Biography of Allen Cooper
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ALLEN COOPER, manufacturer, McComb, was born in Portage Township, this county, September 18, 1834. eldest child of James and Jane Eliza (Cusac) Cooper. (A sketch of his parents appears in this volume, and for a more extended history of his mother's family see biography of Hon. Isaac Cusac of McComb.) Our subject received a common school education and worked on the farm till he was twenty one years old when he embarked in the saw mill business in company with J. Cusac. The latter sold his interest after one year, to Joshua Simon, and the partnership of Allen Cooper and Joshua Simon lasted for twenty one years. They did a successful business, dealing in hard lumber, sashes, doors, blinds and shingles Mr. Simon subsequently sold out and in 1881 W. P. Cooper bought a third interest and the firm style is now Cooper & Bro. Our subject was married, in 1859, to Rebecca, daughter of William Ritter, whose parents were natives of Switzerland. This union has been blessed with eight children, only two of whom now survive: Ida L., wife of Prof. H. W. Doty, superintendent of the McComb high schools, and William E., at home. Mr. Cooper. served two terms as trustee of Pleasant Township. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.; in politics a Democrat.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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