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Peter Cornelius Cooper
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1889
Greenfield
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1959
West Allis
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Son of John Henry and Selina (Daubner) Cooper (eighth of eleven children). His baby sister Alice May (twin of Alvin Ray) died in Sept. 1894.

Namesake of his Uncle Peter (1851-1889) who was shot a killed a month before his birth.

His brother James died at age 37 in Dec. 1915.

Served in the US Army during World War I (1917-1919).

Occupation: Farmer and Fruit grower (orchardist) and owned partof the land originally owned by his grandfather John Cooper. He was a member of the Fruit Growers of America. He also worked as an assembler for a manufacturer company. Peter Cooper also served as town board Chairman (West Allis) in 1928 and 1929 and town supervisor in 1930 and 1931.

Like his brother Milton, he didn't marry until later in life. At age 40 he married Antoinette M. Kienzle (b. Aug 1906) on 7 June 1930. They had two daughters, Ellen, b. 1931, and Selina "Sally", b. 1936. They resided in West Allis not far from the original Cooper homestead.

Peter Cooper died of a heart attack at age 69. Survived by his wife, daughters Ellen Bell and Selina "Sally" Roso and two grandchildren (Daniel Bell, b. Feb 1955 and Antoinette Roso, b. June 1955). His siblings Bert, Mabel, George, Milton, Inez and Ray also survived him.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Henry Cooper (1847 - 1927)
  Selina Daubner Cooper (1854 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Antoinette Marie Kienzle Cooper (1906 - 1998)
 
 Children:
  Ellen Antoinette Cooper McBride (1931 - 1996)*
  Selina Carla Cooper Pickett (1936 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Almira Cooper Stanhope (1874 - 1939)*
  Percy Marshall Cooper (1876 - 1941)*
  James Loren Cooper (1878 - 1915)*
  Albert "Bert" Martin Cooper (1880 - 1967)*
  Mabel Rena Cooper (1883 - 1962)*
  George Elmer Cooper (1885 - 1964)*
  Milton Cooper (1887 - 1966)*
  Peter Cornelius Cooper (1889 - 1959)
  Inez Anna Cooper (1892 - 1969)*
  Alice May Cooper (1894 - 1894)*
  Alvin Ray Cooper (1894 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Apostles Cemetery
New Berlin
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Ronald G. Gadzalinski
Record added: Jun 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6494201
Peter Cornelius Cooper
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Peter Cornelius Cooper
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Peter Cornelius Cooper
Added by: Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 
 
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Dearest Great-Uncle Peter: Marking the 55th anniversary of your March 16th death. You died just before my birth
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
Born 124 years ago today dear great-uncle Peter.
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: Dec. 7, 2013
Honoring you this Memorial Day for your military service during World War I. You died a month before my birth.
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: May. 27, 2013
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