My Great-Grandmother Maggie Cooper Hahn

This is a photo of Rev. Theodore Hahn and his wife Mary Margaret “Maggie” Cooper (1886-1967).

Rev. Theodore Hahn and his wife Mary Margaret "Maggie" Cooper. Photo taken in Beulah by their granddaughter-in-law Zenova Cook Hahn.

Maggie was the daughter of Henry Merrit Cooper and Sarah Elizabeth Givens, who was the daughter of Joseph Harvell Givens and Mary Susan Holland.

The earliest record I have for Maggie is the 1900 Census. She is living in Lowell, Baldwin County, with her mother, sisters Louella and Norah, and brothers Louis, William, Charles, and Rudolph.

She married Theodore in Baldwin County on 12 May 1905. They had a daughter Emma Estell, who was born and died in 1906.

By 1910, they had two other children, Willie Louise and Ary Lee, but I cannot find the family in the 1910 Census. I have an article – one of those little community briefs about comings and goings – that places them in the Bellview area of Escambia County, Florida, in October 1910.

The 1920 Census shows the couple living in Baldwin County, Alabama, with Willie, Ary, Charles Theodore (my grandfather), Anna Augusta (we called her Aunt Gussie), George Edward, and Daniel Yancey.

By 1930, they had moved to Escambia County, Florida, where Theodore was born. At that time, they were closer to the downtown area.

Later, they moved out to Beulah, just around the corner and down the street from where Charles Theodore and his wife (and 2nd cousin) Malzie Silcox later lived (and years later, my husband I lived on that same property as well).

My mother Zenova Cook Hahn, wife of Charles and Malzie’s son William D. “Bill” Hahn took the attached photo. It was colorized using the free tool at MyHeritage.

Additional records are attached to Maggie’s profile at FamilySearch.

Obituary published in the Pensacola News, November 14, 1967
Obituary for Maggie Cooper Hahn published in the Pensacola News, Tuesday, November 14, 1967

About Taminar

When I grow up, I want to make movies and write books. Now in my 50s, I wonder if I'll ever really accomplish the dreams of my youth. I have made two short films, one for a college film-making class, the other for an MTV-sponsored contest. I have written short plays that have been produced, and a few short stories and reviews that have been published. I also perform and direct for community theatre. My working life has included stints in local TV news, public relations, retail management and cashier, and for a couple of years, I made the rides go at Walt Disney World. I have two cats and a husband.
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