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Winifred Louise Hooper Family Photos, ca. 1905-1912, Trenton, Missouri

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Ruby Hooper and her cousin, Winifred L Hooper
Ruby Hooper (left) and her cousin, Winifred Louise Hooper (right), Trenton, Missouri.

In 2018, 10 photos believed to have been previously owned by Winifred Louise Hooper were purchased in an online auction. Family members of Winifred Louise that are believed to be in the photos include her siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins from both sides of her parents’ families. They include:

Description and Acquisition

Items: 10 Winifred Louise Hooper family photographs mostly in good condition
Item acquisition: Online auction in 2018.
Relationship: None found.
Status: Returned to a family member in 2019

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Winifred Louise Hooper Rosenbaum Stevens (1900–1991)

Winifred Louise Hooper was born 2 May 1900 in Trenton, Missouri to John H. Hooper and Bash Kathryn Nichols.1

Winifred Louise’s parents

John H. Hooper

John H. Hooper was born in Grundy County, Missouri in 1861, the son of James and Emily Hooper.2 John Hooper and Bash Nichols were married 24 Oct 1895 in Grundy County.3 John H. Hooper died at the age of 87 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.4 John Hooper is buried in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Missouri.5

"John H. Hooper," obituary, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 9 Nov 1952, p. 14, col. 1.
“John H. Hooper,” obituary, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 9 Nov 1952, p. 14, col. 1.

Basheba “Bash” Kathryn Nichols

Bash Kathryn Nichols, from Winifred Louise Hooper family photo
Bash Kathryn Nichols, from Winifred Louise Hooper’s family photos (full photo below)

Basheba “Bash” Kathryn Nichols was born 16 July 1867 in Grundy County, Missouri to George Washington Nichols and Louisa Patten.6 Bash lived with her parents, and her siblings in Grundy County, where she met and married John H. Hooper in 1895.7

Bash Nichols Hooper died suddenly 3 Mar 1940 in Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri.8 She is buried in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Missouri.9

"Mrs. John Hooper Dies, Mother of Mrs. W. W. Wood," death notice, The Dexter Statesman (Dexter, Missouri), 8 Mar 1940, p. 5, col. 3.
“Mrs. John Hooper Dies, Mother of Mrs. W. W. Wood,” death notice, The Dexter Statesman (Dexter, Missouri), 8 Mar 1940, p. 5, col. 3.

John and Bash Hooper?

It is possible the unmarked photo of the couple found in the Winifred Louise Hooper photos are her parents. The female bears a strong resemblance to the female in the family photo (below) identified as “Mama.”

Winifred Louise Hooper family photos-couple
Winifred Louise Hooper family photos-couple. Possible Winifred Louise’s parents, Bash Kathryn Nichols and John H. Hooper.

Winifred Louise’s siblings

As a baby, and at times throughout her life, Winifred used her middle name of Louise as a first name.10 Winifred Louise had three known siblings, a sister, Beulah, who died at birth or as an infant on 5 Apr 1889, one brother, Robert Herman (1906-1988), and one sister, Wilma (1909-1976).11 In 1910, the family was living in Madison Township in Grundy County, Missouri with Bash’s father, Washington Nichols.12

Winifred Hooper family photos
Winifred Hooper family photos; possibly Winifred Louise, her sister, Wilma, and her brother, Robert Herman Hooper
Winifred Louise Hooper family photos, unknown baby.
Winifred Louise Hooper family photos, unknown baby. The baby bears a strong resemblance to Wilma Hooper, but it is unknown who the child is in the photo.
Written on photo: "John Hooper girls." Believed to be Winifred Hooper and her sister, Wilma, ca. 1910.
Written on photo: “John Hooper girls.” Believed to be Winifred Louise Hooper and her younger sister, Wilma, ca. 1910.
Winifred Hooper family photos-child
Winifred Louise Hooper family photos, unknown child; possibly Winifred Louise Hooper.

