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Cooper, Mary Emaline Fanning Dugger

Unknown Newspaper, Woodson, Morgan County IL

Mary Emaline Cooper, the daughter of John B. and Amelia Fanning was born about three and one half miles southwest of Nortonville, and died at her home near Woodson, April 21, 1922.

At the age of 18 she was United in marriage to Stuart Dugger and together they established a home within sight of the house where she passed away. To this union were born four daughters. Ida Louella Dustin, Lydia Burkey, Eva Cox, and Susie Combs, all of whom are deceased. Mr. Duggar died a number of years ago.

Aug 23, 1892 she was united in marriage to James Cooper and to this union four children were born; William Cooper of Woodson and Mae Cooper at home and Eddie and Charles Cooper who died in infancy. She is survived by five brothers; Jack Harvey, Richard and Thomas Fanning, all living in Jacksonville, ILL and three sisters Mrs. John Combs, of Murrayville,Mrs. C.D. Mead, Jacksonville and Mrs Laura Andrews of Winchester. Three brothers and two sister's proceeded her in death. There are seven grandchildren: Mrs. Anna Myers, William, Frances, Alford and Harold Burkery of Jacksonville; Phyllis and Donald Cooper of Woodson and four that died in early life.

Mrs. Cooper lived a quiet, helpful, home loving Christian life. and departing leaves more friends than is given the average woman to possess. The long years that she spent in one neighborhood added to this friendship from day to day until at her demise it consisted of people in every walk of life and from tiny toddlers to men and women with hair that's tinged and gray and many is the person of today that feels they have lost a second mother. Mrs. Cooper was a member of Woodson Christian church and was a woman highly regarded by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held from Woodson Christian church at 10'oclock Monday morning, Burial will be in Henry-Robert's Cemetery.
Submitted by Pattie Cooper

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