Harper Walter Cooper

M, (Sep 18, 1913 - Apr 18, 1997)
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. Aug 23, 1872, d. Jul 1, 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. Mar 28, 1876, d. Jan 26, 1945
RelationshipUncle of Anita Jean Cooper
Harper Cooper, 1979
     Harper Walter Cooper was born on Sep 18, 1913 at Victoria County, Texas. He married Ethel Goodson, daughter of Henry Goodson and Jeannie (?), on Jun 22, 1934. Harper Walter Cooper died on Apr 18, 1997 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 83 and was buried at Brookside Cemetery.
     He resided between 1929 and 1931 at Houston, Texas; was a trimmer at Houston Textile Mills. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on Apr 4, 1940 Houston, Harris County, Texas, a bookkeeper for a commercial bank, worked 44 hours/week, wages $1560, owned home, value $2500. He was a foreman for Houston Textile Mill for 42 years and a technician at Rice University lab for 5 years. He was a member of Lindale Baptist Church and a Mason.

Family

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

Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper

M, (Jan 12, 1915 - Sep 29, 2003)
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. Aug 23, 1872, d. Jul 1, 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. Mar 28, 1876, d. Jan 26, 1945
RelationshipUncle of Anita Jean Cooper
E. J. Cooper
     Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper was born on Jan 12, 1915 at Victoria County, Texas. He married Juanita Delores Moody, daughter of Ernest Moody and Littie Moody, on Jan 15, 1938. Edward Jerome "E. J." Cooper died on Sep 29, 2003 at Cleveland, Texas, at age 88 and was buried at Pace-Stancil Cemetery.
     He was a retired pipefitter, general foreman and labor steward (15 years); truck driver and oil field worker. He was a Baptist, Mason, lay preacher and Mission Association delegate. He was a magazine hd at Houston Textile Mills between 1929 and 1930 at Houston, Texas. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on Apr 3, 1940 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. He was a Little League sponsor and manager in the state playoffs between 1968 and 1969.

Family

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

Effie Pearl Cooper

F, (Mar 14, 1902 - Sep 16, 1958)
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. Aug 23, 1872, d. Jul 1, 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. Mar 28, 1876, d. Jan 26, 1945
RelationshipAunt of Anita Jean Cooper
Effie Cooper and John Dodd
     Effie Pearl Cooper was born on Mar 14, 1902 at DeWitt County, Texas. She married John P. Dodd in 1937. Effie Pearl Dodd and John P. Dodd were divorced in 1946. Effie Pearl Dodd died on Sep 16, 1958 at 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."
Besides her sister, Mrs. Dodd's survivors include her father, M. J. Cooper of Houston; another sister, Mrs. J. S. Elkins of Houston; and six brothers, W. E., L. D., H. W., E. J., and S. A. (Curly) Cooper, all of Houston, and N. W. Cooper, of Cuero.
     She resided between 1929 and 1930 at Houston, Texas; was a cashier for Walgreen Texas Company. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as head of household on Apr 12, 1930 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, living as lodger in household of Janie Wallace Hale at 1111 Fannin St., cashier at a shoe store. John P. Dodd was at 1219 Providence Street, roomer, age 58, widow, age 24 at first marriage, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, Salvation Army solicitor. She and Jewel Lillie Cooper owned and operated a Baptist Book Store and day nursery on Irvington Street in Houston.

Family

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

Newel Willie Cooper

M, (Mar 25, 1910 - Sep 19, 1984)
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. Aug 23, 1872, d. Jul 1, 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. Mar 28, 1876, d. Jan 26, 1945
RelationshipUncle of Anita Jean Cooper
Twins Newel and Jewel Cooper
     Newel Willie Cooper was born on Mar 25, 1910 at Nursery, Victoria County, Texas. He married Lu Dell Duncan. Newel Willie Cooper died on Sep 19, 1984 at Cuero, DeWitt County, at age 74. He was buried at Hebron Cemetery.
     He was a Baptist. He was a dairyman, textile mill machine operator and farmer. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on on Apr 24, 1940 Harris County, Texas; was a laborer at a dairy, wages $832, worked 70 hours/week.

