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Cooper - Lydia Worl

Source: Crawfordesville Star, Nov 11, 1886 p 1

Mrs. Lyda Cooper died at her home in Alamo on Sunday vening, aged 71 years. She had been bed-ridden for 12 years and was a great sufferer. She was the the mother of Mrs. Ira Cadwallder and Mrs. Wm. Nutt, this city. Her funeral was on Tuesday morning. - kbz

Source: Saturday Evening Journal, November 13, 1886

  An old resident of Montgomery county has passed away.  Mrs. Lydia Cooper died at her home near Yountsville, on Sunday, the 7th instant, after an acute illness of a little over three weeks.  For nearly twenty years she had been affiliated with rheumatism, which rendered her unable to walk during the last nine days of her life.  Lydia Worl was born October 11, 1818, in Eaton, O., and was married to Sylvester Cooper, June 10, 1832, in eastern part of Indiana, soon after which they moved to this county, living most of the time on the farm where she died.  She survived her husband, who died January 28, 1878, and four children, and leaves four other children; and , by a singular province, the four who died before her were sons, James, Adelbert, Clinton and George, - while the four survivors were daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, and Maggie.  Mary was married to Jonathan Nutt, who resides east of Yountsville; Elizabeth was married to Ira Caldwallader, of Crawfordsville, and Martha was married to William Nutt, also a resident of this city; while Maggie remained at home with her mother, and, with rare faithfulness and devotion, attended to one after another of the family, as they were prostrated by disease, and succumbed to its power.  Only the loving hands of such a sister, and such a daughter, could lighten or make tolerable such, suffering and affliction, and let them down gently and tenderly to the close of life.  Mrs. Cooper joined the Christian church in her youth, and the faith and consolation of the gospel, were her support in the remarkable trials and afflictions of her life, through all of which she passed with wonderful patients, fortitude and endurance, never complaining, and always maintaining a vigor and freshness of spirits seldom seen in persons so afflicted and so advanced in years;  which characteristics were due to the strong constitution with which she was blessed.  The funeral services were held at the house of the deceased, on Tuesday morning, the 9th, instant, at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.R. Wood, and the remains were buried in the Masonic cemetery at Crawfordsville, where three of the family are already interred, and where the remains of her husband and one son, no buried in Yountsville will be transferred - kbz

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