She was born on 20 Aug 1853 in Marlinstown, Westmeath, Ireland. She has an older brother, Henry Cooper, 16 months her senior. She also has a half-brother, Austin Irwin Cooper, who is age 4. Her mother has her hands full with 3 young ones. Her father, Austin, is a station master at the local railroad station in neighboring Mullingar.
To be continued….