The Life of Lycurgus C. Cooper

  1. L. C. Cooper Dead

L.C. Cooper died at his home on West Loula street Wednesday, March 25 of locomoter ataxia.

Lycurgus C. Cooper was born Hampshire county, West Virginia, May 18, 1841. He was married to Maggie E. Gilbert August 10, 1871 and to this union were born five children, Mrs. Anna Upton of Ericson, Neb.; Mrs. F. A Rhine of Olathe, Kansas; W. L. Cooper of Roosevelt, Okla.; and Ernest and Blanche Cooper of Olathe, all of whom survive to mourn the loss of a loving father and husband.

Mr. Cooper resided in Winchester, Va., during the early part of his married life and was regarded as one of the successful business men of the city engaging in the leather and harness trade.

 In 1880 he removed to South Dakota remaining there almost five years. In 1896 he moved to Olathe, Kansas and retired from active business on account of poor health.

Mr. Cooper became a member of the Methodist church in 1865 and has been a consistent christian down to his death.

He was a charter member of  Bloomfield Lodge No. 200 A. O. U. W. of Bloomfield, Neb., retaining his member ship in that lodge for nearly twenty years.

Besides his immediate family Mr, Cooper is survived by two brothers and one sister,  Mr. J. M. Cooper of Louisburg, Kansas, Mr. A. M. Cooper of Bucyrus, Kansas, and Mrs. Martha McDonald of Capon Bridge, West Va., and a number of friends. Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. church Friday afternoon by Rev. O. M. Bowman and interment was made in the Olathe cemetery.

Olathe Register
April 9, 1908
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