Eugene Cooper

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
December 12, 1907, Page 1
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He Commits Suicide
Body of Eugene Cooper Found Near Cass.
Was at Home of Mr. Robert Cox Where He Took His Own Life With a Revolver.

Mr. Eugene Cooper committed suicide at the home of Mr. Robert Cox, near Cass Station, Monday night by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.

Mr. Cooper had been boarding with Mr. Cox for several months.  Tuesday morning Mr. Cooper not appearing as usual for breakfast his room was visited where his clothes were found but Mr. Cooper was not there. A search was made about the premises which resulted in the finding of Mr. Cooper’s body in the edge of a field back of the garden.

He had gone out there some time during the night in his night clothes and had shot himself.  The revolver was found at his side where it had dropped from his hand after the pistol had been fired.

Mr. Cooper was a son of the late Mark A. Cooper, who was at one time one of the leading citizens of this section and the developer of the Cooper iron property, on the Etowah river, before the war.

The old homestead near the Cooper Works was burned during the war, but the son, Eugene, has on and off, made his home at the cherished old spot, in a small house near the old mansion.

He has lived also, with his relatives in Atlanta, in late years.

One sister survives him, Miss Rosa Cooper, for some time matron at Agnes Scott Institute, at Decatur.

Mr. Cooper was about seventy years old and was never married.


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