T. EBEN COOPER, manufacturer of fine boots and shoes, is a son of Samuel Cooper, a native of New York, who in later life emigrated to Ohio, where he was married to Miss Matilda Pickard, a native of Ohio. They had a family of eight children, of whom T. Eben Cooper was the fifth.
He was born in Andrew County, Missouri, November 9, 1854, and was reared and educated in his native county. When twelve years of age he began to learn his present trade in the town of Fillmore, which he continued till 1875, when he disposed of his shop on account of failing health and went to Iowa. He was there engaged at his trade in different parts of the State till February 1876, when he came to Mound City, and since then has been interested in his present business and is one of the most successful men in his line in Northwest Missouri.
He is well known to this vicinity as a first-class mechanic, and gives general satisfaction to all his customers. Mr. Cooper was married November 9, 1876, to Miss Martha L. Gregory, a daughter of Rufus R. Gregory, a native of Kentucky. Her mother's maiden name was Mary Crawford, a native of Ohio. Mrs. C. was born in Lewis County, Kentucky, March 6, 1852. They have had two children, and of these one is living, Ernest. Mr. and Mrs. C. are members of the M. E. Church.
Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn