James Vernon Cooper

17 August 1925–12 January 2013 (Age 87)
Eby, Lewis, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Vernon

When James Vernon Cooper was born on 17 August 1925, in Eby, Lewis, Kentucky, United States, his father, Columbus Westfall Cooper, was 41 and his mother, Oma Pearl Roe, was 27. He lived in Buffalo, Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4, Lewis, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 2013, in Vanceburg, Lewis, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lewis County Memory Gardens, Vanceburg, Lewis, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Columbus Westfall Cooper
Oma Pearl Roe
Chester Niles Cooper
Mabel Beatrice Cooper
Nerene Geneva Cooper
Raymond Rudolph Cooper
Wallace Everett Cooper
Forrest Quentin Cooper
James Vernon Cooper
Guynith Avenell Cooper
Alba Donald Cooper
Alva Lionel Cooper
Corbett Harold Cooper
Columbus Westfall Cooper

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World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 1

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Vernon Cooker in household of Columbus W Cooker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernon Cooper in household of Columbus Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Vernon Cooper, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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