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Henry Hester Cooper
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1874
Lincoln County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1953
Portales
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA

Farwell, in Parmer Co. is about 30 miles from a series of hard scrabble farms all located in Bailey Co. to the south where the elder Coopers reared their children and won a sustained struggle against the discouragement of the Depression and the natural hardships of pioneering in a new and developing farming frontier. As a very young man H.H Cooper came to Comanche County Texas from Tennessee with his brother about the turn of the century. Following his father's death, the two brothers returned to Tennessee and brought their mother to Comanche Co. There H.H met and married "Nealy O'Bryant". The couple gradually migrated westward. Six sons and three daughters had been born into the family by the mid 1920's, when they moved from Fisher Co. near Abilene to seek better fortune further West on the great plains of Texas. They soon left, along with others that the reports of "flourishing crops and easy farming prosperity had been somewhat exaggerated. Nevertheless, they and the eight children that came with them now only survived but gather a good store of that indescribable thing called "the American Dream". 
 
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 Parents:
  Lucy Jane Venson Cooper (1845 - 1922)
 
 Spouse:
  Cornelia Elizabeth O'Briant Cooper (1883 - 1956)*
 
 Children:
  Priesley Paul Cooper (1899 - 1970)*
  Marshall M. Cooper (1901 - 1992)*
  Reuben Robert Cooper (1904 - 1921)*
  Lucy Jane Cooper Davis (1906 - 1978)*
  Cora Mae Cooper Lancaster (1908 - 2000)*
  Vernie Isabelle Cooper Mauldin (1911 - 2000)*
  Lawrence Leslie Cooper (1917 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Hester Cooper (1874 - 1953)
  William M. Cooper (1877 - 1936)*
  Silda Dora Cooper Meeks (1877 - 1961)*
  Lula Belle Matilda Cooper Halbrooks (1879 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CHRIST IS OUR HOPE
 
Burial:
Portales Cemetery
Portales
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
 
Maintained by: Sam Mauldin
Originally Created by: Joyce Gore Locke
Record added: May 07, 2006
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Henry Hester Cooper
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Henry Hester Cooper
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Henry Hester Cooper
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- Rose
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
140th birthday.
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60 Years
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