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John Benjamin Cooper
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1906
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1956
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA

Former Policeman Ben Cooper Dies In City Hospital
Former McAlester Police Chief, Ben Cooper, 50 died at a local hospital Wednesday following a short illness.
Cooper was born in McAlester April 3, 1906 and had lived here all his life.
He worked for both the state and county highway departments, served as night chief on the McAlester police force and then was employed by the McAlester Street department.
Survivors include his wife, Alice, his mother, Mrs. Sophia Cooper, McAlester, one son, David and a daughter, Barbara, McAlester; two brothers, Robert Cooper, Stillwater and William P. Cooper, San Raphal, Calif.; three sisters, Miss Celeste Cooper, McAlester, Mrs.Agnes Martindale, Maywood, Calif., Mrs. Bertha Lunday, Tulsa; and one grandson, Michael Cooper.
Rosary will be recited tonight at 8 p.m. in the Humphrey chapel with Rev. F.F.Meis in charge.
Burial will follow in Oak Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be Durcie Freeman, Pete Jeffers, Bill Hopkins, Sonny Ragan, Joe Kaiser and Chris LeFlore.
Published: McAlester New Capital Aug 16, 1956. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Lee Cooper (1867 - 1932)
  Emily Sophia Boone Cooper (1880 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Merina Coston Cooper (1912 - 2001)*
 
 Children:
  David Lee Cooper (1932 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bertha L Cooper Lundy (1893 - 1977)**
  Eula May Cooper (1895 - 1899)**
  Emily Melanie Cooper (1902 - 1922)*
  Agnes Bernard Cooper Martindale (1904 - 1980)*
  John Benjamin Cooper (1906 - 1956)
  Robert Leo Cooper (1908 - 1993)*
  Mary Celeste Cooper (1911 - 1991)*
  William Paul Cooper (1923 - 1979)*
  William Paul Cooper (1923 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
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Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Sec. 25
 
Maintained by: Barbara Cooper Firestone
Originally Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: May 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19317141
John Benjamin Cooper
Added by: MillieBelle
 
John Benjamin Cooper
Added by: Barbara Cooper Firestone
 
John Benjamin Cooper
Added by: Barbara Cooper Firestone
 
 
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- Lanie
 Added: May. 27, 2012
Ben is my 8th cousin once removed
- Suzanne Alley Wilson
 Added: Apr. 5, 2012

- nancy murray
 Added: Jun. 2, 2010
 
 
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