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Claude Elmer Cooper
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1877
Opequon
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1954
New Kensington
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of N/A, and Margaret Elizabeth (Cooper) Newlin; and stepson of William Reason "Reese" Newlin.

(Wife): Lenore "Viola" Pitcock.

Claude Elmer Cooper (the son of Margaret Elizabeth Cooper-Newlin and the stepson of William R. Newlin) married Viola Pitcock, (the daughter of Martin Luther Pitcock and Issabell(e)/Issabella (unknown) Pitcock); sometime around 1903-04., probably in Virginia.

(Children):

1) Lela V. (Cooper) Teichman,
(1903-1973).

2) Elmer Ralph Cooper,
(1905-1925).

3) Raymond Alfred Cooper,
(1906-1986).

4) Lillian E. (Cooper),
(1908-1913).

5) Earnest H. Cooper,
(1909-1938).

(Siblings): 6

* Claude Elmer Cooper,
(1877-1954).

~ Half Brother, William Frederick Newlin,
(1882-1891).

~ Half Brother, Ralph Cleveland Newlin,
(1884-1957).

~ Half Sister, No-Named Baby Sister Newlin,
(1886-1886).

~ Half Sister, Gola "Goldie" Lavinia (Newlin) Patterson-Allanson, (1888-1942). (Patsy Cline's Grandmother)

~ Half Sister, Bessie Virginia (Newlin) Smith,
(1890-1954).

~ Half Brother, Salem Elijah "Sales" Newlin,
(1892-1958).

(Noted): Claude was the firstborn child and son of (Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" COOPER-Newlin); and the stepson of William Reason "Reese" Newlin. His biological father is unknown.

(Occupation): Carpenter; and City Worker for the Road Department.

(Census Records for Claude E. Cooper):

(1880 Census): Under his Grandmother, Margaret Cooper.

(Head) Margret Cooper 50, (1830) Va. Widowed
(Son) Marion 28, (1852) Va. “S”
(Son) Salem 24, (1856) Va. “S”
(Son) Herram 21, (1859) Va. “S”
(Grandson) Charlie Cooper 8, (1872) Va.
(Dau) Lizzie 19, (1861) Va. “S”
(Grandson) Claud E. Cooper 3, (1877) Va.

Living in: Shawnee District, Frederick Co, Va.

(Noted) Claud(e) E. Cooper was the son of Margaret Elizabeth Cooper-Newlin. But, we still don’t know who Charlie was? Maybe a son to either Marion or Salem Cooper.

(1890) Census Records were destroyed by a fire.

(1900 Census) Under Claude’s Uncle Salous/Salomea “Salem” Cooper.

(Head) Salomea Cooper 45, July/1855 Va. Miller
(Wife) Mary 24, - /1875 Va.
(lodger) Samuel Reedy 23, Mar./1877 Va. Laborer.
(nephew) Claud Cooper 21, Dec/1878 Va. Laborer.

Living in: Shawnee District, Frederick Co, Va.

Claude Elmer Cooper (the son of Margaret Elizabeth Cooper-Newlin and the stepson of William R. Newlin) married Viola Pitcock, (the daughter of Martin Luther Pitcock and Issabell(e)/Issabella (unknown) Pitcock); sometime around 1903-04., probably in Virginia.

(Census Records for Claude and his family):

(1910 Census) Under Claude E. Cooper.

(Head) Claude E. Cooper 33, (1877) Va. Carpenter.
(Wife) Viola 32, (1878) Va.
(Dau) Lela 6, (1904) Va.
(Son) Elmer 4, (1906) Pa.
(Son) Raymond 3, (1907) Pa.
(Dau) Lillian 1 year, 11mths. (1908-09) Pa.
(Son) Earnest H. 5ths (1910) Pa.

Living in: Hempfield, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania.

(1920 Census) Under Claud E. Cooper.

(Head) Claud E. Cooper 42, (1878) Va.
(Wife) Viola 42, (1878) Va.
(Dau) Lela B. 16, (1904) Va.
(Son) Elmer R. 14, (1906) Pa.
(Son) Alfred R. 13, (1907) Pa.
(Son) Earnest H. 12, (1908) Pa.

