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Special THANK YOU, a place of HONOR regarding this website and related families
Nancy Melviney Cooper Birge, (my great-grandmother) for writing her family story 1932
Her family history was then given too Bertha Cooper Smotherman Bradford and Jesse Cooper Thomas, then given too Sharlee Birge Farrell.
Special THANK YOU also goes to June Manion and Karen L. Walker.
All who will read these sites, say THANK YOU!

Descendants of George Washington Cooper

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER 2(?1) was born 1820 in MO, and died Per Family Legend, Killed during The Civil War by Bushwackers and home burned, Franklin Co MO.
He married (1) SERENIA (SIRENA)SYRENA PARK 30 July 1834 in by Lewis Williams a Baptist Minister in Franklin Co. Missouri, daughter of JESSE PARK and WINNIE DENT. She was born 1822 in Franklin Co., MO, and died Bef. 1860 in Franklin Co MO.
He married (2) JUDITH JUDIE (BURTON) BROWN, FRYER 03 January 1860 in Franklin Co., MO, daughter of SETH BURTON and MARTHA WALTON. She was born 09 November 1815 in Smith Co TN, and died 04 May 1863 in Franklin Co MO.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
Living with George and his second wife Judith on the 19 September 1860, 777-777 Stanton Post Office page 108 Meramec Twp Franklin Co MO; Cooper, G. D. household; Brown, Martha or Mertha white female age 20 single born MO (note Ancestry.com shows as Mark Brown)
Brown, N. J. white male age 13 single born MO (I believe this to be Nancy J. Brown)
Taylor, Jesse white male age 6 born MO (I believe this to be Jesse Fryer) Sharlee

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
Census 1: 1840, Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO Index pg 229
Census 2: September 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO age 30, Farmer, Dwelling 497 Cooper George D. Farmer born MO
Census 3: 19 September 1860, #777 Meramec Twp Stanton Post Office page 108 Franklin Co., MO; Cooper G. D. (middle initial very hard to make out) age 48 male carpenter born MO


Notes for SERENIA (SIRENA) SYRENA PARK:
Please note Nancy Cooper Birge spelled Serenia Parks, also said she was from Franklin County Missouri.
1850 Census shows SERENA that she was 28 years old and born in Kentucky.
Per Stan Eddington the 1860 shows George Cooper's wife as being Judy. Therefore Serenia died before 1860.
Per June Manion also found her name as Serena Lavera Park.

30 April 2008, Jan Tappana stopped at the State Archives in Jefferson City MO., and obtained copies of Wills, Solomon Groom and his second wife Elizabeth Groom and Jesse Park. Capitalization and sentence structure is as close as possible to what is recorded. It is difficult with the faded ink to tell if there was periods, commas, etc. placed in the original.
Jesse Park, Court Document
The Sate oF
Missouri
County of Franklin ___
To all persons to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that whereas Jesse Park late of the county of Franklin died intestate as it is said, having at the time of his death property in this State which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same, to the end, thereof the said property may be collected, preserved and disposed of according to law, we do hereby appoint William Park administrator of all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits which were of the said Jesse Park at the time of his death, with full power and authority to secure and dispose of said property according to law and collect all moneys due said deceased, and in general to do and perform all other acts and things which are, or hereafter may be required of him by law. In testimony whereof I, J. S. Jeffries clerk of the county court in and for the county of Franklin aforesaid have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office the fourteenth day of October AD 1845
Recorded October 24th AD
1845
C. S. Jeffries clerk
(Microfilm reel #C2418, Will Book A of Franklin County at the Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO.)


More About SERENIA (SIRENA) SYRENA PARK:
Census: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born KY, age 28, name spelled Serena, Dwelling 497

Marriage Notes for GEORGE COOPER and SERENIA PARK:
This interputation of Vol A. Page 77 Marriage Records shows the following;
George Cooper and Livena Parks married July 30 1834 by Lewis William MG at Franklin Co., MO.
Then in the columns it is written Livena Parks then Levena Park.

More About GEORGE COOPER and SERENIA PARK:
IGI Rcd: Batch M515101 1819-1921 marriage rcds. Serena Parks and George Cooper.
Marriage: 30 July 1834, by Lewis Williams a Baptist Minister in Franklin Co. Missouri

More About JUDITH JUDIE BURTON:
Census 1: 23 August 1850, 204-204 Dist 31 page 34 Franklin Co MO; Brown, Judy white female head of household age 35 born TN
Census 2: 19 September 1860, #777 Meramec Twp Stanton Post Office page 108 Franklin Co., MO; Cooper appears to say Judy age 44 wife born MO

Marriage Notes for GEORGE COOPER and JUDY FRYER:
Marriage records show George D. Cooper and Judy Fryar.
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper George D. page 438 Franklin County
George D. Cooper and Judy Fryar both of Franklin Co MO; married on 3 January 1860 by P. R. Sawyers, JP at Franklin Co., MO

Link to Descendant of Seth Burton and Martha Walton
From Virginia to Tennessee to Missouri


Children of GEORGE COOPER and SERENIA PARK are:


2. i. NANCY ANN COOPER, b. 1836, Franklin Co., MO; d. 26 April 1890, Franklin Co., MO. Buried: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO.


3. ii. MARY MELVINA COOPER, b. 07 October 1837, Franklin Co., MO.


4. iii. SUSAN ELLEN COOPER, b. 1841, Franklin Co MO; d. 17 April 1897, Franklin Co MO. Buried: Conway Cemetery Boone Twp Spring Bluff, Franklin Co MO.


5. iv. JESSE COOPER, b. 1843, Franklin Co., MO; d. Bef. 16 December 1887, MO.


v. ISAM EBINEZZAR COOPER, b. 1846, Franklin Co., Missouri; d. 1865, died at 19 years of age.


6. vi. ELI BAILEY (EAL) COOPER, b. 14 October 1848, Franklin Co., MO; d. 12 February 1924, Missouri Baptist Sanitarium St. Louis City MO. Buried: Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO.


29 February 2008
NEW COOPER PHOTO's and DOCUMENTS

Generation No. 2

2. NANCY ANN COOPER 3(GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 1836 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 26 April 1890 in Franklin Co., MO.
She married (1) LUKE A. WEST 15 September 1859 in Franklin Co., MO, son of MORRIS WEST and ELIZABETH DAVIS. He was born Abt. 1834 in Missouri.
She married (2) WILLIAM H. HARRIS 16 January 1868 in Franklin Co., MO. He was born Abt. 1825 in Mississippi.


More About NANCY ANN COOPER:
Burial: 1890, Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 13, Dwelling 497
Census 2: 30 August 1860, 502 page 71 Boone Twp Franklin Co MO: (census is very hard to read) West, N. A. wife age 23 born MO
Census 3: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page #11, Family #1 Franklin Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com Harris, N. A. white female age 40 wife born MO parents born KY
Fact 1: Four-Rivers info says gravestone date is 26 Jul 1890.
Fact 2: 30 August 1860, Also living with Luke & Nancy & children was "Ellen Cooper age 5 born MO"
Source: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Harris, Nancy A. (Cooper) b 1837 d 26 Jul 1890

More About LUKE A. WEST:
Census 1: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 16, farmer, Dwelling 490
Census 2: 30 August 1860, 502 page 71 Boone Twp Franklin Co MO: (census is very hard to read) West, L. A. but looks like L. N. male age 25 born MO

Marriage Notes for NANCY COOPER and LUKE WEST:
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper Nancy Ann page 445 Franklin County
Luke West and Nancy Ann Cooper all of Franklin Co Mo., married 12 September 1859 by John Seaton, JP at Franklin Co., MO,; the margin has Luke West; the hand written index has Luke West and the consolidated hand written index has Luek West.

More About LUKE WEST and NANCY COOPER:
Marriage: 15 September 1859, Franklin Co., MO
Record: Batch M515101 1819-1921 marriage rcds. Luke West md Nancy Ann Cooper

More About WILLIAM H. HARRIS:
Census 1: 12 September 1870, 80/73 Post Office Japan Boone Twp pg 19 Franklin Co MO; Harris, Wm. age 45 Farmer born MO
Census 2: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #1, Franklin Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com Harris, Wm white male age 35 born Mississippi parents born Georgia
Census 3: 09 June 1900, 102 Dist 28 sheet 7A Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Harris, William father-in-law born Mar 1825 age 75 Widow born Mississippi parents born same living with daughter Ida Frances Laubinger and her family

More About WILLIAM HARRIS and NANCY COOPER:
Fact 1: 16 January 1868, Per Franklin Co MO Marriage Records; Nancy Ann West md William H. Harris
Marriage: 16 January 1868, Franklin Co., MO


Children of NANCY COOPER and LUKE WEST are:
i. L. I. P. WEST, b. Abt. 1857, MO.
More About L. I. P. WEST:
Census: 30 August 1860, 502 page 71 Boone Twp Franklin Co MO: (census is very hard to read) West, L. I. P. female age 3 born MO Looks like L. I. P. ancestry.com shows S.T.P

ii. JAMES N. WEST, b. June 1860, MO per 1860 Census.
Notes for JAMES N. WEST:
The 1880 Census is hard to read. Hope I got his inital correct. Salt Lake City said the 1880 Census shows J. M. Wert step-son age 20 farm laborer born MO parents born MO
More About JAMES N. WEST:
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family # 1 Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com West, J. N. ? white male age 20 Stepson born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 30 August 1860, 502 page 71 Boone Twp Franklin Co MO: (census is very hard to read) West, James M. son age 2/12 born MO

iii. LUKE A. WEST, b. 27 April 1864, MO; d. 22 June 1900, Franklin Co., MO.
Notes for LUKE A. WEST:
Salt Lake City shows that 1880 Census said L. A. Wert step-son age 15 born MO parents born MO
More About LUKE A. WEST:
Burial: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp, Franklin County, MO
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page #11, Family #1 Franklin Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com West, L. A. white male age 15 Stepson born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 09 June 1900, 103 Dist 28 Sheet 7A Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; West, Luther born April 1863 age 37 single born MO (living alone)
Source: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; West, Luke b 27 Apr 1864 d 22 Jun 1900

iv. HENRY WEST, b. 10 March 1862; d. 27 February 1960; m. LULA C. IMMEKUS, 24 December 1916, Sullivan, Franklin Co MO; b. 13 February 1893; d. 15 October 1974.
Notes for HENRY WEST:
Source July 1, 2005 Karen Walker
Henry West born: 10 Mar 1882 (I think she typed this birth date wrong) died: 27 Feb 1960
More About HENRY WEST:
Source: 01 July 2005, Karen Walker
More About HENRY WEST and LULA IMMEKUS:
Marriage: 24 December 1916, Sullivan, Franklin Co MO
Source: 01 July 2005, Karen L. Walker Lula C. Immekus b 13 Feb 1893; d: 15 Oct 1974 md Henry West 24 Dec 1916 Sullivan Franklin Co MO.


Children of NANCY COOPER and WILLIAM HARRIS are:
v. H. HARRIS, b. Abt. 1873, MO.
More About H. HARRIS:
Census: 1880, Meramac, Franklin Co., MO; Harris, H. daughter age 7 born MO parent born MS & MO

7. vi. IDA FRANCES HARRIS, b. 15 August 1873, MO; d. 29 October 1948, Franklin Co MO.


3. MARY MELVINA COOPER 3(GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 07 October 1837 in Franklin Co., MO.
She married GABRIEL C. CRAWFORD 21 August 1856 in Franklin Co., MO. He was born 21 September 1826 in TN.

Notes for MARY MELVINA COOPER:
Per Bertha (Cooper) (Smotherman) Bradford's
Their son General lived the last couple of years of his life with his cousins, Jesse and Dora Cooper at Flat Rock, Missouri. He died in Dr. McDaniel's office in Summersville Missouri. Jesse Cooper took the body to Franklin County for burial paying all expenses himself. He did many kind deeds that he never spoke about, but Aunt Nancy (Cooper) Birge told us of this.

More About MARY MELVINA COOPER:
Census: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 11, Dwelling 497
Source: 20 August 2004, IGI Records Salt Lake Mary M. Cooper born 7 Oct 1837
Notes for GABRIEL C. CRAWFORD:
Just a note, the 1860 census for Franklin Co MO is very hard to read. Living next to G. C. Crawford and M. M. is
#446 G. G. Crawford age 28 male Farmer born NC
#446 E. (can't make it Out but Ancestry.com said it is first name initial E. last name Joice age 53 female born NC.
#446 C. (can't make it out but Ancestry.com said it is first name initial C. last name Joice age 47 female born NC. Maybe this will help someone.

More About GABRIEL C. CRAWFORD:
Census: 25 August 1860, 445 Boone Twp page 64 Franklin Co MO; Crawford, G. C. age 33 (1826) male Farmer born TN (Ancestry.com shows this family with last name of Crauford.
Military service: 22 August 1862, Co F 26 MO Inf private Pension Record: 06 November 1889, By Minor not widow, Tompson, Susan A. et al
Source: 20 August 2004, IGI Records Salt Lake Gabriel C. Crawford born 21 Sept 1826

Marriage Notes for MARY COOPER and GABRIEL CRAWFORD:
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper Mary M. page 312 Franklin County Gabriel C. Crawford and Mary M. Cooper both of Franklin Co., Mo,; married on 22 August 1856 by Payton R. Sawyers, JP at Franklin Co MO.
More About GABRIEL CRAWFORD and MARY COOPER:
IGI Rcd: Batch M515101 1819-1921 marriage rcds.
Marriage: 21 August 1856, Franklin Co., MO


Child of MARY COOPER and GABRIEL CRAWFORD is:
8. i. GENERAL C. CRAWFORD, b. Abt. 1859, Franklin Co., MO; d. 24 January 1938, Summersville, MO.


4. SUSAN ELLEN COOPER 3(GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 1841 in Franklin Co MO, and died 17 April 1897 in Franklin Co MO.
She married AUGUST (GOOSE) LABINGER LAUBINGER 19 April 1871 in Franklin Co MO, son of PHILIP LAUBINGER and CHRISTINA. He was born 08 August 1848 in Germany, and died 06 August 1929 in Leslie Boone Twp Franklin Co MO.

More About SUSAN ELLEN COOPER:
Burial: Conway Cemetery Boone Twp Spring Bluff, Franklin Co MO Census 1: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 9, Dwelling 497
Census 2: 15 June 1880, Dist 68 Boone Twp pg 7 Franklin Co MO; Laubingor, S. E. wife age 38 born MO parentsb orn Mo
Source: Published Cemetery Records Four Rivers; Conway, Bridget B. b 1796 d 15 Nov 1853 additional information; Laubinger, Ellen b 1842 d 17 Apr 1897 additional information; Wife of August

More About AUGUST (GOOSE) LABINGER LAUBINGER:
Burial: Conway Cemetery Boone Twp Spring Bluff, Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 01 September 1860, Boon Post Office Boone Twp Franklin Co MO; Lovinger, Aug son age 11 born 1848 born MO
Census 2: 10 September 1870, 45/39 Post Office Japan Boone twp pg 5 Franklin Co MO; Labinger, Aug I. or J. son age 22 born Baden
Census 3: 15 June 1880, Dist 68 Boone Twp pg 7 Franklin Co MO; Laubingor, August age 32 born Germany parents born Germany
Census 4: 07 June 1900, 83/83 Dist 28 sheet 5B Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; looks like Lowumger, Aug head of family, white male born Aug 1847 age 52 widow born Germany parents born Germany Source: 25 June 2007, Missouri Death Certificate 27408, but shows different father

Marriage Notes for SUSAN COOPER and AUGUST LAUBINGER:
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper Susan E. Miss #266 Franklin County
Mr. August Labinger to Miss Susan E. Cooper; married on 19 April 1871 by Hermann H. Tiemann, MG at Franklin Co., MO.
More About AUGUST LAUBINGER and SUSAN COOPER:
Marriage: 19 April 1871, Franklin Co MO
Record: Batch M515102 1819-1921 marriage records Franklin Co., MO. Susan E. Cooper & August Labinger.


Missouri Death Certificate for AUGUST LAUBINGER


I believe Ida Laubinger shown on the death certificate is his sister-in-law
I also believe informant was in error of his fathers name


Children of SUSAN COOPER and AUGUST LAUBINGER are:
i. INFANT DAUGHTER LAUBINGER, b. Franklin Co MO; d. Franklin Co MO.
More About INFANT DAUGHTER LAUBINGER:
Burial: Conway Cemetery Boone Twp Spring Bluff, Franklin Co MO
Source: Published Cemetery Records Four Rivers; Conway, Bridget B. b 1796 d 15 Nov 1853 additional information; Laubinger, Infant Dau NO DATES additional information Infant of A & E

ii. INFANT SON LAUBINGER, b. Franklin Co MO; d. Franklin Co MO.
More About INFANT SON LAUBINGER:
Burial: Conway Cemetery Boone Twp Spring Bluff, Franklin Co MO
Source: Published Cemetery Records Four Rivers; Conway, Bridget B. b 1796 d 15 Nov 1853 additional information; Laubinger, Infant Son NO DATES additional information; Infant of A & E

9. iii. DORA EFFIE LAUBINGER, b. 09 February 1876, MO; d. 30 December 1960.


5. JESSE COOPER 3(GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 1843 in Franklin Co., MO, and died Bef. 16 December 1887 in MO.
He married MERCY J. (SIS) WAGERS 06 July 1884 in Franklin Co MO, daughter of WILLIAM WAGERS and LYDIA WILSON. She was born 09 August 1854 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, and died 22 January 1940 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Notes for JESSE COOPER:
Jesse is the 1st born. No dates available. Jesse Cooper fought in the Civil War. Taken prisoner - nearly starved his worst fight was over a rat he found while he was in prison. Another starving man tried to take it from him, but failed! How about raw rat for survival? He and his wife, (Sis) lived and died in Rolla Missouri area where he grew and sold vegetables. Their youngest son was named George Washington. As per Bertha Cooper Smotherman Bradford's Records
Note regarding the 1860 Census; Jesse is living in the next house from his father, not married yet, but what appears to be his sibling living with him and not his father. As his father has already married what appears to be Judy. Interesting is the children living with his father?

1860 Census is very hard to read
#778 Jesse Cooper 17 male born MO
P (?) Cooper age 10 male born MO
Iome (?) Cooper age 8 female
Maz (?) Cooper age 6 female.

More About JESSE COOPER:
Census 1: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 7, Dwelling 497
Census 2: 19 September 1860, #778 Stanton Post Office Meremace Twp page 108 Franklin Co., MO; Cooper Jesse age 17 male born MO
Census 3: 1880, Family #97 Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO; Jesse Cooper age 35 works on farm born MO parents born KY (note it didn't say he was a brother-in-law)
Census 4: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, Jesse NOT LISTED
Military service: Capt. Wiseman's Co. (F), Franklin County R. C. Reg't, Missouri H. G. Private, Union Side
Mormon Ancestral File #: afn:1Fjv-9P shows born abt 1852 Rolla, Phelps Co., MO.
Pension Record 1: 16 December 1887, Mercy J. Cooper applied for Widows Pension Dec 16 1887 (have photo of Document)
Pension Record 2: 15 January 1900, Mercy J. Cooper applied for Widows Pension again on Jan 15 1900, (have photo of Document)

Notes for MERCY J. (SIS) WAGERS:
Just a note for further reference; the census was almost impossible to make out Lydia's name. Perhaps Mercy I. is Mercy L. for Lydia. Perhaps???? this is the same person. If not, why wasn't Mercy listed on this census?

More About MERCY J. (SIS) WAGERS:
Burial: 24 January 1940, Stanton Cemetery Meramec Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 1880, Family #97 Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO; Lydia Wagers age 25 sister-in-law born MO parents born KY and VA (living with brother-in-law James M. Park and sister Elizabeth)
Census 2: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, Mercy widow born Aug 1854 age 45 born MO father born KY mother born VA.
Census 3: 12 April 1930, Family 94 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 36-22 sheet 4B Franklin Co., MO., Image 8; Cooper Marissa J. age 75 widow born MO parents born Germany & England (wow this is way different)
Mormon Ancestral File #: afn:1Fjv-BV shown as Mercy Jane Wagers
Source: Stanton Cemetery Meramec Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Cooper, Mercy J. b 1854 d 1940

Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper Jesse #345 Franklin County
Jesse Cooper of Rolla, Phelps Co Mo over 21; Mercy J. Wages of Boon Twp Franklin Co Mo over 18; 2 July 1884 license; married on 6 July 1884 by John H. Schweer, JP at the house of James M. Park, Franklin Co., MO.

More About JESSE COOPER and MERCY WAGERS:
IGI Rcd: Batch M515103 1819-1921 marriage rcds.
Marriage: 06 July 1884, Franklin Co MO


Missouri Death Certificate Serenia Jane Cooper Carpenter


Children of JESSE COOPER and MERCY WAGERS are:
10. i. SERENEA JANE COOPER, b. 29 June 1885, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; d. 06 May 1917, Flat River, St. Francois Co., MO.
ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER, b. Abt. 1887, Rolla, Phelps County Missouri; d. 02 July 1913.
More About GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
Census: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, George son born July 1889 age 10 born MO parents born MO

iii. ERNEST COOPER, b. Abt. 1889, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.; d. Bef. 1900.
More About ERNEST COOPER:
Census: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, Ernest NOT LISTED


6. ELI BAILEY (EAL) COOPER 3(GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 14 October 1848 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 12 February 1924 in Missouri Baptist Sanitarium St. Louis City MO.
He married (1) ELIZABETH FRANCIS ARMISTEAD 20 February 1868 in Franklin Co., MO, daughter of THOMAS ARMISTEAD and EMILY GROOM. She was born 09 October 1848 in Franklin Co, MO, and died 31 October 1884 in Near Sullivan but in the country, Franklin Co., MO. Buried in a Field corner of which was used for a cemetery near Sullivan but in the country, Franklin Co., MO.


He married (2) NANCY ANN BANDY 15 November 1888 in Franklin Missouri, daughter of GEORGE BANDY and RUTH STEVENS. She was born 09 April 1863 in MO, and died 09 December 1941 in Flat Rock, Shannon Co., Mo.

