COOPER (VETERAN UNION), GEORGE W - Benton County, Arkansas | GEORGE W COOPER (VETERAN UNION) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

George W COOPER (VETERAN UNION)

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE US Army
Company E 36 Iowa Infantry
Civil War Union
March 7, 1843 - February 24, 1930

*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, February 24, 1930

COOPER, George W. - George W. Cooper, aged Union soldier, died at his home in Gravette Monday, Feb. 24th after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. J.T. Hinds of Rogers and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Cooper was born near Versailles, Mo. March 7, 1843 and died at Gravette February 24, 1930 aged 86 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was a typical pioneer of the Ozarks spending the most of his life in this region of Southwest Missouri, Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. When a young man business took him to Iowa for a short time. While there the Civil war broke out and he enlisted with Co. E. 26th Iowa Infantry. His army division operated down the Mississippi river. He was in the battle of Helena, Ark. and other battles and skirmishes in this state. He was with the Federals when they captured Little Rock and was mustered out at DeVall's Bluff. Following the war he was married in 1865 to Sarah Chance in Indiana. To this union was born five children, Martha Washbourne, Frank Cooper, William and Lea Cooper, who were twins, and Rosemonde Lewis. Mrs. Cooper died in Gravette in 1899 and all of the children except William have preceded him in death. Of this family there are but one son and nine grandchildren who survive Mr. Cooper. These are Mrs. Joy McCartney and Rollin Washbourne of California; George, Mary and Billie Cooper of Gravette; H. Wyric Lewis, Sulphur Springs; Jesse, Frank and Sadie Lea Lewis of Los Angeles. There are also six great grandchildren in the Lewis family, one, Rose Mary Lewis died on the same day as her great grandfather, Elder Cooper, at Los Angeles. On July 28, 1927 Elder Cooper and Mrs. Mary Baker of Gravette were married. Mrs. Cooper and two children, Florence Cooper and Roy Baker, also survive. While farming, stock raising and milling occupied his attention Elder Cooper many years ago became zealous for the Gospel of Christ and as a minister of the Church of Christ wrought a great work, more particularly in the Oklahoma country.

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Submitted: 7/16/08 • Approved: 4/11/12 • Last Updated: 7/29/12 • R36907-G0-S3

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