|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1872|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1948|
Robert Edgar Cooper,his brothers and father came by train to Chehalis from Harrisonville, MO, in 1879. They then moved to Harmony which was located north of Chehalis. Ed soon traveled over the mountains following an Indian trail to forty acres he had bought from Northern Pacific Railroad at Bremer, where he built a small, split-cedar, two-room house.
He married Emma Pearl Casto on December 23, 1897. Ed did various jobs to support his family: a trapper, peeled cascara bark, worked on county roads, and repaired telephone lines, picked hops and worked on shingle-bolt drives.
In later years, Ed bought a threshing machine and would go from far to farm during harvest season threshing wheat, oats and barley.
On March 4, 1899 their son Harry William was born.
Ed liked to fish on the Tilton and Cowlitz Rivers. He was one of the first farmers at Bremer to own a car. It was a 1916 Model T. Ford Touring car.
His father is James Addison Cooper a Civil War veteran
Brothers; George, Ernest and Elbert.
This information was found in the book: The History of Lewis County Washington.
Emma Pearl Castro Cooper (1882 - 1944)
Morton City Cemetery
Plot: Right section Row 12
Created by: Cemetery Wanderer
Record added: Sep 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97788028