1896-07-28 Chicago Tribune (IL)
The death of John Ashleigh Cooper at Memphis, Tenn., was announced in Chicago yesterday. He was a brother of William F. Cooper, well known to the legal fraternity of this city, and was for fifteen years a clerk in the office of the general manager of the American Express company in Chicago. He was a lineal descendant of the novelist, James Fenimore Cooper. The funeral ceremonies will be conducted from Jordan's undertaking establishment tomorrow. Record Number: 18960728ob002
1917-12-09 Chicago Tribune (IL)
JOHN S. COOPER, HORSEMAN AND DEMOCRAT, DEAD. Pioneer at the Stockyards and Prominent in Politics. Col. John S. Cooper. Born March 18, 1842. Died Dec. 8, 1917.
Col. John S. Cooper, one of Chicago's pioneer citizens, died at his home, 4848 Sheridan road yesterday, after an illness of seven months.
Col. Cooper, who was born in Chicago March 18, 1842, was for many years actively identified with Democratic politics. Following the Chicago fire he entered the contracting teaming business in the stockyards and first became associated with the political life of the city during the incumbency of Mayor Cregier. For many years he had a monnopoly on the street cleaning of Chicago.
Furnished Allies' Horses.
His specialty was horses and up to the time he was taken seriously ill seven months ago he was active in his business as a horse dealer in the stockyards. He supplied thousands of head to the allied governments at the outbreak of the European war.
Among prominent politicians who were his friends and associates were Carter Harrison Sr. and John P. Hopkins. At the time when William Jennings Bryan rose like a comet in the political firmament Col. Cooper and F. S. Peabody bolted the Democratic party and became "sound money" advocates. They unsuccessfully attempted to undermine the power of the old machine, and, despite their activities, were later reinstated.
Breaks Burke Delegation.
His last appearance in active politics was in 1902, when he was sent to the Democratic state convention as one of the two delegates James A. Quinn was able to elect against Robert E. Burke in their fight for supremacy in the Twenty-first ward. Both delegations were supposed to favor Carter H. Harrison, who was then trying to oust John P. Hopkins as chairman of the Democratic state committee. In the convention, however, Cooper voted for his old time friend against the wishes of the then mayor, thus breaking the "solid" Twenty-fist ward delegation and contributing materially to the Hopkins victory.
Col. Cooper is survived by a son, Robert Cooper, and a sister, Mrs. Charles De Crock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Thomas of Canterbury church. Burial will take place at Calvary. PHOTO CAPTION: John S. Cooper Record Number: 19171209ob007
1939-03-14 Chicago Tribune (IL)
The Rev. John Lee Cooper, husband of Jean P. Cooper, father of Mrs. Maud Cook, Mrs. Ruth Wahlgren, Mrs. Irene Scribner, Marion F., and John F., brother of Mrs. Mamie Hamilton, Arkansas City, Kas. Funeral Wednesday, March 15, at chapel, 1008 E. 79th street. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Latter Day Saints' church, De Kalb, Ill. Interment Plano, Ill. Record Number: 19390314dn006
1943-04-20 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John L. Cooper, beloved husband of Bertha M., brother of Anna Bruns. At rest at chapel, 851 E. 75th street, where services will be held Wednesday, 3 p.m. Interment Oak Woods. Record Number: 19430420dn030
