Charles Washington Cooper

9 May 1919–9 September 2005 (Age 86)
Colón, Panama

The Life of Charles Washington

When Charles Washington Cooper was born on 9 May 1919, in Colón, Panama, his father, Frederick Cooper, was 39 and his mother, Florence E King, was 30. He had at least 2 daughters with Alvada McPherson. He lived in Silver City Town, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone, United States in 1940 and North Billerica, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1997. He died on 9 September 2005, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86.

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Charles Washington Cooper
Alvada McPherson
Faye Marina Cooper
Carmen Marianna Cooper

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    Frederick Cooper





    Charles Washington Cooper


    Eila M Cooper


    Hugh G Cooper


    Rupert J Cooper


    Roy H Cooper


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Charles W Cooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Cooper de Cooper, "Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973"
  • Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records, 1871-1991;

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