Ethel Mae Cooper

24 October 1918–21 June 1996 (Age 77)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ethel Mae

When Ethel Mae Cooper was born on 24 October 1918, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Golden Cooper, was 26 and her mother, Lonnie Batts, was 24. She married Primas Maryland on 29 November 1934, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Upper Town Creek Township, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Toisnot Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 21 June 1996, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Primas Maryland
Ethel Mae Cooper
Marriage: 29 November 1934
Frizzell Maryland
Orlando Maryland
Charlie Maryland Jr

Spouse and Children

    Primas Maryland



29 November 1934
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Golden Cooper





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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ethel May Maryland in household of Primus Maryland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel May Cooper in household of Golden Cooper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel M Cooper in household of Golden Cooper, "United States Census, 1930"

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