More About ELI BAILEY (EAL) COOPER:
Burial: February 1924, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 2, Dwelling 497
Census 2: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, E. white male age 30 Farmer born MO parents born KY
Census 3: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, Eli born June 1849, married 11 years born MO father born KY mother born MO
Census 4: 03 May 1910, 11-11 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Ely age 66 2nd marriage married 21 yrs born MO parents born KY US
Census 5: 30 January 1920, Castro Twp., Shannon Co., MO Sheet 1A #220 Family #221 Cooper, Eli age 71 born Mo father born I think it said Virginia mother born Tenn
Fact 1: 12 September 1918, Living in Summerville Texas Co MO per
Thomas R. Cooper WW1 Registration Card Occupation: 1910, Farmer
Picture 1: 1888, Eli Bailey Cooper and 2nd wife Nancy (Brandy) Brown Cooper
Picture 2: 1923, Eli Bailey Cooper

Notes for ELIZABETH FRANCIS ARMISTEAD:
Per Jesse Cooper Thomas
Elizabeth died before her 2nd set of twins were born. She was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Emily Armistead.
Thomas Richard was only slightly over 2 years old when their mother died Oct 31, 1884. She called her 1st son Jesse to her before she died and asked him to be a good example to his younger brothers. She asked him to promise that he would never drink intoxicants nor use tobacco and to especially watch over her baby little Richard. She hated to leave her family.
Nancy was only 16 years old when the responsibility of keeping house, cooking and washing for this big family fell upon her young shoulders. Those were the days when they cooked over a fireplaces. Or if financially able they had a good wood cook stove. You had to have the right kind of wood and one really had to know how to tend the fire to have well cooked food. Jesse was only 10 years old and George 8, the twins 6 and Bill 4 and baby Dick still in diapers. Nancy worked hard and Jesse was good help to her. George too. And John and Charley could help carry wood and such. Jesse kept his promise faithfully all of his long productive honorable live. When ever his bothers needed help even as grownups they knew their brother Jesse would help. I can remember so well when Uncle Jesse and Aunt Dora moved to the McAllister place at Flat Rock. We were so happy to have them for neighbors. My papa Richard, would have acute indigestion once in awhile. Especially when under a lot of stress. I recall one night in particular, when it seemed like he would die he was so sick. Mama ask, Richard? what do you want me to do? It took hour for a doctor to come. Papa said, "send for Jess. He came. It helped papa. Per letter I received from Bertha Cooper Bradford Sept. 23 1996. My dad bought and paid for his tomb stone. My grandma died in Franklin County, near Sullivan, but in the country. She was buried in a field the corner of which was used for a cemetery (small). My baby brother Eli one day old was buried there also.

April 5 2002 received copies of the Bible pages found by Betty Brown and it shows Elizabeth Frances Armistead daughter of Thomas J. Armistead and Emily Ann his wife was born Oct 21st 1848.
Mar: recv'd Franklin County MO., page C 118 (her dates match my g grandmother Birge) but June found where married which I didn't have.
Marriage rcds show the names as Elizabeth Francis Armstead and Eli Cooper.

More About ELIZABETH FRANCIS ARMISTEAD:
Burial: 1884, Field corner of which was used for a cemetery near Sullivan but in the country, Franklin Co., MO
Census 1: 1850, Being 31st Dist., Franklin Co., MO born MO, age 2, Dwelling 518
Census 2: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, E. white female age 29 wife born MO father born TN mother born MO

Marriage Notes for ELI COOPER and ELIZABETH ARMISTEAD:
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Armstead Elizabeth Francis #118 Franklin County Eli Cooper and Elizabeth Francis Armstead both of Franklin Co., Mo,; married 20 Feb 1868 by J. H. Crews, JP at Franklin Co MO.

More About ELI COOPER and ELIZABETH ARMISTEAD:
IGI Rcd: Batch M515102 1819-1921 marriage rcds
Marriage: 20 February 1868, Franklin Co., MO Marriage license: 20 February 1868, State of Missouri, County of Franklin

Notes for NANCY ANN BANDY:
Marriage: 17 July 1879, Franklin Co MO; Henry Brown and Nancy Bandy Record: Mar Rec 1819-1921 Franklin Co., MO Batch M515102
Nancy's first marriage was Henry Brown, who are the parents of Joseph Edward Brown who married who married Sarah Ann Armistead.
Per the Franklin Co., MO 1880 Census no mention of husband Henry Brown.
Nancy's second marriage was to Eli Cooper.

Source: Dec 25 2005 "Find A Grave" web site with photo of single headstone
Nancy A. Cooper
Birth: Apr. 9, 1863
Death: Dec. 9, 1941
Mother
Burial: Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence, Shannon Co MO
Record added: Oct 4 2004
By: Robert J. Stauffer Jr.

Near Summersville Shannon Co MO Death Certificate 3831
Nancy A Cooper
female white widow; Eli Cooper
b. 19 Apr 1863 Franklin Co MO
d. 9 Dec 1941 of a heart attack
F. ? Stevens born unknown
M. Martha Bandy born unknown
Informant: Monroe Plowman of Summersville MO (he almost had her information correct)
Burial: 10 Dec 1941 Flat Rock Cemetery Summersville MO

More About NANCY ANN BANDY:
Burial: 10 December 1941, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 16 June 1880, Family #5 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Franklin Co., MO Image 20 Ancestry. Com Living with Father, Brown N. white female age 17 daughter born MO parents born TN
Census 2: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, Nancy born April 1863 age 37 married 11 years born MO parents born MO, mother of 2 children 2 children still alive at Census.
Census 3: 03 May 1910, 11-11 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Nancy wife age 46 2nd marriage married 21 years mother of 2 children, 2 living born MO parents born US
Census 4: 30 January 1920, Castro Twp., Shannon Co., MO Sheet 1A #220 Family #221 Cooper, Nancy, wife, age 61 born Mo father born U.S., mother born U.S.

Marriage Notes for ELI COOPER and NANCY BANDY:
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper, Ely #316 Franklin County
Ely Cooper of Franklin Co., MO. over 21; Nancy Brown of Franklin Co., MO., over 18; 14 november 1888 license; married on 15 November 1888 by Peter C. Thurmond, JP at George W. Bandie's Franklin Co., MO; the hand written index has Eli Cooper.

More About ELI COOPER and NANCY BANDY:
Marriage: 15 November 1888, Franklin Missouri per IGI Rcd Batch #M515103
Marriage license: 28 November 1888, State of Missouri County of Franklin


Missouri Death Certificate
Eli Cooper

Link Descendants of William Armistead


ELIZABETH FRANCIS ARMISTEAD COOPER

Courtesy of Lloyd Birge
10 August 1996


THE SON'S OF ELI COOPER AND ELIZABETH ARMISTEAD
Left to right


Jesse Josiah "Jess" Cooper, Thomas Richard "Dick" Cooper
George Cooper, Charles Edward "Charley" Cooper
John Henry Cooper and William Eli "Bill" Cooper
Courtesy of Kathy Cooper Kolbe
25 Feb 2008


Children of ELI COOPER and ELIZABETH ARMISTEAD are:
11. i. NANCY MELVINEY COOPER, b. 09 December 1868, Tibble, Franklin Co., MO; d. 26 November 1958, Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
ii. SARAH ELLEN COOPER, b. 04 February 1870, Franklin Co., Mo; d. 03 March 1879, Franklin Co., Mo.
More About SARAH ELLEN COOPER:
Census: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page #11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image #11 Ancestry.com Cooper Family NOT LISTED.

iii. PHOEBA AGNES COOPER, b. 26 February 1873, Franklin Co., Missouri; d. 03 April 1873, Franklin Co., Missouri.
More About PHOEBA AGNES COOPER:
Census: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page #11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image #11 Ancestry.com Cooper Family NOT LISTED

12. iv. JESSE JOSIAH COOPER, b. 24 March 1874, Near Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo; d. 09 November 1962, Birch Tree, Shannon Co., Mo.
13. v. GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER, b. 07 May 1876, Franklin Co., Mo; d. 23 September 1958, Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
14. vi. JOHN HENRY COOPER, b. 16 March 1878, Franklin Co., Mo; d. 25 December 1953, Shannon Co., MO.
15. vii. CHARLES EDWARD COOPER, b. 16 March 1878, Franklin Co., MO; d. 12 February 1942, Shannon Co., MO.
16. viii. WILLIAM ELI (BILL) COOPER, b. 10 May 1880, Franklin Co., MO; d. 15 April 1969, Mt. View, Howell Co., MO.
17. ix. THOMAS RICHARD COOPER, b. 25 September 1882, near Spring Bluff, Franklin Co. MO; d. 19 March 1935, Stanton, Franklin Co., MO.


Child of ELI COOPER and NANCY BANDY is:
x. MARY COOPER, b. April 1886, MO., Per 1900 Census.

Generation No. 3


7. IDA FRANCES HARRIS 4(NANCY ANN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 15 August 1873 in MO, and died 29 October 1948 in Franklin Co MO.
She married JOHN LAUBINGER 05 March 1889 in Franklin Co MO, son of PHILIP LAUBINGER and CHRISTINA. He was born May 1851 in Franklin Co MO, and died 1927.

More About IDA FRANCES HARRIS:
Burial: 1948, Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 1880, Meramac, Franklin Co., MO; Harris, I. daughter age 9 born MO parent born MS & MO
Census 2: 09 June 1900, 102 Dist 28 sheet 7A Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lowvrgee, Ida F. wife born Aug 1870 age 29 married 11 yrs mother of 3 children 2 living born MO parents born Mississippi
Census 3: 11 May 1910, 336 Sheet 17A & 17B Dist 49 Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lawvenger, Ida wife age 39 1st mg, md 21 yrs, mother of 4 children 3 living born MO parents born MO (per Ancestry.com Lawvenger)
Census 4: 25 January 1920, 114/116 Boone Twp sheet 6B dist 57 Franklin Co MO; Laubinger, Ida wife age 44 born MO parents born Mississippi & MO
Source 1: Cave Spring Missionary Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Laubinger, Ida Frances b 15 Aug 1873 d 29 Oct 1948
Source 2: 13 April 2006, MO Deaths 1910-1955; Ida Laubinger October _, 1948 Franklin #39792

More About JOHN LAUBINGER:
Burial: 1927, Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 10 September 1870, 45/39 Post Office Japan Boone twp pg 5 Franklin Co MO; Labinger, John son age 18 born MO
Census 2: 03 July 1880, 174 Boone Twp pg 20 Franklin Co MO; Laubinger, John brother age 28 single born MO parents born Baden
Census 3: 09 June 1900, 102 Dist 28 sheet 7A Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lowvrgee, John (looks like Jesse) self born May 1850 age 50 married, md 11 yrs born MO parents born Germany
Census 4: 11 May 1910, 336 Sheet 17A & 17B Dist 49 Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lawvenger, John self age 59 1st marriage, md 21 yrs born MO parents born Germany (per Ancestry.com Lawvenger)
Census 5: 25 January 1920, 114/116 Boone Twp sheet 6B dist 57 Franklin Co MO; Laubinger, John age 69 born MO parents born Germany
Fact 1: State search Missouri note on Laubinger Cemetery stating that wife of John Laubinger is buried in Cave Springs Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Source: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Laubinger, John b 1851 d 1927

More About JOHN LAUBINGER and IDA HARRIS:
Fact 1: 05 March 1889, Per Franklin Co MO Marriage Records, Ida F. Harris md John Laubinger
Marriage: 05 March 1889, Franklin Co MO


Missouri Death Certificate
Ida Frances Harris Laubinger


Children of IDA HARRIS and JOHN LAUBINGER are:
i. BERTHA L. LAUBINGER, b. December 1890, MO.
More About BERTHA L. LAUBINGER:
Census: 09 June 1900, 102 Dist 28 sheet 7A Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lowvrgee, Birtha L. daughter born Dec 1890 age 9 born MO parents born MO

ii. EDITH LAUBINGER, b. Abt. 1897, MO.
More About EDITH LAUBINGER:
Census: 11 May 1910, 336 Sheet 17A & 17B Dist 49 Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lawvenger, Edith daughter age 13 born MO parents born MO (per Ancestry.com Lawvenger)

iii. EMMA MILDRED LAUBINGER, b. 18 April 1899, MO; d. 07 December 1918, Franklin Co MO.
Notes for EMMA MILDRED LAUBINGER:
April 13 2006 Missouri State Board of Health Death Certificate #49143 #13115 #791 #003 St. Louis MO (City) Emma Mildred Laubinger Residence: Leslie MO. Female White Single born April 18 1899 Leslie Franklin Co MO., Died Dec 7 1918 age 18 yrs 7 months 25 days of Broncho Pneumonia/ Influenza. Occupation: Maid for Harlon family Father: John Laubinger born Leslie Franklin Co MO. Mother: Ida Harris born Leslie Franklin Co MO. Informant: Ida Laubinger Leslie MO. Burial: Sullivan MO. Dec 9 1918.
More About EMMA MILDRED LAUBINGER:
Burial: 09 December 1918, Cave Spring Missionary Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 09 June 1900, 102 Dist 28 sheet 7A Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lowvrgee, Emma M. daughter born April 1899 age 1 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 11 May 1910, 336 Sheet 17A & 17B Dist 49 Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Lawvenger, Mildred daughter age 11 born MO parents born MO (per Ancestry.com Lawvenger)
Source: Cave Spring Missionary Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Laubinger, Emma M. b 18 apr 1899 d 7 Dec 1918

iv. JOHN C. LAUBINGER, b. 24 October 1904, MO; d. 23 August 1984.


8. GENERAL C. CRAWFORD 4(MARY MELVINA3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born Abt. 1859 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 24 January 1938 in Summersville, MO.
He married NANCY J. SMITH 1876. She was born 05 August 1859 in Near Leslie MO, and died 08 May 1926 in Near Leslie MO.

Notes for GENERAL C. CRAWFORD:
This article appeared in The Republican Tribune on Friday Aug 28 1936: "Stanton News General Crawford of near Gerald spent Saturday night with Richard Armistead."

Per Bertha (Cooper) (Smotherman) Bradford's
Their son General lived the last couple of years of his life with his cousins, Jesse and Dora Cooper at Flat Rock, Missouri. He died in Dr. McDaniel's office in Summersville Missouri. Jesse Cooper took the body to Franklin County for burial paying all expenses himself. He did many kind deeds that he never spoke about, but Aunt Nancy (Cooper) Birge told us of this.

More About GENERAL C. CRAWFORD:
Burial: January 1938, Little Creek Cemetery, Boone Twp Franklin Co., MO. 2 miles south of Leslie
Census 1: Bet. 18 - 19 June 1880, 65 Dist 68 Boone Twp page 40C Franklin Co MO; Crawford G. C. male age 21 born MO parents born TN & MO
Census 2: 04 February 1920, #218 Boone Twp Enu Dist 56 sheet 10B Franklin Co MO Image 20; Crawford, General C. male age 61 married born MO parents born TN & MO

Notes for NANCY J. SMITH:
Found This on Genealogy.com queries dated November 27, 2001 Posted by Laura Ransom
"I found this obituary in a newspaper clipping among old family papers. the name of the newspaper was not included. Nancy J. Crawford (nee Smith) was born near Lealie, MO., Aug 5 1859 and died at her home near Leslie, Saturday morning, May 8 1926. At the time of her departure she had reached the age of 67 years, 9 months and 3 days. In the year of 1876 she was married to General Crawford. To this union two children were born, one boy and one girl, both preceding her in death some few years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one brother Joseph W. Smith of Labaddie, MO., one half sister, Mrs. D. H. Grob of Leslie MO., many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, May 10 at one o'clock from her home. Rev. Adams conducted the funeral services at the house and also at the cemetery. Interment was in the Little Creek Cemetery. She bid no one a last farewell. She said good-bye to none. Her loving heart had ceased to beat before we knew she was gone. Her cherry smile and loving ways are pleasant to recall, she had a kind word for each one and died beloved by all."
Reply query posted December 4, 2001 by Donna Birkey "I have many relatives in Little Creek Cemetery, including John Thompson on whose land it was established. I've seen the grave of General Crawford but never quite knew how he came to be buried there. Now, I know that his wife was related to the Grob family which intermarried with the Thompsons. Thanks for posting this obit."

More About NANCY J. SMITH:
Burial: May 1926, Little Creek Cemetery, Franklin Co MO 2 miles south of Leslie
Census 1: Bet. 18 - 19 June 1880, 65 Dist 68 Boone Twp page 40C Franklin Co MO; Crawford, N. J. wife age 22 born MO parents born KY & MO
Census 2: 04 February 1920, #218 Boone Twp Enu Dist 56 sheet 10B Franklin Co MO Image 20; Crawford, Nancy J. wife age 61 born MO parents born NC & MO
Source: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Published by Four Rivers page 67 does not show Nancy J. Smith Crawford as being buried here, perhaps the stone is long gone.


Children of GENERAL CRAWFORD and NANCY SMITH are:
i. JOSEPH E. CRAWFORD, b. 30 October 1878, Franklin Co., MO; d. 22 October 1888, Franklin Co., MO.
More About JOSEPH E. CRAWFORD:
Burial: October 1888, Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census: Bet. 18 - 19 June 1880, 65 Dist 68 Boone Twp page 40C Franklin Co MO; Crawford J. E son age 1 born MO parents born MO ([er Ancestry.com J. A.)
Source: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Crawford Joseph E. b 30 Oct 1878 d 22 Oct 1888

ii. IDA B. CRAWFORD, b. 16 June 1884, Franklin Co., MO; d. 17 August 1902, Franklin Co., MO.
More About IDA B. CRAWFORD:
Burial: August 1902, Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Source: Little Creek Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Crawford Ida B b 16 Jun 1884 d 17 Aug 1902


9. DORA EFFIE LAUBINGER 4(SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 09 February 1876 in MO, and died 30 December 1960.
She married CHARLES WARE 14 March 1900, son of GEORGE WARE and MARTHA HENDRIX. He was born 09 January 1879 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 27 July 1957.

More About DORA EFFIE LAUBINGER:
Burial: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 22 April 1910, Family #98 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Judith Spring Road Franklin Co., MO Image 10 Ancestry.com; Ware Effie wife age 32 married 10 years mother of 6 children 3 children living at census born MO father Germany mother MO
Census 2: 15 June 1880, Dist 68 Boone Twp pg 7 Franklin Co MO; Laubingor, Looks like I. E. daughter age 4 born MO parents born Germany & MO Ancestry.com shows T. E.
Census 3: 07 June 1900, 83/83 Dist 28 sheet 5B Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Ware, Effie daughter born Feb 1877 age 23 married mother of 0 children born MO parents born Germany & MO
Source: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Ware, Effie (Laubinger) b 9 Feb 1876 d 30 Dec 1960 Wife of Charles

Notes for CHARLES WARE:
Jan 4, 2002 per the Hendrix-Ware family bible. Charley Ware was born January the 9 1879. Exactly as it was written.


Children of DORA LAUBINGER and CHARLES WARE are:
i. LUTHER WARE, b. 24 December 1901, MO; d. June 1985, Leslie, Franklin Co., MO.
More About LUTHER WARE:
Burial: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 22 April 1910, Family #98 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Judith Spring Road Franklin Co., MO Image 10 Ancestry.com; Ware Luther son age 8 born MO parents born MO
Fact 1: Never Married Residence: October 1973, Leslie MO
Source: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Ware, Luther b 1900 d 1985

ii. HOWARD WARE, b. 12 February 1903, MO; d. 27 May 1978, Leslie, Franklin Co., MO.
More About HOWARD WARE:
Burial: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census 1: 22 April 1910, Family #98 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Judith Spring Road Franklin Co., MO Image 10 Ancestry.com; Ware Howard son age 7 born MO parents born MO
Fact 1: Never Married
Residence: October 1973, Leslie MO
Source: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Ware, Howard b 10 Feb 1903 d 27 May 1978

18. iii. AMANDA WARE, b. 22 April 1907, Franklin Co., MO; d. 04 October 1973, Leslie, Franklin Co., MO.
iv. WILLIAM EVERETT WARE, b. 02 February 1910; d. August 1983, Leslie, Franklin Co., MO.
More About WILLIAM EVERETT WARE:
Burial: Laubinger Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Fact 1: Never Married
Residence: October 1973, Everett as he was called by family living in Leslie MO.

v. EMMETT WARE.
19. vi. GEORGE WARE, b. 06 August 1917.


10. SERENEA JANE 'RENA' COOPER 4(JESSE3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 29 June 1885 in Rolla, Phelps Co., MO, and died 06 May 1917 in Flat River, St. Francois Co., MO.
She married CHARLES HENRY CARPENTER 01 March 1903 in Stanton, Franklin Co., MO, son of SYLVESTER JESSE CARPENTER and LEATHA JANE CROCKETT. He was born 29 March 1877 in Palmer, Christian Co., IL, and died 09 March 1931 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Notes for SERENEA JANE COOPER:
My source for Serenea and Charles dates and places were from Dianne Mink.

Info from Early Birth Records (1884-1887) State of Missouri
Cooper, Serena Jane female born June 29 1885 Phelps Co
Father: Jessie Cooper, age 41 born MO Farmer
Mother: Mary J. Cooper age 31 born MO Child 1 of this mother.

More About SERENEA JANE COOPER:
Burial: 09 May 1917, Stanton, Franklin Co., MO
Census: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, SARINA daughter born June 1885 age 14 single born MO parents born MO

More About CHARLES HENRY CARPENTER:
Burial: 11 March 1932, Stanton, Franklin Co., MO
Census 1: 1880, Moselle, Franklin Co., MO., page 139C; Carpenter, Charles son age 3 born abt 1877 Indiana parents born IN & KY
Census 2: 13 June 1900, Meramec Twp Dist 34 Franklin Co., MO Family #281 Carpenter Chas son born Mar 1878 age 22 single born ILL parents born ILL.
Census 3: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Carpenter, Charles father age 53 widow born IL parents born IL
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NOTES ON CHARLES HENRY CARPENTERS PARENTS:
FATHER: Sylvester Jesse Carpenter b Feb 14 1834 Owen County Indiana; d 28 Jan 1912 Stanton Franklin Co MO; son of THOMAS CARPENTER and NANCY COLLUM.
MOTHER: Leatha Jane Crockett 15 October 1863, Bloomfield, Greene County Indiana.
SYLVESTER He outlived all of his nine children except his son, Charles Carpenter.


Children of SERENEA COOPER and CHARLES CARPENTER are:
i. ORVILLE JENNINGS CARPENTER, b. 30 December 1903, Stanton, Franklin Co., MO; d. 20 November 1977, St. Louis MO; m. RUTH THORUTON, Abt. 1928; b. Abt. 1899, Mo.
More About ORVILLE JENNINGS CARPENTER:
Census: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Carpenter, Orville head of family age 26 married at age 24 born MO parents born IL & IN
More About RUTH THORUTON:
Census: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Carpenter, Ruth wife age 31 age when married 29 born MO parents born IL & IN
Note: 05 April 1930, Census, since Ruth's brother is living with them, George I believe the last name is Thoruton hard to read

20. ii. ALICE ELIZABETH CARPENTER, b. 17 February 1906, MO.
iii. ERNEST CLIFFORD CARPENTER, b. 14 March 1908, St. Clair, Franklin Co., MO; d. 12 December 1979, St. Louis, MO.
More About ERNEST CLIFFORD CARPENTER:
Census 1: 16 January 1920, German General Orphans Home City of St. Louis Ward 27 Sheet 16B St. Louis Co MO; Carpenter, Ernest male age 12 single born MO parents born ILL & MO
Census 2: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Carpenter, Ernest brother age 22 single born MO parents born ILL & IN

iv. ROY CHARLES CARPENTER, b. 10 January 1910, St. Clair, Franklin Co., MO; d. 08 February 1975, St. Louis, MO; m. ? CALVERT.
More About ROY CHARLES CARPENTER:
Burial: 10 February 1975, St. Louis, MO
Census 1: 16 January 1920, German General Orphans Home City of St. Louis Ward 27 Sheet 16B St. Louis Co MO; Carpenter, Roy male age 10 single born MO parents born ILL & MO
Census 2: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Carpenter, Roy broth age 20 single born MO parents born ILL & IN


11. NANCY MELVINEY COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 09 December 1868 in Tibble, Franklin Co., MO, and died 26 November 1958 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO. She married WILLIAM LANKFORD BIRGE 26 September 1888 in Franklin Co., MO, son of CHARLES BIRGE and SARAH MINKS. He was born 18 October 1868 in Franklin City, Franklin Co., MO, and died 03 January 1934 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.

