Annie Mae America Cooper

Annie Mae America Cooper

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  • Name Annie Mae America Cooper 
    Born 5 Nov 1866  Granby, Newton Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Aug 1947  At Home, 1806 Indiana St.. Joplin, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • JOPLIN WOMAN GROCER
      FOR MANY YEARS DIES

      Mrs. Annie May DeWitt, 69 years old, died at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, 1806 Indiana
      Avenue. She and her husband had retired from business the first of the year after operating a grocery
      store at Eighteenth street and Indiana avenue for 32 years. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian
      church.

      Surviving are her husband, William F. DeWitt of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Prudence Pratte of
      St. Louis, Mrs. Dora Lee Hodges of Kansas City, Mrs. F. S. Morris of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. H. W;
      May of Kansas City; a son, Everett R. DeWitt of Kansas City; two brothers, Frank Cooper of Elk City,
      Okla., and Grant Cooper of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
      Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Parker-Hunsaker mortuary.

      Joplin Globe
      08-20-1947 [1]
    Person ID I11014  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father Isaac Lee Cooper,   b. 1837, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1893  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Ruthey Ellender Vaughan,   b. 29 Nov 1836, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1929  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1855  McDonald Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3943  Group Sheet

    Family William Franklin DeWitt,   b. 10 May 1863, Mt. Vernon, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1948, Tucson, Pima, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1887  Granby, Newton Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anza Ellender DeWitt,   b. 4 Oct 1892, Rogers, Benton Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1986  (Age 93 years)
     2. Lova Mae Lottie DeWitt,   b. 10 Aug 1895, Globe, Gila Co., AZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 92 years)
     3. Everett R DeWitt,   b. 2 Jul 1906, Neosho, Newton, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1993, Chanute, Neosho, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Pruda Lavonna DeWitt,   b. 25 Feb 1888, near Rogers, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 85 years)
     5. Dora Lee DeWitt,   b. 18 Jun 1890, near Rogers, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1971, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F3944  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1866 - Granby, Newton Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1887 - Granby, Newton Co., MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Annie Mae America DeWitt (Cooper)
    Annie Mae America DeWitt (Cooper)
    Daughter of Issac Cooper and Ruthey Ellender Vaughan
    Possibly wedding photo
    Annie Mae Cooper
    Annie Mae Cooper
    Daughter of Issac Cooper and Ruthey Ellender Vaughan
    The William Franklin DeWitt Family
    The William Franklin DeWitt Family
    1st Row Annie Mae, Everett, WF
    2nd Row Lova, Dora Lee,Pruda (Prudence), and Anza
    The William Franklin DeWitt Family
    The William Franklin DeWitt Family
    Labeled
    The DeWitt Family Cabin
McDonald County, Missouri
    The DeWitt Family Cabin McDonald County, Missouri
    - Excerpt from family history....

    Not sure of the date but probably around 1900, Grandpa Frank DeWitt leased a log cabin on railroad land near Powell, Missouri. In a letter dated May 28,1977 Aunt Anza described the log cabin.

    “Now about the old log cabin, It was on railroad land and could only be leased so Dad leased it. One big room with a big fireplace and a kitchen built on (frame). Then after we moved there, he built a bedroom on for us kids. And there was a smoke house where they hung the pork and smoked it with hickory chips. Sure was good. We had a spring for water. It was probably 50 feet from the house but then it seemed like a mile. Ha! Sometimes I wish I was back in those old hills. The country is beautiful.”

    Documents
    1870 US Census - MO - McDonald County
    1870 US Census - MO - McDonald County
    Family of Issac Cooper and Ruthey E. Vaughan
    1880 US Census - MO - Newton County
    1880 US Census - MO - Newton County
    Family of Issac Cooper and Ruthey E. Vaughan
    Joplin Woman Grocer For Many Years Dies
    Joplin Woman Grocer For Many Years Dies
    Joplin Globe -
    August 20, 1947
    Annie May DeWitt (Cooper)
    Annie May DeWitt (Cooper)
    Arizona Death Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S607] Joplin Globe, 20 Aug 1947.