|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1855|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 1915|
Mrs. H. P. Cooper
"This is she which came out of great tribulation and has washed her robe and made it white in the blood of the lamb."
After a lingering illness eight month's duration, during which time she underwent three operations, Mrs. H. P. Cooper died at her home in Duluth, Minn., Saturday morning, June 5, 1915. The end was peaceful but came unexpectedly, giving her family little warning of its approach. Heart failure, resulting from a complication of diseases, was the immediate cause assigned by her physician.
A short service, at which Dr. Hoffman officiated was held at the home; after which the remains accompanied by the husband and daughter were taken to Montello, Wis., and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, June 8th at the Methodist church and conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C. C. Hulbert. A large company of relatives and a number of life-long friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed.
The relatives included besides the husband and daugher, three sisters, one brother, one brother-in-law, seven nieces, ten nephews, two great nieces and six nieces and two nephews by marriage.
The music was furnished by two young ladies and the Voluntary, played by the organist was Mrs. Cooper's favorite hymn, "Lead Kindly Light." The profusion of beautiful flowers were the offerings of relatives in Westfield and Buffalo and of friends in Milwaukee, Duluth and Hibbing.
After the service the funeral cortege proceeded to the Montello cemetery, where the beloved mother was tenderly laid to rest beside her daughters. The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased; Gilbert, George and Charles Dewar, of Westfield, and George, Fred and Harold Jerred of Buffalo.
Mary Elizabeth Needham, fourth daughter of George and Patience Needham, was born in the town of Newton, Marquette county, Wisconsin, March 10, 1855. She was the sixth of a family of eight children and is survived by four sisters and one brother: Mrs. D. J. Dewar, of Westfield, Mrs. Fred Kent, Grand View, Mrs. Herbert Cheney, Mrs. Martha Jerred and David Needham of the town of Buffalo.
Mary Needham became the wife of Henry P. Cooper Feb. 22, 1876 and three daughters came to bless their union. Nellie and Claudia died in early childhood and the eldest, Maude E. is located at Hibbing, Minn, and mourns with her father the loss of their loved one.
The family at one time resided in Montello, moving from here to the town of Buffalo, where they lived several years. Later they moved to northern Wisconsin and fifteen years ago went to Duluth, Minn., which city has since been their home.
Mrs. Cooper had a keen and quick mind, a ready wit and potent charm of manner which endeared her to all and made for her friends wherever she went. Her kind and gracious manner won love and attachment, while her proud and dignified hearing commanded respect and admiration. No tribute to her memory can do justice to her, for life has brighter ad sweeter because she lived and loved and suffered and finished her work on earth.
Although her last days were fraught with much suffering, she bore it patiently and was brought out of great tribulation to the enjoyment of a ________________________.
George Needham (1819 - 1903)
Patience Walker Needham (1815 - 1876)
Henry Cooper (____ - 1929)*
Ellen Jane Needham Dewar (1849 - 1941)*
Patience E. Kent (1852 - 1936)*
Harriett Eliza Needham Cheney (1853 - 1929)*
David J. Needham (1854 - 1933)*
Mary Elizabeth Needham Cooper (1855 - 1915)
Martha Marie Needham Jerred (1858 - 1929)*
Created by: J.B.
Record added: Oct 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79379981
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