>Notes for NANCY MELVINEY COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas
Nancy Melviney Cooper Birge born Dec 9 1868. She died Nov 26 1958 at Mountain View Missouri. She is buried in the Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock Missouri.
My papa, Richard Cooper, loved his only living sister very much. She had been the only mother he could remember. It was Nancy who fed him when his mother died. Who slept with him to keep him warm and so that he would not be afraid of the dark. I remember him missing her so much when they moved to Idaho. And how happy we were when they moved back to Missouri.
I do not have the date but Uncle Bill had a stroke which left him an invalid for long time. Like the good wife she had always been, she cared for him tenderly and faithfully until he died in January 3 1934. In October 1935 my mother Hattie Cooper and my sister Daphne moved onto the Russell Parks farm near Summersville Missouri where they lived until Russell sold the farm to Hugh Stoops and his son Sylvan Stoops in the fall of 1946.
Aunt Nancy lived with mamma and Daphne for some 9 or 10 months of that time. Mamma had her good Jersey cow, Buttercup, a few chickens, a sow, and 2 dogs.
Aunt Mamie Shuler had left her her beautiful white poodle "Doo Doo." They already had one dog of their own. Cousin Elmer moved them. All of papas people loved our mother and their ONLY Aunt Nancy and were very good and helpful when ever they would let anyone help. Both widows, were hard workers all of their lives. So they wanted to do everything for themselves as long as they could. I feel sure this added to their lives, too.

October 26, 1996 as told to me by Bertha Cooper Bradford I don't know how they met, but I know she told me that grandpa Eli was against her seeing him so she told me they wrote letters or notes to each other and had hid them in a hollow stump or tree. She took a few clothes & left to go with him. She was 16 when my grandmother died.

In 1932 I believe was the year that Nancy Cooper Birge put our families information down on paper. It is from this basis that I have searched. Sharlee

August 10, 1996 I went to Pasco Washington to see my Uncle Lloyd Birge, son of William and Nancy. He showed me and I read aloud Nancy Cooper Birge Bible. We also have on tape recording. It was also from here that I verified all information on the Birge, Cooper, Armistead families. Bill Birge, Lloyd's son now has this Bible. Sharlee

More About NANCY MELVINEY COOPER:
Burial: November 1958, Flat Rock Cemetery, Summersville, Shannon Co., MO
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, N. white female age 12 daughter born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 16 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34 Sheet 18A Sullivan City Franklin Co., MO BIRGE Nancy wife born Dec 1868 married 12 years mother of 6 children 3 alive at Census born MO parents born MO
Census 3: Bet. 02 - 03 May 1910, Alley Twp., Shannon Co., MO Family# 152, age 41, married 22 yrs., born MO, parents born MO. Mother of 11 children and 7 children alive at Census.
Census 4: 30 January 1920, Castro Twp., Shannon Co., MO Sheet 1A #218 Birge, Nancy M., wife age looks like 45 but she is 52, born MO parents born MO
Census 5: 09 April 1930, #58 Alley Twp., Enu Dist 102-1 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Birge, Nancy M. head of family age 61 married, age when first married 19 born MO parents born MO, Farmer

More About WILLIAM LANKFORD BIRGE:
Burial: January 1934, Flat Rock Cemetery, Summersville, Shannon Co., MO
Census 1: 02 June 1880, #174 Rolla Twp Rolla City Phelps Co MO., Farmer age 12 living next to step father Michael Dyp in Family#173, Living with grandmother Ann Minks shown as Stepson.
Census 2: 16 June 1900, Meramec Twp. Enu 34 sheet 18 A Sullivan City, Franklin Co., MO BIRGE W. L. born Oct 1868 age 31 married 12 years born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 30 January 1920, Castro Twp., Shannon Co., MO Sheet 1A #218 Birge, William L., age looks like 49 but he is 52, born MO Parents born MO
Census 4: 04 April 1930, #212 St. Francois Twp., St. Francois Co., MO., Enu Dist 94-29 Sheet 3A Image Ancestry.com; Birge, William Inmate of State Hospital #4 Floor Insane, age 61 married age when first married 18 born MO parents born MO
Fact 1: Bet. 02 - 03 May 1910, entire family was living in Shannon County, Alley twp.
Fact 2: 31 May 1883, Bond of Guardian & Curator of William L. Birge (Burge) spelled 2 ways on documents was Michael Dyo, which I have copies of all 4 pages.
Fact 3: 10 April 1956, E-IDFALL O# 3.698 SS
IGI Rcd: File# 442655 shows William Lankford Birge born 18 Oct 1868, Franklin Co., MO parents listed as Charles Lankford Birge and Elizabeth Minks.
Medical Information: Had a stroke and was an envalid for a very long time.
Occupation 1: 1900, Farmer
Occupation 2: 1910, Farmer
Occupation 3: 1920, Farmer

Marriage Notes for NANCY COOPER and WILLIAM BIRGE:
Franklin County Missouri Marriage Records
Cooper Nancy page #287 Franklin County
William L. Birge of Spring Bluff, Franklin Co., MO, under 21; Nancy Cooper of Spring Bluff, Franklin Co, Mo,; over 18; The Guardian Michael Dyo of the said William L. Birge has given his assent to the said marriage; 22 August 1888 license; married 26 September 1888 by P. C. Thurmond, JP at L. J. Fowlers House, Franklin Co., MO.

For information on Nancy Melviney and William Lankford Birge, click on this link to go to Descendants of Elijah Birge.

BIRGE FAMILY TREE


12. JESSE JOSIAH COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 24 March 1874 in Near Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo, and died 09 November 1962 in Birch Tree, Shannon Co., Mo.
He married DORA MAGDALENE TOELKE 03 October 1900 in Union, Franklin Co., Mo. She was born 01 April 1880 in Near Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo, and died 08 November 1964 in Near Eunice, Mo.

Notes for JESSE JOSIAH COOPER:
I have a picture of Jesse and Dora Cooper, taken March 1956 in front of the Stove they were very proud of which they had purchased Sept 27 1900.
Writing on the back of the picture; Jesse Cooper Age 82 March 24 1956. Dora M. Cooper his wife 75 April 1 1956. Age of the stove 56. married October 3 1900.

Per Jessie Cooper Thomas; Jesse Cooper's motto for his life was "If you can't say something good about someone, don't say anything, "Dora was the neighborhood nurse, giving many free hours of service to others. To be near his father Eli, Jesse rented his farm out in Franklin County MO. and bought one from Tom Ramsey, 7 miles of Thomasville in Oregon County MO. Lived there until 1911, rented it to brother John, moved back to his Franklin farm (by wagon) and until 1916 then back to Oregon County Mo farm about 7 years, bought the William Henry McAllister place at Flat Rock Community, Summerville Missouri. living there until fall of 1959 owning all three farms for a time.

Charles and Clifton were the hunters of the family. I remember Clift in often took his rifle out before school time and killed several squirrels in early morning.

OBITUARIES JESSE COOPER
Jesse Cooper, the oldest son of Eli and Elizabeth Armistead Cooper was born March 24 1874 in Franklin County near Sullivan Missouri and departed this life November 10 1962 at 9:00 P.M. Saturday in his home, following 22 days in the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Mountain View, with a broken hip and a -torke of the throat. He had reached the age of 88 years, 7 months and 17 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Dora M. Toelke on October 3 1900 at Union Missouri. to this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters: Charles of Salem Missouri, Earl of Eminence Missouri, Clifton of Brighton, Illinois, George of Three Rivers Michigan, Blance Hamilton of Alton Illinois, Berta Smotherman of Birch Tree Missouri and Beulah Dorman of Bartonville Illinois. Little Eli, the second son, preceded him in infancy.
To mourn his passing, he leaves his wife, 7 children, 24 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one brother William of Eminence and a host of other relatives and friends who love him. He was a farmer all of his life, living in Franklin, Oregon and Shannon counties; rearing his family by the golden rule as his guide. He professed Christ while living in Birch Tree Missouri, but had always been the peace maker. ( Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.) He will be long remembered for his goodness and kindness.
The songs, Beautiful Isle, Beyond the Sunset and Precious Memories were sung by Mrs. Beulah Cox, Mrs. Ruth Dowler and Mr. Joe Duncan. A wonderful sermon was delivered by Rev. Norman Turnbaugh.
The pallbearers were 4 grandsons: Johnny, Gary and Edward Cooper and Troy Smotherman a grandson-in-law. Gene Smotherman. Services were held in the Church of Christ at Summersville, Monday, November 12 at 1:30 P.M. and interment was in Summersville Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.
A precious father from us has gone, a voice we loved is still; a place is vacant in our lives that can never be filled. And though the body slumbers now, the soul is safe in Heaven. These words we write of Father, dear.
As to our hearts they are given. You've done so many Christian deeds, you've been so honest, too. I'm sure no child ever had a better father than you. Dearest father, we hated to give you up, but your troubles now are all over. You have gone to be with Jesus. Across the bright heavenly shore.

April 9 2006 World War 1 Registration Card #24-5-38-C #298
Jesse Cooper Residence: Thomasville Oregon MO. age 44 Born March 24 1874 White Farmer Height: Medium Build: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Black Nearest Relative: Dora Cooper Thomasville Oregon MO Signed: Jesse Cooper Sept 12 1918 Alton Mo.

More About JESSE JOSIAH COOPER:
Burial: November 1962, Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock, Shannon Co., MO
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, J. white male age 7 son born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Cooper, Jesse, Son born Feb 1875 age 25 single born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 29 April 1910, Family#140 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Anaconda Road Franklin Co., MO image 14 Ancestry.com; Cooper Jesse age 35 married 9 yrs born MO parents born MO
Census 4: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Jesse age 45 married born MO parents born MO, Farmer
Census 5: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Jesse age 56 married age when first married 26 born MO parents born MO, Farmer
Picture: 1954, Jess & Dora Cooper at their farmhome in Flat Rock Community, Shannon Co., MO.

More About DORA MAGDALENE TOELKE:
Burial: November 1964, Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock, Shannon Co., MO
Census 1: 29 April 1910, Family#140 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Anaconda Road Franklin Co., MO image 14 Ancestry.com; Cooper Dora wife age 35? married 9 yrss mother of 4 children 3 living at Census born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Dora wife age 38 married born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Dora M. wife age 45 married age when first married 19 born MO parents born MO


Children of JESSE COOPER and DORA TOELKE are:
29. i. CHARLES EDWARD COOPER, b. 12 June 1902, Pine Bluff, Near Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo; d. 13 August 1989, St. James, Phelps Co., Mo.
ii. ELI COOPER, b. 22 July 1904, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO (Pine Bluff); d. 24 July 1904.
Notes for ELI COOPER:
Per letter I received from Bertha Cooper Bradford Sept 23 1996. My grandma Elizabeth Armistead Cooper died in Franklin County, near Sullivan, but in the country. She was buried in a field in the corner of which was used for a cemetery (small). My baby brother Eli one day old was buried there also.
More About ELI COOPER:
Burial: Unmarked grave, Evergreen Cemetery, Leslie, Franklin Co., MO

30. iii. BLANCHE MELVINA COOPER, b. 17 February 1906, Pine Bluff, Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo; d. 25 November 1991, Altin, ILL.
31. iv. JESSE EARL COOPER, b. 11 July 1908, Pine Bluff, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO; d. 30 December 1989, Port Hueneme, Ventura Co., CA.
32. v. BERTHA ADELIA COOPER, b. 12 October 1911, Spring Creek, Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO; d. 05 December 2001, Birch Tree, Shannon Co., MO.
33. vi. WILLIAM CLIFTON COOPER, b. 17 October 1913, Stanton, Franklin Co. MO; d. 02 November 2000, Brighton, Jersey Co., ILL 62012.
34. vii. BEULAH ELIZABETH COOPER, b. 13 February 1917, Pine Bluff, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO.
viii. GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER, b. 02 October 1921, Thomasville, Oregon Co., Mo ( Spring Creek); d. 06 January 1997, Eminence, Shannon Co., MO., m. VIRGINIA BAKER; b. St Joseph, Missouri.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas, George Washington Cooper born Oct 2 (1921?) married Virginia Baker of Saint Joseph MO. They have 4 children and live in Mich. George drove a supply jeep on the Burma road in India in World War II. In his lifes work he drove a large transport truck out of Chicago, now retired.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
Census: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, George W. son age 8 born MO parents born MO, At School


13. GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 07 May 1876 in Franklin Co., Mo, and died 23 September 1958 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
He married MINNIE EIZABETH SPENCER 31 July 1902, daughter of WILLIAM SPENCER and MARY ANDERSON. She was born 15 April 1887 in MO, and died May 1961 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
George and Minnie had a big farm home stead near the road a mile or so out of Summerville Missouri to Eminence Missouri. They were hospitable beyond measure only God knows how many free meals that Minnie Cooper and her girls served to those who stopped by. They were prosperous, successful farmers, respected throughout the country.

April 9 2006 World War 1 Registration Card #21-2-23C #168 # a-711
George W. Cooper Residence: Summersville Texas Mo. age 43 born May 7 1875 white Farmer Height: Medium Build: Medium Eyes: Gray Hair: Hack "left thumb gone" Nearest Relative: Minnie Cooper Summersville Texas MO. signed: George W. Cooper Sept 12 1918 Eminence MO.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER:
Burial: September 1958, Summersville Cemetery, Texas Co., MO
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, G. white male age 5 son born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 21 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34, Franklin Co., MO Image 43 Ancestry.com Living with Mercy Cooper widow, Cooper George nephew born May 1876 age 24 single born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 22 April 1910, 93-93 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, George age 34 1st marriage married 8 yrs born MO parents born MO
Census 4: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, George W. age 42 married born Mo parents born MO
Census 5: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, George W. age 54 married age when first married 25 born MO parents born MO Farmer

More About MINNIE EIZABETH SPENCER:
Burial: May 1961, Summersville Cemetery, Texas Co., MO
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 93-93 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Minnie wife age 23 1st marriage married 8 yrs mother of 4 children, 4 living, born MO parents born MO
Census 2: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Minnie E., age 32 married born Mo parents born MO
Census 3: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Minnie E. wife age 44 age when first married 15, born MO parents born MO


Children of GEORGE COOPER and MINNIE SPENCER are: 35. i. MAUDIE ELIZABETH COOPER, b. 03 June 1903, MO; d. 17 December 1981, Summersville, Texas Co., Mo 65571 per ss index.
36. ii. ELI W. COOPER, b. 16 April 1905, MO; d. 16 September 1981, Summersville, Texas Co., Mo 65571 per ss index.
37. iii. VELMA SARAH COOPER, b. 18 August 1907, MO; d. 27 October 1961, Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
38. iv. EDITH MARY COOPER, b. 04 September 1909, MO; d. 22 October 1976, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO 63080.
39. v. ELMER OTTO COOPER, b. 19 October 1911, MO; d. 04 July 1990, Summersville, Texas Co., Mo.
40. vi. HENRY FORD COOPER, b. 29 November 1913, Mo.
41. vii. GOLDIE MAY COOPER, b. 20 January 1916, MO; d. Lives in Edgar Springs Missouri.
42. viii. ANNIE ADELIA COOPER, b. 22 May 1918, MO.
43. ix. BONNIE MELVINY COOPER, b. 30 March 1920, MO; d. 04 November 1996, Bunker Reynold Co., MO 63629.
44. x. ROY W. COOPER, b. April 1922, MO.
45. xi. PAULINE PEARL COOPER, b. November 1927, MO; d. Live in St. Louis MO.
46. xii. HOMER W. COOPER, b. 05 August 1929, MO.



ISABELL (WELLS) COOPER, NANCY (COOPER) BIRGE AND JOHN HENRY COOPER
1939
Courtesy of Kathy Cooper Kolbe
25 February 2008


14. JOHN HENRY COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 16 March 1878 in Franklin Co., Mo, and died 25 December 1953 in Shannon Co., MO.
He married ISABELL (BELL) WELLS 20 April 1899 in Union, Franklin Co., MO. She was born 11 November 1875 in Flat Rock, MO, and died 11 November 1944 in Shannon Co., MO.

Notes for JOHN HENRY COOPER:
John Cooper was such a good Tie Hacker that the buyers gave Top prices with out even inspecting Johns load of Ties. Even though John hacked thousands of Top Grad Ties, he also farmed and was a good match for Daniel Boone as a hunter. I have a picture of a live wolf he helped catch and cage. He built a log cabin that is being considered (and nothing else was said).
Aunt Nancy Birge said of John. "John is truly an honest man. Per Jessie Cooper Thomas

Source: Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records shows that John Cooper bought land Dec 9 1902 Franklin Co., MO. Doc 43808 Accession or Serial # M06120__.368

April 9 2006 World War 1 Registration Cards #24-5-28 C #26
John Henry Cooper Residence: Thomasville Oregon MO. Age 40 Born March 14 1878 White Farmer Height: Tall Build: Stout Eyes: Gray Hair: Dark Nearest Relative: Isabill Cooper Thomasville Oregon MO. Signed John Henry Cooper Sept 12 1918 Alton Mo.

More About JOHN HENRY COOPER:
Burial: December 1953, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, J. white male age 2 son born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 19 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34 Sheet 19 B Sullivan City, Franklin Co., MO Image 39 Ancestry.com Cooper John, born Mar 1878 age 22 married 1 year born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 03 May 1910, 8-8 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, John age 31 marriage 1 married 11 yrs born MO parents born MO
Census 4: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, John H. age 40 married born MO parents born MO, Farm Manager
Census 5: 18 April 1930, 12-12 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, J. H. male age 53 married at age 21 born MO parents born MO

Notes for ISABELL (BELL) WELLS:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas, " In the summer of 1920 on July 12, Aunt Bells brother, Willie Gilcrease, died and was buried in the Flat Rock Cemetery". She went on to say, " That was the first funeral that I can remember attending. It was July 13 1920. I was 6 years 7 months to the day. I remember it so well. Addie and I walked behind Mamma and Aunt Belle as she wept all of the way. I did not understand about death, but I felt so sorry for Aunt Belle. After they moved away from Flat rock I never saw them often. Today only Leona is still living. And so is Earthly life. Papa and my Mamma loved all of their family dearly and they wanted us to love them too. I am glad they did".
Been trying to find the parents of Isabell Wells Cooper and I have found this information.

16 June 1880 Dist 74 Meramec Twp page 20 Franklin Co MO; Family 2-2
Wells, M. white female head of household age 23 WIDOW born MO MO MO
Wells, I. white female daughter age 4 born MO IL MO (father born IL)
Wells, W. white male 5/12 FEB born MO IL MO (father born IL)

World War I Draft Registration. 1917-1918 William Gilchrist
Residence: 3043 East 31 Kansas City Jackson Co MO
Age 38 born 4 January 1880; white, male, single
Employer: J. J. Grier 714 Bryant Bldge Kansas City MO; Clerk
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Isabelle Cooper, Thomasville, Oregon Co MO
Tall, med build, brown eyes and black hair
Signed: 9 Sept 1918, William Gilchrist

I did find "William Gilchrist" Spring Valley Shannon Co MO death certificate 26101-A
William M. Gilchrist
born: 4 January 1880, Franklin Co MO. died: 12 July 1920, Serrosis of the liver (that is how it was spelled, Cirrhosis)
male white married; then it shows WIDOWES
Occupation: Public Works
Father: Theodore Grilchrist born MO (a lot of the Gilchrist that came to Franklin Co MO., changed there names to Gilcrease). I have most of their work done. And can't find one married to Martha Johnson or Wells.
Mother: MARTHA JOHNSON BORN MO
Informant: Isabell Cooper, Summersville MO
Burial: Flat Rock Cemetery 13 Jul 1920 (he must not have a head stone. Find A Grave has no listing for him.
Undertaker: this is rather interesting "undertaker, J. H. Cooper of Summersville MO.

More About ISABELL (BELL) WELLS:
Burial: November 1944, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 19 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34 Sheet 19 B Sullivan City, Franklin Co., MO Image 39 Ancestry.com Cooper, Isabelle wife born Nov 1875 age 24 married 1 years mother of 1 child 1 child still alive at Census born Mo parents born MO
Census 2: 03 May 1910, 8-8 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Isabell wife age 33 1st marriage married 11 yrs mother of 4 children, 4 living, born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Isabelle wife age 45 married born MO parents born MO
Census 4: 18 April 1930, 12-12 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Isabell wife age 53 married at age 24 born MO parents born MO


JOHN HENRY COOPER
Holding his dog


Children of JOHN COOPER and ISABELL WELLS are:
i. ELI COOPER
Notes for ELI COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas, 1974. In searching through the notes Fred gave me. I find that Uncle John and Aunt Bell also had a little son named Eli after grandpa Cooper. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Franklin County Missouri. Eli died in infancy.
More About ELI COOPER:
Burial: Evergreen Baptist Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mo
Census: 30 January 1920, Castro Twp., Shannon Co., MO Sheet 1A #220 Family #221 NOT LISTED.

ii. LLOYD COOPER
Notes for LLOYD COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas Lloyd died in infancy. She also went on to say one Infant died and is buried in the Corinth Cemetery near Birch Tree, MO. I Sharlee believe this to be Lloyd.

More About LLOYD COOPER:
Burial: Corinth Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co., Mo
Census: 30 January 1920, Castro Twp., Shannon Co., MO Sheet 1A #220 Family #221 NOT LISTED

47. iii. OLIVE OLLIE COOPER, b. 07 June 1900, Franklin Co., MO; d. 12 October 1980, Silverton, Marion Co., OR.
48. iv. FRED E. "FREDDIE" COOPER, b. 11 October 1903, MO; d. 12 May 1981, Birch Tree, Shannon Co., MO.
49. v. MACK ARNOLD "MATHIE" COOPER, b. 23 October 1905, Red Bird MO; d. 15 March 1984, Birch Tree MO.
50. vi. OSCAR W. COOPER, b. 29 August 1907, MO; d. 24 January 1953, Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO.
51. vii. LEONA COOPER, b. 08 June 1910, MO.
52. viii. ADA ADDIE COOPER, b. 03 July 1913, MO; d. 04 May 1969.


15. CHARLES EDWARD COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 16 March 1878 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 12 February 1942 in Shannon Co., MO.
He married FRANCIS MARGARET BRAKE 17 April 1904 in Gasconade Co., MO, daughter of MARION BRAKE and SARAH AGNES. She was born 18 July 1886 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 23 January 1970 in Shannon Co., MO.

Notes for CHARLES EDWARD COOPER:
Charley and Frances lived in Flat Rock and Hunter Hill Community most of their lives. They were good, honest people, farmed and gardened and liked to help people.

April 9 2006, World War 1 Registration Card #24-3-23C #173 #A-895 Charley E. Cooper, Summersville Texas Co MO. age 41 born March 16 1877 White, Farmer. Nearest Relative: Francis Cooper Summersville Texas MO. Height: Tall Blue eyes and Dark Hair. signed Charley E. Cooper Dated: Sept 12 1918 Eminence MO.

