Biography of Samuel Cooper of Batavia, NY

Samuel Cooper was born September 15, 1818, in Syracuse, N. Y. When 17 years old he went to Holley, Orleans County, and learned the harnessmakers' trade. In 1837 he came to Batavia and worked a few months, and in 1840 started a shop in Lockport, N. Y., where he remained 12 years. He came to Batavia in 1852 and formed a partnership with Henry Ensign, under the firm name of Ensign & Co., continuing nine years. In 1861 he began business for himself, and has been burned out three times. He was appointed village collector in 1888 Mr. Cooper married Mary Chamberlain, and they had one child, Charles, who died at the age of 22 years.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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