Oregon Pioneer Biographies - William H. Cooper

Oregon Pioneer Biographies


From "History of Central Oregon," published 1906
Biographical Sketches of Lake County, pg. 918

Transcribed by: Sherrain Glenn

William H. COOPER

William H. Cooper is a stock raiser residing one and one-half miles south from Adel, Lake county Oregon. He is a native of Wisconsin, born September 3, 1859.

His father is Bryon Cooper, a native of the state of New York, and his mother was Maliss (Frekes) Cooper.

Early in life Mr. Cooper removed with his parents to the state of Minnesota, and in the fall of 1872 the family came to Colusa county, California, thence to Alturas county, of the same state. Here the mother died. Our subject came to Warner valley in 1888, and soon after returned to Alturas county, California, only to remove with his father and two sisters to Warner valley, where he took a homestead and preemption claim. He engaged in the stock business, on a small scale at first, and now has a fine band of cattle and hundred and eighty acres of land. The major portion of his land is devoted to the culture of hay and is irrigated by the Deep creek irrigation ditch, in which Mr. Cooper is heavily interested.

On March 17, 1872, Mr. Cooper was married to Mary E. Morrow, a daughter of Joseph L., and Sibbrino (Ahart) Morrow. Two children have been born to this union, Malissa Sibbrino and Martin Franklin Cooper.

Mr. Cooper's father is still living, at the age of seventy-seven years, in the Warner valley.

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