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Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Friday, 4 August 1893

James Cooper was born in Washington County, Penn., October 29, 1811. he united with the M. E. Church in 1835, of which he has been a constant member ever since. He was married to Lucinda Allen April 25, 1833 and moved to Delaware County, Ohio, in 1834, where they spent 20 years. They removed from there to Hillsboro in 1854, where they have since resided. There were born to them sixteen children, twelve of whom with mother Cooper still survive to mourn their loss. Father Cooper labored under great disadvantages in battling with this world, having been a cripple from infancy. For the last five years he was a patient, helpless sufferer from paralysis from which God has released him. He has fought life’s battle well. He tried to bring up his children in the way they should go and has gone to rest with Him who said: “Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joys of thy Lord.”

The funeral was held at the home of the deceased at 2 p.m. Aug. 3, after which his remains were laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery. The funeral was preached by Brother Bowers.

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