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Source: Darlington Herald 2-9-1917

Lewis COOPER, who was stricken with paralysis Tuesday Jan 30 died at his home 3 miles east of here, Wednesday night at 10:25. Mr. Cooper was born in Montgomery County Jan 7, 1837. He united early in life with the United Brethern Church but he later transferred his membership to the South Christian Church here. He was united in marriage Sept 10 1857 with Elizabeth Mikels and to this union was born one son, John B. Cooper. Mrs. Cooper died July 25, 1910. After the death of his wife he made his home with his son John in Darlington until June 1912 when he was married to Phoebe Hampton. Mr. Cooper is survived by his aged wife, one son John B. Cooper, one sister Mrs. Cynthia Dain, of Brook, and 3 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2:30 at the Lutheran Church in charge of Rev. CB Kershner of Warren, Indiana and burial will be made in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Source: Darlington Herald 2-2-1917

Lewis Cooper, well known in Darlington and who for many years lived here, but now residing 3 miles east of town was stricken with paralysis Tuesday afternoon. He was at his home at the time and wa sputting on his overshoes, preparatory to doing his evening chores when the stroke came. Mrs. Cooper, who was the only one present, immediately summoned help from the neighbors who noticed his son JB Cooper and Dr. Peacock. On examination it was found that the entire right side was effected. Mr. Cooper is 80 his birthday being the 7th of January and up to the time of the stroke had apparently been in his usual good health. He is an old soldier, having been a member of the 11th Indiana. He has been unconscious all the time and no hopes are entertained for his discovery.

Source: Darlington Herald Friday Feb 16, 1917

Louis (sic) Cooper, the son of Grant and Elizabeth Cooper was born in Montgomery County Jan 7, 1837. He married ELizabeth Mikels Sept 10, 1857 who passed away July 25, 1909. To this union two children were born, Mary Cooper Buskirk and John B. Cooper both of whom survive. Mr. Cooper responded to the call of his country enlisting in Co I 11th Ind Vol Infantry Feb 27, 1865 and was honorably discharged July 26, 1865. Many years ago Mr. Cooper made the good confession and united with the United Brethren Church. When he came to Darlington he placed his membership with the Christian Church and was among her most loyal and faithful members. He was honored by the office of Deacon and in a very quiet and modest way used the office well. On June 30, 1913 he married Phoebe Hampton. They lived happily together in their home until Wednesday night, Feb 7, 1917 when he passed away at the age of 80 years 1 month. Besides the companion of his age, he leaves 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren to mourn his home going. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Lutheran Church east of town and was conducted by Rev. C.B. Kershner of Warren. Mrs. Bert Hiatt, Mrs. Frank Caldwell, Walter Stewart and Carl Fletcher sang. John Mikels and son George of Kokomo Ed Cooper of Lafayette and John Endicott of Frankfort were here to attend service.


We wish to thank the people of the Center Grove neighborhood and our many friends for their kind assistance during the illness and death of our father and husband. We wish also to extend our thanks to the singers and to those presenting the beautiful flowers and to everyone who in anyway rendered us the slightest service - Children & wife
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