Alma Priscilla Cooper

12 March 1900–15 October 1985 (Age 85)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alma Priscilla

Alma Priscilla Cooper was born on 12 March 1900, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Matilda Jane Stephens. She married Virgil Ovid Bowden on 17 December 1916, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 3, Fentress, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 October 1985, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Taylor Place Cemetery, Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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Virgil Ovid Bowden
Alma Priscilla Cooper
Marriage: 17 December 1916
Edgar Carl Bowden
Marva Elaine Bowden
Anna Lorene Bowden
Justine Bowden

Spouse and Children

17 December 1916
Fentress, Tennessee, United States




    Anna Lorene Bowden


    Justine Bowden


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Alma P Bowden in household of Ovid V Bowden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Priecis Cooper in household of Matilda Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alma P Cooper in household of Matilda Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"

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