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Lester Cooper

Male 1894 - 1980  (85 years)


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  • Name Lester Cooper 
    Born 10 Oct 1894  Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Sep 1980  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Sep 1980  Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2953  Rossville
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Anson G Cooper 
    Mother Nevada Ann McDaniel Cooper 
    Family ID F1316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pearl Jacobson Cooper,   b. 18 Jun 1905, Gove County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1995, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1926  Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Juanita Cooper Fansher
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2019 13:46:01 
    Family ID F1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1894 - Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1926 - Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Sep 1980 - Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Cooper, Lester 1
    Obituary- Cooper, Lester 1
    Lester Cooper
    Lester Cooper was the first born and only son of three children of Anson G. and Nevada Ann McDaniel Cooper. He was born at Guthrie, in what was at that time Oklahoma territory on October 10, 1894. At a very early age, perhaps less than one year, he moved with his parents to a farm north of Delia, in which community he lived most of his life.
    He attended school in the Delia community, graduating from the High Prairie school in Jackson county.
    On December 4, 1926, he married Pearl Jacobson in Lyndon. They made their home on the farm north of Delia where they lived until 1966 when they built a new home and moved to Holton for their retirement.
    Lester and Pearl Cooper were the parents of one daughter: Juanita, who now lives with her husband, Marvin Fansher, in Roselle, Illinois.
    Second only to his family, Lesterís devotion was to farming. He was a good and progressive farmer and stockman. He served for many years in the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service, with his last years being that of chairman.
    Mr. Cooper died on September 5, in Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. His death was the culmination of declining health over about a two-year period.
    Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, his daughter and son-in-law; by two grandchildren; David Cooper Fansher and Debra Ann Roeschley and her husband John; by two sisters; Mrs. Ora Martin, Raymond, Washington, and Mrs. Nellie Mather, Kansas City, Kansas; by several nieces and nephews, and by a host of friends.
    Funeral services for Mr. Cooper were held on Monday, September 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mercer Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Boyd D. Ash, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, Holton, officiated.
    Casket bearers were Oren Bond, Howard Crow, Ed Dunn, Oscar McCoy, Frank Rosser and Harold Schultz. Burial was in the Holton Cemetery.
    Obituary- Cooper, Lester 2
    Obituary- Cooper, Lester 2
    Lester Cooper
    HOLTON - Lester Cooper, 85, Hol¨ton, died Friday at a Topeka hospital where he had been a week.
    He was born Oct. 10, 1894, at Guthrie, Okla., the son of Anson G. and Nevada Ann McDaniel Cooper.
    Mr. Cooper was a farmer and stock¨man in the Denison [Delia] community. He re¨tired and moved to Holton 14 years ago.
    He was chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service in Jackson County for many years.
    He married Pearl Jacobson Dec. 4, 1926, in Lyndon. She survives.
    Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Fansher, Roselle, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Ora Martin, Raymond, Wash., and Mrs. Nellie Mather, Kansas City, Kan.; and two grandchildren.
    Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Buri¨al will be in Holton Cemetery. Memo¨rial contributions may be made to the Heart Monitor Fund in care of Holton Hospital, Holton, 66436.