Harper Walter Cooper

M, b. 18 September 1913, d. 18 April 1997
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. 23 Aug 1872, d. 1 Jul 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. 28 Mar 1876, d. 26 Jan 1945
Harper Cooper, 1979
     Harper Walter Cooper was born on 18 September 1913 at Victoria County, Texas. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, renter, monthly rent 20, married, age at first marriage 28, cannot read and write, night watchman, textile mill, Mary A, wife, f/w/54, age at first marriage 24, can read and write, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Lee, son, m/w/22, born Texas, insurance agent, Jewel, daughter, f/w/20,born Texas, textile mill filler, Harper, son, m/w/17, born Texas, textile mill napper. Harper Walter Cooper married Ethel Goodson, daughter of Henry Goodson and Jeannie (?), on 22 June 1934. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on 4 April 1940 6707 Styers Rd, Houston, Harris County, Texas, a bookkeeper for a commercial bank, worked 44 hours/week, wages $1560, owned home, value $2500. Harper Walter Cooper died on 18 April 1997 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 83. He was buried at Brookside Cemetery, Houston, Texas. He was a foreman for Houston Textile Mill for 42 years and a technician at Rice University lab for 5 years.

Family

Ethel Goodson b. 7 Aug 1913, d. 18 May 2003
Children

Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper

M, b. 12 January 1915, d. 29 September 2003
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. 23 Aug 1872, d. 1 Jul 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. 28 Mar 1876, d. 26 Jan 1945
E. J. Cooper
     Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper was a retired pipefitter, general foreman and labor steward (15 years); truck driver and oil field worker. He was born on 12 January 1915 at Victoria County, Texas. He was a magazine hd at Houston Textile Mills between 1929 and 1930 at Houston, Texas. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, renter, monthly rent 20, married, age at first marriage 28, cannot read and write, night watchman, textile mill, Mary A, wife, f/w/54, age at first marriage 24, can read and write, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Lee, son, m/w/22, born Texas, insurance agent, Jewel, daughter, f/w/20,born Texas, textile mill filler, Harper, son, m/w/17, born Texas, textile mill napper. Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper married Juanita Delores Moody, daughter of Ernest Moody and Littie Moody, on 15 January 1938. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on 3 April 1940 1713, Houston, Harris, Texas, was a truck driver for a steel company; wage $1070, worked 48 hours/week. At this date, Juanita last lived in Willis, Montgomery County, TX. Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper was a Little League sponsor and manager in the state playoffs between 1968 and 1969. He died on 29 September 2003 at Cleveland, Texas, at age 88. He was buried at Pace-Stancil Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

Family

Juanita Delores Moody b. 16 Nov 1920, d. 1 Apr 2005
Child

Effie Pearl Cooper

F, b. 14 March 1902, d. 16 September 1958
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. 23 Aug 1872, d. 1 Jul 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. 28 Mar 1876, d. 26 Jan 1945
Effie Cooper and John Dodd
     Effie Pearl Cooper was born on 14 March 1902 at DeWitt County, Texas. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, m/w/37, married 10 years, born Texas, father and mother born Alabama, farmer, renter, Addie M., wife, f/w/34, 7 children, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Amy G., daughter, f/w/9, born Texas, Effie, f/w/8, born Texas, Sylvester, son, m/w/6, born Texas, Earl W.m/w/4, born Texas, Lee D., son, m/w/2, born Texas, Jewell, daughter, f/w/ 0/12, born Texas, Newell, son, m/w/0/12, born Texas, Amy H, mother, f/w/74, 7 children, 5 alive, born Alabama, father and mother born North Carolina. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as head of household on 12 April 1930 Precinct 1, Houston, Harris County, Texas; living as lodger in household of Janie Wallace Hale at 1111 Fannin St., cashier at a shoe store. Found John P. Dodd at 1219 Providence Street, roomer, age 58, widow, age 24 at first marriage, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, Salvation Army solicitor. Effie Pearl Cooper married John P. Dodd in 1937. Effie Pearl Dodd and Jewel Lillie Cooper owned and operated a Baptist Book Store and day nursery on Irvington Street in Houston. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Effie Pearl Dodd as a member of John P. Dodd's household; worked as a solicitor for Salvation Army. Effie Pearl Dodd and John P. Dodd were divorced. Effie Pearl Dodd died on 16 September 1958 at 3917 Irvington, Houston, at age 56 and was buried at Hollywood Cemetery. "Mrs Effie Pearl Cooper Dodd was about 25 years old, living at home with her family and doing seamstress work, when she felt the call to preach. From then on her life was devoted to religion.
She preached the Full Gospel doctrine for the Pentecostal movement. She once had her own church at Bertram for three years. She traveled to many Texas towns as substitute preacher or evangelist.
Born in DeWitt County, on the family farm, she was the second eldest of nine children; it was in helping to rear them that she learned to ply her needle so artfully.
A large woman, about six feet tall, with a kind, friendly face, she had nimble fingers that could sew the most delicate of stitches or twist colored paper into lovely flowers. Some of her work was for gifts, some for sale for funds for the church.
She was 35 when she married a Spanish-American War veteran 21 years ago. Mrs Dodd came to Houston in 1926. Ill for seven years, she lived with a sister, Miss Jewell Cooper, at 3917 Irvington Blvd.
Baptized at Irvington Pentecostal Church, she was a state worker with young people for the Pentecostal movement, and many pastors throughout the state first got their start under her leadership. 'Often she'd put some of the more timid ones on the young people's program to help them get confidence,' Miss Cooper said.
Mrs Mary Bowen, Irvington Pentecostal pastor, said Mrs Dodd 'blessed the lives of others and felt she was prepared to meet the Lord.'
All 35 members of her church choir took time off from their jobs today to sing at services for her in the church this morning."