Winifred Louise married Glen W. Rosenbaum in 1918 in Grundy County, Missouri and the couple began their marriage living with Glen’s parents in Madison Township.13 Winifred Louise and Glen Rosenbaum had two known daughters, Mary Louise and Wanda Lee.14 Mary Louise Rosenbaum Francis died 13 Jan 2013 and is buried in Austin, Texas.15 Wanda Lee Rosenbaum Rimer died 18 Aug 2018 and is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.16

Winifred Louise married second to Owen C. Stevens on 4 Apr 1954 in Springfield, Missouri.17

"Double Ring Vows Exchanged This Afternoon," Mrs. Louise Rosenbum–Owen C. Stevens marriage announcement, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 4 Apr 1954, p. B2, col. 3.
“Double Ring Vows Exchanged This Afternoon,” Mrs. Louise Rosenbaum–Owen C. Stevens marriage announcement, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 4 Apr 1954, p. B2, col. 3.

Winifred Louise Hooper Rosenbaum Stevens died on 11 Sept 1991 in Springfield, Missouri and is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.18

"Louise Stevens," obituary, Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri), 14 Sept 1991, p. 8, col. 6.
“Louise Stevens,” obituary, Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri), 14 Sept 1991, p. 8, col. 6.

The Hooper and Nichols Family Photo

Hooper Family of Trenton, Missouri
Hooper and Family of Trenton, Missouri, ca. 1911.

The large family photo in the group of photos is believed to have been labeled by Winifred Louise Hooper with those labeled being:

Back row:
– “Aunt Nannie” (Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips, sister of John H. Hooper)
– “Uncle Bob” (Robert Lee Nichols, brother of Bash Nichols Hooper)
– “Uncle Jim” (James T. Hooper, brother of John H. Hooper)
Middle row:
– Unlabeled: Believed to be Winifred Louise Hooper, owner of photo, daughter of John & Bash Hooper
– “Florence” (Florence May Hooper, sister of John H. Hooper)
– Unknown person, possibly Winifred’s sister, Wilma 
– “Aunt Mary” (Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper, wife of James T. Hooper)
From row:
– “Mama” (Basheba “Bash” Kathryn Nichols Hooper, Winifred’s mother)
– “Aunt Pet” (Laura Pet Nichols Witten, sister of Bash Nichols Hooper)

The presence of Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper dates the photo, as she died on 26 February 1912.19 Combined with the estimated age of Winifred Louise Hooper, who was born in 1900, the photo is most likely ca. 1911.

Aunt Nannie: Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips

“Aunt Nannie,” Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips (1865-1943),
sister of John H. Hooper

Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” Hooper was born 15 Oct 1865 in Missouri to James Hooper and Emily Graham.20 Nannie E. Hooper married William J. Phillips on 7 Jan 1891 in Grundy County, Missouri.21

Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips died on 13 June 1943 and is buried in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.22

Uncle Bob: Robert Lee Nichols

Robert Lee Nichols was born 10 Nov 1864 to George Washington Nichols and Louise Patten.23 Robert grew up with his siblings in Madison Township in Grundy County, Missouri where his father was a farmer.24

Robert and his brother, Harry P., moved to Garfield, Finney County, Kansas, sometime between 1900 and 1910, where they farmed together until sometime in the 1920s. By 1930, Robert was back living in Madison Township in Missouri, working as a farm laborer and living with the Stephenson family.25

Robert married Margaret “Maggie” Leeper Knight on 19 Sept 1934 in Livingston County, Missouri.26

Robert Lee Nichols died at the age of 87 on 7 May 1951 in Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri and is buried in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.27

"Deaths in Missouri, Robert Lee Nichols," death notice, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 10 May 1951, p. 17, col. 3.
“Deaths in Missouri, Robert Lee Nichols,” death notice, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 10 May 1951, p. 17, col. 3.
“Uncle Bob,” Robert Lee Nichols (1863-1951), brother of Bash K. Nichols Hooper
"Married Wednesday," Mrs. Margaret Knight–Robert L. Nichols marriage announcement, The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri), 20 Sept 1934, p. 25, col. 2.
“Married Wednesday,” Mrs. Margaret Knight–Robert L. Nichols marriage announcement, The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri), 20 Sept 1934, p. 25, col. 2.

