Biography of S. A. Cooper
Hancock County, OH Biographies

S. A. COOPER, real estate dealer, McComb, was born in Baltimore, Md., April 6, 1837, son of Samuel and Sarah (Harris) Cooper, the former born in England, the latter in Wales, and who came to America with their parents, They had a family of thirteen children, nine attaining maturity, S. A. being the seventh born, Samuel Cooper, our subject's father (who was but four years old when he came to this country) learned the shoemaker's trade, and carried on business at Baltimore, Md., for four years, then moved to Mercer County, Penn, There our subject attended the common school and learned his trade of his father, After completing his apprenticeship he worked at his trade for twenty five years, part of the time also dealing in boots and shoes. He was married, in 1861, to Miss E. J. Seiple, a lady of German descent, by whom he has had seven children, three of whom are now living: Jennie L. (wife of B. F. Freed), Edmond (clerking in McComb) and Bertha, at home. Mrs, Cooper has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty years, Mr, Cooper first embarked in business on his own account in Pennsylvania, after three years moving to Summit County, Ohio; two years later to Trumbull County, Ohio, where he remained five years In 1878 he came to McComb, and worked at his trade till he was elected mayor of McComb, In 1879 he commenced the real estate business, He is a member of Benton Ridge Lodge, No. 418, F. & A. M., having been admit¬ted a member of the fraternity at Akron, Ohio, in 1883, He is also a member of the American Mechanics,

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