Nancy Jane Cooper

2 September 1861–17 August 1928 (Age 67)
Bollinger, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Cooper was born on 2 September 1861, in Bollinger, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson COOPER, was 29 and her mother, Orpha Jane Pearl CLUBB, was 29. She married Ephriam Liley on 24 February 1884, in Bollinger, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fillmore Township, Bollinger, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Liberty Township, Bollinger, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 17 August 1928, in Bollinger, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Myers Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger, Missouri, United States.

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Ephriam Liley
Nancy Jane Cooper
Marriage: 24 February 1884
Anne Liley
Clara Liley
Adam Melvin Liley
Henry Liley
Anna Emiline Liley
Thomas E. Liley
Rev William Oscar Liley
Effie Francis Liley
Clara Ellen Liley

Spouse and Children

24 February 1884
Bollinger, Missouri, United States


    Adam Melvin Liley




    Anne Liley


    Clara Liley


+4 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 4

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Nancy Cooper in household of Thomas Cooper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy J Lilley in household of Ephrein Lilley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nancy J Liley in household of Ephriam Liley, "United States Census, 1910"

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