William Pocklington Cooper

Male10 May 1866–January 1946

Brief Life History of William Pocklington

When William Pocklington Cooper was born on 10 May 1866, in Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Timothy Cooper, was 31 and his mother, Frances Stockill, was 35. He married Annie Jessop in 1891, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died in January 1946, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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William Pocklington Cooper
Annie Jessop
Marriage: 1891
Elsie Jessop Cooper
Mabel Cooper

Sources (8)

  • William Cooper in household of John Wilkinson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Pocklington Cooper, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • England and Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1891Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 14

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 18

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 38

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    Name Meaning

    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 North America, the English surname has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates from other languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .

    Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kupfer and Kupper (see Kuper ).

    Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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