Raymond Dewey Cooper

23 August 1898–19 May 1954 (Age 55)
Winthrop, Little River, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Raymond Dewey

When Raymond Dewey Cooper was born on 23 August 1898, in Winthrop, Little River, Arkansas, United States, his father, William James Cooper, was 38 and his mother, Laura Elizabeth Staggs, was 36. He married Edith Belle Moore on 20 January 1923, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Ward Three, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1922. He died on 19 May 1954, in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Dewey Cooper
Ruby L Guess
Marriage: 1945

Spouse and Children

United States

Parents and Siblings

    William James Cooper


    Laura Elizabeth Staggs




    Ida Lindra Cooper


    Jake Cooper


    Lillie L Cooper



    James C Cooper


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 2

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Raymond D Cooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond D Cooper in household of Jessie F Crow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond D Cooper in household of William J Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"

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