More About CHARLES EDWARD COOPER:
Burial: February 1942, Corinth Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co., Mo (10 miles south of Birch Tree) Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, C. white male age 2 son born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 03 May 1910, 9-9 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Charlie age 31 1st marriage married 7 yrs born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO Sheet 11A Family#208, Cooper, Charles E. age 41, married born MO parents born MO

More About FRANCIS MARGARET BRAKE:
Burial: January 1970, is buried by Charley, Corinth Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co., MO
Census 1: 03 May 1910, 9-9 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Francis wife age 23 1st marriage married 7 yrs mother of 3 children, 2 living, born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO Sheet 11A Family#208, Cooper, Frances, wife, married, age 34, born MO parents born MO


Children of CHARLES COOPER and FRANCIS BRAKE are:
53. i. IVA (IVY MELVINIA COOPER, b. 19 May 1905, Shannon Co., MO; d. 23 June 1923, Flat Rock , Shannon Co., MO.
ii. JAMES ORVILLE COOPER, b. 07 October 1907, Oregon Co., Mo; d. December 1907, Oregon Co., Mo.
More About JAMES ORVILLE COOPER:
Burial: December 1907, Corinth Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon Co MO
Census: 03 May 1910, 9-9 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, NOT LISTED

54. iii. OTTO BENTON COOPER, b. 12 February 1910, Oregon Co., Mo; d. November 1977, Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.
55. iv. BESSIE AGNES COOPER, b. 24 January 1914, Shannon Co., Mo; d. 23 September 1999, Mountain View, Howell Co., Mo.
56. v. WILLIAM JOHN ALVIN COOPER, b. 18 July 1917, Shannon Co., Mo; d. 10 December 1996, Birch Tree, MO.
57. vi. LLOYD HERBERT COOPER, b. 15 May 1920, Shannon Co., MO; d. 2003, Lives in Birch Tree MO.
58. vii. DESSIE SARAH COOPER, b. 04 September 1924, Shannon Co., Mo.


16. WILLIAM ELI (BILL) COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 10 May 1880 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 15 April 1969 in Mt. View, Howell Co., MO.
He married (1) DORA N. FOWLER 24 May 1900 in Franklin Co., MO, daughter of SYLVESTER FOWLER and MARTHA ARMISTEAD. She was born April 1883 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 1909 in Dora died 5 month after her son died.
He married (2) MYRTLE JESSE BRAKE 23 May 1912, daughter of MARION BRAKE and SARAH AGNES. She was born 23 November 1894 in MO, and died 12 February 1959.

Notes for WILLIAM ELI (BILL) COOPER:
Bill liked to play baseball. Papa Richard had a picture of Uncle Bill in a baseball suit with a Redbird on it. I hear my mother say that Bill had been in St. Louis and knew his way around the city. The 5th son and named Eli for his father. He died 9:50 PM in St. Francis Memorial Hospital Mountain View Missouri.

I Jessie Cooper Thomas can remember some things since 1918 a few memories before that time. Today is Oct 9 1992. Uncle Bill and Aunt Myrtle lived in Flat Rock neighborhood when we moved there around 1920. Elfie was very small. Mama would let me go over to their house and play with her for I always did love babies. Aunt Myrtle had a hen that would walk back and forth in front of the house, singing and singing. Aunt Myrtle would open the door. In would walk Miss Hen, jumped up into the big rocking chair settle down into the big soft pillow kept there and proceed to lay her eggs. Then she jumped down and went cackling out the door. I thought that really something.
A few years later they moved and uncle Bill worked in the timber. One day we received word that he was hurt and bad. While hauling logs up a steep hill his truck malfunctioned and started running backwards. The road was crocked and many trees beside it when the truck rammed into some trees, the logs scooted into him and came near killing him. That was a short time before my brother Bill was born for I remember mama and papa (Richard and Hattie) talking about a name for our last brother, saying lets keep a Bill in the family.
Well, he lived and was up and about but not able to do much work after that. Aunt Myrtle died of cancer. They had moved down around Eminence Missouri. Elfie took care of her for a long time. Uncle Bill lived 10 more years, Elfie also took care of him.

April 9 2006 World War 1 Registration Card #34-3-23-2 #179 #a-444
William E. Cooper Residence: Summersville Texas Co MO. age 39 born May 10 1881 White Farming Nearest Relative: Myrtle A. Cooper Summersville Texas MO. Height: Tall Build: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown signed William E. Cooper Sept 16 ____. Eminence MO.

More About WILLIAM ELI (BILL) COOPER:
Burial: 27 April 1969, New Eminece Cemetery, Eminence, Shannon Co., MO Cause of Death: cancer
Census 1: 11 June 1880, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 74 Page # 11, Family #3, Franklin Co., MO Image 11 Ancestry.com Cooper, _____ (not named yet) age 2/12 son born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 07 June 1900, 84/84 Dist 28 Sheet 5B Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Cooper, William son-in-law born May 1880 age 20 married (just married) born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 20 April 1910, Family#51 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Main Street Franklin Co., MO Image 6 Ancestry.com; William Cooper age 29 Boarder born MO parents born MO living with his mother-in-law Martha Fowler.
Census 4: 30 January 1920, Shannon Co., MO., Casto Twp., Sheet 11B, Dist 96 Family#211, Cooper, William M. , age 38, born MO parents born MO

More About DORA N. FOWLER:
Burial: 1909, Evergreen Southern Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Census: 07 June 1900, 84/84 Dist 28 Sheet 5B Boone Twp South Part Franklin Co MO; Cooper, Dora Agnes daughter born Apr 1883 age 17 married (just married) mother of 0 children born MO parents born MO Source: Published Cemetery Records Four Rivers, Evergreen Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO; Cooper, Dora b 1884 d 1909 no other notes

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM COOPER and DORA FOWLER:
William E. Cooper and Dora Fowler applied for a marriage license in Union, Franklin Co. MO and this appeared in the Franklin Co., Tribune on June 1, 1900
Wm. E. Cooper..........Spring Bluff
Dora A Fowler............Spring Bluff
Marriage: 24 May 1900, Franklin Co., MO

Notes for MYRTLE JESSE BRAKE:
Myrtle was the younger sister to Francis Brake who had married Bill's brother Charley.
Per June Manion, when Myrtle died she had 3 grand children. William was a good ball player and played on a team at Not. MO.
More About MYRTLE JESSE BRAKE:
Burial: February 1959, New Eminece Cemetery, Eminence, Shannon Co., MO Cause of Death: cancer
Census 1: 03 May 1910, 10-10 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Brakes, Mrytie daughter age 15 single born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 30 January 1920, Shannon Co., MO., Casto Twp., Sheet 11B, Dist 96 Family#211, Cooper, Myrtle, wife, age 23, born MO parents born MO


Children of WILLIAM COOPER and DORA FOWLER are:
i. ? COOPER, b. Bef. 1908, Franklin Co., MO; d. 1908, Franklin Co., MO.
More About ? COOPER:
Burial: 1908, Evergreen Southern Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Source: Evergreen Southern Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Cooper Infant Son no dates (Infant son of Charles & Mary NO Dates) But it is Dora not Mary

ii. ALVIN COOPER, b. 1908, Franklin Co., MO; d. 1909, Franklin Co., MO.
More About ALVIN COOPER:
Burial: 1909, Evergreen Southern Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO
Source: Published Cemetery Records Four Rivers, Evergreen Baptist Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO; Cooper Alvin b 1908 d 1909 no other information


Child of WILLIAM COOPER and MYRTLE BRAKE is:
59. iii. ELFIE COOPER, b. 23 June 1919, MO; d. February 1987, Eminence, Shannon Co., MO.


17. THOMAS RICHARD COOPER 4(ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 25 September 1882 in near Spring Bluff, Franklin Co. MO, and died 19 March 1935 in Stanton, Franklin Co., MO.
He married HATTIE ADELIA PARK 29 April 1903 in by Peter Thurmond, in Stanton, Franklin Co Missouri on a Wednesday, daughter of ELI BAILEY PARK and NANCY JANE GILCREASE. She was born 27 May 1886 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 20 May 1971 in Summersville, Texas Co MO.

Notes for THOMAS RICHARD COOPER:
April 9 2006 World War 1 Registration Card #24-3-23-c #1065 #a-462
Thomas Richard Cooper Residence: Angeline Shannon MO. age 35 born Sept 25, 1883 White Farming Nearest Relative: Eli Cooper Summerville Texas Mo. Height: Medium Build: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Signed: Thomas Richard Cooper Sept 12 1918 Eminence MO.

More About THOMAS RICHARD COOPER:
Burial: March 1935, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 92-92 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Thomas age 26 1st marriage married 6 yrs born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Thomas R. age 37 married born MO parents born MO, Farmer
Census 3: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Richard age 48 married age when first married 20 born MO parents born MO, Farmer

More About HATTIE ADELIA PARK:
Died 2: 20 May 1971, Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
Aka (Facts Pg): Hattie Adelia Parks
Burial: May 1971, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 15 June 1900, Family# 344? Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34 Sheet 17B Franklin Co., MO Image 35 Ancestry.com; PARKS, Adeline adopted born May 1886 age 4 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1910, 92-92 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Hattie wife age 22 1st marriage married 6 yrs mother of 4 children, 3 living, born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Hattie A. wife age 33 married born MO parents born MO
Census 4: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Hattie wife age 42 married age when first married 17 born MO parents born MO

More About THOMAS COOPER and HATTIE PARK:
Marriage: 29 April 1903, by Peter Thurmond, in Stanton, Franklin Co Missouri on a Wednesday


Children of THOMAS COOPER and HATTIE PARK are:
60. i. NELLIE ISABELL COOPER, b. 30 December 1904, near Stanton, Franklin Co., MO; d. 10 March 1989, Pasco, Franklin Co., WA.
61. ii. NORA ELIZABETH COOPER, b. 14 February 1906, Canaan, Gasconade Co., Mo; d. 02 December 1987, Salem, Dent Co., MO.
iii. NETTIE MAGELINA COOPER, b. 24 January 1908, Missouri; d. 13 February 1908, Shannon Co., MO.
Notes for NETTIE MAGELINA COOPER:
Nettie M. Cooper
Birth: Jan. 24, 1908
Death: Feb. 13, 1908
Note: Dau of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cooper Burial: Corinth Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon County Missouri Record added: Sep 6 2004 By: Robert J. Stauffer Jr.
More About NETTIE MAGELINA COOPER:
Burial: February 1908, Corinth Cemetery 10 mi. south of Birch Tree, Shannon Co., Mo
Cause of Death: Croup age 20 days

62. iv. NANNIE MELVINA COOPER, b. 11 February 1909, near Thomasville, Missouri; d. March 1973, Aumsville, Marion Co., Oregon.
63. v. DORA ALICE COOPER, b. 06 May 1911, near Thomasville, MO; d. 23 February 1999, Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
64. vi. JESSIE MAY COOPER, b. 13 December 1913, near Greenland in Washington CO., Ark; d. 16 May 1997, Pasco, Franklin Co., WA.
65. vii. DAISY ADELIA COOPER, b. 05 April 1915, Flat Rock Community, Shannon Co., Mo.
66. viii. MINNIE AGNES COOPER, b. 02 September 1918, born at the McAllister place in Flat Rock, Shannon Co., Mo; d. May 1984, Mena, Polk Co., AR.
ix. JAMES ELI COOPER, b. 30 March 1921, Mo; d. 01 January 1924, Shannon Co., MO.
Notes for JAMES ELI COOPER:
Born Wednesday March 30 1921 wt 10 lbs. At boy at last! We were all so thrilled! Born in a little house of Uncle George's. papa had sold our home at Hortshorn and both the Waldo Breeden farm by the Flat Rock School. Waldo took a lot of time moving out. Finely we had to move into the house with them and then our crop in 1921 were late getting planted.
Source: Dec 25 2005 "Find A Grave" web site with photo of
headstone
James Eli Cooper
Birth: Mar. 30, 1921
Death: Jan. 1, 1924
Note: Son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cooper
Burial: Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence, Shannon County Missouri Record added: Oct 4 2004 By: Robert J. Stauffer Jr.
More About JAMES ELI COOPER:
Burial: January 1924, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO

67. x. DOLLIE LORENE COOPER, b. 10 December 1923, born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., Mo.
68. xi. OLLIE MAXINE COOPER, b. 10 December 1923, born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., Mo.
xii. BOY COOPER, b. 27 September 1925, born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., Mo; d. 27 September 1925, Near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., MO.
More About BOY COOPER:
Burial: Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock, Shannon Co., MO
Cause of Death: Premature son Stillborn

69. xiii. HATTIE EILEEN COOPER, b. 11 August 1926, born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., MO.
70. xiv. WILLIE (BILL) EUGENE COOPER, b. 05 February 1930, Born in the Judge Barr house, Shannon Co., MO; d. 21 October 1994, Pasco, Franklin Co., WA.
71. xv. DAPHEANA FRANCIS COOPER, b. 12 February 1932, born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., MO.

Generation No. 4


18. AMANDA WARE 5(DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 22 April 1907 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 04 October 1973 in Leslie, Franklin Co., MO.
She married WALTER RALEIGH CREASON 13 August 1926 in Waterloo, Illinois.

Notes for AMANDA WARE:
This obituary was in the Franklin County Tribune on Wednesday, October 10, 1973:
"Amanda Ware Creason Amanda Ware Creason 66, Leslie, died October 4.
Bible services were held Friday evening at the Eaton Chapel. Funeral Mass was conducted Saturday, Oct 6, from St. Anthony's Church with Reverend Richard Creason officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Amanda Ware Creason was the daughter of the late Charles and Effie Laubinger Ware.
Mrs. Creason was born in Franklin County where she spent her childhood. On August 13 1926, she was married to Walter R. Creason at Waterloo, Ill. and two children came to bless this marriage. She lived in St. Louis for many years, until coming to Route 1, Leslie in 1949 where she has lived since. She was a retired Employee of Midwest Shoe Company.
She was preceded in death by one son William R. Creason who died in 1945.
Surviving besides her husband Walter are; one daughter, Ava Lee Latzel of St. Louis; four brothers, Luther, Howard and Everett Ware of Leslie area. George Ware of Pieper, Kansas; two grandchildren, Linda Lee Viviano and James Latzel; three great- grandchildren, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends."

More About AMANDA WARE:
Burial: 06 October 1973, I. O. O. F. Memorial Cemetery Franklin Co., MO
Census: 22 April 1910, Family #98 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Judith Spring Road Franklin Co., MO Image 10 Ancestry.com; Ware Mande daughter age 2 born MO parents born MO


Children of AMANDA WARE and WALTER CREASON are:
i. WILLIAM R. CREASON, d. 1945.
72. ii. AVA LEE CREASON


19. GEORGE WARE 5(DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)
He married MABLE BERNICE ARMISTEAD, daughter of RICHARD ARMISTEAD and ANNA BATES. She was born in Leslie, Franklin Co., Mo.


Children of GEORGE WARE and MABLE ARMISTEAD are:
i. INFANT WARE
73. ii. ALICE FAYE WARE
74. iii. MARY ELLEN WARE
75. iv. DORIS GENE WARE
76. v. GLADYS LEE WARE
77. vi. GEORGIA LYNN WARE, b. 31 March 1951, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.; d. 10 September 1995, Quincy, Missiouri.
78. vii. KENNETH GEORGE WARE
79. viii. DONALD RAY WARE
80. ix. RONALD DEAN WARE
81. x. WILLIAM "BILLIE" DAVID WARE
82. xi. TIMOTHY CHARLES WARE
xii. RANDELL EUGEN WARE, b. 17 October 1964, Kansas City, Wyandott Co., Kansas; d. 19 October 1964, Kansas City, Wyandott Co., Kansas.


20. ALICE ELIZABETH CARPENTER 5(SERENEA JANE4 COOPER, JESSE3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born in MO. She married ? SLOAN. He was born in ILL.

More About ALICE ELIZABETH CARPENTER:
Census 1: 16 January 1920, German General Orphans Home City of St. Louis Ward 27 Sheet 16B St. Louis Co MO; Carpenter, Alice female age 14 single born MO parents born ILL & MO
Census 2: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Sloan, Alice sister age 24 married at age 21 (doesn't list husband) born MO parents born ILL & IN


Child of ALICE CARPENTER and ? SLOAN is:
i. ROBERT SLOAN, b. Abt. November 1928, MO.
More About ROBERT SLOAN:
Census: 05 April 1930, #111 St. Louis City living on Park Avenue, ED96-359 St. Louis Co., MO., Image 10; Sloan, Robert nephew age 2yrs & 6mos born MO parents born ILL & MO


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BIRGE FAMILY TREE


21. ELI JAMES BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

22. IDA ELIZABETH BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

23. MAUD ELLEN BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

24. GENERAL FRANCIS MARION BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

25. NANCY PEARL BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

26. THOMAS RICHARD BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

27. VIRGAL RAY BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

28. LLOYD CORNELIOUS BIRGE 5(NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)


29. CHARLES EDWARD COOPER 5(JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 12 June 1902 in Pine Bluff, Near Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo, and died 13 August 1989 in St. James, Phelps Co., Mo.
He married (1) RUBY PRICE. She was born 27 June 1904, and died 04 October 1989 in West Plains, Howell Co., MO.
He married (2) VERNA MAE HOLBROOK. He married (3) GLADYS MUELLER. She was born 23 March 1899, and died September 1978 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.
He married (4) MARY MAGDELINE MCALLISTER 11 February 1922 in Alton, Oregon Co., Mo, daughter of WILLIAM MCALLISTER and LAVADA ROWE. She was born 30 December 1905 in Hutton Valley, Howell Co., Mo, and died 07 January 2000 in Kirkland, King Co., WA.
He married (5) ADDIE TRANBARGER 12 June 1931 in Franklin Co. Missouri.

Notes for CHARLES EDWARD COOPER:
Charles Edward Cooper born June 12, 1902 in Franklin County near Sullivan Missouri. He died with a sudden heart attack August 13 1989 at home in St. James, Missouri. An ambulance took him to Regional medical Center in Rolla, Missouri, Phelps County, too late. He was oldest son of Jesse and Dora Cooper of Shannon county. He leaves 5 sons, Johnny, Gary, Edward, Willard and Walter Truman; 2 daughters Mary Ellen Pendry of Seattle, WA & Beverly Millsap. Beverly's twin sister Barbara Sue died when she was 10 months old.
He also leaves 3 brothers, Earl of California, Clifton of Brighton, IL., & George of F.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Missouri; 3 sisters Blanche Hamilton of Alton IL., Bertha Bradford of Birch Tree Missouri & Beulah Dorman of Eminence, Mo.
Charles Edward moved to Salem in the 1930's where he lived until he moved to St. James area in 1970. from 1944 to 1964 he owned and operated Cooper House Moving of Salem, Missouri. In semi-retirement he worked for the St. Louis Globe Democrat and until recently, he did volunteer work at the Golden Age Center in St. James.
Charles was a charming person, well mannered, neat & clean. He was not given to gossip saying bad things about people. He did not complain about his hurts and pains. Most often he would say, "I'm doing fine, still making tracks & improving." He loved flowers and pretty things. He sent pretty cards, gave nice gifts and wrote good letters regularly. He enjoyed making a garden & put out one as long as he was able. He liked to put fresh vegetables on the table. He was a hunter and related exciting stories of his adventures. He wife Verna Mae died with cancer a few years before him. Per his sister Bertha to me, Sharlee.

More About CHARLES EDWARD COOPER:
Cause of Death: heart attack
Census 1: 29 April 1910, Family#140 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Anaconda Road Franklin Co., MO image 14 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Charles son age 7 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Charles son age 17 single born MO parents born MO, Farmer

More About RUBY PRICE:
Social Security Number: Issued Ohio
More About VERNA MAE HOLBROOK:
Cause of Death: died of cancer
Notes for MARY MAGDELINE MCALLISTER:
Per May 10 1942 Lewiston Idaho paper, shows that Aunt Mary's last name at that time was Denz. Also states she was living in Seattle, WA.

More About MARY MAGDELINE MCALLISTER:
Burial: January 2000, Sunset Mausoleum, Bellevue, King Co., WA
Census 1: 29 April 1910, 144-146 Dist 89 Jasper Twp Sheet 8A Shannon Co MO; McAllister, Mary M. daughter white age 4 born MO MO MO
Census 2: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO Sheet 11A Family#207, McAlister, Mary M., daughter, age 14 born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 02 April 1930, #15 City of Seattle Block 4568 sheet 1B ENU 152 King Co WA Image 2; Cooper, Mary M. age 24 DIVORCED age when firs married 16 born MO parents born MO occupation Waitress Cafe (where is MaryEllen her daugher) Mary living alone....
Fact 1: Aunt Mary and Uncle Carl, never had any children

More About CHARLES COOPER and MARY MCALLISTER:
Marriage: 11 February 1922, Alton, Oregon Co., MO


Children of CHARLES COOPER and RUBY PRICE are:
i. CHARLES EDWARD COOPER, JR.
ii. WILLARD COOPER
iii. WALTER TRUMAN COOPER


Children of CHARLES COOPER and VERNA HOLBROOK are:
iv. JOHN COOPER
v. GARY COOPER
vi. BEVERLY ANN (TWIN) COOPER, m. MILLSAP
vii. BARBARA (TWIN) COOPER, d. died at age 10 months.


Children of CHARLES COOPER and MARY MCALLISTER are:
ix. SON COOPER, b. Abt. January 1923, Alley Springs, Mo; d. Abt. January 1923, Alley Springs, Mo., buried at McAllister place.
Notes for SON COOPER:
He lived 3 days, my Aunt Mary told me, her father buried him in a shoe box on the farm site cemetery.

x. MARY ELLEN COOPER, m. PENDRY.


30. BLANCHE MELVINA COOPER 5(JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 17 February 1906 in Pine Bluff, Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo, and died 25 November 1991 in Altin, ILL.
She married (1) JOHN E. WILLIAMS 13 February 1929 in Texas Co., MO. He died in Altin, ILL.
She married (2) JOHN L. (JACK) HAMILTON 20 February 1932 in Salem Missouri. He died 02 July 1979 in Altin, Ill.

Notes for BLANCHE MELVINA COOPER:
Blanche Melvina Hamilton was born Feb 17 1906 and died Nov 25 1991. she is the oldest girl of Jesse and Dora (Toelke) Cooper. She was born near Sullivan Missouri in Franklin County.
She & her husband Jack Hamilton of Alton IL had one child, a daughter Stella Mae of California who died of cancer a few years before her mother died. Jack died much earlier than blanche did. Services for Blanche was held at Elias Smith Funeral home, Alton, IL on Wed. , Nov 27, 1991. 1:30pm. Rev. David McElvain officiated. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Upper Alton Cemetery.
Blanche was a devoted wife & mother and loved all her relatives very much. She helped many of those around her. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ.
Given to me by Bertha Bradford October 26, 1996.

More About BLANCHE MELVINA COOPER:
Burial: Laid to rest beside her husband in the Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton ILL.
Cause of Death: natural causes
Census 1: 29 April 1910, Family#140 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Anaconda Road Franklin Co., MO image 14 Ancestry.com; Cooper Blanche daughter age 4 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Blanchie daughter age 13 single born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Blanche M. daughter age 24 single born MO parents born MO, Farm Laborer
Social Security Number: issued Illinois

More About JOHN E. WILLIAMS:
Burial: Laid to rest beside his wife in the Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, ILL

More About JOHN WILLIAMS and BLANCHE COOPER:
Marriage: 13 February 1929, Texas Co., MO
More About JOHN HAMILTON and BLANCHE COOPER:
Marriage: 20 February 1932, Salem Missouri


Child of BLANCHE COOPER and JOHN HAMILTON is:
i. STELLA MAY HAMILTON, b. 07 July 1934; d. 24 March 1982, Bella Vista, Shasta Co., Ca; m. RODOLFF.
More About STELLA MAY HAMILTON:
Burial: Lawncrest Cemetery, Redding, CA
Cause of Death: cancer
Social Security Number: issued Illinois last name spelled Rodolff.


