Walter Clark Cooper

1905–1959 (Age 54)
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Walter Clark

When Walter Clark Cooper was born on 2 September 1905, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, his father, William Elza Cooper, was 29 and his mother, Annie Elizabeth Owens, was 22. He married Etta Mae Powell on 7 July 1936, in Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 November 1959, in Longview, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Walter Clark Cooper
Etta Mae Powell
Marriage: 7 July 1936
Patrick Lee Cooper

Spouse & Children

7 July 1936
Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William Elza Cooper


  • Annie Elizabeth Owens




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 2

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 15

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Clark Cooper in entry for Etta Edick, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Walter C. Cooper, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
  • Walter C Cooper, "Find A Grave Index"

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