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Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Heflebower Cooper
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1841
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1921
Miami County
Kansas, USA

Mary Elizabeth met her husband while ice-skating on the creek close to where she grew up.

She was paralyzed from the waist down after the birth of her last child in 1876 and was confined to a wheelchair the rest of her life.


(Probably Louisburg, KS paper)

Mrs. Mary E. Cooper, an early pioneer settler of Louisburg community, following a slight stroke of paralysis about two weeks ago, died last Monday, September 19, 1921 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. 0. Whitaker, near Bucyrus, Kansas. Mrs. Cooper was aged 80 years, one Month and 12 days. She had been a cripple for a number of years and was confined to her wheel chair but was patient and cheerful during all her affliction and always considerate of others.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of R.O. Whitaker, conducted by Reverend Rand of Kansas City, Mo. The burial took place at Louisburg cemetery at the side of her husband who preceded her March 17, 1918.

Mary Elizabeth Hefflebower was born in Jefferson county, now West Virginia on August 7, 1841 and moved with her parents in 1841 to Hampshire county where she was married to James E. Cooper, August 16, 1859. They moved to Kansas and settled in this county in the fall of 1865 on a farm south of Bucyrus, when they moved to the Cooper home place three miles north of Louisburg. Six children, five of whom are living, came to this union. W. H. Cooper, lives near Spring Hill, Kansas: Mrs. Emma Whitaker lives near Bucyrus: the second daughter died when 16 years old. Mrs. Blanch Dearing is a resident of Holdenville, Oklamoma: E. R. Cooper lives on the home place and J. D. Cooper operates one of the leading restaurant bakeries of Miami county, being located in Louisburg.

On Monday, August 16th, 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Cooper celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the home north of town.

On this good woman a good deal might be said but it is not necessary. She was a quiet unassuming Christian woman and a member of the M.E. church south of Bucyrus for many years. She was known to possess a sunny disposition and noted for her genuine hospitality. She lived to see the county develop from a rugged prairie to present prosperity. She raised a family of sons and daughters who hold the respect of the community. Her life's work was done and well done.

Besides the family she is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. C. Lovett. There are twenty-three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Family links: 
  David Heflebower (1792 - 1863)
  Mary Ann Slifer Heflebower (1803 - 1853)
  James Ellis Cooper (1833 - 1918)*
  William Herbert Cooper (1861 - 1946)*
  Emma T Whitaker (1862 - 1955)*
  Annie Laura Cooper (1864 - 1880)*
  Edwin R Cooper (1872 - 1965)*
  James Donald Cooper (1876 - 1967)*
  Samuel Heflebower (1825 - 1844)*
  Margaret Ann Heflebower Morris (1826 - 1853)*
  Daniel Ferguson Heflebower (1828 - 1916)*
  Esrom Heflebower (1829 - 1892)*
  Frances Catherine Heflebower Rinehart (1830 - 1913)*
  Mary Elenor Heflebower (1832 - 1833)*
  Sarah Jane Heflebower Offutt (1834 - 1857)*
  David Hunter Heflebower (1836 - 1912)*
  Bushrod Heflebower (1837 - 1916)*
  Mary Elizabeth Heflebower Cooper (1841 - 1921)
  Edmonia F Hefelbower Lovett (1844 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Louisburg Cemetery
Miami County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Kelly
Originally Created by: Steve McCray
Record added: Sep 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29656092
Mary Elizabeth Mollie <i>Heflebower</i> Cooper
Added by: Kelly
Mary Elizabeth Mollie <i>Heflebower</i> Cooper
Added by: Kelly
Mary Elizabeth Mollie <i>Heflebower</i> Cooper
Added by: Steve McCray
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