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Bessie Pearl Cooper1

Female
b. 21 April 1888, d. 17 December 1911


Family Ray Jonas Smith b. 24 March 1884, d. 10 January 1910
Marriage* 20 February 1906  Clarke Co., IA, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJHT-5SQ
Groom's Name: Ray Smith
Groom's Birth Date: 1885
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 21
Bride's Name: Bessie Cooper
Bride's Birth Date: 1889
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 17
Marriage Date: 19 Feb 1906
Marriage Place: Clarke, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: J. R. Smith
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name: W. F. Cooper
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09833-1
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1010351
Reference Number: 1010351
Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, Principal=Ray Jonas Smith1,2 
Child  1. Everett Wesley Smith b. 1906, d. 1975

Note*   Her marriage record states Bessie is the daughter of W. F. Cooper. The 1900 census lists her parents as Oliver Cooper (b. Sep 1859, IL and Emma Cooper (b. Apr 1870, IA). The 1910 census finds her in Hopeville living with her parents William O. and Emma M. Cooper. Emma is listed as his second wife and would have been Bessie's step-mother although the 1910 census lists Bessie as his stepdaughter.

Her Find-a-Grave memorial lists his parents as William Perry Cooper and Mary Frances Williamson. Her father's name may have been William Oliver Perry Cooper seing how Oliver Perry was such a well known historical figure at the time.2,3,4,5 
Birth* 21 April 1888  IA, The 1900 census gives the date as Jan 1889.1,2,3,5 
Married Name 20 February 1906  Smith1,2 
Marriage* 20 February 1906  Clarke Co., IA, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJHT-5SQ
Groom's Name: Ray Smith
Groom's Birth Date: 1885
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 21
Bride's Name: Bessie Cooper
Bride's Birth Date: 1889
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 17
Marriage Date: 19 Feb 1906
Marriage Place: Clarke, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: J. R. Smith
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name: W. F. Cooper
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09833-1
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1010351
Reference Number: 1010351
Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, Principal=Ray Jonas Smith1,2 
Census* 1910  1910 Federal Census, Iowa, Clarke County, Doyle Township, ED: 32, Series: T624, Roll: 397, Page: 8B, May 10
Sheet 8B
77, 143, 144, Cooper, Wiliam O, Head, M, W, 50, M2, 18, , , Illinois, New Jersey, New Jersey, English, Laborer, Butcher, W, Yes, 12, Yes, Yes, , O, F, H, 15, 5, 3, x
78, 143, 144, Cooper, Emma M, Wife, F, W, 40, M2, 18, 4, 1, Iowa, France, Pennsylvania, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
79, 143, 144, Smith, Bessie P, StepDaughter, F, W, 21, W, , , , Iowa, United States, Iowa, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
80, 143, 144, Smith, Everett W, Grandson, M, W, 3, S, , , , Iowa, Iowa, Iowa, , , , None, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,4 
Death* 17 December 1911  Osceola, Clarke Co., IA1 
Burial* after 17 December 1911  Hopeville Cemetery, Hopeville, Clarke Co., IA, Inscription: Smith
Bessie P.
1888 - 1911
Ray J.
1884 - 1910
Our Son Everett W.5

Citations
  1. [S1159] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S987] Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992.
  3. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.


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