John Douglass Hooper

10 November 1873–18 October 1963 (Age 89)
Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Douglass

When John Douglass Hooper was born on 10 November 1873, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, John Wilkie Hooper, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Anne Douglass, was 21. He married Ellen "Nellie" Child on 9 December 1899, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Hooper Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States for about 40 years and Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States in 1940. In 1930, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as business manager-farming in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 18 October 1963, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Douglass Hooper
Ellen "Nellie" Child
Marriage: 9 December 1899
John Child Hooper
Ruth Child Hooper
Irene Child Hooper
Afton Child Hooper
Jennie Child Hooper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1899Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 7
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 25
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): occupational name for a cooper, someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, or a barrel-maker, from Middle English hoper, an agent derivative of hop ‘hoop, band’. Compare Cooper .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Missions of John D. Hooper

    "John D. Hooper served several missions for the Church. His first was to the Sandwich Islands -- now called Hawaii. He left in April 1895 and returned in November 1898. His journal tells of the primit …

    Sources (60)

    • John Douglass Hooper in entry for Afton Child Hooper, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John D Hooper, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John D Hooper, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

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