Ella Malinda Cope

1856–1945 (Age 89)
Near Jerseyville, Jersey, IL

The Life of Ella Malinda

When Ella Malinda Cope was born on 29 April 1856, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Cope, was 47 and her mother, Olive McKinney, was 39. She married Albert Cooper on 1 May 1870. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fieldon, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died in October 1945, at the age of 89.

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Ella Malinda Cope
Albert Cooper
Marriage: 1 May 1870
Edna Cooper
Charles Cooper
Raymond Cooper
Inas Cooper
Harry Cooper
Inez Olive Cooper
Charles A. Cooper
Albers R. Cooper
Edna M. Cooper

Spouse & Children

1 May 1870
Near Jerseyville, Jersey, IL


  • Edna Cooper


  • Charles Cooper


  • Raymond Cooper


  • Inas Cooper


  • Male1878–1958Male

+4 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

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

English (common in the Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak’, ‘cape’ (from Old English cāp reinforced by the Old Norse cognate kápa), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or capes, or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. Compare Cape .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellie Malinda Cope in household of Jacob Cope, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ella Cooper in household of Albert Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ella Cope in entry for Harry Cooper and Nora Riley, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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