Old Cooper Bible
|A.J. Cooper obituary. Honolulu |
Star-Bulletin. May 9, 1941, page 1
Cooper, Ashley Joseph. Family Bible Records. 1848-1868. The Holy Bible. [Cover page torn out.] Privately held by Mary R. Cooper. San Diego, California. 2005.
Did their mother, Elizabeth Gibson Cooper, meet her two sons in New York at this time? Did she give the family Bible to them, before they moved on to Texas? Did she go to Texas with them by 1888? Interesting to see Ashley's birthdate written at a later time in the Bible. I find evidence of the brothers living in Texas.
Walter travelled on to Denver, Colorado, to settle by 1900.
|"Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," Marriages V. 8-9 1892-1898. A. J. Cooper and Ida Hancock, 16 Apr 1894; citing marriages, [Austin], Travis Co., Texas. FHL Microfilm #978,167 : accessed 19 July 2017.|
The 1900 Census states that Ashley arrived in 1890  and was naturalized. Ashley still worked as a printer. Where are those naturalization records for Ashley?
|Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii). 8 Aug 1913, Fri. page 2 col. 7.|
9 Feb 1914, The Honolulu Star Bulletin reports that Ida Cooper's whereabouts is unknown.
|Honolulu Star Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii), 9 Feb. 1914, Mon. page 7, col 4.|
In 1917, I find Ashley in his first business transaction with partner, J. M. Cunningham in buying the Santa Clara, California, News, while in Hawaii. The copy of this article does not show the whole page.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii). 28 May 1917, Mon. page 5 col. 3.