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
1871–1944
Etta Cooper
1871–1964
Marriage: 26 July 1891
Hallie Eugene Underwood
1892–1960
Edith Mae Underwood
1894–1977
Robert Jefferson Underwood
1896–1985
Alva Herbert Underwood
1899–
Clara Underwood
1901–1991
Lola G Underwood
1903–1990
William Franklin Underwood
1905–1971
Frank Underwood Jr
1907–1962
Ralph Underwood
1910–
Raymond G Underwood
1913–1982
Kenneth Laverne Underwood
1917–2005

Spouse and Children

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

(11)

    Hallie Eugene Underwood

    Male1892–1960Male

    Female1894–1977Female

    Robert Jefferson Underwood

    Male1896–1985Male

    Alva Herbert Underwood

    Male1899–Male

    Female1901–1991Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Flavius Francis Cooper

    Male1843–1930Male

    Mary Angeline Goodwin

    Female1833–1901Female

siblings

(3)

    Dock Ingram Cooper

    Male1867–1941Male

    Female1871–1964Female

    Oscar Cooper

    Male1876–1932Male

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.

Possible Related Names

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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