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Wordless Wednesday: Irving I. Cooper’s Bookplate

Bookplate of Irving Cooper, circa 1950s?
Bookplate of Irving Cooper, circa 1950s?

Cooper Family, Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

 

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Irving Israel Cooper (1908-1982) was the son of Joseph Baer Cooper (1873-1955) and Helen Freda Cooper (1878-1934). He married Gertrude Belle Broida (1911-2011).

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Harold Ribakow & ?

Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, Summer, 1959.
Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, Summer, 1959.

Cooper Family (Click for Family Tree)

We don’t know much about this line of the family, so are putting these sweet pictures up on the blog in hopes that a descendant will see them and contact us.

Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, possibly his father Delmas Mayer Rubikow on left, his mother Loretta (Cooper) Ribakow on right. Summer, 1959.
Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, possibly his father Delmas Mayer Rubikow on left, his mother Loretta (Cooper) Ribakow on right. Summer, 1959.

Harold Reuben Ribakow was born 24 July 1935 to Delmas Mayer Ribakow and Loretta Cooper, daughter of Joseph Baer Cooper (1873-1955) and Helen Freda Cooper (1878-1934); Loretta was the sister of Irving I. Cooper. Harold lived in Towson, Maryland, and College Park in 1954-1959 when he was attending college and dental school. He married in the summer of 1959, although we do not know the name of his wife- it has been lost to memory within the family. They were found in Baltimore after that, and likely had 2 children. Harold died in Baltimore on 2 January 2008.

Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, unknown bridesmaid. Possibly his parents on left, Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.
Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, unknown bridesmaid. Possibly his parents on left, Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos.
  2. We have seen the family name spelled as Rubikow, Rubikov, Ribakow, etc.

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Joseph and Bess Cooper

Wedding of Joseph Cooper to Bess __, sometime after December 1934. Family photo.
Wedding of Joseph Cooper to Bess __, sometime after December 1934. From left: Gertrude (Broida) Cooper, Joseph’s son Irving I. Cooper (married to Gertrude), Joseph Cooper, his wife Bess ( ___ ) Cooper, his sister Rose Cooper (later married to Ruby Gale), and sister Loretta (Cooper) Ribicoff/Ribakow. Family photo. (Click to enlarge.)

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Joseph Baer Cooper (1873-1955) remarried sometime after the death of his first wife, Helen Freda Cooper (1873-1934; Cooper was also her maiden name, as she was his second cousin). Since Helen died 24 December 1834, he most likely remarried in 1935 or later. We have been unable to find a marriage record for Joseph and his second wife, Bess ___- her maiden name is unknown. Marriage records for Pennsylvania have been searched, as Joseph lived there at the death of his first wife, and possibly until at least 02 July 1946, per the obituary of his sister, Lillian (Cooper) Blostein. New York and Florida marriage records have also been searched unsuccessfully, even though they lived in Florida, where Joseph died.

We would really like to know more about Bess (__) Cooper. We know that she survived Joseph, and was living in Miami Beach, Dade, Florida on 21 July 1955 when he died. Joseph was buried beside his first wife in New York. We have been unable to find information about the death of Bess or where she is buried.

Identification of wedding party at marriage of Joseph Cooper to Bess __, sometime after December 1934. Names written by Gertrude Broida Cooper. Family photo.
Identification of wedding party at marriage of Joseph Cooper to Bess __, sometime after December 1934. Names written by Gertrude Broida Cooper. Family photo. (Click to enlarge.)

The above identification of the wedding party/guests was written by Joseph’s daughter-in-law, Gertrude (Broida) Cooper. Note that she wrote the names on the back of the photo, placing them behind the person on the front side. Thus, these names should be reversed when looking at the photo, or read from right to left.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Photo source- family treasure.
  2. Obituary of Lillian Cooper Blostein, Elmira Star Gazette, 02 Jul 1946.

 

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All because two people fell in love…

Gerard William "G.W." Helbling and Anna May Beerbower- tintype, c1904.
Gerard William “G.W.” Helbling and Anna May Beerbower- tintype, married 1904. Parents of Mary T. Helbling McMurray

➡ Beerbower Family, Helbling Family, Lee Family, Cooper Family, McMurray Family, Whitener Family

My mother always told me that I was here on earth because two people fell in love, but Brad Paisley’s hit song said it in a slightly more catchy way:

“There ain’t nothin’ not affected
When two hearts get connected…

Wedding Photo of Joseph and Helen Cooper
Wedding Photo of Joseph and Helen Cooper, married 1901. Parents of Irving I. Cooper.

Every one of us is here
All because two people fell in love.”

John Brandenberger and Christina Funke, married 1854. Great-great grandparents of Robert Eugene Lee.
John Brandenberger and Christina Funke, married 1854. Great-great grandparents of Robert “Bob” Eugene Lee.

The Brad Paisley song, “Two people fell in love” is delightfully sweet, whether one is a country fan or not.

William Elmer McMurray and Lynette Payne, married 1899. Grandparents of Edward A. McMurray, Jr.  c1950s?
William Elmer McMurray and Lynette Payne, married 1899. Grandparents of Edward A. McMurray, Jr. c1950s?