1943-05-24 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Cooper, beloved husband of Mae, nee Farraher; fond father of John Jr., brother of Theresa Dixon, Catherine Goggins, Sarah, Nicholas, and Harry Cooper. Funeral from chapel, 7949 S. Halsted street, Wednesday, at 9 a.m., to St. Thomas the Apostle church. Interment Calvary cemetery. Record Number: 19430524dn001
1944-11-10 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John A. Cooper, late of 2871 Elizabethston avenue, beloved husband of Beatrice, nee Bowman; fond father of Violet, Betty, John, and Lynn, grandfather of Frank and William Kiraly. Funeral at chapel, 4401 Lawrence avenue, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Interment Ridgewood. Mul. 4400. Record Number: 19441110dn073
1945-04-26 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Earl John Cooper, April 25, 1945, of 535 Judson avenue, Evanston, Ill., husband of Lucille Campbell Cooper, father of Corporal John Campbell Cooper, U. S. A., and Cadet Midshipman Robert Ames Cooper, U. S. N. R., son of Mrs. Josephine Elton Cooper, brother of Mrs. Harry V. Forehand, Mrs. George Conklin, and Leonard Cooper. Service 4 p.m. Friday at First Methodist church chapel, Evanston. Interment Madison, Wis. Record Number: 19450426dn028
1948-06-06 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Edward Cooper, June 5, 1948, of 326 Custer avenue, Evanston, Ill., son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cooper, brother of Mrs. John Gerbl. Resting at chapel, 1567 Maple avenue, Evanston. Requiem mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Nicholas church, Ridge av. and Washington st, Evanston. Interment All Saints cemetery. Record Number: 19480606dn156
1954-03-11 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Mrs. Lola B. Cooper, wife of John R., retired plant manager for Morton Salt company, Chicago, formerly of 4520 N. Hermitage, died yesterday in Ludington, Mich., where she had lived for several years. Also surviving are a sister and four brothers. Services will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m., in the chapel at 5501 N. Ashland av. Record Number: 19540311ob016
1958-01-07 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John P. Cooper of 14600 Des Plaines avenue, Harvey, Ill., beloved husband of Elizabeth; dear father of John and Walker; fond brother of Joseph, Norman, Porter, Sally, Gilmar, and Mrs. Elizabeth Millette. Resting at chapel, 15335 Broadway, Harvey. Services Tuesday, 3 p.m. Interment Mount Vernon Memorial Garden. Phone EDison 1-0016.Record Number: 19580107dn048
1961-02-09 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Cooper Sr. of Downers Grove, beloved husband of Mildred; father of John Jr., Malcolm, and Sherrill, brother of Floyd, Fred, Cynthia Schumacher, Lena Jacob, Leonard, William, and Mildred Pankow. Funeral Friday, 1:30 p.m., at the Adams-Winterfield Funeral home, 4343 Main street, Downers Grove. Interment Clarendon Hills. WOodland 8-1000. Record Number: 19610209dn007
1962-09-16 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Cooper, late of 9212 S. Harper avenue, beloved husband of Helen Cooper, nee Grabarczyk; dear father of Barbara and Marian Mannar; father-in-law of Braxton Mannor, two grandchildren. Funeral Monday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., at Kuzniar & Son Funeral Home, 3135 E. 83d. Interment local cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to American Cancer society. SO 8-1206. Record Number: 19620916dn011
1967-02-04 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Cooper Wiley, 73, retried American diplomat whose 40 year career included service as ambassador to Colombia, Portugal, Iran and Panama, minister to Latvia and Estonia, and charge d'affaires in Vienna; husband of Irene Wiley, an author and sculptor; in Washington.