Family

John P. Dodd b. 28 Oct 1871, d. 19 Nov 1946

Newel Willie Cooper

M, b. 25 March 1910, d. 19 September 1984
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. 23 Aug 1872, d. 1 Jul 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. 28 Mar 1876, d. 26 Jan 1945
Twins Newel and Jewel Cooper
     Newel Willie Cooper was a dairyman, textile mill machine operator and farmer. He was born on 25 March 1910 at Nursery, Victoria County, Texas. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, m/w/37, married 10 years, born Texas, father and mother born Alabama, farmer, renter, Addie M., wife, f/w/34, 7 children, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Amy G., daughter, f/w/9, born Texas, Effie, f/w/8, born Texas, Sylvester, son, m/w/6, born Texas, Earl W.m/w/4, born Texas, Lee D., son, m/w/2, born Texas, Jewell, daughter, f/w/ 0/12, born Texas, Newell, son, m/w/0/12, born Texas, Amy H, mother, f/w/74, 7 children, 5 alive, born Alabama, father and mother born North Carolina. Newel Willie Cooper married Lu Dell Duncan. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on 24 April 1940 White Oak Rd, Harris County, Texas; was a laborer at a dairy, wages $832, worked 70 hours/week. Newel Willie Cooper died on 19 September 1984 at Cuero, DeWitt County, at age 74. He was buried at Hebron Cemetery.

Family

Lu Dell Duncan b. 23 May 1910, d. 11 Feb 2005
Children

Jewel Lillie Cooper

F, b. 25 March 1910, d. 2 March 1993
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. 23 Aug 1872, d. 1 Jul 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. 28 Mar 1876, d. 26 Jan 1945
Jewel Cooper
     Jewel Lillie Cooper was born on 25 March 1910 at Nursery, Victoria County, Texas. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, m/w/37, married 10 years, born Texas, father and mother born Alabama, farmer, renter, Addie M., wife, f/w/34, 7 children, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Amy G., daughter, f/w/9, born Texas, Effie, f/w/8, born Texas, Sylvester, son, m/w/6, born Texas, Earl W.m/w/4, born Texas, Lee D., son, m/w/2, born Texas, Jewell, daughter, f/w/ 0/12, born Texas, Newell, son, m/w/0/12, born Texas, Amy H, mother, f/w/74, 7 children, 5 alive, born Alabama, father and mother born North Carolina. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; Cooper, Marshall, head, renter, monthly rent 20, married, age at first marriage 28, cannot read and write, night watchman, textile mill, Mary A, wife, f/w/54, age at first marriage 24, can read and write, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Lee, son, m/w/22, born Texas, insurance agent, Jewel, daughter, f/w/20,born Texas, textile mill filler, Harper, son, m/w/17, born Texas, textile mill napper. Jewel Lillie Cooper and Effie Pearl Dodd owned and operated a Baptist Book Store and day nursery on Irvington Street in Houston. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Jewel Lillie Cooper as a member of Marshall Jerone Cooper's household; owned house, value $750; retired.
Jewel worked at a box factory, laying cleats. Jewel Lillie Cooper died on 2 March 1993 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, at age 82 and was buried at Hebron Cemetery, DeWitt County. She was a quill winder for narrow fabrics at the Houston Textile Mills; a machine operator for Shell Oil Company; and also worked for Houston Box Company.

