7 Sept. 1921 "Owen County Leader" Spencer, News

JOSEPH A. (Dode) COOPER, a retired merchant, died Thursday at the home of his son, Fred D. Cooper, after an illness of over a year. He was born Oct. 18, 1844, and was the son of John J. and Elizabeth (McDonald) Cooper, He was 76 years, 10 months, 28 days old at the time of his death. In the Civil War he was a member of Co. G. 115th Indiana Infantry. For many years he has made his home in Spencer, being engaged in various enterprises. His last merchantile venture was a shoe store here, in which he was fairly successful. Closing out the stock he retired from active business. Several years ago he was identified with the C.P. Lesh Paper Co. of Indianapolis and while thus employed was caught in an elevator and lost one foot at the ankle. He was married Jan. 28, 1866 to Susan F. Dryden. Three children were born to this union, one of whom, Fred D. Cooper of Spencer survives. Mrs. Cooper died three weeks ago. Mr. Cooper living but three weeks and ten hours after her death. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian church, of which the congregation he had long been an active member. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader Wednesday August 31, 1921

Submitted by Debbie Jennings

Mrs Susan F. Cooper, 73 years old, wife of Joseph A. "Dode" Cooper, died early Friday morning at the Cooper home, corner of Harrison and North Streets following a long illness. Death was due to pernicious anemia. Both she and Mr Cooper had been in frail health for several months. Mrs Cooper was the daughter of Kendall and Margaret (Bonnewell) Dryden and was born in Maryland Jan 1 1848. She was married Jan 28, 1866 to Joseph A. Cooper. To this union three children were born; Iona who died in infancy, Elisabeth, who died when entering upon her highschool work, and Fred D who, with his father survives. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of her son, Fred Cooper and the interment was made in Riverside.

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