Alexander Cooper, son of James Reynolds Cooper, was born in 1883 in Yutan Nebraska. He was the son of his father's first wife, Sarah Taylor, daughter of Dr. Alexander Taylor of Ashland, Nebraska. Sarah Taylor is said to have died in Smith Center, Smith Co., KS, but her grave has not been located.
After attending medical school, Alexander joined the U. S. Army Medical Corps in 1910. Between 1931 and 1937 he was stationed at Fort Myer Virginia, where perhaps his closeness to Washington and to the battlefields of the War of Independence stirred something in him. It is there that he did his research for his family history, and where in 1932 his application to the Sons of the American Revolution was accepted.
He retired in 1940 with the rank of colonel, and after that lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There he wrote an autobiography called "The Days of a Midwesterner" (never published), which contains "The Pound Family," a history of his father's family which continues to circulate to this day. He sent his grandfather's Bible along with the autobiography to the Nebraska State Archives, where they are preserved.
The autobiography appears to have been completed in 1943. According to the obituary in Annals of Internal Medicine, Alexander died in San Juan Puerto Rico on the 2nd of January, 1949. He and his wife Charlotte are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The creator of his memorial (Wayne, below) is a relative on the Pounds side and would like to share information with other relatives. After twenty years hunting, he has recently located the grave of Alex's mother, Sarah Taylor Cooper, who died in Smith Center KS in 1887. Alex renewed her monument in 1941. To see it, click on the link below.
James Reynolds Pounds Cooper (1852 - 1934)
Sarah Taylor Cooper (1854 - 1887)
Charlotte Carter Cooper (1882 - 1968)
Theodore Reynolds Cooper (1881 - 1943)*
Alexander Taylor Cooper (1883 - 1949)
Paul Baird Cooper (1893 - 1958)**
James Warren Cooper (1897 - 1898)**
Anna Naomi Cooper Boughton (1899 - 1984)**
Catherine Mary Cooper (1904 - 1990)**
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 11, Site 99-NH
Maintained by: wayne
Originally Created by: Paul Hays
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94071546