Uncle Jim: James T. Hooper

James T. Hooper (1861-1933),
brother of John H. Hooper

James T. Hooper was born 13 Dec 1861 in Missouri, the son of James Hooper and Emily Graham.28

James married Mary Elizabeth Sealock on 5 May 1886 in Grundy County, Missouri.29 The couple had five children, Homer Henry, Ruby Lee, and three who died at birth or in childhood.30

Sadly, Mary died in 1912.31 James never remarried and lived the remainder of his life with his daughter, Ruby.32 James T. Hooper died at the age of 67 on 7 Sept 1933 in Trenton,Grundy County, Missouri and is buried in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.33

Florence May Hooper

Florence May Hooper was born 30 October 1859 in Grundy County, Missouri to James Hooper and Emily Graham.34 Florence’s mother, Emily, died in 1869, and Florence and her siblings, James, John, and Nancy, lived with their father and grandfather after their mother’s death in Madison Township in Grundy County.35

Florence married Rev. Samuel David Gose on 24 July 1902 in Grundy County.36 Rev. Gose died of typhoid fever in 1910.37 Florence May Hooper Gose died on 5 Mar 1941 in Grants, Cibola County, New Mexico at the age of 81 and is buried in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.38

Florence May Hooper, Winifred Hooper family photo
Florence May Hooper (1859-1941), sister of John H. Hooper

Aunt Mary: Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper

Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper, Winifred Hooper family photo
Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper (1865-1912), wife of James T. Hooper

Mary Elizabeth Sealock was born 18 August 1865 in Grundy County, Missouri to William A. Sealock and Sarah A. Brandom.39 Mary and James T. Hooper were married in Grundy County, Missouri on 5 May 1886.40 The couple had five children, Homer Henry, Ruby Lee, and three who died at birth or in childhood.41

Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper died 26 Feb 1912 and is buried in Edinburg Cemetery, in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.42

“Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hooper,” obituary, Word and Way (Kansas City, Missouri), 2 May 1912, p. 15, col. 2.

Aunt Pet: Laura “Pet” Nichols Witten

Laura “Pet” Nichols was born 16 Sep 1859 in Missouri to George Washington Nichols and Louisa E. Patten.43

Pet married Thomas R. Witten on 23 Nov 1881 in Grundy County, Missouri.44 The couple had two known sons, Guy and Paul.45 Tragically, Thomas was killed in a train wreck in 1903.46

Laura “Pet” Nichols Witten died on 3 Nov 1926 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri and is buried in Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.47

Laura “Pet” Nichols Witten (1859-1926), of Bash K. Nichols Hooper

Ruby Lee Hooper McKemy

Ruby Lee Hooper was born 7 Jan 1900 in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri to James T. Hooper and Mary Elizabeth Sealock.48

Ruby and her brother, Homer Henry, grew up in Madison Township in Grundy County, Missouri.49 At the age of 20, Ruby was working as a teacher and living with her father.50

Ruby soon married Orah “Stanley” McKemy and they had four known children, James, Donald, who died in 1940, Orah, and Harold.51 Stanley died on 12 Nov 1973 in Trenton, Missouri.52

Ruby Hooper McKemy died on 11 July 1981 in Shawnee, Kansas and is buried in Edinburg Cemetery, in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.53

Ruby Hooper and her cousin, Winifred L Hooper
Ruby Hooper and her cousin, Winifred Louise Hooper, Trenton, Missouri.
"Mrs. Ruby McKemy," obituary, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 13 July 1981, p. B-12, col. 4.
“Mrs. Ruby McKemy,” obituary, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 13 July 1981, p. B-12, col. 4.

Unidentified photos

Three additional photos contained no markings to indicate the person pictured or the date.

Winifred Hooper family photos-older woman
Winifred Hooper family photos, older woman.
Winifred Louise Hooper family photos - 2 girls
Winifred Louise Hooper family photos – 2 unknown girls. The younger female on the right is possibly Winifred’s sister, Wilma; the female on the left is unknown, perhaps a cousin.
Winifred Hooper family photos - two males
Winifred Hooper family photos, two males.

Endnotes

1. No birth record found online. Date of birth and location listed in obituary. “Louise Stevens,” obituary, Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri), 14 Sept 1991, p. 8, col. 6.
Also, 1900 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet 4A, dwelling 72, family 72, John H. Hooper household.
– John H. Hooper, born Dec 1863, age 26, married 4 years.
– Bash K. Hooper, born July 1867, age 23, married 4 years
– Louisa Hooper, born May 1900, age 0.