Family

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

Jewel Lillie Cooper

F, (Mar 25, 1910 - Mar 2, 1993)
FatherMarshall Jerone Cooper b. Aug 23, 1872, d. Jul 1, 1961
MotherMary Adeline "Addie" Rice b. Mar 28, 1876, d. Jan 26, 1945
RelationshipAunt of Anita Jean Cooper
Jewel Cooper
     Jewel Lillie Cooper was born on Mar 25, 1910 at Nursery, Victoria County, Texas. She died on Mar 2, 1993 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, at age 82 and was buried at Hebron Cemetery.
     She and Effie Pearl Dodd owned and operated a Baptist Book Store and day nursery on Irvington Street in Houston. Jewel Lillie Cooper 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, (Mar 30, 1901 - Jan 13, 1986)
     James Silas "Sie" Elkins was born on Mar 30, 1901 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. He married Amy Gertrude Cooper, daughter of Marshall Jerone Cooper and Mary Adeline "Addie" Rice. James Silas "Sie" Elkins died on Jan 13, 1986 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 84. He was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Texas.
     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 Apr 5, 1940 Houston, Harris County, Texas; was a cashier at a retail grocer, Henke & Pilot, born TX.

Family

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

William Laverne Elkins

M, (Jun 4, 1922 - Sep 16, 1922)
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. Mar 30, 1901, d. Jan 13, 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. Nov 18, 1900, d. Nov 2, 1982
Relationship1st cousin of Anita Jean Cooper
     William Laverne Elkins was born on Jun 4, 1922 at Edna, Texas. He died on Sep 16, 1922 at Edna, Texas.

James Ervin Elkins

M, (Jun 27, 1923 - Aug 30, 1975)
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. Mar 30, 1901, d. Jan 13, 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. Nov 18, 1900, d. Nov 2, 1982
Relationship1st cousin of Anita Jean Cooper
Ervin Elkins in WW II
     James Ervin Elkins was born on Jun 27, 1923 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. He married Doris Margaret Bolman. James Ervin Elkins died on Aug 30, 1975 at Shreveport, Louisiana, at age 52.
     He was an optician at Swearingen Optical Co. He was a Baptist. He served during World War II.

Family

Doris Margaret Bolman b. Dec 7, 1925

Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins

M, (Dec 18, 1925 - Mar 8, 1998)
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. Mar 30, 1901, d. Jan 13, 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. Nov 18, 1900, d. Nov 2, 1982
Relationship1st cousin of Anita Jean Cooper
Virgil "Bud" Elkins
     Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins was born on Dec 18, 1925 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas. He married Ruth Lois Hunt. Virgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins died on Mar 8, 1998 at Redding, California, at age 72 of a stroke. His life partner, Pat Moore, was with him.
     He served 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.

Family

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

Beryl Marshall Elkins

M, (Sep 2, 1927 - Feb 3, 1991)
FatherJames Silas "Sie" Elkins b. Mar 30, 1901, d. Jan 13, 1986
MotherAmy Gertrude Cooper b. Nov 18, 1900, d. Nov 2, 1982
Relationship1st cousin of Anita Jean Cooper
Beryl Elkins
     Beryl Marshall Elkins was born on Sep 2, 1927 at Gonzales, Texas. He married Ruby Lee Clifton in 1951. Beryl Marshall Elkins and Ruby Lee Elkins were divorced on Jan 7, 1982. Beryl Marshall Elkins married Delia Blevins on Aug 6, 1982. Beryl Marshall Elkins died on Feb 3, 1991 at Houston at age 63. He was buried at Houston National Cemetery, Houston.
     He was an aluminum siding and auto glass installer. He served during World War II.