Brad Paisley goes on to sing:

“I’m glad your dad could not resist
Your mama’s charms and you exist
All because two people fell in love.”

John Newton Whitener and Ethel Emily Adiline Underwood, married 1925.
John Newton Whitener and Ethel Emily Adiline Underwood, married 1925.

Take a look at the full lyrics here. They are very sweet- as are these pictures of ancestor couples.

Thank you, dear ancestors, for falling in love.

Have a love-ly Valentine’s Day!

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) “Two People fell in Love” by Tim Owens, John Lovelace, Copyright: Emi April Music Inc., Sea Gayle Music, Love Ranch Music- http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bradpaisley/twopeoplefellinlove.html

Portions of the lyrics posted for educational use only.

2) Photos from family treasure chests.

 

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The Daughters of Joseph Baer Cooper and Helen Cooper

Ann Cooper, unknown date.
Ann Cooper, unknown date.

A previous post included pictures of the Joseph and Helen Cooper family through the years, including a great picture from about 1913 with the four siblings with Irving in his Indian costume- just adorable. Following is what we know about each of Irving’s sisters. We are hoping we can find more cousins to help us learn more about each of these women.

Ann Cooper

Irv’s oldest sister, Ann, was born on 03 Jan 1903 in Pennsylvania. She lived with her parents in Montgomery, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania where she is found in the 1910 and 1920 census with them. She married Joe Poser between 1920 and 1924, when their daughter Kathleen C. Poser was born. Joe died in 1926, and Ann Poser and her daughter are listed as living with Joseph and Helen in the 1930 US Federal Census in Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

Ann married __ Hesselson between 1930 and 1940. She lived at 567 Riverside Ave. in Elmira, Chemung, New York by 1935 and was still there in 1940 per the US Federal Census. She was again listed as a widow and as head of household, working as a ‘saleslady’ in retail women’s ready to wear. Her daughter Kathleen Poser was living with her, and Ann’s brother-in-law, Abe Hesselson, shared the household. Ann died in November, 1981 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia.

Rose Cooper
Rose Cooper

Rose Cooper

Rose was born 10 Mar 1904, also in Pennsylvania. She too is found with the family in the 1910 and 1920 US Federal Censuses. By 1930, however, she had been trained as a nurse and was working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a hospital. She lived in a boarding house with nine other women, eight of them nurses (one still a student nurse) plus a woman who was a hospital supervisor.

In 1935, Rose was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but by 1940 she had moved to New York City, where she worked for Greenpoint City Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She must have lived in a very large apartment complex- four pages of census entries include 160 persons who worked in the hospital.

The 1940 census also notes that Rose had worked 52 weeks in 1939 during the depression, and her salary was $1190 for the year 1939. Rose was one of the persons asked supplemental questions that year, and they included whether she had been married more than once (no) and her age at first marriage (25). This explains the fact that she was listed as divorced, and had apparently married originally around 1929. The supplemental questions also asked the language spoken in her home when she was young, and her reply was “Jewish.” Additionally she was asked if she had a Social Security card, and did not. (The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 and amended in 1939.)

Rose married Ruby Gale on 3 Feb 1952 per The Cooper Clan Chronicle of June, 1952. She died in Richmond, Virginia, on 22 Jan 1988.

Rose & Loretta Cooper
Rose & Loretta Cooper

Loretta Cooper

Loretta was the youngest of the three girls, born about 1907 in Pennsylvania. She too is found living with their parents in the 1910, 1920 censuses, plus the 1930 US Federal Censuses for Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

Loretta married Delmas Mayer Ribakow, born about 1906, an upholsterer in Baltimore, Maryland in 1930. They had one son, Harold R. Ribakow, born 24 Jul 1935, and died 02 Jan 2008. This is all we know about the family, but are hoping to learn more since we have been recently contacted by a descendant of this line. (Hooray! Blogs DO work as cousin bait!)

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Sibling Saturday: Siblings of Irving Cooper Through the Years. http://heritageramblings.net/2014/11/08/sibling-saturday-siblings-of-irving-cooper-through-the-years/

2) 1910 US Federal Census for Joseph Baer Cooper and family:  Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Montgomery, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1372; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0058; FHL microfilm: 1375385. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Accessed 11-8-14.

3) 1920 US Federal Census for Joseph Baer Cooper and family:  Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Montgomery, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1599; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 32. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Accessed 11-8-14.

4) 1930 US Federal Census for Joseph Baer Cooper and family:  Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Montgomery, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2074; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 1086.0; FHL microfilm: 2341808. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Accessed 11-8-2014.

5) 1940 US Federal Census for Anna Hesselson: Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Elmira, Chemung, New York; Roll: T627_2514; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 8-53. Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Accessed 11-8-14.

6) 1930 US Federal Census for Rose Cooper: Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2134; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 1053; Image: 835.0; FHL microfilm: 2341868. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Accessed 11-8-14.

7) 1940 US Federal Census for Rose Cooper: Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, Kings, New York; Roll: T627_2583; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 24-1440.  Accessed 11-8-14.

8) Delmas Ribikow: R. L. Polk City Directory for Baltimore, Maryland, 1930. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Accessed 11-8-14.

 

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