T. EBEN COOPER,
manufacturer of fine boots and shoes, is a son of Samuel Cooper, a native of New York, who in later life emigrated to Ohio,
where he was married to Miss Matilda Pickard, a native of Ohio. They had a family of eight children, of whom T. Eben Cooper
was the fifth.
He was born in Andrew County, Missouri, November 9, 1854, and was reared and educated in his native county. When twelve
years of age he began to learn his present trade in the town of Fillmore, which he continued till 1875, when he disposed
of his shop on account of failing health and went to Iowa. He was there engaged at his trade in different parts of the
State till February 1876, when he came to Mound City, and since then has been interested in his present business and
is one of the most successful men in his line in Northwest Missouri.
He is well known to this vicinity as a first-class
mechanic, and gives general satisfaction to all his customers. Mr. Cooper was married November 9, 1876, to Miss Martha
L. Gregory, a daughter of Rufus R. Gregory, a native of Kentucky. Her mother's maiden name was Mary Crawford, a native
of Ohio. Mrs. C. was born in Lewis County, Kentucky, March 6, 1852. They have had two children, and of these one is
living, Ernest. Mr. and Mrs. C. are members of the M. E. Church.
Source:"History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882"
Transcribed by Karyn