2. John H. Hooper,” obituary, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 9 Nov 1952, p. 14, col. 1.

3. Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses 1887-1902, p. 343, marriage license and return, John H. Hooper–Bask J. Nichols, 24 Oct 1895. Married by Henry Leeper.

4. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 34685, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, John H. Hooper, 4 Nov 1952. Place of death: Springfield Baptist Hospital. Widowed. Spouse: Bash Katherine Hooper, decd. Birth: 4 Nov 952. Father: James Hooper. Mother: Emily Graham. Burial: Edinburgh Cemetery, Trenton, Missouri. Informant: Mrs. Louise Rosenbaum.

5. John H. Hooper‘s headstone reads: Father / John H. Hooper / Dec 31, 1863 – Nov 4, 1952. Find A Grave, memorial 9290391 with headstone photo, John H. Hooper (1863-1952), Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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6. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 14966, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, Bash Nichols Hooper, 3 Mar 1940. Married. Spouse: John H. Hooper. Birth: 16 July 1867, Grundy County, Missouri. Father: G. W. Nichols, born in Virginia. Mother: Louise Patten, born in Taswell County, Virginia. Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Edinburg, Missouri.

7. 1880 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 216, sheet 15, dwelling 117, family 114, George W. Nichols household.
– George W. Nichols, age 52, farmer, born in Missouri
– Louisa E. Nichols, wife, age 40, born in Virginia
– Laura U. Nichols, daughter, age 21, born in Missouri
– Robert L. Nichols, son, age16, born in Missouri
– Harry P. Nichols, son, age 14, born in Missouri
– Basheba C. Nichols, age 12, daughter, born in Missouri
– Paul W. Nichols, son, age 5, born in Missouri
See also, Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses 1887-1902, p. 343, marriage license and return, John H. Hooper–Bask J. Nichols, 24 Oct 1895. Married by Henry Leeper.

8. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 14966, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, Bash Nichols Hooper, 3 Mar 1940. Also, “Mrs. John Hooper Dies, Mother of Mrs. W. W. Wood,” death notice, The Dexter Statesman (Dexter, Missouri), 8 Mar 1940, p. 5, col. 3.

9. Bash K. Hooper’s headstone reads: Mother / Bash K. Hooper / July 16, 1867–Mar 3, 1940.
Find A Grave, memorial 9290385 with headstone photo, Bash K. Hooper (1867-1940), Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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10. 1900 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet 4A, dwelling 72, family 72, John H. Hooper household. Also, Louise R. Stevens headstone reads: 1900 1991 / Louise R. Stevens. Find A Grave, memorial 134411840, Winifred Louise R. Hooper Stevens (1900-1991), Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, Plot H-153-3.

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11. Beulah Hooper‘s headstone reads: Beulah / Dau. of J.H. & B. K. / Hooper / Born Apr 5 1899.
Find A Grave, memorial 9290386 with headstone photo, Beulah Hooper (1899-1899), Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.
For Robert’s birth, see United States World War II Draft Registration Card, Robert Herman Hooper, serial no. 3142, Local Draft Board, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
Robert Herman Hooper’s headstone reads: Hooper / Myrle C / 1909 1995 | Robert H / 1906 1988.
Find A Grave, memorial 142366520 with headstone photo, Robert Herman Hooper (1906-1988), Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Wilma’s birth and death are listed on her headstone as Feb 27 1909–Dec 10, 1976. Find A Grave, memorial 74679281, Wilma Wood (1909-1976), Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri.

