Genevieve Cooper

17 February 1893–April 1986 (Age 93)
Devoe, Faulk, South Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Genevieve

When Genevieve Cooper was born on 17 February 1893, in Devoe, Faulk, South Dakota, United States, her father, Elmer Elsworth Cooper, was 30 and her mother, Eva Rosine Coleman, was 30. She married Clarence Ray Smith on 16 March 1920, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died in April 1986, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Clarence Ray Smith
Genevieve Cooper
Marriage: 16 March 1920
Wayne Homer Smith
Owen Cooper Smith

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone
Age 5
A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 25
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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 (6)

  • Genevia Cooper in household of Grace W Cooper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geneveive Cooper in household of Elmer E Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Genevieve P Smith in household of Clarence R Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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