1967-07-24 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Prof. John Cobb Cooper, 79, former president of the International Institute of Space law, who predicted that "chaos and conflict" would be inevitable in outer space unless nationality was established; founder and first director of the institute of international air law at McGill university in 1951; in Princeton, N. J. Record Number: 19670724ob026
1971-09-12 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Walton Cooper, beloved husband of Amy, nee Schultz; fond father of John [Betty] of Canaan, Conn. and Marjorie [Willard] Boswell of Walnut Creek, Cal.; grandfather of John, Robert, Nancy, Cathy Cooper and Cynthia Chambers, Susan Carson and Tom Boswell. Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m. at Nielsen Funeral Home, 3301 W. Fullerton Av. Interment Rosehill Cemetery. Memorials to the First Lutheran Church of Logan Square will be appreciated. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Record Number: 19710912dn017
1973-10-27 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John G. Cooper, of 1630 Shridan Rd., Wilmette, Oct. 26, 1973, husband of Martha C. Cooper; father of Richard C. of Evanston and John G. Cooper Jr. of Western Springs; four grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren. Friends may call at Hebblethwaite Chapel, 1567 Maple Av., Evanston, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Service, 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Av., Evanston. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund. Record Number: 19731027dn012
1976-03-16 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John Cooper, age 76, of Winona Lake, Ind., died Sunday, dear husband of Susan. Funeral Services Wednesday, 10 a.m., EST, at the Titus Funeral Home, Burial Chapel Hill Gardens South 1 p.m. EST. Record Number: 19760316dn057
1980-04-20 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John F. (Jack) Cooper, April 17, 1980, beloved husband of Arlene R., nee Bethel; dear son in law of Ann F. Bethel; cousin of Anna (Jesse) Hertzberg and Barry (Monica) Olson; nephew in law of Susie M. Korach and Rose Koshak. Services Monday, April 21, 10:30 a.m., at Alt-Benson Funeral Home, 3224 W. Montrose Ave. Entombment Rosehill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, offerings to Holy Cross Friday, 1636 W. Rascher Ave., Chicago will be appreciated. Visitation at Chapel Sunday after 1:00 p.m. 478-2036. Record Number: 19800420dn004
1980-10-19 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John M. Cooper, beloved son of Audrey (nee La Gue) and the late George Cooper; dear brother of Diane Stock, James and Teresa Cooper; grandson of Theresa La Gue. Resting at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York St., Bensenville, Ill., where services will be held Monday 11 a.m. Interment Mount Emblem. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cancer Fund will be appreciated.Record Number: 19801019dn081
1981-10-21 Chicago Tribune (IL)
S. John Cooper, age 61, of Glenview, husband of Valerie; father of Janus (Robert) Couve, Joan and Jeff; grandfather of Amanda Couve; son of Velma; brother of Dr. Pascal and Richard. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 2 p.m. at Donnellan-Fitzgerald-Franklin Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd at Old Orchard Road. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hadley School for the Blind, 700 Elm St., Winnetka, Il. 60093 or Diabetes Association, 620 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60611 would be appreciated. 675-1990. Record Number: 19811021dn006
1982-03-03 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John C. Cooper, age 25, suddenly, beloved son of Stan and Peg Cooper, nee Curtin; loving brother of Jane (Harry) Centella, Kevin (Jessica), Sheila (Richard) Ombrembowski; dear grandson of Margaret Curtin and Hilda Cooper; fond uncle of Tracy, Jennifer, Jason, Bridgette and Jonathan. Funeral Friday, March 5, 9:15 a.m., to St. James Church, Maywood. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation at P. M. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 245 Madison St., Oak Park, Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. 848-5828. Record Number: 19820303dn008
1983-04-12 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John J. Cooper, loving husband of Marilyn; dear father of Linda (Gary) Gravlin; fond grandfather of Lisa, Lori and Jennifer; fond son of Nora; dear brother of Marilyn, Eileen, Richard and Shirley. Private services held on Monday, April 11.Record Number: 19830412dn018
1983-12-08 Chicago Tribune (IL)
John O. Cooper, age 57, of Wilmette, beloved husband of Martha, loving father of Carl and Allen (Brabara) Peterson, Janis (Howard) Gouveia, Marcia (David) Weiner and Susan (Michael) Ray; also four grandchildren; fond son of Homer and Laura Cooper of Columbus, Montana; brother of Lloyd (June) and Sam (Mary Lou) Cooper, both of Montana and Clara Lou (Leonard) Torczon of Wyoming. Visitation Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., funeral Friday 1:30 p.m. at Donnellan-Fitzgerald-Franklin Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, interment Fort Sheridan Cemetery. 675-1990. Record Number: 19831208dn018
1991-02-24 Chicago Tribune (IL)
JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, 89, EX-KENTUCKY SENATOR
New York Times News Service.
