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The entries for people & families with the surname Cooper are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Cooper, Sergeant
[1???-18??] Police sergeant in Halifax [1858].

See Joseph Wilkinson

Cooper, Rev Austin Lewis
[1847-1885] From Knaresborough.

He was Curate at Hartshead / Clifton [1882].

He was buried at Saint Peter's, Hartshead

Cooper, Christiana
[1768-1831] A member of the Quaker Cooper family of Brighouse.

She married James Stansfield, who was not a Quaker.

David Shaw writes that

Christiana was the subject of a testimony of denial following her marriage to James Stansfield, after a complaint made to Brighouse Friends. Nevertheless, she was still very much within the sphere of interest of the Quakers, living within the area owned the trustees, having most of her children recorded at birth in the Quaker church and finally being buried there herself

Cooper, E.
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Cooper, Edward
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Cooper, Edward
[1776-18??] He was a joiner [1841].

Around 1811, he married Mary [1781-18??].

Children:

  1. Marey [b 1811]
  2. Ruth [b 1816] who was a dress maker [1841]
  3. Samuel
  4. Rufus [b 1821] who was a stone dresser [1841]

The family lived at Shaw Lane, Southowram [1841]

Cooper, Edward
[1816-1894] Born in Southowram.

He was a joiner [1841] / a joiner loom weaver [1851] / a joiner [1871, 1881].

He married Mary Ann [1817-1889].


Mary Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1841]
  2. John [b 1844]
  3. George
  4. Sarah [28th November 1851-4th July 1886]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1853] who was a carpet setter [1871]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Southowram [1841, 1851]
  • West Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • 4 West Lane, Southowram [1881]

Mary died 29th October 1889 (aged 72).

Edward died 21st May 1894 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-E13]

Cooper, Edwin
[1854-1916] Born in Southowram.

He was a quarryman (stone) [1881] / an engine tenter (quarry) [1891] / a farmer [1901] / a stone quarryman [1911].

He married Harriet Ainley [1850-1931].


Harriet was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. John S. [b 1875] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  2. Joe
  3. Elizabeth H. [b 1878] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  4. Ainley [b 1880] who was a cotton spinner [1891, 1901]
  5. Edith [1883-1913] who was a cotton spinner [1891], a woollen weaver [1901, 1911] & was buried with her parents
  6. Harriet [b 1892] who was a card room hand [1911]

The family lived at

  • Pamsier [?] Top, Barkisland [1881]
  • Village, Barkisland [1891]
  • Cut Edge, Barkisland [1901]
  • Village, Barkisland [1911]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 562]

Cooper, Rev Frederic W.
[18??-19??] Vicar of St Paul's Church, Halifax [189?]. He established the Parish Magazine for his parish. In 1897, he and Rev Robert George Penny exchanged the livings at St Paul's, King Cross and Longbridge Deveril [Salisbury]. In 1899, he was appointed rector of Prestwich

Cooper, George
[1847-1???] Son of George Cooper.

Born in Southowram.

He was a joiner & carpenter [1891].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1872]
  2. John [b 1873] who was a joiner & carpenter [1891]

The family lived at

  • West Lane, Southowram [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was George's father Edward Cooper

Cooper, George
[1923-1943] Son of Gertrude & George Cooper of 58 Denfield Crescent, Ovenden.

He was educated at St Mary's Catholic School / an apprentice to H. Goggs, Highroad Well / employed by Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in North Africa [6th May 1943] (aged 20).

He was buried at Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref I B 17].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Cooper, George Arthur
[1897-1964] Born in Warrington.

In the 1930s, he was a firemaster in or around Warrington. He went on to become a fire officer with Todmorden Fire Brigade.

He died in Tuam, Galway, Ireland

Cooper, George Henry
[1885-1918] Born in Nottingham.

He was a member of All Saints' Church, Dudwell / a knot clipper [1901] / a boarder with Joseph Shaw & family at 23 Chapel Lane, Salterhebble [1901].