Family 1

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

Family 2

Delia Blevins b. 1915

Doris Margaret Bolman

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

Family

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

Ruth Lois Hunt

F, (Sep 14, 1925 - Aug 3, 1985)
     Ruth Lois Hunt was born on Sep 14, 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 Aug 3, 1985 at Anderson, California, at age 59.

Family

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

Peggy Lois Elkins

F, (Jul 18, 1944 - Dec 8, 1973)
FatherVirgil Sanders "Bud" Elkins b. Dec 18, 1925, d. Mar 8, 1998
MotherRuth Lois Hunt b. Sep 14, 1925, d. Aug 3, 1985
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Anita Jean Cooper
Cousins Margaret Ann Elkins and Peggy Lois Elkins
     Peggy Lois Elkins was born on Jul 18, 1944 at Houston, Harris County, Texas. She married Wayne Webb. Peggy Lois Webb died on Dec 8, 1973 at Ventura, Ventura County, California, at age 29.
     She graduated from Waukeegan High School, Waukeegan, Illinois.

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. Jul 18, 1944, d. Dec 8, 1973

Jorgen Hoffman Peterson

M, (Apr 6, 1863 - May 3, 1948)
FatherPeder II Pedersen b. Aug 7, 1827, d. Aug 14, 1870
MotherJohanne Peders-Datter b. Jul 25, 1829, d. Nov 9, 1908
RelationshipGrandfather of Anita Jean Cooper
     Jorgen Hoffman Peterson was born on Apr 6, 1863 at Skee, Haraldsted, Denmark; birth place per Marie Lønberg Peterson in 1942, on Helen Marie Peterson's birth certificate. He married Marie Emilie Lønberg, daughter of Mogens Peter Lønberg and Karen Marie Christensdatter, on Aug 11, 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 (brother of Jorgen Hoffman Peterson), an ordained Minister, Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Marie was 26, Hoffman was 47 yrs old. Jorgen Hoffman Peterson died on May 3, 1948 at 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 and was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
     He and Marie Emilie Lønberg resided at Houston, where he worked as a dairyman for St Anthony's Home. His baptism name was Jorgen Hoffman Pedersen. Jorgen Hoffman Peterson appeared on the census of Feb 1, 1870 at Denmark age 6, father died Aug 14, 1870. He left at Copenhagen, Denmark, on Mar 8, 1880 at age 17, occupation listed as a baker on the Emigration Register. Contract number 7400, destination Racine, Wisconsin. He arrived on Apr 7, 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 Jun 8, 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 Jun 20, 1885 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, in household of Jorgen Christiansen. He was naturalized on Nov 25, 1893 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin; witnessed by James Frank and Peter Jensen. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on May 11, 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. The 1920 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on Jan 31, 1920 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. He 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 Jun 1, 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 Apr 12, 1936.

Family

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

Ruby Lee Clifton

F, (Jun 17, 1929 - Sep 12, 1988)
     Ruby Lee Clifton was born on Jun 17, 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 Jan 7, 1982. Ruby Lee Clifton died on Sep 12, 1988 at Houston, Texas, at age 59.

Family

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

Nelda Jo Elkins

F, (Aug 6, 1953 - Feb 15, 2010)
FatherBeryl Marshall Elkins b. Sep 2, 1927, d. Feb 3, 1991
MotherRuby Lee Clifton b. Jun 17, 1929, d. Sep 12, 1988
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Anita Jean Cooper
     Nelda Jo Elkins was born on Aug 6, 1953 at Houston. She died on Feb 15, 2010 at Houston at age 56.

James Marshall "Bubba" Elkins

M, (Dec 31, 1964 - 2013)
FatherBeryl Marshall Elkins b. Sep 2, 1927, d. Feb 3, 1991
MotherRuby Lee Clifton b. Jun 17, 1929, d. Sep 12, 1988
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Anita Jean Cooper
     James Marshall "Bubba" Elkins was born on Dec 31, 1964 at Houston, Harris County, Texas. He died in 2013 at Houston.