, Illinois Territory, United States for about 40 years. She died on 18 December 1964, in Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Underwood
Etta Cooper
Marriage: 26 July 1891
Hallie Eugene Underwood
Edith Mae Underwood
Robert Jefferson Underwood
Alva Herbert Underwood
Clara Underwood
Lola G Underwood
William Franklin Underwood
Frank Underwood Jr
Ralph Underwood
Raymond G Underwood
Kenneth Laverne Underwood

Spouse and Children

26 July 1891
Mount Carbon, Jackson, Illinois, United States


    Hallie Eugene Underwood



    Robert Jefferson Underwood


    Alva Herbert Underwood



+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Flavius Francis Cooper


    Mary Angeline Goodwin




    Dock Ingram Cooper



    Oscar Cooper


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

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)

  • Ettie Cooper in household of Flavius Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Etta Underwood in household of Frank Underwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Etta Underwood in household of Frank Underwood, "United States Census, 1900"

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