Margaret Phelps

1896–1983 (Age 86)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Phelps was born on 3 December 1896, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Leonard Phelps, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth F. Hughes, was 24. She married Preston Asbury Cooper on 14 February 1917, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 7, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 7 May 1983, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86.

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Margaret Phelps
Preston Asbury Cooper
Marriage: 14 February 1917
Paul Arnold Cooper
Frankie James Cooper
Preston Elmer Cooper
Roy Gleason Cooper
Stanley Cooper
William Ray Cooper

Spouse & Children

14 February 1917
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Maggie Cooper in household of Pruton Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maggie Cooper in household of Preston Cooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maggie Phelps in household of Henry Phelps, "United States Census, 1900"

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