John Sherman Cooper, a liberal Republican from Kentucky who represented his state in the U.S. Senate for more than two decades, died of heart failure Thursday in a Washington retirement home. He was 89. Throughout his long career in the Senate, the patrician Kentuckian who served his country in diplomatic posts as well as in Congress, maintained a reputation for absolute independence. His first roll-call vote, transferring investigatory powers to a special War Investigation Committee soon after World War II, went against the wishes of his party`s leaders. So did his second vote, which prompted Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio) to storm up the aisle and demand: ``Are you a Republican or a Democrat? When are you going to start voting with us?``
``If you`ll pardon me,`` Sen. Cooper replied, ``I was sent here to represent my constituents, and I intend to vote as I think best.``
He was one of the first Republicans in the Senate to denounce Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) for the tactics of McCarthy`s anti-communist campaign.
When it was unpopular to do so, Sen. Cooper also opposed legislation to remove from reluctant witnesses the Fifth Amendment`s protection against compelled self-incrimination.
In the Vietnam War, he joined with a Democratic senator, Frank Church of Idaho, in drafting the Cooper-Church amendment, aimed at barring further U.S. military action in Cambodia.
Sen. Cooper worked quietly, avoiding histrionics, and once described himself as ``a truly terrible public speaker.``
Sen. Cooper was born Aug. 11, 1901, in Somerset, the seat of Kentucky`s Pulaski County.
He went to Yale, where he was captain of the basketball team, and in 1923 was voted most likely to succeed. He then attended Harvard Law School but had to withdraw in 1925 after learning from his dying father that the recession of 1920 had virtually wiped out the family`s resources.
Assuming his father`s debts, he sold the family mansion. Over the next 25 years, he paid off the debts and sent six brothers and sisters to college. He passed the state bar examination and was admitted to law practice in 1928.
He won his first elective office in 1927, a two-year term in the Kentucky Legislature.
He was elected three times to fill unexpired terms in the U.S. Senate. The first was in 1946, after A. B. ``Happy`` Chandler resigned to become commissioner of baseball. Sen. Cooper failed to win in the 1948 general election but in 1952 he was elected to fill the unexpired term of Virgil Chapman.
In the next general election, he was defeated by Alben W. Barkley, a Democrat who was vice president under Harry Truman, but Barkley subsequently died, and Sen. Cooper was elected to fill his unexpired term in 1956. His Senate service continued until he retired in 1973.
In 1942, after he had campaigned unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor, he enlisted in the Army as a private. Earning a commission in Officer Candidate School, he was assigned to a military government unit.
After Germany surrendered, he was put in charge of reorganizing the court system of Bavaria. While in the Army, he married a registered nurse, Evelyn Pfaff. They were divorced in 1949.
Sen. Cooper`s brief first stint in the Senate won him friends, among them President Truman. In 1949 Truman made Sen. Cooper a delegate to the United Nations; in subsequent years, he served in other missions to the United Nations and as a special assistant to Secretary of State Dean Acheson.
In 1955, shortly before he became ambassador to India and Nepal, Sen. Cooper married the former Lorraine Rowan Shevlin.
Their stay in Asia lasted only a year because, after the death of Barkley, President Dwight D. Eisenhower summoned Sen. Cooper back to Kentucky to run for Barkley`s unexpired term.
In the 17 years of Senate service that followed,perhaps his greatest Senate victory was his move in 1969 to bar the use of United States combat troops from the fighting in Laos and Thailand.
At first it appeared his effort had little chance of success, but after Sen. Cooper enlisted the aid of Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana, leader of the Democratic majority, the measure was passed by the Senate and then the House, and President Richard M. Nixon signed it into law. He is survived by a brother, Richard, and a niece, Rebecca Spencer. Record Number: 19910224OB9101180013