Elmer Edgar Hooper

21 May 1897–15 May 1969 (Age 72)
Troy, Obion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elmer Edgar

When Elmer Edgar Hooper was born on 21 May 1897, in Troy, Obion, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Alford Hooper, was 31 and his mother, Susan Jane Curtis, was 28. He married Mary Knight on 9 June 1929, in Obion, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 6, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 15 May 1969, in Dukedom, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Edgar Hooper
Mary Knight
Marriage: 9 June 1929

Spouse and Children

9 June 1929
Obion, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Alford Hooper


    Susan Jane Curtis





    Mary Cora Elizabeth Hooper


    Eva Jane Hooper


    Eula M. Hooper



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Hooper in household of Deck A Hooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmo Edgar Hooper in household of James Alford Hooper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmo Edgar Hooper in household of James Alford Hooper, "United States Census, 1920"

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