William Harry Cooper

17 June 1926–15 July 1986 (Age 60)
La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States

The Life of William Harry

When William Harry Cooper was born on 17 June 1926, in La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States, his father, John Enis Cooper, was 32 and his mother, Mary Viola Sanders, was 28. He married Mary Etta Alexander about 1948. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 15 July 1986, in Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harry Cooper
1926–1986
Mary Etta Alexander
1930–2001
Marriage: about 1948
Vicki Ann Cooper
1949–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1948
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · Denver Airport opens

Age 3

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 16

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Cooper, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • William H Cooper, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Cooper, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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