Owen Arthur Cooper

22 June 1930–9 February 1970 (Age 39)
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life of Owen Arthur

When Owen Arthur Cooper was born on 22 June 1930, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, his father, Arthur Robert Cooper, was 32 and his mother, Elmina Lorene Moss, was 23. He married Katheryn Marie Zele on 8 November 1952, in Elko, Nevada, United States. He died on 9 February 1970, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Owen Arthur Cooper
Katheryn Marie Zele
Marriage: 8 November 1952

Spouse and Children

8 November 1952
Elko, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

Age 11

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Owen A Cooper in entry for Elmina Lorene Moss Cooper Brown, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Owen A Cooper in entry for Elmina Lorene Moss Cooper Brown, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"
  • Owen Cooper in entry for Katheryn Marie Cooper Nielson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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