Charles E Cooper

Charles E Cooper
b. 17 March 1870, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth (Harness) Cooper
d. 11 September 1935, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

m. 7 October 1908, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas
Virtie Ann Rains
b. 3 April 1882, Dallas County, Missouri
d. 4 January 1931, Woodson County, Kansas

Children with Virtie Ann Rains:

  • Flossie Florence (b. 1911) married Walter Sherman Peek
  • Fred Elven (b. 1914)
  • Carl Doren

Charles emigrated from Howard County, Indiana, to Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, in 1882. He walked behind the covered wagon driving livestock when his family migrated to Kansas. Although his father owned two sets of oxen, the boy’s favorites were Buck and Bright. His daughter, Flossie Florence, said that her father had told her that when his shoes wore out from all the walking, his parents had to wrap his feet in burlap sacks to keep them from freezing. The family arrived in Neosho Falls, Kansas, on Christmas Day, 1883.

Submitted by:
Mary F. Peek McBride
Huntsville AL

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