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12. 1910 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 5B, dwelling 63, family 63, John H. Hooper household.
– John H. Hooper, age 46, married 14 years, born in Missouri
– Bash K. Hooper, age 42, married 14 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Missouri
– Winifred L. Hooper, age 10, born in Missouri
– Robert H. Hooper, age 4, born in Missouri
– Wilma B. Hooper, age 1 ½, born in Missouri
– Washington Nichols, father-in-law, age 77, born in Virginia

13. Grundy County, Missouri, Index to Marriages, vol. 2, Reverse Index to Marriages, 1918, Winnifred L. Hooper–Glen W Rosenbaum, record vol. 11, p. 210. See also, 1920 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 4B, dwelling 98, families 102 and 103, C. K. Rosenbum household.
– C. K. Rosenbum, age 49, born in Missouri
– Edna B. Rosenbum, wife, age 41, born in Missouri
– Ethel Rosenbum, daughter, age 14, born in Missouri
– Margaret May Rosenbum, daughter, age 6, born in Missouri
– Glenn Rosenbum, son, age 19, married, born in Arizona
– Winafred Rosenbum, daughter-in-law, age 19, married, born in Missouri

14. 1930 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 40-10, sheet 2A, page 52 (stamped), dwelling 34, family 35, Glen Rosenbaum household.
Glenn Rosenbaum, age 30, first married at 19, born in Arizona
Winifred Rosenbaum, age 29, first married at 18, born in Missouri
Mary Louise, daughter, age 10, born in Missouri
Wanda Lea, daughter, age 5, born in Missouri

15. Mary Louise Francis,” funeral notice, Austin American-Statesman (Austin, Texas), 16 Jan 2013, p. B5, col. 1. Also, Find A Grave, memorial 139314172 (no headstone photo), Mary Louise Rosenbaum Francis (1920-2013), Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Texas.

16. Wanda Lee Rimer,” obituary, The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri), 20 Aug 2018, p. A4, col. 3. Also, Find A Grave, memorial 192407837, Wanda Lee Rosenbaum Rimer (1924-2018), Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, Plot H-153-3.

17. Double Ring Vows Exchanged This Afternoon,” Mrs. Louise Rosenbaum–Owen C. Stevens marriage announcement, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 4 Apr 1954, p. B2, col. 3.

18. Louise Stevens,” obituary, Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri), 14 Sept 1991, p. 8, col. 6. Also, Louise R. Stevens’ headstone reads: 1900 1991 / Louise R. Stevens.Find A Grave, memorial 134411840 with headstone photo, Winifred Louise R. Hooper Stevens (1900-1991), Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, Plot H-153-3.

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19. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 4943, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, 26 Feb 1912.

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20. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 21238, Rural Lincoln Township, Davies County, Missouri, Nancy Elizabeth Phillips, 13 June 1943. Birth: 15 Oct 1865. Widowed. Spouse. W. J. Phillips. Parents: James Hooper and Emily Graham. Also, Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips’ headstone reads: Nancy Hooper / Phillips / Oct. 15 1865 | June 13 1943. Find A Grave, memorial 9290666 with headstone photo, Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips (1865-1943), Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

21. Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, vol. 4, 1887-1891, p. 308, marriage license and return, William J. Phillips–Nannie E. Hooper, 7 Jan 1891.

22. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 21238, Rural Lincoln Township, Davies County, Missouri, Nancy Elizabeth Phillips, 13 June 1943. Also, Find A Grave, memorial 9290666 with headstone photo, Nancy Elizabeth Hooper Phillips (1865-1943), Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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23. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 16271, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, Robert Lee Nichols, 7 May 1951. Birth: 10 Nov 1863. Married. Spouse. Margaret Nichols. Parents: Washington and Louise Nichols.

24. 1880 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 216, sheet 15, dwelling 117, family 114, George W. Nichols household.
– George W. Nichols, age 52, farmer, born in Missouri
– Louisa E. Nichols, wife, age 40, born in Virginia
– Laura U. Nichols, daughter, age 21, born in Missouri
– Robert L. Nichols, son, age16, born in Missouri
– Harry P. Nichols, son, age 14, born in Missouri
– Basheba C. Nichols, age 12, daughter, born in Missouri
– Paul W. Nichols, son, age 5, born in Missouri

