Grace Jane Cooper

17 July 1875–1963 (Age 87)
Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Grace Jane

When Grace Jane Cooper was born on 17 July 1875, in Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, her father, James Angus Cooper, was 42 and her mother, Agnes Thomson, was 38. She married William Kennedy Coutts on 30 June 1915, in Conn, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. She died in 1963, at the age of 88, and was buried in Grey Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Kennedy Coutts
Grace Jane Cooper
Marriage: 30 June 1915

Spouse and Children

    William Kennedy Coutts



30 June 1915
Conn, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    James Angus Cooper


    Agnes Thomson




    James Albert Cooper


    Margaret Black Cooper


    Agnes Cooper


    Andrew Hugh Cooper


    William Cooper


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World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 8

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 11

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 31

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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 (1)

  • Grace Jane Cooper, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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