Living in: Sewickley, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania.

(Noted) Either Claude and Viola’s (daughter) Lillian is staying with other relatives, "or" perhaps she may have died young, because she would have been about (11 or 12). Plus, she doesn’t show up under the 1930 Census. And, also (son) Alfred R., is (Raymond A). Plus, the Census also stated that Claud's occupation was that of a (Wagon Coal Miner/Carpenter).

(1930 Census) Under Claude Cooper.

(Head) Claude Cooper 52, (1878) Va. Carpenter.
(Wife) Viola 52, (1878) Va.
(Son) Raymond 23, (1907) Pa. “S”
(Son) Ernest 20, (1910) Pa. “S”

Living in: New Kensington, Westmoreland Co, Pa.

(Noted) 1930 Census stated that Claude and Viola had been married for “27,” years, (around 1903).

(1940 Census) Under C. E. Cooper (Claude E.).

(Head) C. E. Cooper 61 1879 Va. Laborer.
(Wife) Viola Cooper 61 1879 Va.

Living in: New Kensington, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

(Noted): Census stated they lived on Street: Rose Avenue living next door to their (daughter) Lela (Cooper) Teichman and her husband Charles and their family.

(Noted): Claude Elmer Cooper would later die on March 26th, 1954, in New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., Pa.

(Service): Claude served in World War I, during (1917-1918).

(Noted): Claude's W.W. I & W.W. II Draft Cards, stated the following:

(Source): Under The U.S. World War I (1917-1918) Draft Registration Card):

Name: Claud Elmer Cooper “39" (b) Dec, 22,1877.
(Spouse) Viola Cooper.
(Residence) Westmoreland Co, Pa.
Description: (Height) Medium; (Build) Medium; (Eyes) Blue; (Hair) Black.

(Source): Under the U.S. World War II (1938-1946) Draft Registration Card):

Name: Claude Elmer Cooper “64" (b) Dec. 22, 1877 Opequon, Virginia.
(Spouse) Mrs. Viola Cooper.
(Residence) 707 Wilson Avenue; New Kensington, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania.
(Occupation) City Worker Employee.
(Appearance) Height: 5'8, 140 pounds, Light complexion, Gray (Blue) Eyes, and Brown Hair.

(Claude's Obituary says):

Claude E. Cooper, 76, of 707 Ross Ave, New Kensington, Pa., died in the Greenburg Hospital. He was born on Dec. 22,
1877, in Opequon, Virginia., and died on March 26, 1954, in New Kensington, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Viola,
and son Raymond A. Cooper of New Kensington; and a daughter, Mrs. Lela (Cooper) Teichman, of New Kensington,
Pa; two brothers, Ralph Newlin of Smithton, Pa., and Salem Newlin of Opequon, Va. Services will be held by Rev. R.
Vincent Hartman (Pastor) of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial services will be held at the Union Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Reason Newlin (1859 - 1915)
  Margaret Elizabeth Cooper Newlin (1859 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Lenore Pitcock Cooper (1877 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Lela V. Cooper Teichman (1903 - 1973)*
  Elmer Ralph Cooper (1905 - 1925)*
  Raymond Alfred Cooper (1906 - 1986)*
  Lillian E. Cooper (1908 - 1913)*
  Ernest H. Cooper (1909 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Claude Elmer Cooper (1877 - 1954)
  William Frederick Newlin (1882 - 1891)*
  Ralph Cleveland Newlin (1884 - 1957)*
  No-named Baby Girl Newlin (1886 - 1886)*
  Gola "Goldie" Lavinia Newlin Patterson-Allanson (1888 - 1942)*
  Bessie Virginia Newlin Smith (1890 - 1954)*
  Salem Elijah "Sales" Newlin (1892 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Arnold
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Rebecca ECKARD Wilson
Record added: Jan 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104173014
Claude Elmer Cooper
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Claude Elmer Cooper
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014

- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
Rest in peace, Great-Uncle Claude. And, Thank you for serving our country and for fighting for my freedom!
- Rebecca ECKARD Wilson
 Added: Apr. 4, 2013
 
 
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