25. 1900 U.S. census, Edinburg Village, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet A5, page 80 (stamped), dwelling 98, family 98, Ed Nichols household.
– Ed Nichols, head, age 34, single, born in Missouri, farmer
– Bob L. Nichols, brother, age 32, single, born in Missouri, farmer
Also, 1910 U.S. census, Essex precinct, Garfield, Finney County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 39, sheet 9B, dwellings 68 and 69, families 69 and 70, Robert L. Nichols and Harry P. Nichols households.
Robert L. Nichols, head, age 44, single, born in Missouri, farmer
Harry P. Nichols, head, age 42, single, born in Missouri, farmer
Also, 1920 U.S. census, Garfield, Finney County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 46, sheet 11A, dwellings 146 and 147, family 146, Harry P. and Robert L. Nichols household.
Harry P. Nichols, head, age 54, single, born in Missouri, farmer
Robert L. Nichols, head, age 55, single, born in Missouri, farmer
Also, 1930 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 40-10, sheet 3A, page 53 (stamped), dwelling 48, family 49, Eugene Stephenson household.
Eugene Stephenson, age 72, born in Missouri, farmer
Mary O. Stephenson, wife, age 63, born in Missouri
Helen S. Stephenson, adopted daughter, age 17, born in Illinois
Robert L. Nichols, servant, age 68, single, born in Missouri, farm laborer

26. Livingston County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, p. 261, Robert L. Nichols–Mrs. Margaret Knight, marriage license and return, 19 Sept 1934. Also, “Married Wednesday,” Mrs. Margaret Knight–Robert L. Nichols marriage announcement, The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri), 20 Sept 1934, p. 25, col. 2.

27. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 16271, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, Robert Lee Nichols, 7 May 1951. Also, “Deaths in Missouri, Robert Lee Nichols,” death notice, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 10 May 1951, p. 17, col. 3. Also, Robert L. Nichol’s headstone reads: Harry P. / Nov. 2, 1865 / June 1, 1926 | Robert L. / Nov. 10, 1863 / May 7, 1951 / Nichols. Find A Grave, memorial 9290618 with headstone photo, Robert Lee Nichols (1863-1951), Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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28. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 29404, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, James T. Hooper, 7 Sept 1933. Birth: 13 Dec 1861. Widower. Occupation: Merchant. Parents: James Hooper and Emily Graham. Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Edinburg Missouri.

29. Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, vol. 3, 1881-1887, p. 371, marriage license and return, James T. Hooper–Mary E. Sealock, 5 May 1886.

30. 1900 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet A4, page 79 (stamped), dwelling 69, family 69, James Hooper household.
– James Hooper, born Dec 1861 in Missouri, age 38, married 13 years, farmer
– Mary E. Hooper, wife, born Aug 1865 in Missouri, age 34, married 13 years, 4 children born, 2 living
– Homer H. Hooper, son, born July 1891 in Missouri, age 8
– Ruby L. Hooper, daughter, born Jan 1890 in Missouri, age 5 months
Also, 1910 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 5, sheet A13, dwelling 184, family 184, James Hooper household.
– James T. Hooper, age 48, married 23 years
– Mary E. Hooper, wife, age 44, married 23 years, 5 children born, 2 living
– Homer H. Hooper, son, age 18
– Rubie T. Hooper, daughter, age 10

31. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 4943, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, 26 Feb 1912.

32. 1920 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 6B, dwelling 131, J. T. Hooper household.
J. T. Hooper, widowed, age 58, born in Missouri, farmer
Ruby Hooper, daughter, age 20, single, born in Missouri, teacher
Also, 1930 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 40-10, sheet 4B, dwelling 90, family 92, Stanley McKemmy household.
– Stanley McKemmy, age 34, first married at age 25, born in Missouri, teacher
– Ruby McKemmy, wife, age 30, first married at age 21, born in Missouri
– Jamie McKemmy, son, age 8, born in Missouri
– Donald McKemmy, son, age 6, born in Missouri
– Roger McKemmy, son, age 4, born in Missouri
– Harold McKemmy, son, age 1, born in Missouri
– James Hooper, father-in-law, age 68, widower, first married at age 20, merchant in general store

33. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 29404, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, James T. Hooper, 7 Sept 1933. Also, James T. Hooper’s headstone reads: James T. / Dec. 13, 1861 / Sept. 7, 1933 / Mary E. / Aug. 18, 1865 / Feb. 26, 1912 / Hooper. Find A Grave, memorial 9290390 with headstone photo, James T. Hooper, Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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34. State of New Mexico, standard certificate of death, no. 1268, Grants, Valencia County, New Mexico, Florence Hooper Gose, 5 Mar 1941. Birth: 30 Oct 1859, Grundy County, Missouri. Widowed. Spouse: S. D. Gose. Place of death: Congregational Hospital. Parents: William Hooper and – McCormack. Burial: Trenton, Missouri. Informant: Jewell Gose Cornelius. Note: Parents names are incorrect. See also, Florence in the household of her father and grandfather in 1870:
1870 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, p. 12, dwelling 76, family 76, James Hooper household.
– James Hooper, farmer, age 51, born in Pennsylvania
– Phillip Hooper, farmer, age 80, born in Pennsylvania
– Florence M. Hooper, age 10, born in Missouri
– James T. Hooper, age 8, born in Missouri
– John H. Hooper, age 6, born in Missouri
– Nancy Hooper, age 4, born in Missouri
– Elizabeth Leeper, age 41, born in Pennsylvania
– James E. Leeper, age 21, born in Missouri
– Adalade Leeper, age 16, born in Missouri
– John W. Leeper, age 14, born in Missouri

35. Ibid. Also, Karen Wagner and Larry G. Flesher, transcribers and compilers, Grundy County, Missouri Genealogical Web Page, “Wynne Cemetery,” Emily Hooper, death 26 Sept 1869. Age 43y, 8m, 19d. 1st w/o James Hooper. Per the website, the cemetery is located in Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri.

36. Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, 1902-1916, p. 17, Samuel D. Gose–Florence M. Hooper, marriage license and return, 24 July 1902.

37. “Rev. Samuel D. Gose Dies,” death notice, The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 10 Nov 1910, p. 13, col. 4.

38. State of New Mexico, standard certificate of death, no. 1268, Grants, Valencia County, New Mexico, Florence Hooper Gose, 5 Mar 1941. Birth: 30 Oct 1859, Grundy County, Missouri. Widowed. Spouse: S. D. Gose. Place of death: Congregational Hospital. Parents: William Hooper and – McCormack. Burial: Trenton, Missouri. Informant: Jewell Gose Cornelius. Note: Parents names are incorrect.

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39. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 4943, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, 26 Feb 1912. Birth: 18 Aug 1865, Grundy County, Missouri. Married. Parents: William A. Sealock, born in Virginia, and Sarah A. Brandom, born in Virginia. Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Edinburg Missouri, 28 Feb 1912.

40. Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, vol. 3, 1881-1887, p. 371, marriage license and return, James T. Hooper–Mary E. Sealock, 5 May 1886.

41. 1900 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet A4, page 79 (stamped), dwelling 69, family 69, James Hooper household.
– James Hooper, born Dec 1861 in Missouri, age 38, married 13 years, farmer
Mary E. Hooper, wife, born Aug 1865 in Missouri, age 34, married 13 years, 4 children born, 2 living
Homer H. Hooper, son, born July 1891 in Missouri, age 8
Ruby L. Hooper, daughter, born Jan 1890 in Missouri, age 5 months
Also, 1910 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 5, sheet A13, dwelling 184, family 184, James Hooper household.
James T. Hooper, age 48, married 23 years
Mary E. Hooper, wife, age 44, married 23 years, 5 children born, 2 living
Homer H. Hooper, son, age 18
Rubie T. Hooper, daughter, age 10
Also, “Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hooper,” obituary, Word and Way (Kansas City, Missouri), 2 May 1912, p. 15, col. 2.

42. Ibid. Also, State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 4943, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, 26 Feb 1912. Also, Mary Hooper’s headstone reads: James T. / Dec. 13, 1861 / Sept. 7, 1933 / Mary E. / Aug. 18, 1865 / Feb. 26, 1912 / Hooper. Find A Grave, memorial 9290394, Mary Elizabeth Sealock Hooper, Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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43. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 35777, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, Laura E. Witten, 5 Nov 1926. Widow. Birth: 13 Sept 1856, Missouri. Parents: Geo. W. Nichol and Lou Patten. Age 70 years, 1 month, 22 days.

44. Grundy County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, p. 27, marriage license and return, Thomas R. Witten–Pet E. Nichols, 23 Nov 1881.

