Clyde Franklin Cooper 1 2
- Born: 11 Aug 1882, Hopeville In Union County, Iowa
- Marriage (1): Addie Ethel Foland on 17 Jun 1903
- Died: 28 Nov 1972 at age 90
Lived in Grand River, Iowa Grandfather of Loretta Kay (Cooper) Baker
Clyde Cooper Family
Clyde Franklin Cooper was born August 11, 1882, near Hopeville in Union
County, Iowa, and died November 28, 1972. He was the son of Phillip and Cora
(leas) Cooper. On June 17, 1903, Clyde married Addie Ethel Foland.
Addie was born February 24, 188, in Decatur County and died February 15,
1931. She was the daughter of John Valentine and Menerva (Hopkins) Foland.
Clyde and Addie were married by the Justice of the Peace, Marion Brammer,
northeast of Grand River. They went west in a covered wagon and homesteaded
in Greeley County, Kansas, where they lived in a dug-out and sod house.
Three children were born there: Orpha Irene Scadden on August 25, 1905; Opha
Laveta Edwards on September 8, 1907 and Clell Foland on May 13, 1911.
They returned to Iowa in 1912 and bought a farm northeast of Grand River
where two more children were born: Cloris Vivian Taylor on August 26, 1913,
and Doris Arlene Lamb on October 20, 1916.
Clyde and Addie then returned to Western Kansas in 1917 and lived in the sod
house on the old homestead for one year. They returned to Iowa and lived in
and around Grand River the remainder of their lives. Clyde was fur buyer for
many years. He operated a produce and feed store for several years in Grand
Copied from Reflections of Grand River, Iowa 1881-1981 by Stacey McDowell
Clyde married Addie Ethel Foland, daughter of John Valentine Foland and Menerva Hopkins, on 17 Jun 1903. (Addie Ethel Foland was born on 24 Feb 1882 in Decatur County, Iowa, USA and died on 15 Feb 1931.)