Ruby Minerva Cooper

16 April 1895–6 September 1954 (Age 59)
Baxterville, Lamar, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ruby Minerva

When Ruby Minerva Cooper was born on 16 April 1895, in Baxterville, Lamar, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Ira Cooper, was 34 and her mother, Ellen Baxter, was 27. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with James Floyd Davis. She lived in Beat 5, Marion, Mississippi, United States for about 40 years. She died on 6 September 1954, in Columbia, Marion, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Smith, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Floyd Davis
Ruby Minerva Cooper
Wilma Jane Davis
Pauline Ellen Davis
Gladys Davis
James Floyd Davis, Jr.
Jesse Willard Davis
Doris Leona Davis
Jimmy Doyle Davis

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Ellen Baxter




    Mary Isabelle Cooper




    Jacob Scott Cooper


    Searcy Venable Cooper


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 12

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Ruby Davis in household of Floyd J Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby M Cooper in household of James I Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby M Davis in household of Floyd J Davis, "United States Census, 1930"

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