In 1909, he married Elizabeth Coulson in Gainsborough.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

The family lived at 15 Chapel Lane, Salterhebble.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 23rd March 1918.

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref III J 80].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Cooper, Harold
[1891-1916] Son of Walter Cooper.

He was an apprentice in carpet warehouse [1911] / employed by Baxter & Granger in Cheapside.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then he served as a Sapper with the 2nd/1st (West Riding) Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died by a shell explosion [3rd September 1916] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th September 1916].

He was buried at Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II H 18].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F39], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Cooper, Harold
[1895-1915] Son of Margaret Cooper of 26 Fulham Street, Nelson.

Born in Cornholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 15th July 1915 (aged 20).

He was buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France [Grave Ref II M 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial

Cooper, Harry
[1894-1918] Son of William Cooper.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton spinner [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with C Battery 88th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 20th March 1918.

He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref X E 5]

Cooper, Henry
[1887-1916] Son of Henry Cooper of Gainsborough.

He married Dorothy Alice.

During World War I, he served as an Acting Bombardier with No. 4 Depot with the 1st Battalion Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 31st August 1916 (aged 29).

He was buried at Gainsborough General Cemetery [A 1342].

In [Q3] 1918, Dorothy Alice married John W. Stanger.

They lived at 9 Maude Street, West Vale

Cooper, Herbert
[18??-1???] He was the son-in-law of Mr Thomas who lived at Hebden Hey. In 1899, he discovered a prehistoric human skull in Tom Bell's Cave at Hardcastle Crags. Some doubt was cast on the authenticity of the find by the fact that Cooper had a business providing refreshments for tourists to the Crags

Cooper, Isaac
[18??-18??] He was a partner in Cooper & Crossley / a supporter of the Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway

Cooper, James
[18??-18??]

In [Q4] 1867, he married Harriet Brooke in Halifax.


Harriet was the daughter of
Sammey Drake Brooke
 

Harriet was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Cooper, Joe
[1873-1934] Son of Edwin Cooper.

Born in Barkisland [16th March 1873].

He was a cotton spinner [1891] / a stone quarry man [1901] / landlord of the Griffin, Barkisland [1905-1930].

On 28th November 1896, he married Sarah Jane Crossley [1876-1962] at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head.


Sarah Jane was born in Rishworth [23rd August 1876], the daughter of Hannah & William Crossley of Far House Farm, Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1897-1980]
  2. Hilda [b 1898]
  3. Joe [1900-1978]
  4. Ethel [1903-1941] who was buried with her parents
  5. Jack [1907-1970]
  6. Sam [1910-1987]
  7. Arthur [b 1912]
  8. Phyllis [b 1915]
  9. Walter [b 1917]

The family lived at

  • Rock House, Radnorshire [1901]
  • Spring Hill, Upper Greetland [1934]

Living with them at the Griffin was Sarah Jane's widowed mother Hannah Crossley [b 1842].

Joe died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [15th April 1934].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £610 7/10d.

Administration was granted to his widow

Sarah died 16th January 1962.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 828]

Cooper, John
[17??-18??] A Quaker. A member of the Cooper family of Brighouse

Cooper, John
[18??-1???] Partner in Cooper Brothers [1874].

In 1894, he was publisher of the Halifax Times at Square Road, Halifax

Cooper, John
[1819-1869]

He married (1) Elizabeth [1816-1853].

Elizabeth died 21st March 1853 (aged 37).

He married (2) Mary Ann [1809-1889].

John died 11th November 1869 (aged 50).

Mary Ann died at Southport [14th January 1889] (aged 80).

John & his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 522]

Cooper, John
[182?-18??] He was a teacher at Lincoln before he and his wife came to live at Stansfield Hall, Todmorden in 1850.

Mrs Cooper died shortly after giving birth to a son. Mr Cooper was suspected of adultery and murder, but the jury returned a verdict of death by natural causes

Cooper, John Albert
[1888-1919] Son of Margaret & Charles Edward Cooper of 26 Fulham Street, Nelson, Lancashire.