45. 1900 U.S. census, Sugar Creek Township, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 143, sheet 7B, dwelling 154, family 160, Thomas Witten household.
– Thomas Witten, age 40, born July 1859, married 18 years
– Lura Witten, wife, age 42, born Sept 1857, married 18 years, gave birth to 2 children, 2 living
– Guy Witten, son, age 17, born Sept. 1882
– Paul Witten, son, age 9, born Jan 1891

46. “The Benton City Wreck,” newspaper article, Engineer Thomas Witten death, Moberly Democrat (Moberly, Missouri), 27 Dec 1903, p. 3, col. 3. Also, 1910 U.S. census, Sugar Creek Township, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 155, sheet 21B, dwelling 479, family 535, Lurrel Witten household.
– Lurrel Witten, widow, age 50
– Guy Witten, son, age 26
– Paul Witten, son, age 19

47. State of Missouri, State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 35777, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, Laura E. Witten, 5 Nov 1926. Widow. Birth: 13 Sept 1856, Missouri. Parents: Geo. W. Nichol and Lou Patten. Age 70 years, 1 month, 22 days. Also, Laura Nichols Witten’s headstone reads: Witten / Laura Nichols / Witten / Sept. 16, 1859 / Nov. 3, 1926. Find A Grave, memorial 9291012 with headstone photo, Laura Pet Nichols Witten, Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri. Note: Death dates do not match. As burial was on the 6th per the death certificate, the death date was most likely the 3rd.

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48. “Mrs. Ruby McKemy,” obituary, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 13 July 1981, p. B-12, col. 4.

49. 1900 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet A4, page 79 (stamped), dwelling 69, family 69, James Hooper household.
– James Hooper, born Dec 1861 in Missouri, age 38, married 13 years, farmer
– Mary E. Hooper, wife, born Aug 1865 in Missouri, age 34, married 13 years, 4 children born, 2 living
– Homer H. Hooper, son, born July 1891 in Missouri, age 8
– Ruby L. Hooper, daughter, born Jan 1890 in Missouri, age 5 months

50. 1920 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 6B, dwelling 131, J. T. Hooper household.
J. T. Hooper, widowed, age 58, born in Missouri, farmer
Ruby Hooper, daughter, age 20, single, born in Missouri, teacher

51. 1930 U.S. census, Madison Township, Grundy County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 40-10, sheet 4B, dwelling 90, family 92, Stanley McKemmy household.
– Stanley McKemmy, age 34, first married at age 25, born in Missouri, teacher
– Ruby McKemmy, wife, age 30, first married at age 21, born in Missouri
– Jamie McKemmy, son, age 8, born in Missouri
– Donald McKemmy, son, age 6, born in Missouri
– Roger McKemmy, son, age 4, born in Missouri
– Harold McKemmy, son, age 1, born in Missouri
– James Hooper, father-in-law, age 68, widower, first married at age 20, merchant in general store
Also, Find A Grave, memorial 9290561 with headstone photo, Donald Ray McKemy, Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

52. “Deaths Over Missouri,” Stanley McKemy obituary, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 14 Nov 1973, p. 1, col. 6.

53. “Mrs. Ruby McKemy,” obituary, The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 13 July 1981, p. B-12, col. 4. Also, Ruby Hooper McKemy’s headstone reads: Ruby L McKemy / Jan 7 1900 Jul 11 1981. Find A Grave, memorial 9290567 with headstone photo, Ruby Hooper McKemy, Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.

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Additional Hooper vital records from Grundy County, Missouri

Grundy County, Missouri, Birth Register, p. 24, no. 309, Male Hooper, 25 June 1884. Place of birth: Edinburg. Parents: William D. and Mary Hooper. 1st child born to parents.

Grundy County, Missouri, Birth Register, p. 33, no. 422, Elizabeth Wood, 9 Nov 1884. Place of birth: Liberty Township. Parents: Lewis Wood and Fannie J. Hooper. 4th child born to parents.

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, compiler, “Winifred Louise Hooper Family Photos, ca. 1910-1920, Trenton, Missouri” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures (https://cooladventures.com/collection/winifred-louise-hooper-family-photos : published 2021); previously held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts, returned to family 2019.

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