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Lewis B. Cooper, Jr
Birth: Jul. 3, 1921
Death: Aug. 9, 1975
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA

Cooper Memorial Library - The History:

The Lee County Public Library was established as a Work Progress Administration (WPA) on August 14, 1940. Opelika Public Library was one of ten branch libraries established at the time with the Lee County Public Library being headquarters for the County Library System. The Opelika Library was first located in the Old Hollingsworth and Norman clothing store upstairs on 8th Street. In 1942, the library relocated to occupy larger space on Avenue A. The Library remained at this location until 1952, after the completion of the municipal building. When the municipal building was renovated, the library moved to the Montgomery Fair building during this process. On May 10, 1976 the library moved into its current building located on South 6th Street (Lewis Cooper Jr. Library and Arts Center). This was a major undertaking of the city to provide a new library and arts center for the citizens of Lee County. Lewis Cooper Jr., President of City Commissioners (Mayor) was determined to provide the citizens of Opelika with a library to meet their needs for years to come. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lewis Bartow Cooper (1896 - 1956)
  Bettie Van Bufford Cooper (1889 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Willette W. Cooper (1927 - 1997)
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis B. Cooper (1921 - 1975)
  Gussie Louise Cooper Gore (1923 - 1994)*
  George W Cooper (1925 - 1973)*
  I. Bruce Cooper (1927 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosemere Cemetery
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Anthony Cooper
Originally Created by: J. G. Ivey
Record added: Sep 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30202538
Lewis B. Cooper, Jr
Added by: Anthony Cooper
 
Lewis B. Cooper, Jr
Added by: Anthony Cooper
 
Lewis B. Cooper, Jr
Added by: Anthony Cooper
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 30, 2013
 
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