Frank Pitts COOPER/Anna Mae HARPHANT

Husband: Frank Pitts COOPER (C160)
Born: 9 NOV 1876 at: Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH Married: 3 MAR 1920 at: Springfield, Clark, OH Died: 26 AUG 1966 at: Fairborn, Greene Co, OH Father:Benjamin Franklin COOPER Mother:Susan GRINDLE Other Spouses: NOTES
Wife: Anna Mae HARPHANT (H615)
Born: 2 OCT 1901 at: Springfield, Clark, OH Died: 6 JUL 1979 at: Xenia, Greene, OH Father:William Alfred HARPHANT Mother:Viola Marie HUFFMAN Other Spouses: PEDIGREE NOTES
Name: Thelma Susan COOPER Born: 28 DEC 1920 at: Clifton, Greene Co, OH Married: 25 AUG 1939 at: Richmond, , IN Died: 21 JAN 2000 at: Ames, Story Co, IA Spouses: Robert Frederick FRANK James Dewey DAVIS PEDIGREE
Name: Greta Mae COOPER Born: at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Richard Arlo SINCLAIR PEDIGREE
Name: Anna Lucille COOPER Born: at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Kenneth Wesley DELAY PEDIGREE
Name: Frank COOPER Born: 15 MAY 1926 at: Xenia, Greene, OH Married: at: Died: 7 AUG 1991 at: Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH Spouses: Clara Ellen MOSSMAN PEDIGREE
Name: Dorothy Louise COOPER Born: 24 JUL 1931 at: Jamestown, , OH Married: at: Died: 26 AUG 2002 at: Springfield, Clark, OH Spouses: Elmer Raymond STOUT PEDIGREE


Frank Pitts and Anna Mae Cooper, about 1920

Frank Pitts COOPER was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 9 November 1876, the son of Benjamin Franklin COOPER and Susan GRINDLE COOPER. He had been employed as a maintenance engineer for the Frigidaire Plant Division of General Motors of Dayton for 26½ years before retiring in 1951. He was a 50-year member of the Cincinnati Price Hill Lodge No 524, Free and Accepted Masons. Frank Pitts COOPER was granted two patents: #811,547 for Tubular Boilers (Feb. 1906) and #2,166,751 for a Mechanical Pencil (July 1939).

Anna Mae HARPHANT was born in Springfield, Ohio, on 2 October 1901, the daughter of William Alfred HARPHANT and Viola HUFFMAN HARPHANT. She lived with her family in Springfield until age 3 or 4 and then moved to the Martin place just south of Springfield. Later, the family moved to the Brickle farm just north of Jamestown. She started her schooling at the Peacock School where her father attended when he was a little boy. Anna Mae HARPHANT COOPER was a member of the Clifton United Presbyterian Church, the Women's Auxiliary of the Clifton Fire Department and the Order of the Eastern Star, Antioch Chapter 445, Yellow Springs.

On 3 March 1920, Frank Pitts COOPER and Anna Mae HARPHANT were married in Springfield, Ohio. They had five children: Thelma Susan, born 28 December 1920; Greta Mae, born 4 January 1923; Anna Lucille, born 28 June 1924; Frank, born 15 May 1926; and Dorothy Louise, born 24 July 1931.

Frank Pitts COOPER died on 26 August 1966 of a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 89. Anna Mae HARPHANT COOPER died on 6 July 1979 at the age of 77. Both are buried in the Clifton Cemetery on the northwest corner of Clifton, Ohio.


  1. Death Certificate html linkpdf linkphoto link - Frank Pitts COOPER, 29 August 1966, Xenia, Ohio.
  2. Newspaper Obituary - Frank P. COOPER html linkpdf linkphoto link; August 1966.
  3. Marriage Record html linkpdf link - Frank P. COOPER and Anna M. HARPHANT, Clark County Probate Court, Springfield, Ohio.
  4. Marriage License html link - Frank P. COOPER and Anna M. HARPHANT.
  5. Birth Records html linkpdf link - Greene County Health Department, Xenia, Ohio.
  6. Newspaper Obituary html linkpdf link - Anna Mae COOPER, paper and date unknown.
  7. Newspaper Obituary - Frank Cooper, Jr. pdf linkphoto link, Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia Ohio, Friday, 9 August 1991
  8. Church Obituary - Frank Cooper, Jr. html linkpdf link, Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia Ohio, Friday, 9 August 1991
  9. Newspaper Obituary - William Alfred HARPHANT, Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia Ohio, Saturday, 26 September 1964, p. 2.
  10. Newspaper Obituary - Viola HARPHANT, Xenia Public Library Obituary File, Xenia, Ohio.
  11. "Life of Anna Mae HARPHANT COOPER" html linkpdf link, a letter written by Anna Mae HARPHANT COOPER about her life. Copied 13 September 1985.
  12. Anna Mae COOPER's Bible html linkpdf link. Bible was presented to Anna Mae COOPER by Elmer and Dorothy STOUT on Christmas of 1955. Information copied 17 November 1982.
  13. Thelma Susan COOPER DAVIS's Bible html linkpdf link. Information copied 22 November 1982.
  14. 1860 Census - Enos and Rachel COOPER with son Franklin and daughter Cordelia photo link; Cincinnati, (Hamilton), Ohio, (4th ward, M653.971.329, p. 161, line 17, house 558, family 1262).
  15. 1880 Census - Benjamin and Susan COOPER with sons Cassius and Frank photo link; 622 West Eighth Street, Cincinnati, (Hamilton), Ohio, (20th ward, house 196, family 340).
  16. 1900 Census - B.F. and Sonsie COOPER photo linkphoto link; 757 Mt. Hope Rd., Cincinnati, (Hamilton), Ohio, (T623. ED 249, sheet 5, ward of city 29, #75-87).
  17. 1910 Census - Benjamin COOPER with sons Cassius and Frank photo link; Cincinnati, (Hamilton), Ohio, (20th ward, T624.1193.219, house 153, family 158, lines 20-22).
  18. 1920 Census - Frank P. COOPER photo link, Clifton Village (Greene) Ohio (T625. E.D. 162, sheet 2A, 35-42). (This Frank Cooper is an auto mechanic living just a short distance away from William Harphant and his daught Anna Mae Harphant - age 35.)
  19. 1920 Census - Frank COOPER photo link; 914 East Pearl St., Cincinnati, (Hamilton), Ohio, (8th ward, #111-215). (This Frank Cooper is a rigger for boiler machinery - age 49.)
  20. 1930 Census - Frank and Anna COOPER photo link; Water Street, Clifton, (Greene), Ohio, (T626.1804.1, #28-28).
  21. Patent #811,547 photo linkphoto linkphoto linkphoto linkphoto link, for Tubular Boilers, Feb. 1906. 5 pages.
  22. Patent #2,166,751 photo linkphoto linkphoto linkphoto linkphoto linkphoto linkphoto link, for a Mechanical Pencil, July 1939. 7 pages.