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Jonni Hooper was born 25 May 1871, the son of Thomas K. and Mary A. Rhodes. Hooper.1

Jonni was killed at the age almost 2 years in a tornado on 22 May 1873.2

"Johnny Hooper, Age 3, and Ellen Hammond, Age 15, Killed," Terrible Tornado news article, The Girard Press (Girard, Kansas), 29 May 1873, p. 3, col. 3.
“Johnny Hooper, Age 3, and Ellen Hammond, Age 15, Killed,” Terrible Tornado news article, The Girard Press (Girard, Kansas), 29 May 1873, p. 3, col. 3.

Jonni is buried in Frogue/Frogge Cemetery in McCune, Crawford County, Kansas.3


Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Jonni Hooper” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/jonni-hooper-1871-1873/ : posted 2021).


  1. “Jonni (not Johnie), son of T. K. & L. M. Hooper, born May 25 1871, Killed in a storm, May 22, 1873.” – William C. Cuthbertson, Tombstone Transcriptions of Crawford County, Kansas, Frogue Cemetery (Pittsburg, Kansas : Crawford County Genealogical Society of Southeast Kansas, n.d.), p. 2, Jonni Hooper.

  2. “Johnny Hooper, Age 3, and Ellen Hammond, Age 15, Killed,” Terrible Tornado news article, The Girard Press (Girard, Kansas), 29 May 1873, p. 3, col. 3. Note: Article states Mary A. Hooper was Jonni’s mother; either headstone transcription by Mrs. Cuthbertson was incorrect or the headstone was incorrect [son of T. K. & L. M. Hooper].

  3. Find A Gravememorial 88863574, Jonni Hooper, Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas. Note: No headstone photo. Mother is incorrectly linked on memorial.

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