Born in Cornholme.

He married Mary Ann.

They lived at 21 Ashton Road, Blackpool.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Corps of Military Police (Military Foot Police).

He died 19th February 1919 (aged 31).

He was buried at Belgrade Cemetery, Belgium, Namur [Grave Ref V A 14]

Cooper, John William
[1869-19??] Son of Joseph Cooper, carpet weaver.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a solicitor's clerk [1892, 1901] / a clerk for solicitor [1911].

In 1892, he married Lavinia Jowett [1868-19??] at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Lavinia, of Moorside, Ovenden, was the daughter of John Jowett, stone merchant
 

Children:

  1. Tom
  2. William [b 1901]
  3. Jessie [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 12 Grafton Place, Ovenden [1901]
  • 38 Keighley Road, Ovenden [1911]

Cooper, Rev Joseph
[18??-19??] Minister at Wesley's Chapel, Broad Street.

He lived at 25 Clare Road, Halifax [1905]

Cooper, Joseph
[1831-1893] He was a joiner [1861, 1871] / a joiner and innkeeper at the Spring Rock, Greetland [1881] / innkeeper at the Spring Rock, Greetland [1891].

On 23rd February 1856, he married Ann Craven [1836-1909] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. Arthur Louis [1863-1925]
  3. Annie Elizabeth [b 1868]
  4. Joe Edward [1870-1928]
  5. Mary Jane [1874-1958]
  6. Emma [b 1876]
  7. Louisa [1877-1940]

The family lived at

  • 14 South Darley Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 25 South Darley Street, Halifax [1871]

Joseph died at the Spring Rock [31st January 1893]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £36 to his widow Ann.

Ann took over at the Spring Rock [1901, 1905].

Ann died at the Spring Rock [11th February 1909]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £465 10/6d to son Walter.

Walter took over at the Spring Rock [1909]

Cooper, Malon
[16??-17??] A serge weaver at Scar Mill, Rastrick.

He was a trustee of the Quakers [1724, 1744].

He gave £2 2/- towards the construction of Snake Hill Meeting House, Rastrick

Cooper, Rev Robert
[19??-] Vicar of Lightcliffe [19??-2006]

Cooper, Roland
[18??-1917] Son of Rev Thomas Cooper.

During World War I, with the Guards Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action in France [31st July 1917].

He was buried at Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II B 15].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland

Cooper, Rufus
[1821-1888] Son of Mary [1781-18??] & Edward Cooper [1776-18??].

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone dresser [1851] / a stone shipper [1861] / a stone dresser [1881].

In [Q1] 1849, he married Jane Sheard [1826-1898] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Mirfield
 

Children:

  1. Emily Jane [1850-1859]
  2. Elizabeth [1851-1892] who was a dressmaker [1881]
  3. James Edward [b 1856]
  4. Walter [1865-1885] who was a saddler's apprentice [1881]
  5. Laura Jane [1872-1916]

The family lived at

  • Cote Hill, Halifax [1851]
  • Commercial Street, Brighouse [1861]
  • Parsonage Street, Brighouse [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] was Rufus's mother Harriet Cooper [b 1797]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Cooper, Samuel
[1820-1866] (Possibly) son of Edward Cooper.

Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1841] / inn keeper at the Malt Shovel, Southowram [1851].

In [Q3] 1843, he married Susannah Cockey [1820-1895] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Manchester
 

Lodging with them [in 1851] was Sarah wife of William Pollard, who preceded Samuel at the Malt Shovel

Samuel died 3rd June 1866 (aged 46).

Susannah died 27th February 1895 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-P2]

Cooper, Simon
[19??-] Born in Halifax. His father was German. In 2004, he established Rugby League Deutschland

Cooper, Thomas
[17??-17??] Cardmaker of Thornhill Briggs.

He was a trustee of the Quakers [1770].

