The Shemwell Family

William Cook “Willie” CooperAge: 60 years18511911

Name
William Cook “Willie” Cooper
Given names
William Cook
Surname
Cooper
Nickname
Willie
Birth February 9, 1851 39 31
Death of a fatherEdmund Blount Cooper
about 1858 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a brotherGeorge T Cooper
1860 (Age 8 years)

Census June 1, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 14, 1870 (Age 19 years)
MarriageHarriet Henry GivensView this family
about 1879 (Age 27 years)

Death of a sisterMary Jeanette Cooper
between 1871 and 1880 (Age 19 years)
Note: Best guess -b
Death of a motherMargaret Adelaide Patton
after 1870 (Age 18 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1J P Cooper
October 7, 1881 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sonJ P Cooper
January 18, 1883 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Robert Cooper Sr.
April 12, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Harriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
January 19, 1885 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Margaret Louise Cooper
January 29, 1887 (Age 35 years)
Death of a daughterHarriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
July 28, 1887 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#5William J “Willie” Cooper
February 25, 1889 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#6Donald E Cooper
September 8, 1891 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#7Douglas Cooper
September 13, 1893 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Nellie Uzeed Cooper
September 18, 1895 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Susan Catherine “Susie” Cooper
December 7, 1897 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a daughterMargaret Louise Cooper
August 4, 1899 (Age 48 years)
Census June 29, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Anna Fay Cooper
August 5, 1901 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherPatillo Blount Cooper
1901 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sisterSusan Uzeed Cooper
December 9, 1907 (Age 56 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Death April 6, 1911 (Age 60 years)
Cause of death: Nerves Trouble
Burial
Cemetery: Palestine Cemetery
Last change December 1, 201717:18:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1838Maury, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Susan Uzeed Cooper
Birth: 1840 28 20Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 9, 1907Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
5 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
2 years
himself
Family with Harriet Henry Givens - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1879
3 years
son
J P Cooper
Birth: October 7, 1881 30 20Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 18, 1883Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
18 months
son
John Robert Cooper Sr.
Birth: April 12, 1883 32 22Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 9, 1957Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
21 months
daughter
Harriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
Birth: January 19, 1885 33 23Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 28, 1887Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Margaret Louise Cooper
Birth: January 29, 1887 35 25Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 4, 1899Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
William J “Willie” Cooper
Birth: February 25, 1889 38 27Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 30, 1914Henry, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Donald E Cooper
Birth: September 8, 1891 40 30Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1980
2 years
son
Douglas Cooper
Birth: September 13, 1893 42 32Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
Anna Fay Cooper
Birth: August 5, 1901 50 40Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 20, 1983Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

William Cook “Willie” Cooper has 3 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Margaret A. Patton - Household

Dist. 1 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Margaret A. Patton40FWTN
Susan Uzeed Cooper19FWTN
Marian Lucille Cooper16FWTN
Patillo Blount Cooper13MWTN
William Cook Cooper8MWTN
Lazarus M. Williams26MWFarmerTN
Mary Jeanette Williams21FWTN
George Patton Williams1MWTN

Notes: Ladd, Jeanette & George living with her widowed mother

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Margaret Adelaide Patton - Household

Paris, Henry, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Cooper, M Ahead50FWKeeping HouseTN
Cooper, W Cson18MWAt HomeTN
Cooper, Patillo Bson23MWFarmerTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Cook “Willie” Cooper - Household

Henry, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Cooper, William CheadWMFeb185050MTNNCTNFarmer
Cooper, HarrietwifeWFMar186139M96TNTNTN
Cooper, John RsonWMApr188317MTNTNTNFarm Laborer
Cooper, William JsonWMFeb188911STNTNTNAt School
Cooper, Don EsonWMSep18919STNTNTN
Cooper, DouglassonWMSep18927STNTNTN
Cooper, NelliedaughterWFSep18954STNTNTN
Cooper, SusiedaughterWFDec18972STNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Cook “Willie” Cooper - Household

Dresden & Parir Road Henry, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Cooper, WilliamheadMW59M131TNVAVAFarmerGeneral Farm
Givens, HarrietwifeFW49M131107TNTNTN
Cooper, William JrsonMW21STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, DouglassonMW16STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, NelliedaughterFW14STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, SusiedaughterFW12STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, FaydaughterFW8STNTNTN