James Silas "Sie" Elkins

M, b. 30 March 1901, d. 13 January 1986
     James Silas "Sie" Elkins was born on 30 March 1901 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. He married Amy Gertrude Cooper, daughter of Marshall Jerone Cooper and Mary Adeline "Addie" Rice. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1930 Harris County, Texas; head, renter, 27 per month, m/w/29, married, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, grocery store cashier, Amy, wife, f/w/29, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Ervin, m/w/6, born Texas, Virgil, m/w/5, born Texas, Beryl, m/w/2, born Texas, John T. Huffman, roomer, m/w/40, Rose Huffman, f/w/36, roomer, both washers at a laundry. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on 5 April 1940 1811 Kane St, Houston, Harris County, Texas; was a cashier at a retail grocer, Henke & Pilot, born TX. James Silas "Sie" Elkins died on 13 January 1986 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 84. He was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

Family

Amy Gertrude Cooper b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 2 Nov 1982
Children

William Laverne Elkins

M, b. 4 June 1922, d. 16 September 1922
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. 30 Mar 1901, d. 13 Jan 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 2 Nov 1982
     William Laverne Elkins was born on 4 June 1922 at Edna, Texas. He died on 16 September 1922 at Edna, Texas.

James Ervin Elkins

M, b. 27 June 1923, d. 30 August 1975
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. 30 Mar 1901, d. 13 Jan 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 2 Nov 1982
Ervin Elkins in WW II
     James Ervin Elkins was an optician at Swearingen Optical Co. He was born on 27 June 1923 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of James Silas "Sie" Elkins's household; head, renter, 27 per month, m/w/29, married, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, grocery store cashier, Amy, wife, f/w/29, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Ervin, m/w/6, born Texas, Virgil, m/w/5, born Texas, Beryl, m/w/2, born Texas, John T. Huffman, roomer, m/w/40, Rose Huffman, f/w/36, roomer, both washers at a laundry. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated James Ervin Elkins as a member of James Silas "Sie" Elkins's household; was a cashier at a retail grocer, Henke & Pilot, born TX. James Ervin Elkins served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He married Doris Margaret Bolman. James Ervin Elkins died on 30 August 1975 at Shreveport, Louisiana, at age 52.

Family

Doris Margaret Bolman b. 7 Dec 1925

Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins

M, b. 18 December 1925, d. 8 March 1998
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. 30 Mar 1901, d. 13 Jan 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 2 Nov 1982
Virgil "Bud" Elkins
     Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins was born on 18 December 1925 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of James Silas "Sie" Elkins's household; head, renter, 27 per month, m/w/29, married, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, grocery store cashier, Amy, wife, f/w/29, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Ervin, m/w/6, born Texas, Virgil, m/w/5, born Texas, Beryl, m/w/2, born Texas, John T. Huffman, roomer, m/w/40, Rose Huffman, f/w/36, roomer, both washers at a laundry. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins as a member of James Silas "Sie" Elkins's household; was a cashier at a retail grocer, Henke & Pilot, born TX. Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins served in the U. S. Navy between 1941 and 1961 was in military action in all wars since 1941, including World War II convoys to Murmanks, Russia; invasion of Sicily, Salerno, and Normandy; Korean War service on USS Iowa; Vietnam War service on USS King, Belknap and Mahan. He received 14 ribbons and medals. He married Ruth Lois Hunt. Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins died on 8 March 1998 at Redding, California, at age 72 of a stroke. His life partner, Pat Moore, was with him.

