May 9, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past ~ John Griffin Cooper, Sr.

John Griffin Cooper was born on January 22, 1867 to the marriage of Lawrence Martin and Emily W. Cooper.  Siblings included Joel Moore, Lawrence, Martha and Francis.

John G. Cooper was first married to Mary Eliza Parnell with whom he had the following children:
Samuel Calvin
Lawrence Seaman
Roy Lee, Sr.
Hyman Ray, Sr.
Lillian Edna
Rossie F.
Mollie Mae
Luther Paul
Following the death of Mary, John married Louise Delilia "Lila" Cameron with whom he had the following children:
Willie Larkin
Robert Emerson "Buster"
John Griffin., Jr.
Descendants of John Griffin Cooper, Sr. continue to live in Sicily Island today.

From the February 3, 1955 edition of the Monroe News Star:

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