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Mavis Elva Hufford Cooper
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Birth: 1919
Shasta County
California, USA
Death: unknown

Daughter of Albert and Ivy Hazel (née Pottle) Hufford.
Sister of Hazel Ivy (née Hufford) Bartholomew.
Niece of Eva Ella Pottle Fisher, Eda Ducray Howard, and Hannah Lena Ducray Gough.
Cousin of Beatrice Rosalie Fisher Stanley.

Mavis's maternal grandparents were Sarah C. Ducray (née Huber) and Benjamin Norton Pottle. Sarah married Benjamin after her first husband passed away in 1875: Nevada City pioneer gold miner John C. Ducray (1833-1875). Sarah and John had two daughters, Eda and Hannah Lena Ducray, who were half-sisters of Mavis's mother Ivy Hazel Pottle and Ivy Hazel's sister Eva Ella Pottle, therefore Mavis's aunts. Sarah and Benjamin married 5 November 1876 in Nevada City, Nevada County, California. They lived and farmed for a couple of years in Analy township, Sonoma County, California, then lived and farmed in Millville, where the Pottles had a ranch on South Cow Creek.

Mavis's paternal grandparents were Charles Wesley "Pete" Hufford and Emma Jane Atkins Hufford.

Mavis, her sister Hazel Ivy, and brother Elton Albert Hufford grew up in Millville, Shasta County, California. Elton passed away November 12, 2015, at home in Paskenta, California, with 89 years of life.

Mavis married Kenneth Ivan Cooper [1914-1981] on April 27, 1936.

Mavis provided information to Millville Historical Society for the Hufford family that settled in Shasta County:

Mavis Hufford Cooper

My first ancestor to arrive in Shasta County was John Wesley Hufford. He came to the gold fields at Texas Springs in 1849. When the gold became scarce, he moved across the Sacramento River and began farming instead of mining. The Hufford family eventually settled east of Millville on Mill Creek and on the north fork of South Cow Creek. Over the years, family members homesteaded and bought many acres, at $1.25 an acre, between Millville and Whitmore. Most were farms and cattle ranches. Some have remained for seven generations.

My father, Albert, was the great grandson of John Wesley Hufford and the son of Charles Wesley (Pete) Hufford and Emma Jane Atkins. He was born on their ranch in 1888. As a young man, he too homesteaded land. He told us he was riding his horse looking for stray cattle on South Cow Creek one day, when he was in his early twenties. He got off his horse to open a gate when he heard the hoof beats of a running horse. He waited to see who was in such a hurry - and why? To his pleasant surprise, the racing horse was ridden by a beautiful young woman. He opened the gate for her and introduced himself. She was Ivy Pottle, whose family owned a ranch on South Cow Creek. Dad said he asked her for a date before she got away. They were married in 1916.

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Family links: 
  Albert Hufford (1887 - 1983)
  Ivy Hazel Pottle Hufford (1890 - 1972)
  Kenneth I. Cooper (1914 - 1981)
  Hazel Ivy Hufford Bartholomew (1917 - 1996)*
  Mavis Elva Hufford Cooper (1919 - ____)
*Calculated relationship
Married April 27, 1936

Chrome Cemetery
Glenn County
California, USA
Created by: Carol Lynn DuCray
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97914835
Mavis Elva <i>Hufford</i> Cooper
Added by: Carol Lynn DuCray
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Mavis > Albert > C. W. Pete > John W. (b. 1825) > John W. > John > Christian b. 1716 Schwaigern.
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012

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