31. JESSE EARL COOPER 5(JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 11 July 1908 in Pine Bluff, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO, and died 30 December 1989 in Port Hueneme, Ventura Co., CA.
He married (1) STELLA MAE FERGUSON 28 May 1932. She was born 18 January 1914, and died 28 March 1933 in Shannon Co MO.
He married (2) MARIE SOBINSKI 18 October 1934 in Shannon Co. MO. She died 1959.
He married (3) MABEL LOUIS ENNIS 15 October 1963 in Las Vegas, Nevada, daughter of ALVIN ENNIS and SARAH PATTERSON. She was born 19 September 1909 in Grandin, MO, and died 18 May 2000 in LaConner, Washington.

Notes for JESSE EARL COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas;
Earl was married only briefly to a woman in Ill. 1 girl was born Martha John. Earl Jesse Cooper and Stella Mae Ferguson were married. They had 1 girl. Doris Mae (Cooper) Maring. Stella died when Doris was only a few days old. Later Earl married Marie Sobinski of Franklin Co. MO. They had Robert and Ann. Marie died of cancer. Later Earl married a school teacher, Mable, from California. They live on Earls farm on Storys Creek Eminence Missouri and spend winters in California.

OBITUARIES; Earl Cooper
Jesse Earl Cooper, 81 Port Hueneme, California passed away Dec 30 1989 of cancer at home, after an illness of three years. Earl was born July 11, 1908 in Franklin county near Sullivan Missouri. The son of Jesse and Dora (Toelke) Cooper, and was a 26 year resident of port Hueneme. he was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of local 2024, Carpenter's Union of Oxnard, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents two brothers, Eli and Charles and is survived by his wife Mabel of the home, sisters Blanche Hamilton of Illinois, Bertha Bradford of Birch Tree Mo., and Beulah Dorman, of Eminence MO., brothers, Clifton W. Cooper of Summerville, and George W. Cooper of Michigan, son Robert, of Marionville, daughters Doris Martin of Eminence, and Ann of Brookline, step-daughter Patricia Ann Dawson of Dana Point, CA, nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Earl was led to accept Christ by his neighbor the Rev. Alan Stringer, Pastor of the First Baptist church in Eminence Mo. The grandson of his long time friend and neighbor, Lonnie V. Stringer. Grave side services were held at the Conejo Mountain Memorial Park near Camarillo, Ca on Thursday Jan 4 1990 at 10am under the direction of Payton Mortuary. Services were conducted by the Rev. John Jackson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oxnard, CA. This article which I copies on my computer was sent to me by Bertha A. Bradford, Birch Tree Mo. I returned the original document to her. October 26, 1996.

OBITUARIES (The Current Wave page 12, January 10 1990
Jesse Earl Cooper, son of Jesse and Dora Toelke Cooper was born July 11 1908 in Franklin county Missouri and passed away December 30 1989 at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 19 days, in Port Hueneme, California after a valiant fight against cancer.
In 1932, Earl and Stella Ferguson were joined in Holy Matrimony and just 10 months later, Earl's young wife was taken from him leaving him with a baby girl, Doris Mac, just one week old. At first, Earl thought he couldn't go on with his life, but eventually, love came into his life again and he and Marie Sobinske exchanged their marriage vows. They were given 25 years of happiness. Their home was blessed with two wonderful children, Robert Earl and Ann Marie. when Robert was in college and Ann had entered nurses training, Earl again lost his loving wife. This was in 1959. In 1963, God again blessed Earl's life with a loving helpmate, Mable Ennis Phillips. Earl and Mable made their home in California during the winter months, were Mable taught school and Earl followed the carpenter trade and enjoyed his hobby of gardening. Earl and Mable also loved traveling. when they were first married, they made a trip into the mountains where it was snowing. They were in their pick-up truck, so Earl loaded the back with snow and took it back to Port Hueneme for their neighbor children to see, many of the children had never seen snow and how Earl and Mabel enjoyed seeing those little ones playing in the snow! this was the kind of man Earl Cooper was. He was a strong man with lots of love for all things great and small. When Gerald Meade was a little fellow, Earl helped Gerald's dad sink a well shaft for water. After that Gerald always said Earl Cooper was the strongest man in the world. Well, to his children and grandchildren, Daddy and Grandpa Eal has been about the strongest man in the world. Going back over Daddy's life, we see a lot of heartaches he's had along the way, but--we also remember an awful lot of happiness--when the family got together for home made ice cream or a feast of watermelon, cooled in the spring branch--Daddy didn't care much for fancy things, but he loved and was most happy with just the simple things of life. He lived a good clean life and we never heard our Daddy ever use God's name in vain, he never smoked a cigarette and we never ever saw our Daddy drunk. And he tried his best to instill in his children all the things he believed was right. But the most wonderful thing in this world this past summer, thanks to the prayers of his family and friends, Daddy gave his heart to God. He has always been a good man, but how wonderful to know he now rest in the arms of God.
He was preceded in death by his loving wives, Stella and Marie, his parents Jesse and Dora, two brothers, Eli and Charlie and one son-in-law, Dale Martin. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife Mable of Port Hueneme California; his son, Robert of Marionville, Missouri; his two daughters, Doris Martin of Eminence, and Ann Dix of Springfield Missouri; his step-daughter pat Dawson of Dana Point, California; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Cooper; one son-in-law Roy Dix; one step-son-in-law bill Dawson; 11 grandchildren, Bill Dawson Jr., Diane martin and Luann Dawson Hayden, Donna martin, Lynda, Robbie, Karyn and Kevin Cooper, Robert, Jonathan and Jennifer Dix; two great grandson, Jay Martin and Dusty Ard; two brothers, Clifton of Summersville and George of Michigan; three sister, Blanche Hamilton of Alton Illinois, Bertha Bradford of Birch Tree and Beulah Dorman of Eminence; six brother-in-law and five sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. We are unhappy about losing our Daddy but we know he is in God's keeping and someday we will have a family reunion, where there will be no more cancer, heart trouble or any other sorrow, but all will be peace, joy and Happiness with our Lord.

CARD OF THANKS
We would like to take this means to thank sincerely all of those who have been so kind to us during the sickness and death of our father, J. Earl Cooper. We would like to say a special thank you to Mother Mabel and the family in California who were so generous with their love and devotion during Daddy's last illness. Thank you, for loving our Daddy! also than you to Aunt ___.

A lot of the information I have placed in Earl's family file came from the "History of Shannon County Missouri," published 1986, which I was sent a copy of. Copy in my files, Sharlee.

More About JESSE EARL COOPER:
Burial: 04 January 1990, Conejo Mountain Memorial Park near Camarillo, CA
Cause of Death: Cancer
Census 1: 29 April 1910, Family#140 Meramec Twp Enu Dist 58 Anaconda Road Franklin Co., MO image 14 Ancestry.com; Cooper Earl son age 1&9/12months born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Earl son age 11 born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Earl Jesse son age 23 single born MO parents born MO, Trucking, General Delivery
Fact 1: He was known to all as Earl.

Notes for STELLA MAE FERGUSON:
Stella died when Doris was only a few days old. Stella M. Cooper April 01, 1933 Shannon #15421
Notes for MARIE SOBINSKI:
Later Earl married Marie Sobinski of Franklin Co. Mo. They had Robert and Ann. Marie died of cancer. They were given 25 years of happiness before Marie died. Robert was in college and Ann had entered nurses training, Earl again lost his loving wife. This was in 1959.

Notes for MABEL LOUIS ENNIS:
Please note I was first given the name of Mable "Ennis" Black. Perhaps she was married previously.

Obit
Mabel Louis Cooper
Mabel Louis (Ennis) Cooper passed away May 18, 2000 at age 90, in La Conner, WA. Mabel was born Sept 19 1909 in Grandin, MO to Alvin and Sarah Jane (Patterson) Ennis, the second of eight children, was raised in West Eminence MO. She learned to value education and hard work in order to succeed in life, loved by family devotedly, and displayed a sincere and compassionate interest in those around her. Between 1934 and 1953 she taught in rural schools, including Wildwood, Flatwood s, Cedar Hill, Story's Creek, Button Rock, Rosewood and Eminence. After that she moved to California, continuing her teaching career another twenty plus years in the Hueneme School District at Ansgar Larsen and Hollywood Beach schools. She resides in Port Hueneme, CA over 40 years, frequently spending her summers in Eminence before moving to the Northwest in 1993. She touched the lived of hundreds of children with her love and encouragement, helping them achieve their own success. Along the way she worked many extra jobs like telephone operator and postmistress, augmenting her teaching income to help her family and further her educational goals. A graduate of Southwest Baptist College, she also earned her Bachelor's degree from San Fernando Valley State University, Northridge in 1959. She obtained Missouri and California Life Teaching Credentials, served various educational associations in Ventura County and received awards for her work in the field of education. She never stopped learning and sharing her love with those around her. She was a Past Matron, Order Eastern Star #312, Ellington, Missouri. After retiring from teaching she authored a book, "3R-s in The Ozarks". which told the history of the Story's Creek School., where she taught in the 1930's. Mabel is survived by her daughter, Patricia Dawson (husband Bill) of La Conner, WA; sister Ruth Brooks of Oxnard, brother Shannon Ennis of Eminence, MO, grandchildren Bill Dawson of Port Hueneme and LuAnn (Dawson) Hayden of Dana Point. She was preceded in death by her husband J. Earl Cooper. A memorial service was held May 24 in Camarillo, CA.

More About MABEL LOUIS ENNIS:
Burial: May 2000, Conejo Mountain Memorial Park near Camarillo, CA


Child of JESSE COOPER and STELLA FERGUSON is:
103. i. DORIS MAE COOPER


Children of JESSE COOPER and MARIE SOBINSKI are:
104. ii. ROBERT EARL COOPER
105. iii. ANN MARIE COOPER, b. 23 August 1941; d. 12 September 1996, Brookline Station, Greene Co., MO.


32. BERTHA ADELIA COOPER 5(JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 12 October 1911 in Spring Creek, Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO, and died 05 December 2001 in Birch Tree, Shannon Co., MO.
She married (1) EUGENE CECIL SMOTHERMAN 22 April 1935 in Alton, Oregon Co., MO, son of THOMAS SMOTHERMAN and PAMELA HASTINGS. He was born 06 November 1909 in Shannon, MO, and died 01 May 1975 in Birch Tree, Shannon Co., MO.
She married (2) WALTER E BRADFORD 11 June 1978 in United Methodist Church in Birch Tree MO. He was born 24 February 1909, and died 03 January 2001 in Birch Tree, Shannon Co., Missouri.

Notes for BERTHA ADELIA COOPER:
Bertha taught school 43 years. Beginning in country schools and several of those years in Birch Tree MO.

Bertha Cooper Smotherman Bradford also wrote an article in the " OUR GREAT HERITAGE OF BIRCH TREE Missouri, MEMORIES PLEASING TO THE HEART AND MIND." Bicentennial project 1776 - 1976. Trying to get a copy of the book. I do have a copy of the Cooper Family article written by Bertha in the family book.

More About BERTHA ADELIA COOPER:
Burial: December 2001, Oak Forest Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon Co MO
Census 1: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Bertha daughter age 8 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Buth I daughter age 18 single born MO parents born MO, At School
Picture: I have 2 pictures of Bertha

More About EUGENE CECIL SMOTHERMAN:
Burial: May 1975, Oak Forest Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon Co MO
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Medical Information: April 18 suffered a heart attack and died May 1, 1975

More About WALTER E BRADFORD:
Burial: January 2001, Oak Forest Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon Co MO


Child of BERTHA COOPER and EUGENE SMOTHERMAN is:
106.i. TROY SMOTHERMAN, b. 02 September 1936; d. 18 January 1983.


33. WILLIAM CLIFTON COOPER 5(JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 17 October 1913 in Stanton, Franklin Co. MO, and died 02 November 2000 in Brighton, Jersey Co., ILL 62012.
He married GENEVIEVE VIRGINIA DORMAN 26 June 1937 in Houston, Mo., daughter of FRANK DORMAN and MINNIE TALLEY.

Notes for WILLIAM CLIFTON COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas, William Clifton Cooper and Genevieve Virginia Dorman were married 6-26-37. They had 6 children. Carolyn and Don were born before WW II. Clifton was severely injured during WW II and when he was able he was brought back to the states to get well. We were all grateful to God for his life being spared. After the war they lived on their farm in Brighton Ill. For a number of years. Betty was born next then a set of twin boys, Bill and Bob, while. Quite a bit later, they had dark headed Debby, to keep them young as our Sarah does us.
Clifton is a gifted man and does out standing work on anything he undertakes to do. So is his wife, Virginia who has learned to play the piano with Debby adding this joyful thing to her life, for she has been a wonderful homemaker, cooking delicious wholesome meals for their healthy family. Sewing many fine garments etc.

Per Stan Eddington grandson December 1998; Grandpa was drafted into the army during WW II. Was a rifleman in Company E. 179th infantry, 45th division. Severely wounded near Mulhouse, France Nov 28 1944. Spent many months in hospitals through out Europe. Worked for Missouri conservation commission before the war. Worked on road construction in Southern Missouri. Mold maker at Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Alton Illinois. Carpenter and cabinet maker. Farmed in his early life and hunted all of his life, hunting in Alaska and Canada. Still squirrel, turkey and deer hunting. He killed a doe Nov 20 1998. Grandpa is an extremely hard worker, as he was raised that way. Even at the age of 85 years he keeps extremely busy.

April 7, 2002
Sharlee, Thank you so much! I really appreciate this. Need to update you on a few things.
My Grandfather Clifton William Cooper died November 2, 2000 aged 87 years. I intended to inform you shortly after his passing but just couldn't bring myself to write about it. Also, Aunt Berta (Cooper) Smotherman Bradford died December 5, 2001 at aged 90 years. Signed Stan Eddington

More About WILLIAM CLIFTON COOPER:
Census 1: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Clifton son age 6 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, William C. son age 16 single born MO parents born MO, Farm Laborer

Notes for GENEVIEVE VIRGINIA DORMAN:
Sister to Harold P Dorman who is married to Beulah Elizabeth Cooper

More About GENEVIEVE VIRGINIA DORMAN:
Census: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Dorman, Genevie daughter age 9 born Kansas parents born IL & KS, AT School


Children of WILLIAM COOPER and GENEVIEVE DORMAN are:
107.i. CAROLYN YVONNE COOPER
ii. DON LEE COOPER
iii. BETTY LOUISE COOPER
iv. BILLY DEAN (TWIN) COOPER
v. BOBBY GENE (TWIN) COOPER
vi. DEBRA SUE COOPER


34. BEULAH ELIZABETH COOPER 5(JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born in Pine Bluff, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO.
She married HAROLD P DORMAN 26 June 1937, son of FRANK DORMAN and MINNIE TALLEY. He was born 10 May 1919 in Kansas, and died 10 December 2001 in Eminence, Shannon Co., MO.

More About BEULAH ELIZABETH COOPER:
Census 1: 02 January 1920, #11 Franks Twp., Enu dist 134 Sheet 1B Living on Spring Creek Road, Oregon Co., MO., Image 2 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Beulah daughter age 3 and something months born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1930, #53 Casto Twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 62-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Bula E. daughter age 13 single born MO parents born MO, At School

More About HAROLD P DORMAN:
Census 1: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Dorman, Harrold son age 11 born Kansas parents born IL & KS, General Farm Laborer
Census 2: 14 February 1920, #293 Minncota (?) Town, Brown Twp., Living on Township Road, Enu Dist 28 Sheet 14B Clark Co., Kansas, Image 6 Ancestry.com; Dorman, Reale (hard to make out) son born 10/12 born KS parents born IL & KS


Child of BEULAH COOPER and HAROLD DORMAN is:
i. HAROLD WAYNE DORMAN, b. 04 August 1950, md. Linda Sue Diefendorf, in Eminence Missouri. CHILD OF HAROLD WAYNE DORMAN and LINDA SUE DIEFENDORF; Jessica Lin Dorman.


35. MAUDIE ELIZABETH COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 03 June 1903 in MO, and died 17 December 1981 in Summersville, Texas Co., Mo
.She married ALFONSO "A.F." CONNER 17 March 1924, son of SPARILLE CONNER and IDA BROWNING. He was born 28 August 1900 in Shannon Co., MO, and died 23 March 1986 in Ozark Nursing Home in West Plains, MO.

More About MAUDIE ELIZABETH COOPER:
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 93-93 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Maudie daughter age 6 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Maudie E. daughter age 16, single, born MO parents born MO

Notes for ALFONSO "A.F." CONNER:
Shannon Co., MO... Web page of Shannon Co., MO.
"Alfonso "A.F." Conner
A.F. was born August 28 1900 in Shannon County Missouri., the fifteenth child of Sparille Greene and Ida Mae Browning Conner and departed this life on March 23, 1986 at the Ozark Nursing Home in West Plains, MO., at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 26 days. In June of 1924 he was united in Holy Matrimony to Maudie Elizabeth Cooper and to this union eleven children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife and three children, Pearl Aleta Jinks, Brenda Marie Conner and Doyle Green Conner. He will be sadly missed by his three sons, Truman and Allen both of Eminence, MO.; and Albert of Winona, MO.; five daughters, Euince Martin, Georgia Atchison and Genevieve Atchison all of Eminence, MO.; and Dorothy Conner and Joyce Grammer, both of Summersville, MO.; twenty three grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He joined the Baptist faith at an early age in Flat rock, MO. Other than short periods of time he has resided in Summersville and raised his family by farming. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 26 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Summersville with the Rev. Maurice Allen officiating. Burial was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.

More About ALFONSO "A.F." CONNER:
Census: 30 January 1920, #215 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 11B Shannon Co., MO., Image 10 Ancestry.com; Conner, Alfonso son age 18 single born MO parents born VA & OH


Children of MAUDIE COOPER and ALFONSO CONNER are:
i. EUNICE M. CONNER, b. 04 August 1926; d. 24 January 2001, Eminence, Shannon Co., MO per SS Death Index; m. CHARLES MARTIN
ii. GENEVIEVE CONNER, m. ROBERT ATCHISON.
iii. GEORGIA V. CONNER, b. 22 October 1930; d. 02 February 1994, Eminence, Shannon Co., MO per SS Death Index; m. EMOTT ATCHISON.
iv. PEARL ALETS CONNER, b. 25 January 1933; d. 09 December 1969; m. BILLY JOE JINKS; b. 19 July 1929; d. 26 January 1977.
Notes for PEARL ALETS CONNER:
Source: Dec 25 2005 "Find A Grave" web site with photo of double headstone Billy Joe and Pearl Aleta Jinks
Pearl Aleta Jinks
Birth: Jan. 25, 1933 Death: Dec. 9, 1969
Burial:
Flat Rock Cemetery
Eminence, Shannon County, Missouri Record added: Oct 4 2004 By: Robert J. Stauffer Jr
More About BILLY JOE JINKS:
Burial: January 1977, Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence Shannon Co MO

v. TRUMAN CONNER
vi. DOROTHY CONNER
vii. ALLEN CONNER
viii. ALBERT CONNER
ix. JOYCE CONNER, m. ? GRAMMER.
x. BRENDA MARIE CONNER, d. Bef. 1986.
xi. DOYLE GREEN CONNER, d. Bef. 1986.
Source of Charles, Robert and Emott first names from Brenda Conner Rice August 31, 2007.
Thanks so much Brenda.


36. ELI W. COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 16 April 1905 in MO, and died 16 September 1981 in Summersville, Texas Co., Mo.
He married DOROTHY NAOMI MORTON February 1938, daughter of FRANCIS MORTON AND NAOMI STREET. She was born 16 February 1915 in Haffner MO, and died 5 January 2006 in St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, MO.

More About ELI W. COOPER:
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 93-93 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Ely son age 5 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Eli W., son, age 14, single, born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Eli W. son age 24 single born MO parents born MO

More About DOROTHY NAOMI MORTON:
DOROTHY NAOMI MORTON COOPER - Daughter of Francis Marion Morton and Naomi Bell Street was born in Haffner, Missouri, February 16, 1915 and passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri on Thursday morning January 5, 2006 at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 19 days. At the age of 24, Dorothy was united in marriage to Eli Cooper at Summersville , Missouri on February 8, 1938 making their union together 43 years before Eli passed away September 16, 1981. To their union one son Jimmy Dale Cooper was born and passed away shortly. She and Eli farmed near Summersville, after Eli passed away she sold the farm and moved to Summersville where she lived until she became to ill to stay at home. She moved to the Mountain View Health Care where she resided until she passed away. She like to piece quilts, and she loved to grow flowers in her yard and did so until she moved to the nursing home. Dorothy was saved and baptized at the age of 83, and attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville as long as she was able. Preceding Dorothy in death are her parents, Francis and Naomi, husband Eli, son Jimmy Dale, and 11 brothers and sisters, Millie Myrtle, Martha Helen, Lucinda 'Cinda'; Aaron Abraham, Manda Anna, Lilburn Elis, Emma Jane, Bertha Magdalean, Marion Ernest, Pearl, Rachel Inez. Dorothy is survived by nieces and nephews; Edith Lavern Crocker and James of Summersville, Missouri; Mabel Sykes and Thurman of Summersville and Wayne and Joyce Morton of Hartshorn, Missouri, Evelyn & Don Hart of Maryland Heights; Venita & husband of Texas; Carl Jordon of Texas; Ruby & Von Wilson of Colorado Springs; and a host of other nieces and nephews. Dorothy was tenderly loved by her nieces and nephew who lives in Summersville. Services were held Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Phil Jester officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]


Child of ELI COOPER and DOROTHY MORTON is:
i. JIMMY DALE COOPER


37. VELMA SARAH COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 18 August 1907 in MO, and died 27 October 1961 in Summersville, Texas Co.,MO. She married FRED JOHNSON.

More About VELMA SARAH COOPER:
Burial: October 1961, Summersville Cemetery, Texas Co., MO
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 93-93 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Velma daughter age 3 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Velmor S., son, age 12, single, born MO parents born MO., boy oh boy did the census person Do this one wrong! Its Velma S. Cooper, Daughter.
Census 3: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Velma S. daughter age 23 single born MO parents born MO
Occupation: 21 April 1930, Cook in Restaurant


Child of VELMA COOPER and FRED JOHNSON is:
i. EUGENE JOHNSON


38. EDITH MARY COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 04 September 1909 in MO, and died 22 October 1976 in Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO.
She married WILEY BENJIMEN (BEN) PILKENTON, son of ANNA PILKENTON. He was born 13 December 1905, and died 20 July 1970 in Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo.

