Prof. J. P. Cooper

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
September 6, 1900, page 1
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Died At Brookston.
Prof. J. P. Cooper Passed Away At His Home Last Night.

The following is from the Farmers’ Advocate, of Paris, Texas.  Mr. Cooper was a brother of Mrs. G. S. Cobb, of this city, and will be remembered by some of our citizens, he having visited here occasionally:

“The many friends and acquaintances of Prof. J. P. Cooper, of Brookston, will regret to learn of his death, which occurred at 12 o’clock last night at the family residence at Brookston.  The cause of his death was acute gastritis, but he was not considered dangerously ill until a few hours preceding his death.

“The funeral will take place from 3:19 Texas and Pacific times tomorrow afternoon, attended by the Masons, Knights of Pythias and confederate veterans.

“Prof. Cooper was a native of Georgia and was graduated at the state university at Athens, and for many years has been recognized as one of the leading educators, not only in Texas, but in the south.  He has at various times been a member of the Texas state board of examiners, has been school superintendent in several counties, and for a number of years has conducted the school at Brookston where he has been a resident the greater portion of the last 15 years of his life.

“Prof. Cooper was not an old man, being only about 56 years of age, but he was a gallant confederate soldier, was wounded in one of the many battles in which he shared, and had suffered from this old wound at various times in his after life.  He was a member of Albert Sidney Johnston Camp U. C. V. of this city, of Sam Houston Lodge No. 24, Knights of Pythias.  Both organizations will attend the funeral in a body.  Prof. Cooper was a brilliant scholar and a trueborn southern gentleman, whose loss is a blow to the community at large as well as to the family.


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