Family

Ruth Lois Hunt b. 14 Sep 1925, d. 3 Aug 1985
Child

Beryl Marshall Elkins

M, b. 2 September 1927, d. 3 February 1991
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. 30 Mar 1901, d. 13 Jan 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 2 Nov 1982
Beryl Elkins
     Beryl Marshall Elkins was an aluminum siding and auto glass installer. He was born on 2 September 1927 at Gonzales, Texas. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of James Silas "Sie" Elkins's household; head, renter, 27 per month, m/w/29, married, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, grocery store cashier, Amy, wife, f/w/29, born Texas, father and mother born Texas, Ervin, m/w/6, born Texas, Virgil, m/w/5, born Texas, Beryl, m/w/2, born Texas, John T. Huffman, roomer, m/w/40, Rose Huffman, f/w/36, roomer, both washers at a laundry. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Beryl Marshall Elkins as a member of James Silas "Sie" Elkins's household; was a cashier at a retail grocer, Henke & Pilot, born TX. Beryl Marshall Elkins served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He married Ruby Lee Clifton in 1951. Beryl Marshall Elkins and Ruby Lee Elkins were divorced on 7 January 1982. Beryl Marshall Elkins married Delia Blevins on 6 August 1982. Beryl Marshall Elkins died on 3 February 1991 at Houston at age 63. He was buried at Houston National Cemetery, Houston.

Family 1

Ruby Lee Clifton b. 17 Jun 1929, d. 12 Sep 1988
Children

Family 2

Delia Blevins b. 1915

Doris Margaret Bolman

F, b. 7 December 1925
     Doris Margaret Bolman was born on 7 December 1925 at Toledo, Ohio. She married James Ervin Elkins, son of James Silas "Sie" Elkins and Amy Gertrude Cooper.

Family

James Ervin Elkins b. 27 Jun 1923, d. 30 Aug 1975

Ruth Lois Hunt

F, b. 14 September 1925, d. 3 August 1985
     Ruth Lois Hunt was born on 14 September 1925 at Toledo, Ohio. She married Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins, son of James Silas "Sie" Elkins and Amy Gertrude Cooper. Ruth Lois Hunt died on 3 August 1985 at Anderson, California, at age 59.

Family

Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins b. 18 Dec 1925, d. 8 Mar 1998
Child

Peggy Lois Elkins

F, b. 18 July 1944, d. 8 December 1973
FatherVirgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins b. 18 Dec 1925, d. 8 Mar 1998
MotherRuth Lois Hunt b. 14 Sep 1925, d. 3 Aug 1985
Cousins Margaret Ann Elkins and Peggy Lois Elkins
     Peggy Lois Elkins was born on 18 July 1944 at Houston, Harris County, Texas. She graduated from Waukeegan High School, Waukeegan, Illinois. She married Wayne Webb. Peggy Lois Webb died on 8 December 1973 at Ventura, Ventura County, California, at age 29.

Family

Wayne Webb

Wayne Webb

M
     Wayne Webb married Peggy Lois Elkins, daughter of Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins and Ruth Lois Hunt.

