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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Family Time Line

Charles Washington Cooper
1919–2005
Alvada McPherson
1916–2000
Faye Marina Cooper
1948–2006
Carmen Marianna Cooper
1950–1971

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Cooper

    Male1880–Male

    Female1888–1955Female

siblings

(5)

    Charles Washington Cooper

    Male1919–2005Male

    Eila M Cooper

    Female1919–Female

    Hugh G Cooper

    Male1922–Male

    Rupert J Cooper

    Male1924–Male

    Roy H Cooper

    Male1931–Male

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

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; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSXV-Z9RJ-4?cc=2632082

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