“Infirmary Director James McJunkin arrived from Rarden on a noon train Thursday with six young children named Cooper who were admitted to the children’s home. The mother1 of the youngsters died recently and the father2, a poor laborer, was no longer able to provide proper care. There were three boys and as many girls.3
1910 Federal Census for the Scioto County Children’s Home4
A review of the 1910 Federal Census that tallied the Scioto County Children’s’ Home reveals the names of the above mentioned children as follows:
- Bessie Cooper. Female. Age 14
- Birdie Cooper. Female. Age 12
- Granville Cooper. Male. Age 9
- Hartsell Cooper. Male. Age 7
- Irma Cooper. Female. Age 6
- Frederick Cooper. Male. Age 1 year and 2 months.
- Missouri Madeline Carlton Cooper
- John Jay Cooper
- 6 Children For Home. (1910, January 29). Portsmouth Times, p. 8.
- “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRJ6-8WT?cc=1727033&wc=QZZQ-1MK%3A133640001%2C142814701%2C135941501%2C1589089557 : 24 June 2017), Ohio > Scioto > Portsmouth Ward 4 > ED 156 > image 56 of 57; citing NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).