He gave £4 2/- towards the construction of Snake Hill Meeting House, Rastrick

Cooper, Thomas
[17??-18??] Partner in Cooper & Chambers [1806]

Cooper, Thomas
[17??-18??] Flushing manufacturer at Brighouse.

He was a trustee of the Quakers [1818]

Cooper, Thomas
[1795-18??] Born in Tattershall, Lincolnshire.

He was (possibly) innkeeper at the George, Brighouse [1851].

Around 1825, he married Martha [1795-18??].


Martha was born in Doncaster
 

Children:

  1. Sarah A. [b 1826]

The family lived at Bonegate, Brighouse [1851]

Cooper, Rev Thomas
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1898].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. Roland

The family lived at

  • 28 Park View, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1905]
  • Milton, Portsmouth [1917]

Cooper, Thomas
[1825-1???] Son of Joseph Cooper, waterman.

He was a waterman [1849] / a waterman [1851].

In 1849, he married Judith.

In 1836, he married Judith Wilkinson [1817-1864].


Judith, of Brighouse, was the daughter of Joshua Swaine Wilkinson, card maker, and widow of
John Aspinall
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • Brighouse [1851]
  • Bradford Road, Brighouse [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] were stepson / lodger Jonathan Aspinall [b 1840] (mill boy)  and stepdaughter Annis Aspinall [b 1843].

Living with them [in 1861] was stepson / lodger Jonathan Aspinall Cooper [b 1840] (cotton twister).

Judith died in 1864 (aged 48) 

Cooper, Tom
[1894-1916] Son of John William Cooper.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School / a clerk for brassfounders [1911] / employed by Gaukroger, Sykes & Roberts Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Manchester Regiment, and transferred to the 1st Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died of wounds at hospital in Abbeville, France [19th November 1916] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [25th November 1916].

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I F 19].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Cooper, Walter
[1857-1918] Son of Joseph Cooper.

He was a joiner [1909].

After his parents' deaths, Walter took over at the Spring Rock [1909, 1911, 1916].

He died at Peel House, Moorbottom Lane, Greetland [29th November 1918]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,152 16/- to his unmarried sister Mary Jane

Cooper, Walter
[1863-1917] Born in Southowram.

He was a thick wire drawer [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1884, he married Emily Dixon [1860-1938] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie who died December 19th 1885 (aged 13 months) 
  2. Fred [1888-19th September 1903]
  3. Harold
  4. Winifred [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 5 Ellen Royd Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 24 Waverley Street, Middlesbrough [1901]
  • 7 Wesley Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 34 Woodside Crescent, Halifax
  • 5 Sunfold Terrace, Marsh, Cleckheaton [1916]

Walter died 18th April 1917 (aged 54).

Emily died 12th October 1938 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F39]

Cooper, Walter
[1912-1944] Son of Emily & Joe Edward Cooper of Barkisland.

He married Vera.

They lived at Barkisland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 12th September 1944 (aged 32).

He was buried at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref IV G 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Sunday School, Barkisland, and on Barkisland War Memorial

Cooper, William
[1786-18??] He was of independent means [1841].

He lived at Fixby Hall [1833, 1841]

Cooper, William
[18??-1???]

He married Emily [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. James [1909-1990]

The family lived at

  • Cheshire
  • 6 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1911]
  • 33 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1918]

Cooper, William F.
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Cooper, William George
[18??-1919] He lived at 29 Lewis Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 4th August 1919.

He was buried at Dewsbury Cemetery [Grave Ref: B C 401].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

 

The Cooper family of Brighouse
A Quaker family. They were trustees of the Quaker Meeting House in Brighouse. They are listed in the Quaker Book of Discipline as far back as 1709.

Members of the family have included Christiana Cooper and John Cooper

Cooper surname
There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Cooper, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Cooper:


Marriages 1835, 1856, 1861, 1901, 1908; Death 1808
 

An occupational surname for someone who makes barrels



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