James William (Will) COOPER, b. 28 Mar 1865 IL, moved to MO. The name of Will's first wife is unknown. They had 3 known children: John, Ethel (married SPENCER), and Charlie COOPER, b. 1888 MO.
Will married his 2nd wife, Clara BENJAMIN, b. 13 July 1882 Ohio, ca 1900 MO. Will and Clara's first child, Verdia Lenore COOPER, was b. 27 Nov 1900 Lockwood, Dade Co, MO.
At two year intervals, Will and Clara had 7 more children that were all born in MO. Their last born child was Henry James COOPER (my husband's father), b. 28 Mar 1912 Jasper Co MO.
Will COOPER's father was b. VA, and his mother in Canada. Both of Clara BENJAMIN Cooper's parents were b. in Ohio. I don't know when the families moved to MO.
I'm seeking any info about Will's first wife and family, plus any info about Will and/or Clara's birth families.
Glad to share and/or exchange genealogy info. THANKS!
Sandy Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org