|Birth: ||May 7, 1871|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1964|
Thursday February 6, 1964 p. 8
John P. Cooper Rites Held Here
Funeral services for John P. [elsor] Cooper, longtime Taylor County resident, held February 2, 1964 at New Market Methodist Church, were conducted by Carl Cummings and Rev. Carrol Newquist. Mr. Cooper died January 29 at Clarinda Municipal hospital at the age of 92 years, seven months and 23 days. Interment was at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Ia.
Included in the services was the following obituary:
John P. [elsor] Cooper, son of A. [ndrew] J. [ackson] and Cornelia [Ann] King Cooper, was born May 7, 1871 at Rushville, Schuyler county, Ill., and departed this life Jan. 30, 1964 at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda, Ia., at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 23 days.
When he was four years old he moved with his family to Taylor county Iowa, where he grew to adulthood and has continued to reside.
He was united in marriage to [Harriet] Emma [Emaline] Drennen in 1893 and to them were born: Lora Cooper of Wadsworth, Kan., Gail Cooper of Knoxville, Ia., and Mabel Greenway, now deceased. The mother of this family died while the children were still young and in 1901 he was united in marriage to Jennie Jones and to them were born: Vern Cooper, now deceased, Harold Cooper, now deceased, Darold Cooper of Loveland, Colo. The passing of this companion left full responsibility of home and family and he assumed this role with a full parent love.
In 1921 he was married to Mrs. Bessie Giles and to them were born: Lavaughan Bonnie Eichelberger of Philadelphia, Pa.; Lorene Poley of Kirkland, Wash.; Rex Cooper of Englewood, Colo, and Jack Cooper of Westminster, Colo. There were also two stepchildren, 27 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren who survive his memory.
Mr. Cooper's younger years were spent farming, where he loved to put forth honest efforts in tilling the soil and taking the just reward of his efforts at harvest time. Then for a number of years he was a county road maintenance employee where he worked horses and loved to work them on road equipment. His last active occupation was for Mental Health at Clarinda, retiring from this work when 83 years of age.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
Andrew Jackson Cooper (1826 - 1902)
Cornelia Ann King Cooper (1838 - 1906)
Harriet Emeline Drennen Cooper (1875 - 1898)*
Jennie Rebecca Jones Cooper (1878 - 1919)*
Bessie E Wagoner Cooper (1891 - 1974)*
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