Mary Frances McElroy

12 May 1859–25 January 1941 (Age 81)
LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances McElroy was born on 12 May 1859, in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, her father, John McElroy, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Crozier, was 31. She married John B Cooper on 23 November 1881, in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1938 and Bourbonnais Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1941. She died on 25 January 1941, in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John B Cooper
Mary Frances McElroy
Marriage: 23 November 1881
Catherine Edna Cooper
Harry Wesley Cooper
Allen J. Cooper
Glenn Everett Cooper

Spouse and Children

23 November 1881
Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, United States


    Catherine Edna Cooper



    Allen J. Cooper





Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Crozier




+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 8

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the redhaired lad’ (from ruadh ‘red’). Compare Gilroy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Cooper in household of John Cooper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Cooper in household of John B Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary F Cooper in household of John B Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"

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