More About EDITH MARY COOPER:
Burial: October 1976, Anaconda Cemetery Central Twp Franklin Co MO
Cause of Death: Cancer
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 93-93 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Edith daughter age 8 months born MO parents born MO
Census 2: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Edith M., daughter, age 10, single, born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Edith M. daughter age 20 single born MO parents born MO
Source: Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Anaconda Cemetery Central Twp Franklin Co MO; Pilkenton, Edith (Cooper) b 4 Sep 1909 d 22 Oct 1976

More About WILEY BENJIMEN (BEN) PILKENTON:
Burial: July 1970, Anaconda Cemetery Central Twp Franklin Co MO
Source: Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Anaconda Cemetery Central Twp Franklin Co MO; Pilkenton, Wiley Ben b 13 Dec 1905 d 20 Jul 1970


Children of EDITH COOPER and WILEY PILKENTON are:
i. GEORGE PILKENTON
ii. ALTA EDITH PILKENTON
iii. BETTY LOU PILKENTON
iv. LARRY PAUL PILKENTON


39. ELMER OTTO COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 19 October 1911 in MO., and died 04 July 1990 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.,
He married (1) MARIE MORTON. She died 1966.
He married (2) EDNA E. CHILTON-BROWN Aft. 1966. She was born 31 August 1915, and died April 1987 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.

More About ELMER OTTO COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., MO. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Elmer O., son, age 8 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Elmer O. son age 18 single born MO parents born MO
More About EDNA E. CHILTON-BROWN:
Burial: April 1987, New Eminence Cemetery Eminence Shannon Co MO


Children of ELMER COOPER and MARIE MORTON are:
i. BETTY JO COOPER
ii. PATSY SUE COOPER


40. HENRY FORD COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born in Mo. He married IVA HUFFMAN.

More About HENRY FORD COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., MO. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Henry F., son, age 6, single, born MO parents born MO
ensus 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Henry F. son age 16 single born MO parents born MO


Children of HENRY COOPER and IVA HUFFMAN are:
i. KAREN COOPER
ii. TERRY COOPER
iii. MARILYN COOPER
iv. CALVIN COOPER
v. CHRISTY COOPER


41. GOLDIE MAY COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born in MO., She married CLAY HEALY.

More About GOLDIE MAY COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Goldie M., daughter, age 3 4/12 born MO parents born MO
ensus 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Goldie daughter age 14 single born MO parents born MO


Child of GOLDIE COOPER and CLAY HEALY is:
i. LINDA HEALY


42. ANNIE ADELIA COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born in MO. She married JOHN PALS.

More About ANNIE ADELIA COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., MO. Sheet 11A, Family#203, Cooper, Anna A., daughter, age 1 7/12, born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Anna M. daughter age 12 single born MO parents born MO


Children of ANNIE COOPER and JOHN PALS are:
i. BEVERLY PALS
ii. SUSAN PALS
iii. GARY PALS


43. BONNIE MELVINY COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 30 March 1920 in MO, and died 04 November 1996 in Bunker Reynold Co., MO.
She married JOHNNY R. STUART. He was born 15 June 1917, and died 29 December 2001 in Bunker Reynold Co., MO.

More About BONNIE MELVINY COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., Mo. Sheet 11A, Family#203, NOT LISTED
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Bonnie M. daughter age 10 born MO parents born MO


Children of BONNIE COOPER and JOHNNY STUART are:
i. CARL STUART
ii. DIANNE STUART


44. ROY W. COOPER (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born April 1922 in MO. He married RUBY WOOLSEY.

More About ROY W. COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., MO. Sheet 11A, Family#203, NOT LISTED
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Roy W. son age 9 born MO parents born MO


Children of ROY COOPER and RUBY WOOLSEY are:
i. CARL COOPER
ii. CONNIE COOPER


45. PAULINE PEARL COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born November 1927 in MO, and died in Live in St. Louis MO. She married EMIL JACOBS.

More About PAULINE PEARL COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., MO. Sheet 11A, Family#203, NOT LISTED
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Pauline P. age 3 11/12 born MO parents born MO


Children of PAULINE COOPER and EMIL JACOBS are:
i. ROGER JACOBS
ii. JANET JACOBS


46. HOMER W. COOPER 5(GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 05 August 1929 in MO. He married BETTY JEAN GUYOTT, daughter of LESTER GUYOTT and EULA YOUNT. She was born 21 November 1934 in Patton MO, and died 23 May 2008 in the Mtn. View Healthcare in Mtn. View Missouri.

More About HOMER W. COOPER:
Census 1: Bet. 26 - 27 January 1920, Dist 91, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon Co., MO. Sheet 11A, Family#203, NOT LISTED
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #65 Springvalley Twp Enu Dis 102-21 Shannon Co., MO; Cooper, Homer W. son age 8/12 months born MO parents born MO

More About BETTY JEAN GUYOTT:
Betty Cooper

Betty Jean Guyott Cooper, 73, was born November 21, 1934 in Patton, Missouri to Lester Louis Guyott and Eula Pearl Yount Guyott. She passed away on May 23, 2008 at Mtn. View Healthcare in Mtn. View, Missouri. Betty grew up in the Fredricktown/Perryville, Missouri area and graduated from St Vincent High School.
She then moved to St Louis and worked at Remington Rand in their microfilm division.
Years later she worked at Cooper’s Farm Supply in Summersville. She was active in her community, serving on the Date Township Board as Treasurer for many years.
Betty owned and operated her own Tax preparation/ Bookkeeping business and a Seasonal Greenhouse from which she supplied bedding plants to many people in surrounding areas.
In what spare time she had, she enjoyed working in her own yard and garden, fishing, reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching old movies.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert L. Guyott, and infant son, Cody.
Surviving are her husband, Homer, of the home in Arroll, MO; sister Ann Sullivan of Bunker, MO; children, Pat Hamilton of St. Peters, MO; Kim Tune of Houston, MO; Ric Schulte and wife, Tami, of Summersville, MO; Carla Cooper of Conroe, TX; Troy Cooper and wife, Lupe, of Humble, TX; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She will be mourned by many other relatives and friends.
Services were held at Bradford Funeral Chapel in Summersville, MO on May 27, 2008 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Emmett Bradford and Calvin Cooper officiating. Interment was in Midvale Cemetery with Father Earnest Marquart officiating under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Source: 16 May 2008 Brenda Kay Conner Rice


Children of HOMER COOPER and BETTY TABOR are:
i. CARLA COOPER
ii. TROY COOPER


47. OLIVE OLLIE COOPER 5(JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 07 June 1900 in Franklin Co., MO, and died 12 October 1980 in Silverton, Marion Co., OR.
She married ORVILLE CASEY 20 August 1921 in Flat Rock, Missouri, by Judge Barr. He was born 24 December 1902, and died 14 May 1973 in Silverton, Marion Co., OR.

Notes for OLIVE OLLIE COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas Ollie and Orville had 5 children. Note, also that the LDS WebSite shows that Ollie Cooper was born in Silverton, Marion Co., Oregon. Only one problem, all the census that I have found, shows that Ollie was born in MO.

More About OLIVE OLLIE COOPER:
Burial: October 1980, Buried near Silverton, Marion Co., OR
Census 1: 19 June 1900, Meramec Twp Enu Dist 34 Sheet 19 B Sullivan City, Franklin Co., MO Image 39 Ancestry.com Cooper, Olive daughter born June 1900 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 03 April 1910, 8-8 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Olive daughter age 10 born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Olive daughter age 19 single born MO parents born MO

More About ORVILLE CASEY:
Burial: May 1973, Buried near Silverton, Marion Co., OR Marriage: 20 August 1921, Flat Rock, Missouri, by Judge Barr


Child of OLIVE COOPER and ORVILLE CASEY is:
i. DON CASEY, b. 21 July 1933; d. March 1983, Silverton, Marion Co., Oregon.


48. FRED E. "FREDDIE" COOPER (JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 11 October 1903 in MO, and died 12 May 1981 in Birch Tree, Shannon Co., MO.
He married (1) NELLIE WEST GRIFFITH 12 October 1940 in Birch Tree Missouri per marriage records 1922-1942. She was born in Winona, MO, and died 19 April 1973.
He married (2) VELMA M. ATKINS Aft. 1973. She was born 17 January 1915, and died 05 January 1996 in Birch Tree Mo.

Notes for FRED E. "FREDDIE" COOPER:
He worked for Moss Tie Co., for 32 years 6 months he was a marvelous Gardner also loved to fish, Per Jessie Thomas Cooper.
More About FRED E. "FREDDIE" COOPER:
Burial: May 1981, Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co Missouri
Census 1: 03 May 1910, 8-8 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Freddie son age 6 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Freddie son age 16 single born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 18 April 1930, 12-12 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Fred son age 26 single born MO parents born MO Occupation: Worked for 32 years, 6 months for Moss Tie Company

More About VELMA M. ATKINS:
Burial: January 1996, Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co Missouri
Social Security: issued MO before 1951


Child of FRED COOPER and NELLIE GRIFFITH is:
i. LEON COOPER, m. DEBBIE LEE, married by Truman Pulliom.


49. MACK ARNOLD "MATHIE" COOPER 5(JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 23 October 1905 in Red Bird MO., and died 15 March 1984 in Birch Tree MO.
He married DONA PEARL DERRYBERRY 05 April 1926 in Angeline, Missouri, daughter of ROBERT DERRYBERRY and MINNIE WATTS. She was born 05 April 1909 in Angeline, Missouri and died 22 July 1993 in Birch Tree MO.

Notes for MACK ARNOLD "MATHIE" COOPER:
Mack and Dona celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday April 25 1976.
They served a Fried Chicken dinner to all of their relatives and friends that attended their golden wedding celebration in Birch Tree MO where they lived at the time. Their sons Paul and Murrel, also daughter Juanita Wood all three live in the Birch Tree area too.

Mack was a hard worker like his father John. Both like to hunt.
Mack Arnold Cooper was born on October 23, 1905 at Red Bird, Missouri, the son of John and Isabell Wells Cooper; and departed this life on March 15, 1984 at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO., at the age of 78 years
He was married to Dona Derryberry on April 25, 1926 at Eminence, Mo. To this union eight children were born.
He is survived by his wife Dona of the home in Birch Tree, Mo; four daughters; Norma Jean Pohl of St. James, Mo., Rosa Lee Nix of DeQueen, Ark., Juanita Wood of Birch Tree, Mo., and Pearl Etherton of Birch Tree, Mo., and 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Services were March 17, 1984 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Mo., with Lynn Hixon officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery at Birch Tree, Mo.

More About MACK ARNOLD "MATHIE" COOPER:
Burial: March 1984, Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co Missouri
Census 1: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Mackey son age 13 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 03 May 1910, 8-8 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Mathie son age 4 born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 02 April 1930, 17-18 Dist 16 Sheet 1B & 1A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Mack age 24 married at age 20 born MO parents born MO

Notes for DONA PEARL DERRYBERRY:
Birch Tree, Missouri
Celebrated Golden Wedding April 25 1976, Their sons Paul and Murrel live in Birch Tree

Obituaries From the "Current Wave" Eminence, Shannon Co., MO
Dona Cooper
Dona Pearl Cooper was born April 5 1909 at Angeline Missouri, the daughter of Robert E. "Lee" and Minnie Jane Watts Derryberry. She passed away July 22, 1993, at Birch Tree, Missouri, at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Mack A. Cooper on April 25, 1926, at Angeline Missouri. To this union eight children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Mack on March 15, 1984; two children, Archie and Dorothy Cooper; and two brothers, Archie and Boone Derryberry. she is survived by two sons, Paul Cooper of Mtn. View, MO; and Murrel Cooper of Birch Tree, MO; four daughters, Norma Pohl of St. James, MO; Rosalee Nix of Dequeen, AR; and Janita Wood and Pearl Etherton, both of Birch Tree MO; two sisters-in-law, Avis Derryberry of Farmington, NM; and Leona Barnes of Birch Tree, MO; two nephews; twenty four grandchildren; and host of great and great-great-grandchildren. Dona was a member of the Berea Mennonite Church of Birch Tree. Funeral services were held July 24, 1993, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with Otto Foust officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree MO.
Dona Pearl Cooper, 84, died July 22, 1993 at Birch Tree, MO. Born April 5, 1909 in Angeline, MO, the doughter of Robert E. “Lee” and Minnie Jane Watts Derryberry, she married Mark A. Cooper on April 25, 1926. Preceding her death were her husband, Mark, March 15, 1984; two children, Archie and Dorothy Cooper; two brothers, Archie and Boon Derryberry; and her parents.
Dona is survived by two sons; Paul Cooper, Mountain View, MO; and Murrel Cooper, Birch Tree, MO; four daughters, Norma Pohl, St. James, MO; Rosalee Nix, DeQueen, AR; and Juanita Wood and Pearl Etherton, both of Birch Tree, MO; two nephews, 24 grandchildren and a host of great and great – great grandchildren.
Dona was a member of the Berea Mennonite Church of Birch Tree, MO with Otto Foust officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree.

More About DONA PEARL DERRYBERRY:
Burial: 24 July 1993, Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, Shannon Co Missouri
Census 1: 10 May 1910, 14-14 Dist 102 Sheet 1B Current Twp Texas Co MO; Derryberry, Dona daughter age 1 yr and ?months born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 02 April 1930, 17-18 Dist 16 Sheet 1B & 1A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Dona wife age 20 married at age 16 born MO parents born MO


MACK & DONA (DERRYBERRY) COOPER
1955-1968
Flatrock Cemetery
Shannon County Missouri
Courtesy of Kathy Cooper Kolbe
28 February 2008


Children of MACK COOPER and DONA DERRYBERRY are:
108.i. PAUL ARNOLD COOPER, b. 03 March 1933, Birch Tree MO; d. 09 March 1995, Mtn. View, Missouri.
ii. MURREL HENRY COOPER; b. June 1936, Birch Tree MO; d. 9 January 2008.

MURREL COOPER, by Katy Kolbe
Murrel Henry Otto Cooper was born on the old family farm north of Birch Tree, Missouri on June 27, 1936, the son of Mack Arnold Cooper and Dona Pearl (Derryberry) Cooper. Murrel passed over January 9, 2008 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri.
Murrel was united in marriage March 11, 1958 to Lula Mae (Sechrest) To this union, one daughter was born, Kathy. This union also gave him a stepdaughter, Rhonda Pittman, who he raised as his own daughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Daniel Archie Cooper and Paul Arnold Cooper; one sister, Dorthy Christine Norris; and one brother-in-law, Ed Etherton.
Murrel is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Cooper, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Kolbe and husband, Bruce; one stepdaughter, Rhonda Bradshaw; three grandchildren, Kerri (Kolbe) Vermillion and husband, Audy, Timothy Bradshaw and wife, Priscilla, and Daniel Bradshaw and companion, Jami Sickmeier; three shining stars who brought light and joy to Murrel, his three great grandsons, Dalton Vermillion, Gabriel Bradshaw, and Evan Bradshaw; one step great granddaughter, Jessica Vermillion; four sisters including twin sister Pearl Isabell Etherton, Juanita Jane Wood and husband Bob, Norma Jean Pohl and Rosalie Nix; a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Murrel was a kind and gentle man who touched many lives. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11, 2008 at the Church of God of Prophecy, Birch Tree, Missouri
Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery Birch Tree, Missouri Under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain, View, Missouri


iii. JUANITA COOPER; m. BOBBY RAY WOOD.
iv. DANIEL ARCHIE COOPER, b. 04 August 1949, Birch Tree MO; d. 12 December 1985; m. (1) JOYCE WEAVER; m. (2) JAN.
v. DOROTHY C. COOPER, b. 10 April 1927, Eminence, MO; d. 03 December 1982, California.
vi. NORMA JEAN COOPER, b. Abt. 1928, MO; m. ? POHL.
vii. ROSA LEE COOPER, b. October 1930, Thomasville, MO; m. LEROY NIX.
viii. PEARL ISABELLE COOPER, b. June 1936, Birch Tree MO; m. EDWARD HARLEY ETHERTON.


All the family was together for the funeral of my Great Grandfather, Lee Derryberry's, funeral.
On the front row is Murrell Henry Otto Cooper, Dona Pearl Derryberry Cooper and Mack Arnold Cooper.
On the second row is Pearl Isabell Cooper Etherton (Murrell's twin), Rosa Lee Cooper Nix, Norma Jean Cooper Kent Pohl and Dorothy Christene Cooper Norris.
On the back row is Paul Arnold Cooper, Juanita Jane Cooper Wood (my mother) and Daniel Archie Cooper.
Courtesy of Janice Tappana
(grandaughter of Mack Arnold Cooper)
14 March 2008


50. OSCAR W. COOPER 5(JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 29 August 1907 in MO, and died 24 January 1953 in Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO.
He married MARY E. WILCOX 01 November 1933 in Alton Missouri, daughter of JOHN WILCOX and NORA. She was born 1912, and died June 1950 in Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO.

Notes for OSCAR W. COOPER:
Per Jessie Cooper Thomas, "Both Mary and Oscar are buried in Thomasville Cemetery beside their baby girl. On May 8 1976 their oldest son Amos, was found dead in his home in California. Six children are still living. Tommy Bell of Mountain View, MO, is the youngest and was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bell after Mary and Oscar died.

More About OSCAR W. COOPER:
Burial: January 1953, Woodside Cemetery, Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO
Census 1: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Oscar son age 12 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 03 May 1910, 8-8 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Oscar son age 2 born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 18 April 1930, 12-12 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Oscar son age 24 single born MO parents born MO

More About MARY E. WILCOX:
Burial: June 1950, Woodside Cemetery, Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO
Census: 18 April 1930, 10-10 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Wilcox, Mary daughter age 18 single born MO parents born MO AR


Children of OSCAR COOPER and MARY WILCOX are:
i. BABY GIRL COOPER, d. Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO.
More About BABY GIRL COOPER:
Burial: Buried next to her parents in Thomasville Cemetery, Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO

109.ii. AMOS COOPER, b. 27 September 1934; d. 08 May 1976, at his home in California.
iii. TOMMY BELL COOPER, b. 13 September 1904; d. May 1979, Willow Springs Howell Co., MO.
Notes for TOMMY BELL COOPER:
Tommy Bell Cooper the youngest son, of Mountain View MO., was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bell after Mary and Oscar died.


51. LEONA COOPER 5(JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 08 June 1910 in MO. She married DICK BARNES.

More About LEONA COOPER:
Census 1: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Leona daughter age 9 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 18 April 1930, 12-12 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Neona daughter age 19 single born MO parents born MO


Children of LEONA COOPER and DICK BARNES are:
i. BUDDIE BARNES, d. July 1950, drowned in a pond in Birch Tree MO.
ii. DAUGHTER BARNES
iii. JACK BARNES
iv. GARY BARNES


52. ADA ADDIE COOPER 5(JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 03 July 1913 in MO, and died 04 May 1969.
She married (1) JIM CULP. He was born 17 August 1901 and died January 1984 in Birch tree Mo.,
She married (2) KIBBLE WILLIAMS.

More About ADA ADDIE COOPER:
Burial: May 1969, Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery
Census 1: 30 January 1920, #219 Casto Twp., Enu Dist 96 Sheet 1A Shannon Co., MO., Image 11 Ancestry.com; Cooper, Adda daughter age 3 born MO parents born MO
ensus 2: 18 April 1930, 12-12 Dist 16 Sheet 1B Franks Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Ada daughter age 16 single born MO parents born Mo

Notes for KIBBLE "KIBB" WILLIAMS:
1918-Southern Missouri Democrat
"Enlisted In Navy — Kibble Williams, son of A.J. Williams of Thomasvill e, Mo., left St. Louis Friday night, May 31, after being enlisted as a fir eman, third class. He arrived the following day at the Great Lakes Nav al Training Station, near Chicago, which is the largest of its kind in t he world."

1920-Oregon Co., MO, Moore Twp, Sheet 1b, #17 (enumerated Jan 2, 1920)
Andrew WILLIAM Shead m w 55
Edith wife f w
Waif son m w 24
Kibell son m w 21
Lottie dau f w 16
Fay dau f w 13
Mittie dau f w 10
Arthur son m w 8
Rosco son m w 4
David son m w 1

More About KIBBLE "KIBB" WILLIAMS:
Burial: May 1960, Woodside Cemetery, Thomasville, Oregon Co., Missouri


Children of ADA COOPER and KIBBLE WILLIAMS are:
i. NEOMA WILLIAMS (twin to Lovena)
110. ii. LOVENA WILLIAMS (twin to Neoma)


53. IVA (IVY MELVINIA COOPER (CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 19 May 1905 in Shannon Co., MO, and died 23 June 1923 in Flat Rock , Shannon Co., MO.
She married HARRY COATS 20 May 1922.

Notes for IVA (IVY MELVINIA COOPER:
Died in Child birth. She is buried with her daughter in the same Coffin.

More About IVA (IVY MELVINIA COOPER:
Burial: June 1923, Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock, Shannon Co., MO
Cause of Death: died in childbirth
Census 1: 03 May 1910, 9-9 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Ivy daughter age 4 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO Sheet 11A Family#208, Cooper, Iva, daughter, age 14, single, born MO parents born MO
Medical Information: Both mother and child were buried in the same coffin


Child of IVA COOPER and HARRY COATS is:
i. VIRGINIA COATS, b. 22 June 1923, Flat Rock, Shannon Co., Mo; d. 22 June 1923, Flat Rock , Shannon Co., MO.


54. OTTO BENTON COOPER 5(CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 12 February 1910 in Oregon Co., MO, and died November 1977 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.
He married LUE LORA JONES 18 November 1929. She was born 22 August 1912, and died 04 August 1996 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.

Notes for OTTO BENTON COOPER:
Please note that the Cemetery records, show his dates as 1910-1978 Greenlawn Cemetery, Howell Co., Mo married Nov 18 1929 to Luelora Cooper born 1912.

Notes About OTTO BENTON COOPER:
Burial: November 1977, Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.
Census 1: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO., Cooper, Otto, son, age 10 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 03 May 1910, 9-9 Dist 118 Black Pond Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Otto son age 2 months born MO parents born MO
More About LUE LORA JONES:
Burial: August 1996, Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.


Children of OTTO COOPER and LUE JONES are:
111. i. WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" COOPER, b. 09 August 1930, Shannon Co., Mo; d. 03 January 2005, Steelville.
112. ii. DELORIS MAE COOPER
113. iii. LEE BENTON COOPER
114. iv. CALVIN FLOYD COOPER
115. v. NORMAN AARON COOPER, b. 05 August 1938, Shannon Co., Mo; d. Unknown, Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.
116. vi. KENNETH EUGENE COOPER
117. vii. GENEVIA MAE COOPER


55. BESSIE AGNES COOPER 5(CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 24 January 1914 in Shannon Co., MO, and died 23 September 1999 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO. She married DELMER RAY ROSENBUM 19 August 1933.

More About BESSIE AGNES COOPER:
Census: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO., Cooper, Bessie, daughter, age 6, born MO parents born MO


Children of BESSIE COOPER and DELMER ROSENBUM are:
118. i. VIRGIL RAY ROSENBUM
119. ii. DONALD LEE ROSENBUM, b. 28 August 1937, Oregon Co., MO; d. 15 November 1994, Mountain View, Howell Co., MO.
120. iii. LENORA MAE ROSENBUM


56. WILLIAM JOHN ALVIN COOPER 5(CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 18 July 1917 in Shannon Co., Mo, and died 10 December 1996 in Birch Tree, MO. He married FLORENCE PAULINE BAY 06 June 1941. She died in Birch Tree MO.

More About WILLIAM JOHN ALVIN COOPER:
Census: 29 January 1920, Casto Twp., Dist 96 Shannon Co., MO., Cooper, Alvin, son, age 3, born MO parents born MO.


