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 Absalom J. Cooper

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Absalom J. Cooper

  • Birth Feb 1838
  • Death 24 Jan 1914 Guthrie, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Div 5; lot 161
  • Memorial ID 10606076

Absalom J Cooper severed all ties with his family. He never talked about any of them according to Cecelia Mae Poplett Anderson Hawthorne, his great granddaughter.

Several verbal sources indicated he was of Irish (mostly) & Scottish decent. He had a 1/2 brother: Will Boyer.

History of the 112th Regiment of Illinois volunteer infantry: In the Great War of the Rebellion 1862-1865  
By Bradford F. Thompson, late Captain in the Regiment
Printed at the Stark County News Office,
Toulon, Illinois 1885
pg 5 - 333 is the written history of activities of the 112th Regiment.

Pg 397:
Roster of Company E.
Absalom J. Cooper. Enlisted Aug. 13, '62. Address—Maroa, Macon county, Illinois.
(He would have been 24 y/o).
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From: http://records.ancestry.com/Lelah_Cooper_records.ashx?pid=68892672
Name Meaning for "Cooper"
English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kuper, a derivative of kup ‘tub', ‘container', which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper.
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Children:
Rose Atly Cooper Brotherton (1866-1894)
David Alexander Cooper (1871-1929)

Bio by: Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin


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  • Maintained by: Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin
  • Originally Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 12 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10606076
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Absalom J. Cooper (Feb 1838–24 Jan 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10606076, citing Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin (contributor 47405345) .