Company H, 9th Kansas Cavalry
The Chanute Daily Tribune, Wednesday, March 2, 1921, Pg. 1
Volume XXIX, No. 274
C. T. COOPER, A
HE HAD LIVED IN KANSAS FOR
Funeral Services at Home of Son, A.
V. Cooper, 301 South Lincoln
Avenue at 3 o’Clock Tomorrow
Charles T. Cooper, a resident of Kansas for more than sixty years,
died at the home of his son A. V. Cooper, 301 South Lincoln avenue, at
8 o’clock this morning. The funeral services will be held at the A.
V. Cooper residence at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. They will be
conducted by Dr. B. F. Gather, pastor of the Methodist Church.
Interment will be in Elmwood.
Mr. Cooper was 79 years old, having been born in Stockbridge, Mass. February 10, 1842. He came to Kansas at the age of 17, the family settling near Central City in Anderson county in 1859, after having moved from Massachusetts to Michigan. Mr. Cooper was the youngest son in a family of thirteen children—six boys and seven girls.
When the Civil War began he enlisted as a private in Troop H of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry and served three years and six months, advancing to the rank of staff officer before being mustered out.
After the war was over he returned to Anderson county and in June of 1869 married Miss Augusta Aldridge. Their companionship of close to half a century was interrupted by her death a year ago last April. Following his wife’s death Mr. Cooper’s health failed. His fatal illness began ten days ago, since when he has been bedfast. He had lived in Chanute twenty years.
He is survived by two sons: A. V. Cooper of the Rosenthal Mercantile Company and Irvin Cooper, also of this city. He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Harriet Davis of Garnett who will be here to attend the funeral.
An unusual incident was associated with Mr. Cooper’s army service. Two of his brothers were with him in the Ninth Kansas Cavalry. When it was organized Mr. Cooper and his eldest brother, William H. Cooper, joined. William H. remained with the unit about three years, when he returned to Anderson county on a furlough. When it expired he was ill, so Samuel Cooper went to Leavenworth and took his place, serving under the name of William. Samuel died two months later of thyroid fever. The death was recorded as William H. Cooper, and when the latter applied for a pension, having had three years of service, he was unable to obtain one because the army record showed he was non-existent.
Here is where his older brother William H. Cooper's tombstone photo is: www.flickr.com/photos/civilwar_veterans_tombstones/114296...