Person Scioto County Infirmary

Six Cooper Children for Children’s Home

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

Cooper children highlighted in red box.

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:

  1. Missouri Madeline Carlton Cooper
  2. John Jay Cooper
  3. 6 Children For Home. (1910, January 29). Portsmouth Times, p. 8.
  4. “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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.).