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Cooper, James O.

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Cooper, James O.
March 16, 2007 03:24PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 359-360.

JAMES O. COOPER, son of James and Eliza (Jones) Cooper, was born in
Christian County, Ky., July 9, 1838. His father was born and grew to
manhood in the State of Virginia, but in early life came to Kentucky,
settling ten miles south of the city of Hopkinsville, on the place still
known as the Cooper farm. He was married in Christian County, to Eliza,
daughter of James and Leah Jones, who came from the State of Virginia,
where Eliza was born. James Cooper died at his homstead in this county,
in August, 1838, leaving two children: Thomas H. and James O. Cooper,
the former now a resident of Graves County, Ky. The mother was
afterward married to Thomas Torian, by whom she had eight children, of
whom seven are now living in the county. She died August 5, 1883.
James O. Cooper was educated in the schools of Christian County, and in
the Cadiz school of Trigg County, Ky. In 1870 he went to Cadiz, and
there engagaged in hotel and livery business until 1876, when he removed
to Hopkinsville, and opened the Cooper House, which burned in 1882. In
December of 1878 he became proprietor of the Phenix Hotel, which he ably
managed until retiring in January, 1884, when his son, W. T. Cooper,
succeeded him. Mr. Cooper was married in this county, May 9, 1860, to
Miss Hattie Summers, daughter of William and Harriet A. (Anthony)
Summers. She was born in this (Christian) county, September 30, 1841.
They had had four children, viz.: William T., Ida S., Ella B. (deceased)
and James E. Cooper. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. Mr Cooper is a member of the Hopkinsville Lodge, No. 37, A. F.
& A. M., Oriental Chapter, No. 14, R. A. M., Commandery No. 6, and Royal
Arcanum, also of the Knights of Pythias and Knights of Honor.

Cooper Jones Torian Summers Anthony
VA Graves-KY Trigg-KY

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