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Cooper, James Anderson

Unknown Newspaper Woodson, Morgan County, IL - Friday, August 17, 1928

James Anderson Cooper was born in Portsmouth, England, In the Year 1861, coming to Quebec, Canada, with his two orphan sisters when he was 12 years old, to make their home. When he grew to manhood he came to the United States, living in the northwestern state until about 40 years ago, when he came to the community of Woodson, where he spent the remainder of his life. He passed away Friday Aug 17, 1928, after months of affliction with heart trouble and nephritis, at his home near Woodson,where he lived the passed 28 years. The companion preceded him 6 years ago. Two sons died in Infancy.

He is survived by one son William Cooper at Collinsville, ILL., and Mrs. Mae Dowling, who has always lived at home with the father, also three grandchildren, He remained a member of the church of England until five years ago, when he transferred to the Christian church at Woodson. His Christian faith enabled him to bear the last five months of suffering with patience, and his expression that he was ready to go, is a blessed consolation to the bereaved one left here to bear the loss of a loved one.

Funeral services were held from the Christian Church in Woodson at 2:30 o'clock Sunday, being led by prayer at the home by J.H. Shirley before the cortege left for church service, where Rev. Swartzwelder officiated. Music was furnished by Mesdames Harriett Smith, and Gladys Fanning and William Coulton and William Russell, accompanist Mrs.Amos Harney. The floral offerings were cared for by Mesdames Anna Myers, Emily Combes, Milda Lovell,Roy Combs and Will Burkley. The pall bearers wereJesse Henry, John W. Rea, Fred Henry,Chas. Harney, Chas. E. Irlam and Fred Travers. Interment in Robert's Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith sang a solo.
Submitted by Pattie Cooper

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