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Cooper, John R.

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Cooper, John R.
March 06, 2007 07:12PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
Kenton Co.

JOHN R. COOPER, real estate broker and insurance agent of Covington, Ky.,
office northwest corner of Sixth Street and Madison Avenue, was born in
Covington, October 28, 1842, and is the second in a family of ten
children born to Isaac and Mary (Rudd) Cooper. Isaac Cooper was born in
Campbell County, Ky., in July 1808. He was a successful merchant for a
number of years, and also a prominent land agent, property owner and real
estate broker; he died in July, 1883, a son of John Cooper, who was a
native of Hanover County, Va. Mrs. Mary Cooper was born in Mason County,
Ky., a daughter of Gen. John Rudd, a prominent politician. John R.
Cooper received his education in Covington and Cincinnati. He was a book
keeper for Ball's foundry for about one year, and was afterward employed
in a wholesale dry goods house for about five years, during which time he
held many different positions, giving universal satisfaction. Subsequently
he became associated with his father in Covington in the real estate
business, where he remained until 1881. He them commenced business for
himself, and has since been actively engaged. October 28, 1868, he
married Miss Mary C. Herndon, of Fayette County, Ky., daughter of Charles
T. and Mary C. (Collier) Herndon. Three children have blessed this union,
viz: Charles H., Mary R. and Eugenia B. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are members
of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Mr. Cooper is a member of
the Royal Arcanum, and politically he is a Democrat.

Cooper Herndon Rudd Collier
Campbell-KY Fayette-KY Mason-KY Hanover-VA

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