James Cooper

11 October 1813–6 June 1887 (Age 73)
Pulborough, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

James Cooper was born on 11 October 1813, in Pulborough, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom as the son of Humphrey Cooper and Lucy Lee. He married Hanna Fletcher on 18 October 1838, in Box, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 6 June 1887, in Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cooper
Georgina Mary Larson
Marriage: 14 November 1863
Annie Susan Cooper
Maria G. Cooper
about 1875–
Helena Cooper
Mary Matilda Cooper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1863Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Louisiana was the site of the final battles of the War of 1812.
    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 20
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • James Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Cooper in entry for Mary Matilda Cooper Douglas, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • James Sayers, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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