A Centennial Biographical History of Hancock County, Ohio

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 464 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1903 Excerpt: ... son of James Cooper, whose paternal ancestry was of Scotch-Irish descent and the maternal progenitors of Holland Dutch stock. John Cooper came with his parents to Perry county, Ohio, in 1812, when he was still an infant. He became a successful farmer, was married December 15, 1830, and two years later settled in Hancock county, where his career was useful and distinguished. He held various important offices in Portage township and in 1849 was appointed associate judge, which honorable position he filled acceptably until the change of the law in 1852. In 1862 he was elected one of the commissioners of Hancock county, and discharged the duties of that office with signal discretion and judgment for six years. He was also one of the first directors of the county infirmary and gave entire satisfaction by his methods of attending to the work devolved upon him by that responsibility. Of his nine children four are still living including his daughter, Mrs. McAnelly, whose birth occurred in Portage township, October 5, 1853. Judge Cooper passed away in 1892 at the venerable age of eighty-one, and his wife, after surviving him two years, terminated her life in 1894. The union of Moses McAnelly and Phebe E. Cooper resulted in the birth of five children: John C., Mary, Thomas H., Roller C. and Lois. He and his wife were attentive members of the Methodist Episcopal church and Mr. McAnelly is connected with the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The family move in the best social circles of the county and are widely and favorably known in the section where they reside. J. L. HIGBIE, M. D. During his residence of thirteen years at Jenera the above named gentleman has become quite a feature of the village life, not only as a medical practitioner, but becau...

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