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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Edward Cooper (1887-1973)

Educator, cleric.

Born in England on 21 May 1887, he came to Canada and attended Brandon College (BA 1919) and Wesley College. He taught school for a period in the 1920s, serving as the Principal at Decker School (1925-1927). He was ordained into the United Church of Canada and ministered at Woodnorth United Church (?-?), Sidney United Church (?-?), Indian Springs (c1939), Plumas, Hargrave, Oakville (c1942), and Oakland. After his retirement from the ministry, he returned to teaching. On 21 June 1918, he married Mary Evelyn Moore (c1893-1956) at Brandon and they had one son, Hector Thomas Moore Cooper (c1922-1942). He died at Brandon on 23 April 1973.

Sources:

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Mary Evelyn Cooper], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1956, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1973, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2018

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