Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Their Wedding Portrait?
Writing on the back of this photo identifies this couple as aunt Rosie Vaughan Cooper and uncle Fayte Cooper of Boaz, Kentucky. It also states that Rosie was the sister of Eddie Vaughan.
A brief search reveals that Rosanna Vaughan, age 33, married widower William Lafayette Cooper, age 45, on the 28th of August 1901. From their probable ages in the photograph and the style of Rosie's dress, this photo would appear to date to around 1901 and is very probably their wedding portrait.
The death record for William Lafayette Cooper who died on the 15th of December, 1930 in McCracken County, lists his birth place as Roberson, Virginia and his parents as James Mathew Cooper and Winnie Freeman, both of Virginia.
According to Rosanna Vaughan Cooper's 1939 death record, her parents were William Vaughan, born in Halifax, Virginia and Elizabeth Wright, of Centreville, Tennessee.