Harriet Bonnycastle1

#128, (1867 - 1942)
FatherJohn Charles Bonnycastle2 (c 1827 - 1884)
MotherHarriet Everett2 (1840 - 1906)
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Charles Bonnycastle (1796-1840)

Family

John Stewart Harrison (1843 - 1901)
Children

Life Events

BirthHarriet Bonnycastle was born in Aug 1867 in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born and raised in what was known as the Bonnycastle Estate. For a description of the property see the pages for her parents, John Charles Bonnycastle & Harriet Everett.3,4 
(with Parents) 1870 CensusHattie appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Two Mile House Pct, Jefferson County, Kentucky, with her parents. She was 4 years old and born in Kentucky.5 
(with Parents) 1880 CensusHattie appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Two Mile House Pct with her parents. She was 13, attended school, and was born in Kentucky.2 
MarriageShe married John Stewart Harrison on 17 Jan 1887 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.6
 
1900 CensusJohn and Hattie B Harrison appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Two Mile House Precinct, Jefferson County, Kentucky, enumerated 27 Jun 1900. John was 57, born in February 1843 in Virginia, parents' birthplaces unknown, and was a Manager at Standard Oil. Hattie was 32, born in August 1867 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia and mother in Kentucky. She was the mother of four children, 3 still living. They rented their home and had been married 10 years. The children were [John's daughters] Emma (28) and Rosa (21), [their children] Harryet B (12), John S (7) and John B (7). There were also 3 black house servants in the household - Mattie Nichols (33, single), Florence Minster (28, divorced with 2 children), and William Barber (24, single).3 
Note.The family lived in a large two-story typical southern home on the Bonnycastle Estate about a mile from the Big House where their grandmother lived.4 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband John died on 16 Dec 1901.7 
Note.Harriet, her mother, and her 3 children went to visit her brother Henry Churchill Bonnycastle, an army officer in the 23rd infantry, stationed at Plattsberg Barracks, New York. There she met Harry L Cooper, also an officer in the 23rd.4 
MarriageHarriet married Harry Lawrence Cooper on 27 Aug 1902 in Manhattan, New York, New York.
Details from the index: Harry Lawrence Cooper, parents Charles Lawrence & Flora Green; Harriet Bonny Harrison, parents John Charles & Harriet Everett.1,8 
Note.After they married, Harriet and Harry went to the Philippines and the children stayed with their grandmother in Kentucky. They were reunited when Harry was stationed for a short time in San Francisco, followed by Fort Snelling, Minnesota.4 
1905 CensusHarry L and Hattie B Cooper appeared on the 1905 State Census of Fort Snelling Village, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Harry was 35, born in Pennsylvania, father born in New York, mother in Pennsylvania, and was an army officer. Hattie was 38, born in Kentucky, mother in Virginia and father in Kentucky. The three children were surnamed Harrison and born in Kentucky - Harriet B (17), John L (12), and John B (12). They also had a domestic of German origin, Molly Bounke (29).9 
1910 CensusHarry L and Harriet B Cooper appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, enumerated 29 Apr 1910. The census image is very faint. Harry was 40, born in Kentucky [sic], parents born in Pennsylvania, and he was an Officer in the U.S. Army. Harriet was 43, born in Kentucky, as were her parents. They had been married 8 years - the first marriage for Harry, second for Harriet. Harriet was the mother of 4 children, 3 still living.10 
1920 CensusHarry L and Harriett B Cooper appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, at 203B Sherman Avenue, enumerated 13 Jan 1920. Harry was 50, born in Pennsylvania, father born in New York and mother in Pennsylvania, and was an Officer in the U.S. Army. Harriett was 53 and born in Kentucky. They rented their home.11 
1930 CensusHarry L and Harriet B Cooper appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Fort George G Meade, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, enumerated 1 May 1930. Harry was 60, first married at 33, born in Pennsylvania, father born in New York, mother in Pennsylvania, was a veteran of the World War and was a Colonel in the U.S. Army. Harriet was 63, first married at 20, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia and mother in Kentucky. They rented their home, had a radio, and employed a housekeeper.12 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Harry died on 5 Sep 1935.13 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in her husband's 1935 obituary which you can read on his page.13 
1940 CensusHarriet B Cooper appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, at 33 Fenwick Road. She was with her daughter and son-in-law Bonnycastle H and Frederic H Smith, an army officer. Harriet was 73, widowed, had 4 years of high school, and was born in Kentucky. In 1935 she had lived in Alexandria, Arlington County, Virginia.14 
DeathHarriet died on 17 Feb 1942 in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina.
Details from death certificate index: Harriet Bonnycastle Cooper, born 24 Aug 1866 in Louisville, Ky, daughter of John Bonnycastle, birthplace Va, & Harriet Everett, birthplace Louisville, spouse Harry L Cooper, age 75, widowed.1,15 
BurialThe Coopers were both buried in Arlington National Cemetery.1 
ObituaryHer obituary was published on 19 Feb 1942.
Cooper, Harriet Bonnycastle. On Tuesday, February 17, 1942, at Wilmington, N.C., Harriet Bonnycastle Cooper, wife of the late Col. Harry L. Cooper, U.S.A., and mother of Mrs. Frederick H. Smith and Stewart Harrison Cooper. Services at the grave, Porter ave., Arlington National Cemetery, on Thursday, February 19, at 11 a.m.1
 
Last Edited1 May 2014

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 19 Feb 1942. Harriet Bonnycastle Cooper Obituary.
  2. Online image of the 1880 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest, www.heritagequestonline.com), Kentucky, Jefferson County, Two Mile House, Roll 421, Page 138.
  3. 1900 Federal Census for United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Two Mile House Precinct, Roll T623_533, ED 151, Page 28B. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  4. John Stewart Harrison, Unpublished Memoir. Typescript copy held by family.
  5. Online image of the 1870 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest, www.heritagequestonline.com), Kentucky, Jefferson County, 2 Mile House Pct, Roll 472, Page 453.
  6. Family Search Indexes to Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979, John Stewart Harrison & Hattie Bonnycastle, 1887.
  7. Death Records of Kentucky, 1852-1953, J S Harrison, 1901. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  8. New York Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics. Indexes to New York Marriages, 1866-1937. Text index online at familysearch.org, Harry Lawrence Cooper & Harriet Bonny Harrison, 27 Aug 1902.
  9. Online image of the 1905 Census for Minnesota (Family Search Labs, beta.familysearch.org) "Hennepin County, Fort Snelling Village, ED 42, sheet 15."
  10. 1910 Federal Census for United States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Richfield, Roll T624_706, Page 10A. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  11. 1920 Federal Census for United States, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth, Roll T625_537, Page 16B. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  12. 1930 Federal Census for United States, Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Fort George G Meade, Roll 844, Page 4B. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  13. Obituary of Col. Harry L. Cooper in New York Times, 6 September 1935. Image viewed online at Ancestry's Historical Newspaper Collection.
  14. 1940 Federal Census for United States, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Fort Monroe, ED 28-9, Page 2B. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  15. North Carolina Department of Public Health Indexes to Deaths, 1906-1967 (Family Search Historic Records & Images Online, transcribed index), Harriet Bonnycastle Cooper, 1942.
  16. Ancestry.com databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 7 July 1965. Bonnycastle Harrison Smith Obituary.
  17. Death Records of Kentucky, 1852-1953, John Stuart Harrison Jr, 1892, page 134. Image viewed at Ancestry.