Re: William James Hooper born Feb 6, 1889 Cornwall
There's a Michigan marriage record for William J. HOOPER, age 24, residence Ishpeming, birthplace England, occupation Miner, father James HOOPER, mother Elizabeth WOODWARD to Emily BREWER, age 25, residence Ishpeming, birthplace Ishpeming, father Wm H. BREWER, mother ---ne HERRING, on 7-June-1913 in Ishpeming.Witnesses were John and Jane BREWER.
There's a christening record for a William James HOOPER on 22-Mar-1889 in Truro, Cornwall.Parents were James and Elizabeth HOOPER.
There's a William J. HOOPER on the 1901 English census, age 12, born Kea Cornwall.He's living in registration district:Truro, subdistrict: Kea, parish:Feock.I can't see who else is in the same household.
There's this family in the 1891 census for Kea, Truro, Cornwall:
HOOPER, James age 28, farm laborer, born Gerrans, Cornwall
wife Elizabeth age 30, born St. Just, Cornwall
dau Alice Emma age 4, born Kea, Cornwall
son William J. age 2, born Kea, Cornwall
dau Florence age 5m, born Kea, Cornwall
In the 1881 census of Gerrans, Cornwall there's a James HOOPER and Elizabeth WOODWARD both working as servants in the household of John LOBB.
The only James of the right age in Gerrans, Cornwall in the 1871 census is in this family:
HOOPER, William H. age 32, farm laborer, born Gerrans, Cornwall
wife Mary J. age 35, born Gerrans
son William age 11, born St. Anthony
son James H. age 8, born Gerrans
dau Emma J. age 5, born Gerrans
son John age 4, born Gerrans
son Frederick age 2, born Gerrans
Interestingly, the civil parish is Gerrans, but the place name is St. Just.
There's only one Elizabeth WOODWARD near the right age in Cornwall in 1871.The place is St. Just and the civil parish is also listed as St. Just:
WOODWARD, Nicholas age 51, farm laborer, born St. Just
wife Elizabeth age 46 born Crowan
dau Elizabeth age 12 born St. Just
son Thomas age 6 born St. Just