|Widow Elizabeth Gibson Cooper|
Elizabeth was born on 19 April 1832. She is the second of four daughters. Her father was the minister of the Presbyterian Church of Mullingar. She met her husband, Austin COOPER, a widower, with an infant son, Austin Irwin COOPER. She and Austin were married by license on 14 June 1851 in the Church [of Ireland] of Mullingar by Thomas Woodward. Austin worked for the Ireland Railway. His job located him around the central part of Ireland and parts of England. Austin and Elizabeth had fourteen children. These included:
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Henry Cooper (1852-1883)
Mary 'Minnie' Elizabeth Cooper (1853-1886)
Alexander Sisson Cooper (1854-1927)
Arthur Lincoln Cooper (1856-1876)
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Cooper (1857-1938)
Edwin Ashley Cooper (1860-1894)
Samuel Penrose Cooper (1861-1893)
John Turner Cooper (1862-?)
Jane 'Jennie' Mauvillian Cooper (1864-1943)
Water Ernest Cooper (1866-1949)
Ashley Joseph Cooper (1868-1941)
James Austin Cooper (1870-1872)
Sylvester Cooper (1870-?)
Marian Frances Cooper (1871-1923)
To read more of her detailed life as wife and mother, read blog post about Austin Cooper 1825-1883.
Also see blog about The Old COOPER Bible.
Elizabeth was widowed by 1 September 1883. The family was living in Bellananagh, Co. Cavan at the time. She had two teen sons and one 12 year old daughter still at home.
The Helena independent. (Helena, Mont.), 22 Nov. 1891. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
Hotel Arrivals Date: Friday, April 22, 1898 Paper: Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) Volume: IX Issue: 231 Page: 9 GenealogyBank.com (accessed 11 Oct. 2015).
Elizabeth Gibson Cooper obituary, The Sedalia Democrat. Tuesday, May 2, 1905. page 3., col. 3. www.newspapers.com. on Ancestry.com : accessed 12 Feb. 2015.