Children of WILLIAM COOPER and FLORENCE BAY are:
121. i. CAROLYN FRANCIS COOPER
122. ii. MARILYN JOYCE COOPER
iii. ROBERT VERN COOPER
iv. MANIE CHARLENE COOPER m. DOUGLAS ALLEN WHITE.
123. v. DARWIN RAY COOPER
vi. MARK LANE COOPER


57. LLOYD HERBERT COOPER 5(CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 15 May 1920 in Shannon Co., MO, and died 2003 in Birch Tree MO. He married FLOY JANE DEPRIEST 03 October 1940. She was born 1921, and died 2002 in Lives in Birch Tree MO.

More About LLOYD HERBERT COOPER:
Burial: 2003, Corinth Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon Co MO
More About FLOY JANE DEPRIEST:
Burial: 2002, Corinth Cemetery Birch Tree Shannon Co MO


Children of LLOYD COOPER and FLOY DEPRIEST are:
124. i. WANDA LOUISE COOPER
125. ii. WILDA INEZ COOPER
126. iii. HERBERT LEON COOPER
127. iv. CONNIE JERLENE COOPER
v. RODRICK WAYNE COOPER
vi. DARIUS LYNN COOPER
vii. TRAVIS JOE COOPER
viii. CYNTHIA RENEE COOPER
ix. ALESIA WYNNE COOPER
x. TRESIA JANE COOPER


58. DESSIE SARAH COOPER 5(CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 04 September 1924 in Shannon Co., MO. She married ROBERT JAMES LOUIS DEPRIEST. Children of DESSIE COOPER and ROBERT DEPRIEST are:
i. ROBERT DWIGHT DEPRIEST, b. 04 November 1942, Oregon Co., Mo; d. 25 June 1960.
128. ii. PATRICIA COLLEN DEPRIEST
iii. BRENDA SUE DEPRIEST m. DOYLE FROST.
iv. SHELDON KEM DEPRIEST


59. ELFIE COOPER 5(WILLIAM ELI (BILL)4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 23 June 1919 in MO, and died February 1987 in Eminence, Shannon Co., MO. She married (1) BERLIN FERGUSON. She married (2) FRANCIS (SHORTY) MAGNES.

More About ELFIE COOPER:
Census: 30 January 1920, Shannon Co., MO., Casto Twp., Sheet 11B, Dist 96 Family#211, Cooper, it looks like Illa E. can't make it out, daughter, 7/12 age, born MO parents born MO


Children of ELFIE COOPER and BERLIN FERGUSON are:
129. i. KAY FERGUSON
130. ii. BILL FERGUSON


60. NELLIE ISABELL COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 30 December 1904 in near Stanton, Franklin Co., MO, and died 10 March 1989 in Pasco, Franklin Co., WA. She married (1) LLEWELLYN STARK 10 December 1921. Son of Franklin Stark and Mary DeWitt. He was born 6 March 1896 in Hartshorn, Texas Co MO. He did on 25 Feb 1973 in Cuba, Crawford Co MO. She married (2) JOHN Herman STAGGENBORG 16 March 1927 in St. Louis St. Louis Co MO. Son of William Patrick Staggenborg and Anna Elise Budke. He was born 14 Jul 1903 in McCracken Co Kentucky and died 14 Jul 1985 in Portland Multnomah Co Oregon. She married (3) RUSSELL A. PARK, son of ELI BAILEY PARK and ANNA WARE abt. 1947. He was born 18 October 1902 in MO, and died 02 December 1985 in St. Louis, MO.

Notes for NELLIE ISABELL COOPER:
Born Friday, December 30 1904 weight 9 lbs
Nellie married a total of six times. But Jessie Cooper Thomas only had names for 3 of them.
Jessie Cooper Thomas shows her name as Nellie Elizabeth Cooper.

More About NELLIE ISABELL COOPER:
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 92-92 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Nellie daughter age 4 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Nellie I. daughter age 15 single born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 3 April 1930, 48-49 Dist 95 St Ferdinard Twp page 2B Ferguson City St Louis Co MO; Staggenborg, Nellie I. wife age 25 1st md at age 16 born MO MO MO
Source: Social security death index: Nellie I. Park, issued MO; b. 30 Dec 1904, d. 10 March 1989 Pasco Franklin Co WA.

Notes for RUSSELL A. PARK:
This obituary was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, December 4, 1985:
"PARK, RUSSELL A. Mon. Dec. 2, 1985, husband of Nellie Park (nee Cooper), dear brother of Otto and Roy Park, Ethel Anderson and Edith Fiegenbutz, our dear brother-in-law, uncle great-uncle, nephew and cousin.
Funeral Thursday. 10 A.M. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 7027 Gravois. Interment Woodman Cemetery, Leslie, MO. at 12 noon. visitation after 3 P.M., Wed."

More About JOHN H. STAGGENBORG:
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery Affton St. Louis Co MO.
Census: 3 April 1930, 48-49 Dist 95 St Ferdinard Twp page 2B Ferguson City St Louis Co MO; Staggenborg, John H. white male age 26 age 1st md 23 born KY KY Germany. Occupation: US Mail Carrier.

Notes for JOHN H. STAGGENBORG:
Also shown living with John, Nellie and Edwin on the 3 April 1930 census;
Ferhlaye, Walter, cousin white male age 25 single born Germany parents born same.

More About RUSSELL A. PARK:
Burial: 05 December 1985, Woodman Cemetery, Boone Twp Leslie, Franklin Co., MO
Census 1: 07 May 1910, 127-127 Dist 34 Sheet 8A Morro Bay San Luis Obispo Co CA; Park, Russell A. son white age 8 single born MO MO MO
Census 2: 27 March 1920, 94-96 Dist 62 Sheet 5B Central Twp Franklin Co MO; Ware, George household; Parks, Russell grand-son white age 18 single born MO MO MO
Source: Woodmen Cemetery Boone Twp Franklin Co MO Published by Four Rivers Genealogical Society; Park, Russell A. b 18 Oct 1902 d blank Husband of Bessie G.

More About LLEWELLYN STARK and NELLIE COOPER:
Divorce: 1924
Marriage: 10 December 1921

More About JOHN STAGGENBORG and NELLIE COOPER:
Marriage: 16 March 1927


Children of NELLIE COOPER and JOHN STAGGENBORG are:
i. EDWIN R. STAGGENBORG was born on 15 Oct 1927 in MO. He died on 18 Aug 2009 St. Peters, Missouri. He married Mary Lou Creason.
Staggenborg, Edwin R. of St. Peters, Missouri, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the age of 81. Dear husband of Mary Lou Staggenborg (nee Creason), beloved son of the late John H. Staggenborg and the late Nellie (nee Cooper); loving father of Dan, Barbara, Joan, Gail, Joseph and Robert. cherished grandfather of twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; loving brother of Robert and Eugene. He was employed as a Senior Planner at McDonnell-Douglas for 40 years. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery St. Louis, St. Louis Co MO.

More About EDWIN R. STAGGENBORG:
Census 3: 3 April 1930, 48-49 Dist 95 St Ferdinard Twp page 2B Ferguson City St Louis Co MO; Staggenborg, Edwin R. son age 2 yrs 5 months born MO KY MO


ii. ROBERT STAGGENBORG.
iii. EUGEN STAGGENBORG.


61. NORA ELIZABETH COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)was born 14 February 1906 in Canaan, Gasconade Co., MO, and died 02 December 1987 in Salem, Dent Co., MO. She married (1) JAMES COLE ALLMAN 11 February 1926, son of JAMES ALLMAN and MAUDE. He was born 25 August 1901 in MO, and died January 1981 in Salem, Dent Co., MO. She married (2) CLARENCE GROTHA 16 November 1942. He was born 30 June 1907, and died November 1982 in Salem, Dent Co., MO.

Notes for NORA ELIZABETH COOPER:
born on a Wed Feb 14 1906 weight 9 lbs

More About NORA ELIZABETH COOPER:
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 92-92 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Nora daughter age 2 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Nora E. daughter age 13 single born MO parents born MO
Census 3: 14 April 1930, 1017-12-14 Dist 28 page 1A & 1B Brentwood City Ward 3 Central Twp St Louis Co MO; Allman, Nora E. wife age 24 age 1st md 20 born MO MO MO
Picture: 1965, Nora Grotha, Eileen Perkins Cousin taken in Anaheim Ca.

More About JAMES COLE ALLMAN:
Census 1: 02 May 1910, 107-107 Dist 104 page 5B Coulterville Randolph Co IL; Allman, James C. son age 6 born MO England Illinois
Census 2: 11 January 1920, 2021-209-339 Dist 167 page 13A ward 9 St Louis City MO; Allman, James son age 18 single born MO England Illinois
Census 3: 14 April 1930, 1017-12-14 Dist 28 page 1A & 1B Brentwood City Ward 3 Central Twp St Louis Co MO; Allman, James C. white male age 28 1st md at age 24 born MO MO MO

More About JAMES ALLMAN and NORA COOPER:
Divorced: August 1940
Marriage: 11 February 1926

More About CLARENCE GROTHA and NORA COOPER:
Marriage: 16 November 1942


Children of NORA COOPER and JAMES ALLMAN are:
i. PEGGY J.6 ALLMAN, b. Abt. 1927, MO.

More About PEGGY J. ALLMAN:
Census: 14 April 1930, 1017-12-14 Dist 28 page 1A & 1B Brentwood City Ward 3 Central Twp St Louis Co MO; Allman, Peggy J. daughter age 3 born MO MO MO



ii. COLLEEN J. ALLMAN, b. 13 August 1929, St Louis MO; d. 02 January 1934, Brentwood City St Louis Co MO.

More About COLLEEN J. ALLMAN:
Burial: 04 January 1934, St Lucas Cemetery St Louis MO
Census: 14 April 1930, 1017-12-14 Dist 28 page 1A & 1B Brentwood City Ward 3 Central Twp St Louis Co MO; Allman, Colleen J. daughter age 0/12 born MO MO MO
Source: Missouri Death Certificate 2460 informant her Dad, James Allman Died at age 4 1/2



iii. TERRY ALLMAN, b. Aft. 10 April 1930


62. NANNIE MELVINA COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 11 February 1909 near Thomasville, Missouri, and died March 1973 in Aumsville, Marion Co., Oregon.
She married CLAUDE RAY MILLER 09 March 1927. He was born 04 March 1905 in Missouri, and died July 1966 in Aumsville, Marion Co., Oregon.

Notes for NANNIE MELVINA COOPER:
Born on a Thursday Feb 11 1909 weight 10 lbs
Nannie and Claud had 11 children twin boys Roy and Coy died at the age of 14 in a tragic plane crash. Killed with brother James Derl Miller age 22 years who was the pilot of the church plane. The three bodies were found several months later and identified only by their leather billfolds near Thomasville, MO.

More About NANNIE MELVINA COOPER:
Burial: Lone Oak Cemetery Stayton Marion Co OR. Nannie M. Miller, 1909-1973. Claud R. & Nannie M. Miller were the parents of Roy, Coy and James D. Miller who are in Sec. 1 Lot 171. Find A Grave Memorial#30667408 Created by: Betty Hunter-Harrison, record added Oct 18 2008.
Census 1: 22 April 1910, 92-92 Dist 118 Sheet 6A Moore Twp Oregon Co MO; Cooper, Namie daughter age 1 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Nannie M. daughter age 10 born MO parents born MO
More About CLAUD MILLER:
Burial: Lone Oak Cemetery Stayton Marion Co OR.
Census 1: 1910 Federal Census Winona, Shannon Co Missouri, Claud R. Miller age 5 born abt 1910 in Missouri. white male
Relation to head of household: Stepson.
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri. Mother's Name: Lizzie Roush
Oscar W. Roush 26
Lizzie Roush 24
Ivy M. Miller 8 step-dau
Claud R. Miller 5 step-son


Children of NANNIE COOPER and CLAUDE MILLER are:
i. THOMAS MILLER
ii. WENSTON MILLER
iii. EARL MILLER
iv. JAMES DERL MILLER was born on 26 Aug 1933. He died on 6 Feb 1959. The three Miller brothers were killed in an airplane crash. ISee Statesman 07 Feb 1959). James is buriedin the Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton Marion Co Oregon. Inscription: Washington BM3 U. S. Navy. Thanks to Betty Hunter-Harrison and Find A Grave Memorial#30645583.
v. WENDELL MILLER
vi. BARBARA MILLER
vii. WANDA MILLER
viii. WILMA MILLER
ix. ROY D. MILLER was born in 1945. (TWIN) He died on 6 Feb 1959. Brothers James, Roy and Coy were killed in an airplane crash together. Burial: Lone Oak Cemetery Stayton Marion Co OR.
x. COY G. MILLER was born in 1945 (TWIN). He died on 6 Feb 1959 and is buried in the Lone Oak Cemetery Stayton Marion Co Oregon.
xi. MARY MILLER


63. DORA ALICE COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 06 May 1911 in near Thomasville, MO, and died 23 February 1999 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO. She married GLOSTER "OSCAR" CIDSTER TUTTLE 28 November 1928, son of GROVER CCLEVELAND TUTTLE and ANNA LISA POWELL. He was born 09 January 1910 in MO, and died May 1983 in Summersville, Texas Co., MO.

Notes for DORA ALICE COOPER:
Born on a Saturday May 6 1911 also wt 10 lbs

Just a note, I don't know if she is Oscar’s mother; but found on SS death Index on, Annie Tuttle b June 19 1886 d Mar 1983 Summersville, Texas Co., MO, perhaps this is Gloster's mother??
His father Grover C. Tuttle, b. 3 October 1886 in Summersville MO., d. 15 December 1967 Summersville MO. Sharlee

More About DORA ALICE COOPER:
Census 1: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Alice D. daughter age 8 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #67 Spring valley Twp Enu Dist 102-21 Shannon Co., MO., Image 9; Tuttle, Alice wife age 18, age with first married 17 born MO parents born MO
Fact 1: Per Social Security Death Index

More About GLOSTER "OSCAR" CIDSTER TUTTLE:
Census 1: 26 January 1920, #204 Spring Valley Twp Enu Dist 91 sheet 11A Shannon Co., MO., Image 14; Tuttle, Gloster son age 10 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 21 April 1930, #67 Spring valley Twp Enu Dist 102-21 Shannon Co., MO., Image 9; Tuttle, Oscar age 20 married, age when first married 19 born MO parents born MO

More About GLOSTER TUTTLE and DORA COOPER:
Marriage: 28 November 1928


Children of DORA COOPER and GLOSTER TUTTLE are:
i. SELMA I. TUTTLE was born in Dec 1929 in MO. Selma I. Tuttle was counted in the census on 21 Apr 1930 in #67 Springvalley Twp Enu Dist 102-21 Shannon Co MO., Image 9; Tuttle, Selma I. daughter age 5/12 months born MO parents born MO. Died at age 11.
ii. EVERETT W. TUTTLE, b. 31 January 1931; d. 30 April 1989, Summersville, Texas Co., MO. Note: I did not find an Everett W. Tuttle listed on the SS death index, but I found an Everett F. Tuttle listed as born Jan 31 1931 and died April 30 1989, Summersville, Texas Co MO. (sharlee)
iii. LILLIAN TUTTLE
iv. DAISY TUTTLE
v. HERBERT TUTTLE
vi. BETTY TUTTLE


64. JESSIE MAY COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 13 December 1913 in near Greenland in Washington CO., Ark, and died 16 May 1997 in Pasco, Franklin Co., WA. She married HENRY LUKE THOMAS 02 August 1936, son of HENRY W. THOMAS and ANNA. He was born 29 April 1912 in Niangua, Webster Co., MO., and died 18 September 1975 in Niangua, Webster Co MO.

Notes for JESSIE MAY COOPER:
Born on a Saturday Dec 13 1913 wt 10 lbs. She had a vail over her face. Thought by the midwives to be a good omen. Mamma often mentioned it to me, (Jessie Cooper Thomas).
Jessie got in a hurry, she would say, poor Richard! he always worked around outside or waited in another room while I was in labor, but when Jessie was born he didn't have time to get Mrs. Laney, our neighbor in Ark. Richard cut and tied your navel cord, Jessie. Some how he was afraid he may not have done as good a job as an experienced midwife so sort of watched over me more closely when I was a small child. I only know that I was afraid to disobey him, I always wanted to please him and Mamma, and that I loved and respected them much! In 1935, in February it was when papa took that pneumonia, 5 of we girls were in St. Louis area. Nellie and John Staggenborg lived in Ferguson, Nora and Jim Allman in Layton, while Daisy, Mindy and I all were working in wealthy Family's homes. I was at E. H. Curlee-McCarthy home on south Sappington road, Kirkwood Missouri. I was the cook, Susie Jackson, a nice black girl, the maid, John Hudspath, a black man, Mr. John Curlee's chauffeur, while his brother was the yardman. I cannot think of his name but the two had nice quarters over the stables, long out of use when I was there. They had a nice small building on the grounds that they using for an Art Guild. Several of Mrs. Nell McCarthey's friends came once a week to have an art class taught by an artist friend. Susie who went home most nights came in the 19th early in the morning as usual she road in a taxi driven by a black man names Jessie Cooper. Susie told me that Mr. Cooper had received a telegram which read, "come home papa gravely sick" and it was from Summersville Missouri. So he was troubled about it because it had to be for someone else since he did not know anyone at Summersville. Of Course I immediately ask permission to leave for home. I called the other girls and we decided the only way that we could go was to pool our monies and go in Jim Allmans truck. It took several hours for us to all get leave from jobs and meet and get started on the big flatbed truck. Vernon and Victor Shuler went with us. It was some 200 miles, a long tiring, anxious trip for us all. Papa tried to wait for us. They had no phone. They did not know that the telegram had gone astray. The neighbors came to help. They always came when anyone was sick to take turns sitting up at night with their neighbors. But as the night air grew heavy papa could not breath any longer. He went to meet Jesus 2 hours before we arrived. Mamma told us that he thought we were there just before he died he told his neighbors, "we have good girls, Hattie and me". He also asked his neighbors to forgive him if there was anything that any of them had done again him for he wanted to die with a clean slate. He knew he was dying. When papa gave his life to Jesus he went to work for him. Papa was a doer, faithful unto death praise god! All of this is from Jessie Cooper Thomas, some told to her by her mother Hattie.

I, Jessie (Cooper) Thomas collected these records in 1964 to add to the other Cooper Family s in hopes of keeping in contact with my Papa and Mamma's Beloved family. My mother often said, "My own mother gave me away when I was only 3 weeks old, but God gave me a wonderful family. And she taught us that kind of love. Jessie Cooper Thomas

The only thing wrong with Jessie Cooper Thomas story, is that Summersville, Texas Co., MO is more than 200 hundred miles away. She must have meant Stanton, Franklin Co., MO, as that is where he died, Sharlee

Jessie and her husband lived in Niangua Missouri, where he is buried, and then she moved to Pasco Washington to live with a daughter I believe, until she died. This is where, I Sharlee spoke with her the very first time and she gave me copies of her work. I was in Pasco at my great uncle Lloyd Birge's home and he left for a short time and came back with Jessie. Her hair was in rollers and was at first very still, while all the time trying to figure out who I looked like and who's daughter I was. Then uncle Lloyd Birge again, explained who I was.

Jessie would never ever give me the names of her children’s spouses or birth dates. I have been able to find some things on her sibling’s spouses and their families thru the census and other sources.

Henry’s father, mother, and other sibling’s; Monroe, Mattie, Ava and Herman, can be found on the April 19, 1910 census in Niangua Twp Webster Co MO. (Sharlee)

More About JESSIE MAY COOPER:
Census 1: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Jessie M. daughter age 6 born Arkansas parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Jessie May daughter age 16 single born MO parents born MO, Farmer

More About HENRY LUKE THOMAS:
Burial: September 1975, Copening Methodist Cemetery, Niangua, Webster Co MO
Cause of Death: cancer
Census 1: 24 January 1920, #163 Niangua Twp., Living on Groves Spring Road, Enu Dist __ Sheet 7B Webster Co., MO., Image 14 Ancestry.com; Thomas, Henry L. son age 7 born MO parents born TN & MO
Census 2: 09 April 1930, #56 Niangua Twp., Enu Dist 113-13 Sheet 3B Living on Guad Springs Road, Webster Co., MO., Image 6 Ancestry.com; Thomas, Luke H. son age 17 single born MO parents born TN & MO, Farmer

More About HENRY THOMAS and JESSIE COOPER:
Burial: Copening Methodist Cemetery, Niangua Twp Webster Co MO. (I own copies of all the cemetery books of Webster Co., MO.) Sharlee Copening Cemetery is about 3 and ˝ miles east of Niangua on M. Cemetery was canvassed Oct 1978, updated Jan 1980, by Mary & Floyd Cunningham, who published these books.
Thomas, Henry W. 10 Nov 1878 – 13 April 1966(parents of Henry Luke Thomas)
Thomas, Annie C. 14 April 1880 – blank
Thomas, John M. July 1847 – Jul 1915(have Death Certificate)
Thomas, Finnetta F. Aug 1843 – Oct 1930 (have Death Certificate)
Thomas, Henry Luke 29 April 1912 – 18 Sept 1975
Thomas, Jessie M. ‘Copper’ (just as it is written) 13 Dec 1913 – blank, M- 2 August 1936


Children of JESSIE COOPER and HENRY THOMAS are:
i. HENRY THOMAS
ii. JOSEPH LUKE THOMAS
iii. REBECCA ANN THOMAS
iv. SARAH KATHERN THOMAS


65. DAISY ADELIA COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 1915 in Flat Rock Community, Shannon Co., Mo. She married SYLVAN CLAY STOOPS 27 February 1938, son of HUGH M. STOOPS and NANCY JANE SUMMERS. He was born 22 August 1907, and died 10 February 1999 in Ozark, Christian Co., MO.

Notes for DAISY ADELIA COOPER:
Born on a Wednesday April 5 1916 wt 10lbs in the Flat rock Community on the farm at the corner adjoining the John Bandy Farm. At one time the George Cooper farm in Fact I think he cleared it out of the timber. It was owned by the George and Nettie Ipock when we moved there in 1921. Later, the Obediah Jones family lived there. Then the Sam Bond family. The 7th girl without a boy between was to have an extra good blessing, also. And she has hand many Special Blessings. She was very young when both of our parents became Christians! She loved and married a Christian who was raised in a Christian home. He's natural good nature and her love of living for others has brought the kind of blessings Jesus promised us.

More About DAISY ADELIA COOPER:
Census 1: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Daisy A. daughter age 33 & 2/12 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Daisy A. daughter age 14 single born MO parents born MO, Farmer

Notes for SYLVAN CLAY STOOPS:
I found his parents death certificates after I found them on the census.
Carroll Twp Summersville Texas Co MO., Death Certificate 19130
Hugh M. Stoops, male, white, married; Nancy Stoops
b. 31 Dec 1876 Texas Co MO
d. 12 May 1950
Father: Mike Stoops
Mother: unknown
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Summersville MO 13 May 1950

St Johns Hospital Springfield Greene Co MO Death Certificate 40658
Residence: Summersville Texas Co MO
Nancy Jane Stoop, female, white, widowed; Hugh (deceased)
b. 15 Jan 1854 Shannon Co MO (now this s/b 1884) Sharlee
d. 18 Dec 1954, at age 70 years
Father: George Summers
Mother: Kathern McHenry
Informant: Vernon Stoops, Summersville MO
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Summersville MO 21 Dec 1954
Just a further note, I can’t verify Nancy birth year, as I can’t find her or Hugh buried in the Bethel Cemetery.

