Posted By:Pam Dake Jackson
Subject:Dake/Cooper Family - for Jeri Cooper DeVries
Post Date:November 10, 2005 at 13:04:53
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I'm trying to reach Jeri Cooper DeVries who's posting was in 2001 but her email address is not current. Is anyone in touch with her? I would like her to see the following.

Thank you,
Pam Dake Jackson

Dear Jeri Cooper DeVries,

I happened upon your very old posting and I am your long lost cousin. I'm so excited that I have not read any of the other Dake/Cooper postings yet. My name is Pamela Julie Dake (married name Jackson). I'm 57 years old and was born in Chicago and I live in Huntington Beach, CA. My sister is Susan Jeri Dake (Richardson), 53 and lives in Thousand Oaks, CA. My grandparents were Henry Frederick Dake and Rhea Cooper. My father was William Henry Dake, born 1918, died 2001. Virginia Dake was his sister. Virginia married Jim Panteleo, never had children, and she died appx. 1967. Both my dad and Virginia lived in California most of their lives. Henry F. Dake and Rhea Cooper did not move to CA. Rhea Cooper died before I was born, when my father was 16 and Virgina was 12. Henry married May Levit (I believe that was her maiden name). I never knew that May was a friend of Rhea's. May was a lovey woman and my grandfather was bigger than life and I loved him very much. He died in the early 1960's in Chicago and May died a few years later. Henry and May had one daughter Roberta Dake (married name Price). The last I heard, Roberta lives in New Jersey. I know nearly nothing about the Cooper family and would love to learn about them. I have some Rhea Cooper memoribia (her China, Bible etc.) that my Aunt Virginia left me. Oh my Gosh, I'm so excited I don't know what else to say.

Cousin Pam