Family

Peggy Lois Elkins b. 18 Jul 1944, d. 8 Dec 1973

John Hoffman Peterson

M, b. 6 April 1863, d. 3 May 1948
FatherPeder II Pedersen b. 7 Aug 1827, d. 14 Aug 1870
MotherJohanne Peders-Datter b. 25 Jul 1829, d. 9 Nov 1908
     John Hoffman Peterson was born on 6 April 1863 at Skee, Haraldsted, Denmark; birth place per Marie Lønberg Peterson in 1942, on Helen Marie Peterson's birth certificate. His baptism name was Jorgen Hoffman Pedersen. He appeared on the census of 1 February 1870 at Denmark age 6, father died Aug 14, 1870. He left at Copenhagen, Denmark, on 8 March 1880 at age 17, occupation listed as a baker on the Emigration Register. Contract number 7400, destination Racine, Wisconsin. He arrived on 7 April 1880 at New York City, New York, aboard the S. S. Harald. Hoffman located in Racine, Wisconsin when he first came to America but soon went to Minneapolis and later to Fargo. Hoffman and his brother, Hans, had a wholesale bakery in Fargo. After they sold the bakery, Hoffman moved his family to Houston, about 1916 when Helen was 1 1/2 years old. They lived with the Keurolff's in the Kress building while their house was being built on 80 acres at Iowa Colony. They later had a barn, windmill and fence. May was born here. Hoffman got a 40 year loan from the Federal Land Bank to buy the 80 acres at Iowa Colony. Hoffman took care of a fig orchard, worked for Catholic nuns, an old folks home and the St. Anthony dairy. He owned a bicycle and a horse, but never owned an automobile. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge of America #243. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 8 June 1880 Mt Pleasant, Racine County, Wisconsin; as John H. Peterson, age 17, farm laborer in household of Walker, age 73, with son age 49, daughter-in-law age 42, two grandsons and one granddaugher age 11, 7 and 3. He appeared on the census of 20 June 1885 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, in household of Jorgen Christiansen. He was naturalized on 25 November 1893 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin; witnessed by James Frank and Peter Jensen. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 11 May 1910 Fargo, North Dakota; age 38, born Denmark, trade or profession as teamster, general industry as bakery was listed as a roomer with the household of the Rentschaler family. He married Marie Emilie Lønberg, daughter of Mogens Peter Lønberg and Karen Marie Christensdatter, on 11 August 1910 at Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota; Witnesses were Andrea M. Jensen of Moorhead, Minnesota and Fred J. Krogh of Fargo, North Dakota; ceremony performed by Rev. N. J. Peterson, an ordained Minister, Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Marie was 26, Hoffman was 47 yrs old. The 1920 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 31 January 1920 Clark Street Road, Justice Precinct 1, Harris County, Texas; Hoffman Peterson, age 56, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1890, can read and write, born Denmark; wife Marie, age 36, emigrated 1910, alien, can read and write, born Denmark; Esther, age 6, born North Dakota, Helen, age 4, born North Dakota, May, age 2, born Texas. John Hoffman Peterson and Marie Emilie Peterson separated when Helen was 11 or 12 years old. in 1927. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1930; Peterson, Herman - head, m/w/64/married, born Denmark, parents born Denmark, language Danish, a miller at a dairy, land owner, valued at $1600. "Mrs. James Frank, 1649 Washington Avenue, has as her guests her two brothers, former residents of Racine, making their first visit here in 20 years. The Rev. N. J. Peterson, former pastor of the Baptist church at Berkeley, Calif., is on a lecture tour, arriving here from Kalamazoo, Mich. He will leave on Saturday for Madison, en route to Fargo, N.D., and he expects to be at home with his family in California by Thanksgiving. Hoffman Peterson's home is at Houston, Tex., where he has been engaged in farming for several years. Both visitors attended the fifth ward school here before attending the University of Chicago." (from a newspaper article in Racine, Wisconsin) on 12 April 1936. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated John Hoffman Peterson as a member of Lee Daniel Cooper's household; , worked as a collector for an auto dealer. John Hoffman Peterson died on 3 May 1948 at 7526 Satsuma, Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 85 of hypertensive heart disease with auricular fibrillation; chronic nephritis with uremia. He was living with daughter Helen Peterson Meyers. He was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

Family

Marie Emilie Lønberg b. 2 Feb 1884, d. 26 Jul 1975
Children

Ruby Lee Clifton

F, b. 17 June 1929, d. 12 September 1988
     Ruby Lee Clifton was born on 17 June 1929 at Houston, Harris County, Texas. She married Beryl Marshall Elkins, son of James Silas "Sie" Elkins and Amy Gertrude Cooper, in 1951. Ruby Lee Elkins and Beryl Marshall Elkins were divorced on 7 January 1982. Ruby Lee Clifton died on 12 September 1988 at Houston, Texas, at age 59.

Family

Beryl Marshall Elkins b. 2 Sep 1927, d. 3 Feb 1991
Children

Nelda Jo Elkins

F, b. 6 August 1953, d. 15 February 2010
FatherBeryl Marshall Elkins b. 2 Sep 1927, d. 3 Feb 1991
MotherRuby Lee Clifton b. 17 Jun 1929, d. 12 Sep 1988
     Nelda Jo Elkins was born on 6 August 1953 at Houston. She died on 15 February 2010 at Houston at age 56.

James Marshall "Bubba" Elkins

M, b. 31 December 1964, d. 2013
FatherBeryl Marshall Elkins b. 2 Sep 1927, d. 3 Feb 1991
MotherRuby Lee Clifton b. 17 Jun 1929, d. 12 Sep 1988
     James Marshall "Bubba" Elkins was born on 31 December 1964 at Houston, Harris County, Texas. He died in 2013 at Houston.