More About SYLVAN CLAY STOOPS:
Burial: Flat Rock Cemetery, Eminence, Shannon Co MO (double headstone)
Census 1: 19 January 1920; 229 Dist 120 Montrose Twp Montrose Co Colorado; Stoops, Sylvan white male son age 12 single born MO MO MO
Census 2: 21 April, 1930; 136 page 7A Carroll Twp Texas Co MO; Stoops, Sylvan white male son age 22 single born MO MO MO
Occupation: They are in the meat slaughtering business

More About SYLVAN STOOPS and DAISY COOPER:
Marriage: 27 February 1938


Children of DAISY COOPER and SYLVAN STOOPS are:
i. DWAIN STOOPS
ii. KAREN STOOPS


66. MINNIE AGNES COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 02 September 1918 in born at the McAllister place in Flat Rock, Shannon Co., MO, and died May 1984 in Mena, Polk Co., AR. She married HERBERT L. LEDBETTER 09 September 1936, son of EDWARD F. LEDBETTER and EMMA A. ROOH OR ROOK. He was born 17 October 1910, and died 11 August 1990.

Notes for MINNIE AGNES COOPER:
Born on a Monday wt 9 1/2 lbs

More About MINNIE AGNES COOPER:
Census 1: 10 January 1920, #78 Current Twp., Enu Dist 109 sheet 4B Texas Co., MO., Image __Ancestry.com; Cooper, Minnie A. daughter age 1 & 4/12 born MO parents born MO
Census 2: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Minnie A. daughter age 11 born MO parents born MO

Fact: The McAllister place refereed to as the birth place of Minnie, was my great grandparent’s home. William Henry McAllister and LaVada Olivia Rowe. “Grandma Mac” Sharlee

Source: Social Security Death Index

Notes for HERBERT L. LEDBETTER:
Census: 23 January 1920, 116-116 Dist 10 page 6B Oak Hill Crawford Co MO; Ledbetter, Herbert L. son age 9 born MO MO MO

More About HERBERT L. LEDBETTER:
Per the 23 Jan 1920 census in Oak Hill Crawford Co., MO;
Ledbetter, Edward F. white male age 31 married born MO TN MO
Ledbetter, Emma A. wife age 31 born MO MO MO
Ledbetter, Herbert L. son age 9 born MO MO MO

Brentwood City St Louis Co MO Death Certificate 20255
Emma A. Ledbetter
Residence: 2912 Collier, Brentwood City for 10 years
Female, white, married; Edward Ledbetter
Father: Wm. Bayless
Mother: Evlyn Rooh (Evelyn Dianna Rook Bayless, Crawford Co MO Death Certificate 36732)
Informant: Herbert Ledbetter, same address
Burial: 25 May 1953 Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill MO.

More About HERBERT LEDBETTER and MINNIE COOPER:
Marriage: 09 September 1936


Child of MINNIE COOPER and HERBERT LEDBETTER is:
i. JOYCE ANN LEDBETTER, b. 1939; d. 11 July 1990, Houston; m. MARVIN WARREN THORNORN; b. 1937; d. 1963. From Houston Texas.


67. DOLLIE LORENE COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 1923 in born in home near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., MO. She married GILES CREED THOMAS 02 March 1943, son of HENRY THOMAS and ANNA ?. He was born Abt. November 1919 in MO.

Notes for DOLLIE LORENE COOPER:
Twin sister of Ollie Maxine Cooper born on a Monday December 10, 1923 wt 8 lbs.

More About DOLLIE LORENE COOPER:
Census: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Dolly Lorine daughter age 6 born MO parents born MO
Picture: Loreen, Creed, Larry and Linda Thomas no dates

More About GILES CREED THOMAS:
Census 1: 24 January 1920, #163 Niangua Twp., Living on Groves Spring Road, Enu Dist __ Sheet 7B Webster Co., MO., Image 14 Ancestry.com; Thomas, Giles C. son age 2/12 born MO parents born TN & MO
Census 2: 09 April 1930, #56 Niangua Twp., Enu Dist 113-13 Sheet 3B living on Guad Springs Road, Webster Co., MO., Image 6 Ancestry.com; Thomas, Creed son age 10 single born MO parents born TN & MO


Children of DOLLIE COOPER and GILES THOMAS are:
i. HARRY LEE THOMAS
ii. LINDA SUE THOMAS


68. OLLIE MAXINE COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 10 December 1923 near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., Mo, and died in Living in Pasco Washington.
She married (1) ELBERT MARTIN.
She married (2) EUGENE HODGE.
She married (3) WILLIAM HOWARD BETTIS. He died in Died in the early 1960's.

Notes for OLLIE MAXINE COOPER:
Maxine born on a Monday wt 9 lbs

More About OLLIE MAXINE COOPER:
Census : 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Maxine S. daughter age 6 born MO parents born MO
Fact 1: Twin to Dollie


Children of OLLIE COOPER and WILLIAM BETTIS are:
i. KATHY BETTIS
ii. AUDRA BETTIS
iii. GARY BETTIS
iv. NANCY BETTIS


69. HATTIE EILEEN COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., Mo. She married EDWARD BRITT PERKINS.

More About HATTIE EILEEN COOPER:
Census: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Hattie Irene daughter age 3 born MO parents born MO
Picture 1: Bet. 1965 - 1972, Hattie Eileen Cooper Perkins
Picture 2: Eileen Perkins and Jim Perkins looks as if they are standing in front of an old rock quary filed with water


Children of HATTIE COOPER and EDWARD PERKINS are:
i. JAMES PERKINS
131. ii. SHARON PERKINS
iii. RON PERKINS
132. iv. DON PERKINS
133. v. MARJORIE (TWIN) PERKINS
134. vi. TOM PERKINS
vii. MARLYN PERKINS
viii. JOE PERKINS


70. WILLIE (BILL) EUGENE COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 05 February 1930 in Born in the Judge Barr house, Shannon Co., Mo, and died 21 October 1994 in Pasco, Franklin Co., WA. He married ANNABELL VOHS 14 October 1949.

Notes for WILLIE (BILL) EUGENE COOPER:
Willie (Bill( Eugene Cooper was born in the Judge Barr house we had rented for one season so that Mrs. Barr could keep the insurance, as she wanted to sell it after Mr. Barr died and move near her family.

One son died at 5 months.

More About WILLIE (BILL) EUGENE COOPER:
Census: 22 April 1930, #51 Casto twp., Living on Eminence Road, Enu Dist 102-8 Sheet 3B Shannon Co., MO., Image __ Ancestry.com; Cooper, Willie Eugine son age 3/12 born MO parents born MO


Children of WILLIE COOPER and ANNABELL VOHS are:
i. DERRIC COOPER
ii. DALLAS COOPER
iii. DUANE COOPER


71. DAPHEANA FRANCIS COOPER 5(THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) in born near Flat Rock School, Shannon Co., Mo. She married RALPH MCCALLISTER, JR.


Children of DAPHEANA COOPER and RALPH MCCALLISTER are:
i. DAVID MCCALLISTER
ii. LINDA KAY MCCALLISTER

Generation No. 5


72. AVA LEE CREASON 6(AMANDA5 WARE, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married BILLY F. LATZEL.


Children of AVA CREASON and BILLY LATZEL are:
i. JAMES LATZEL
ii. DENNIS WILLIAM LATZEL, b. 27 April 1949; d. 27 April 1949.


73. ALICE FAYE WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married CARY LEE PARKINSON.


Children of ALICE WARE and CARY PARKINSON are:
i. DANIEL JOSEPH PARKINSON m. STEPHANIE SUE BRINKLEY
ii. JEFFERSON LEE PARKINSON
iii. ANGELA FAYE PARKINSON m. DANNY SMART


74. MARY ELLEN WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married RICHARD THOMAS LINDSEY in Leavenworth Kansas. He was born 06 October 1938, and died 16 June 1982.


Children of MARY WARE and RICHARD LINDSEY are:
i. DOUGLAS TROY LINDSEY
ii. ELAINE MARIE LINDSEY
iii. EDWARD GLEN LINDSEY


75. DORIS GENE WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married (1) DALE TROUTMAN. She married (2) THOMAS DEVANEY. She married (3) PAUL LEONARD BERG.


Child of DORIS WARE and DALE TROUTMAN is:
i. MICHELLE DENISE TROUTMAN
Child of DORIS WARE and THOMAS DEVANEY is:
ii. ANTHONY THOMAS DEVANEY


76. GLADYS LEE WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married DON EARL REED.


Children of GLADYS WARE and DON REED are:
i. CHRISTINE DARON REED
ii. MICHAEL RAY REED


77. GEORGIA LYNN WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 31 March 1951 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO., and died 10 September 1995 in Quincy, Missiouri. She married (1) ROGER SATHERS. She married (2) JOHN P. COCHRAN in Piper, Kansas, son of JEWELL COCHRAN and CLAUDINE ?.


Children of GEORGIA WARE and JOHN COCHRAN are:
i. KEITH SHERIDAN COCHRAN
ii. KEVIN SCOTT COCHRAN


78. KENNETH GEORGE WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married CHERI DARON JONES.


Children of KENNETH WARE and CHERI JONES are:
i. BROCK JOSEPH WARE
ii. TIFFANY DARON WARE


79. DONALD RAY WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married (1) PENNY BEEMAN. He married (2) CLAUDINE SMITH.


Children of DONALD WARE and CLAUDINE SMITH are:
i. DESIREE'WARE
ii. LUTHER ACE WARE


80. RONALD DEAN WARE (GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married REYNAY BERMAN.


Children of RONALD WARE and REYNAY BERMAN are:
i. CHARLES WARE
ii. NICKLOS DEAN WARE
iii. RONALD LEE WARE


81. WILLIAM "BILLIE" DAVID WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married GLENA COOK.


Child of WILLIAM WARE and GLENA COOK is:
i. DAVID ALLEN WARE


82. TIMOTHY CHARLES WARE 6(GEORGE5, DORA EFFIE4 LAUBINGER, SUSAN ELLEN3 COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married CONNIE ELAINE NEWBERRY.


Child of TIMOTHY WARE and CONNIE NEWBERRY is:
i. SHAWN CHARLES WARE


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83. ALTA SYLVIA 6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

84. NELLIE PAULINE 6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

85. WILLIAM DALLAS6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

86. RUTH BERTHELL 6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

87. THELA MARJORIE6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

88. VIDA MARIE 6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

89. ALTON EVERTT 6 BRAWLEY (IDA ELIZABETH5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

90. JAMES LANKFORD 6 BOND (MAUD ELLEN5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

91. VELMA MAXINE 6 BOND (MAUD ELLEN5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

92. OPAL LILLIAM 6 BOND (MAUD ELLEN5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

93. DORIS MAE 6 BOND (MAUD ELLEN5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

94. JESSIE MELVINA 6 BOND (MAUD ELLEN5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

95. CLARENCE RADO 6 BOND (MAUD ELLEN5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

96. CORDELL LUVERN 6 BIRGE (GENERAL FRANCIS MARION5, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

97. WESLEY JOE 6 BIRGE, PH. D. PROFESSOR (GENERAL FRANCIS MARION5, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

98. RALPH EUGENE 6 MCALLISTER (NANCY PEARL5 BIRGE, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

99. BILLY RAY 6 BIRGE (VIRGAL RAY5, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

100. LARRYDALE (SHAUNLEE)6 BIRGE (VIRGAL RAY5, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

101. GLENDA MARILYN 6 BIRGE (VIRGAL RAY5, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)

102. ROBIN "RANDY" RANDALL 6 BIRGE (VIRGAL RAY5, NANCY MELVINEY4 COOPER, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)



103. DORIS MAE COOPER 6(JESSE EARL5, JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married (1) BILL DAWSON. She married (2) DALE MARTIN. He died Bef. December 1989.


Children of DORIS COOPER and BILL DAWSON are:
i. PAT DAWSON
ii. BILL DAWSON JR..
iii. LUANN DAWSON, m. ? HAYDEN.


Children of DORIS COOPER and DALE MARTIN are:
iv. DIANE MARTIN, m. ? ARD.
v. DONNA MARTIN


104. ROBERT EARL COOPER 6(JESSE EARL5, JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married NANCY NETHINGTON.


Children of ROBERT COOPER and NANCY NETHINGTON are:
i. LYNDA COOPER
ii. ROBBIE COOPER
iii. KARYN COOPER
iv. KEVIN COOPER


105. ANN MARIE COOPER (JESSE EARL5, JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 23 August 1941, and died 12 September 1996 in Brookline Station, Greene Co., MO. She married ROY DIX.


Children of ANN COOPER and ROY DIX are:
i. ROBERT DIX
ii. JONATHAN DIX
iii. JENNIFER DIX


106. TROY SMOTHERMAN 6(BERTHA ADELIA5 COOPER, JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 02 September 1936, and died 18 January 1983. He married F. CAROLINE PAYTON.


Child of TROY SMOTHERMAN and F. PAYTON is:
158. i. RANDALL EUGENE SMOTHERMAN


107. CAROLYN YVONNE COOPER (WILLIAM CLIFTON5, JESSE JOSIAH4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married EDDINGTON.


Child of CAROLYN COOPER and EDDINGTON is:
i. STAN O. EDDINGTON


108. PAUL ARNOLD COOPER 6(MACK ARNOLD "MATHIE"5, JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 03 March 1933 in Birch Tree MO, and died 09 March 1995 in Mtn. View, Missouri. He married NANCY L. ANTRIM.


Children of PAUL COOPER and NANCY ANTRIM are:
i. MICHAEL W. COOPER
ii. PAULA S. COOPER, m. ? BERNER.
iii. SHERRY L. COOPER


109. AMOS COOPER 6(OSCAR W.5, JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 27 September 1934, and died 08 May 1976 in at his home in California.


Child of AMOS COOPER is:
i. ELEANORE COOPER


110. LOVENA WILLIAMS 6(ADA ADDIE5 COOPER, JOHN HENRY4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married (1) DONALD ELLIOTT. She married (2) HAYDEN DIXON.


Children of LOVENA WILLIAMS and DONALD ELLIOTT are:
i. GARY DON ELLIOTT
159. ii. LARRY VON ELLIOTT


Children of LOVENA WILLIAMS and HAYDEN DIXON are:
iii. TERRY JOHN DIXON
iv. DWIGHT LYNN DIXON
v. BARBARA ANN DIXON


111. WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 09 August 1930 in Shannon Co., Mo, and died 03 January 2005 in Steelville, Crawford Co MO. He married BONNIE EILEEN SANDERS 29 December 1948.

Notes for WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" COOPER:
WILLIAM EDWARD 'BILL' COOPER - Age 74, son of Otto Benton Cooper & Lou Lora Jones, was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Shannon Co MO. He died Jan. 3, 2005 at his home at Steelville Crawford Co MO. He married Bonnie Ilene Sanders Dec. 29, 1948. They had three children. They recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Mr. Cooper was an elder of the Trinity Church at Leasburg. He loved horses and enjoyed riding and showing for himself and his son, and keeping up with his grandchildren and his grandsons' basketball games. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Delores Cooper Lawson and Geneva Mae Cooper Neal. Surviving are his wife, of the home; three children, Ronald Leon Cooper of Elkins AR, Donna Mae Kenagy of Cuba MO, and William Edward Cooper, Jr., of Pea Ridge AR; four brothers, Lee, Calvin, Norman and Kenneth Cooper; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held on Jan. 6, 2005 at Bradford Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Rev. Arthur 'Bud' Younger officiating. Burial was at New Eminence Cemetery.


Children of WILLIAM COOPER and BONNIE SANDERS are:
i. RONALD LEON COOPER
ii. DONNA MAE COOPER
iii. WILLIAM EDWARD JR. COOPER


112. DELORIS MAE COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married CALVIN EUGENE LAWSON.


Children of DELORIS COOPER and CALVIN LAWSON are:
i. BARRY EUGENE LAWSON
ii. TERRY LEE LAWSON
iii. KERRY LYNN LAWSON
iv. SHERRY LOU LAWSON


113. LEE BENTON COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married SHIRLEY MAE RANDOLPH.


Children of LEE COOPER and SHIRLEY RANDOLPH are:
i. DANNY LEE COOPER
ii. VICKILU EDITH COOPER
iii. PEGGY ROXANNA COOPER


114. CALVIN FLOYD COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married CHRYSTAL MCAFEE.


Children of CALVIN COOPER and CHRYSTAL MCAFEE are:
i. LARRY FLOYD COOPER
ii. DONALD TROY COOPER
iii. JEFFERY EUGENE COOPER
iv. GREGORY JOE Cooper


115. NORMAN AARON COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) was born 05 August 1938 in Shannon Co., Mo. He married (1) MILDRED LAVAUGHN (CORKY) MITCHEL 20 August 1956. She was born 1940, and died 1972 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO. He married (2) LORETTA PATRICIA SMITH, 6 December 1977. She is the daughter of WILLAIM SMITH and LEANORE PUGH, born 11 July 1939 in Shannon Co MO, and died 18 January 2007 in Mountain View Health Care, Mountain View, MO.

Notes for loretta "Pat" SMITH:
LORETTA PATRICIA 'PAT' SMITH BUCKNER COOPER - Born to William Bueford and Leanore Pugh Smith on July 11, 1939 in Shannon County, Missouri. She passed away January 18, 2007 at Mountain View Health Care at Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 67. Pat was united in marriage to Ernest Clinton Buckner on December 7, 1957 and to this union three children were born. Terri Dianne Grosze, Andrea Dawn Wright and William Mark Anthony Buckner. On December 6, 1977 she was married to Norman Aaron Cooper. She was preceded in death by her parents; one step-daughter, Kasey Cooper; one grandson, Isaac William Grosze, and one step-grandson, Brian Michael Wright. Pat is survived by her husband, Norman Cooper; her three children, Terri Grosze and husband, Gary of Mountain View, MO; Andrea Wright and husband, Ed of Mountain View, MO and Mark Buckner and Tammy Riegle of Cassville, MO; step-sons, Dean Cooper and wife, Karen of Strafford, MO; Steve Cooper and wife, Nina of Glendale, AZ; and Tony Cooper and wife, Krista of Birch Tree, MO; Grandchildren, Hannah Henry, Sarah Buckner, Michele Grosze, Jacob Buckner, Audrey Grosze, Cynthia Wright, Seth Cooper, Curtis Cooper, Anthony Cooper, Andrew Cooper, Evan Lee, A.J. Lee, Cody Lee, and Christopher Wright and six great grandchildren. She spent 20+ years as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital. She enjoyed working in her garden and one of her favorite past times was going to auctions. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Teresita, MO.


Children of NORMAN COOPER and MITCHEL are:
i. DEAN COOPER
ii. STEVE COOPER
iii. TONY COOPER
iv. KASEY COOPER


116. KENNETH EUGENE COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married CARR.


Child of KENNETH COOPER and CARR is:
i. VERNON COOPER



117. GENEVIA MAE COOPER 6(OTTO BENTON5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married NEAL.


Children of GENEVIA COOPER and NEAL are:
i. JAMES NEAL
ii. DALE NEAL


118. VIRGIL RAY ROSENBUM 6(BESSIE AGNES5 COOPER, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married (1) CUNNINGHAM. He married (2) BABLEY.


Child of VIRGIL ROSENBUM and CUNNINGHAM is:
i. KEVIN ROSENBUM


Child of VIRGIL ROSENBUM and BABLEY is:
ii. DONNIE ROSENBUM


119. DONALD LEE ROSENBUM 6(BESSIE AGNES5 COOPER, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married GIBSON.


Children of DONALD ROSENBUM and GIBSON are:
i. DEBRA ROSENBUM
ii. DONNA ROSENBUM
iii. DANA ROSENBUM


120. LENORA MAE ROSENBUM 6(BESSIE AGNES5 COOPER, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married King.


Children of LENORA ROSENBUM and KING are:
i. KATHY KING
ii. LAURA KING
iii. TERRY KING
iv. LINDA KING
v. RITA KING
vi. PATRICIA KING


121. CAROLYN FRANCIS COOPER 6(WILLIAM JOHN ALVIN5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married HEAD.


Children of CAROLYN COOPER and HEAD are:
i. JEFFERY HEAD
ii. JAY HEAD


122. MARILYN JOYCE COOPER 6(WILLIAM JOHN ALVIN5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married BLUNKALL.


Child of MARILYN COOPER and BLUNKALL is:
i. PAULA BLUNKALL


123. DARWIN RAY COOPER 6(WILLIAM JOHN ALVIN5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married DIXON.


Child of DARWIN COOPER and DIXON is:
i. BRIAN COOPER


124. WANDA LOUISE COOPER 6(LLOYD HERBERT5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married STORY.


Child of WANDA COOPER and STORY is:
i. TERRILL LEE


125. WILDA INEZ COOPER 6(LLOYD HERBERT5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married LAYMAN


Children of WILDA COOPER and LAYMAN are:
i. SHELLY LAYMAN
ii. SWANA LAYMAN


126. HERBERT LEON COOPER 6(LLOYD HERBERT5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) He married CRABTREE.


Children of HERBERT COOPER and CRABTREE are:
i. ANGELA COOPER
ii. DOUGLAS COOPER
iii. HEATH COOPER


127. CONNIE JERLENE COOPER 6(LLOYD HERBERT5, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married WOODS.


Children of CONNIE COOPER and WOODS are:
i. DAVID WOODS
ii. VALERIE WOODS
iii. VONDA WOOD


128. PATRICIA COLLEN DEPRIEST 6(DESSIE SARAH5 COOPER, CHARLES EDWARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married DETWILER.


Child of PATRICIA DEPRIEST and LLOYD DETWILER is:
i. JAMIE DETWILER


129. KAY FERGUSON 6(ELFIE5 COOPER, WILLIAM ELI (BILL)4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married CHILTON.


Child of KAY FERGUSON and CHILTON is:
i. CANDIE CHILTON


130. BILL FERGUSON 6(ELFIE5 COOPER, WILLIAM ELI (BILL)4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)


Children of BILL FERGUSON are:
i. DAVID FERGUSON
ii. RONALD FERGUSON


131. SHARON PERKINS 6(HATTIE EILEEN5 COOPER, THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married DEEN.


Child of SHARON PERKINS and DEEN is:
i. DAVID DEEN


132. DON PERKINS 6(HATTIE EILEEN5 COOPER, THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)


Children of DON PERKINS are:
i. SHELLEY PERKINS
ii. SHARON PERKINS


133. MARJORIE (TWIN) PERKINS 6(HATTIE EILEEN5 COOPER, THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1) She married RICKI.


Children of MARJORIE PERKINS and BOB RICKI are:
i. VICKI RICKI
ii. RAY RICKI


134. TOM PERKINS 6(HATTIE EILEEN5 COOPER, THOMAS RICHARD4, ELI BAILEY (EAL)3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, ?1)


Child of TOM PERKINS is:
i. RASCHELL PERKINS

Generation No. 6 Again for privacy reasons we will stop here, but remember, I do have a lot of information, also have information on spouses families and sibling spouses.

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