Saturday, June 25, 2016

John Carrick Cooper (1886-1969) Part 4

A Growing Family

The Coopers' new home on Long Island, New York.
9435 221st St.
In the 1920s, Jack continued to prosper in his work and the Cooper family continued to grow. Their second son, Fred "Walter" Cooper was born on 18 Aug 1921 in their new home on 221st St. in Queens Village on Long Island in New York. Eighteen month old Walter became very ill and desperate Jack traversed to Boston to bring in two medical specialists. When they arrived to Long Island on 29 Jan 1923, the child was already dead. Walter died of croup. Jack and Honey were devastated in losing their son.

Baby Walter, Jack and Bud.

I have taken several research trips to Salt Lake City. My first trip was the summer of 2003. Looking through the New York City Index to Deaths, I was led to Fred's Death Certificate that gave me the above information. I recently found his obituary in the Brooklyn Standard Union. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery of Brooklyn/Queens.

The Brooklyn Standard Union. 31 Jan 1923. page 4.Col. 7. Old Fulton New York Postcards: accessed 18 Oct 2015.
New York. Queens County. 1922-1926. Municipal Archives, New York City.  Microfilm #2,169,022. Family History Library, Salt Lake City: accessed 22 Jul 2003.

Third son, Stanley Gibson Cooper was born 12 April 1924.
Honey with baby Stan and Bud

The three Margarets. Aunt Margarite Piña,
Margarite E. Cooper, Nana Margaret Gunther Piña.

Five years later, a daughter is born, Margarite E. Cooper. She was named after her maternal grandmother and aunt. 

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