Bessie Cooper

13 March 1902–16 September 1988 (Age 86)
Richlands, Onslow, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie

When Bessie Cooper was born on 13 March 1902, in Richlands, Onslow, North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Cooper Sr, was 45 and her mother, Percia Jane Jarman, was 32. She married Ralph James Jones on 11 November 1919, in Richlands, Onslow, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Richlands Township, Onslow, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 16 September 1988, in Warsaw, Duplin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Warsaw, Duplin, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph James Jones
Bessie Cooper
Marriage: 11 November 1919
Percia Elizabeth Jones
Samuel Ralph Jones
Martha Anne Jones
Helen Frances Jones
Charles Adrian Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1919Richlands, Onslow, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium
    Age 2
    The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers
    Age 25
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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 (35)

    • Bessie Jones in household of Ralph J Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Bessie Cooper in household of Benjamin F Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Bessie Jones in household of Ralph Jones, "United States Census, 1940"

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