Cooper Turner1,2,3

ID# 16858, (1871 - 1961)
FatherWilliam A. Turner4
MotherAnn Jones4

Key Events:

Birth: 5 Jan 1871, LaGrange, Tennessee5,6,7
Marriage: 5 Oct 1899, Shelby Co., Tennessee, Elizabeth Tuck Bacon (5 Oct 1874 - 14 Feb 1964)8,9
Death: 2 Oct 1961, 1637 Eastmoreland, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee10,11
Burial: 3 Oct 1961, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee12,13
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Elizabeth and Cooper Turner inscriptions on Bacon family monument, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis
Cooper Turner was born on 5 Jan 1871 in LaGrange, Tennessee.5,6,7
     Cooper married Elizabeth Tuck Bacon, daughter of Matthew Lyddall Bacon and Martha Washington Tuck, on 5 Oct 1899 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, with R. D. Surratt officiating.8,9 He appeared with his wife on the 1900 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of Martha Washington Tuck, her mother.3
     Cooper and Elizabeth appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1233 Madison Ave., enumerated 25 Apr 1910, reporting that the family owned its home, free of mortgage. Their children Martha, Cooper and Elizabeth were listed as living with them, as was her mother, Martha Washington Tuck, and Mollie Worton, age 45, acting as a nurse.14
     Cooper and Elizabeth appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1637 East Moreland, enumerated 10 Jan 1920, reporting that the family owned its home, which was mortgaged. Their children Martha, Cooper and Elizabeth were listed as living with them, as was her mother, Martha Washington Tuck, Anne T. Hunt, a niece, age 25 and a school teacher, and Kittie Flint, age 70, the family's cook.15
     Cooper and Elizabeth appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1637 Linden, enumerated 3 Apr 1930, reporting that the family owned a home valued at $10,000, and owned a radio. Their children Martha, Cooper and Elizabeth were listed as living with them.16
     Cooper and Elizabeth appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1639 Eastmoreland, enumerated 10 Apr 1940, reporting that they owned a home valued at $6,500. Their children Martha and Elizabeth were listed as living with them, as was Martha L. Jones, a 46-year-old legal secretary, identified as a cousin. All reported having lived in the same house in 1935.17
     He was a bookkeeper with a wholesale drug company in 1910, and a credit manager at a grocery company by 1920, and a credit adjuster for a wholesale drug firm by 1930.18,19,20 He was claims adjuster for a wholesale cosmetics manufacturer by 1940, when he reported he had worked 40 hours the last week of March, and had worked 52 weeks the prior year, earning $2,400. His employer much of this time was probably Plough company of Memphis, which merged with Schering Corp. in 1971 to form Schering-Plough Corp.17,21
     Cooper died on 2 Oct 1961 in 1637 Eastmoreland, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at age 90, from a fall down the stairs at his home.10,11 He was buried on 3 Oct 1961 in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, in his wife's parents' lot in the Miller Circle section.12,13

Children:
     Children with Elizabeth Tuck Bacon:

Citations

  1. [S1218] Cooper Turner and Elizabeth T. Bacon, marriage bond.
  2. [S1214] (unnamed) Turner, birth registration, shows name as Cooper Turner.
  3. [S1212] Mrs. M Bacon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  4. [S4167] Baby girl Turner, Certificate of Death.
  5. [S4167] Baby girl Turner, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and state.
  6. [S1284] Matthew Lyddall & Martha W. Bacon family monument, Elmwood Cemetery, shows date, with month as Jan.
  7. [S1212] Mrs. M Bacon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows month, year, age 29 and state.
  8. [S1218] Cooper Turner and Elizabeth T. Bacon, marriage bond, shows date and officiant.
  9. [S1212] Mrs. M Bacon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows married 8 months.
  10. [S4167] Baby girl Turner, Certificate of Death, shows date, address, city, county, and cause of death.
  11. [S1284] Matthew Lyddall & Martha W. Bacon family monument, Elmwood Cemetery, shows date.
  12. [S1284] Matthew Lyddall & Martha W. Bacon family monument, Elmwood Cemetery.
  13. [S4167] Baby girl Turner, Certificate of Death, shows date and cemetery.
  14. [S1210] Cooper Turner household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  15. [S1211] Cooper Turner household, 1920 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  16. [S1213] Cooper Turner household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  17. [S4168] Cooper Turner Sr. household, 1940 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  18. [S1210] Cooper Turner household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as bookkeeper, industry as wholesale drugs.
  19. [S1211] Cooper Turner household, 1920 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as credit man, industry as grocery co.
  20. [S1213] Cooper Turner household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as credit adjuster, industry as wholesale drug.
  21. [S4167] Baby girl Turner, Certificate of Death, shows occupation as credit man for Plough, Inc.
  22. [S1214] (unnamed) Turner, birth registration, shows their first child.
  23. [S4169] Cooper Turner, Delayed Certificate of Birth.
  24. [S4177] Elizabeth Ann Turner, Delayed Certificate of Birth.