Married an Alien
|The Richter Family circa 1900|
Edith models the fashionable bathing suit of the 1920s as a “Bloomer Girl Out West.” I find this photo with a newspaper advertisement of the suit she is wearing. Both photo and newsprint were in possession of my dear cousin, Doris Cooper Powers.
In the 1920 U.S. Census, it states that Edwin is in the process with Pa "Papers" for his U.S. citizenship in New York. Edith's box is X out under immigration, as she was born in New York. But under Citizenship, she is marked as an Al "Alien." She lost her citizenship by marrying an alien, one who immigrated to the U. S.
New York State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1940. NARA NAI Number: 5700802. Record Group Number: RG 21. ancestry.com : accessed 19 Feb 2017. Edwin Irwin Cooper. 10 July 1925. Declaration of Intention File No. 95019.
Edith Gets Her US Citizenship Back
Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940. NARA NAI Number 184; Record Group Title M1524. ancestry.com ; accessed 19 Feb 2017. Edith M. Cooper. 27 Nov 1934. Naturalization file no. 44260.
|Jack Cooper, Bruce Powers, Doris Cooper Powers, & Edith Cooper in|
Eagle Rock, California.
Her son, moved her to San Diego in the 1950s to be closer to him. I have precious memories of dear Aunt Edith, seeing her as a child and on a regular basis as a teen before she moved to Arizona.
|Edith in San Diego with her son.|
Aunts May and Ethel come to visit in 1972. Aunt May, with my mother,
Aunt Edith, & Aunt Ethel. May married Alex Cooper, Jr. Ethel is May's sister.