Person:Wilson Cooper (2)

Wilson Thompson Cooper
b.20 Apr 1844 Rush Co., IN
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Name Wilson Thompson Cooper
Gender Male
Birth? 20 Apr 1844 Rush Co., INBirth of Cooper, Wilson T.
Marriage 30 Nov 1876 Rush Co., INto Celinda Alice Guffin
Occupation? Doctor

COOPER, Wilson T. M.D. The man of medicine occupies a place in the world alone; no other profession or trade or business holds the sacred trust and the emotional beauty of his; his work is hard, but it is inspired, and filled to the brim with the Saviour's loving kindness. The Latin phrase, amicus humani gencris, friend of the human race, stands as a motto to his life, and should be engraved upon the monuments of time as symbolical of the medical profession. Dr. Cooper, of our sketch, is one of the oldest practitioners in the state, having about reached the Psalmist's allotment of three score and ten, but he still continues active practice, and is regarded as a necessity by numerous families of Clinton county. Dr. Cooper was born on April 20, 1844, in Rush county, Indiana, and did not come to Clinton county until 1871. He was the son of Stanley and Lucinda (WARD) COOPER, natives of Kentucky, and both now being deceased. The father moved to Rush county, this state, when he was eighteen years of age. Like his son, the father was a physician of the old-time variety. He practiced in connection with farming and often underwent many hardships to attend to his patients. The mother was born in Boone county, Kentucky. Thirteen children were born to them, the five now living being John W., Amanda, Morgan, Helen, Wilson and Annie. Dr. Cooper's common school education was received in the schools of Rush county, and he later attended the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and graduated from that institution in 1871. He came to this county, to Scircleville, in that year and began his general practice, which has continued with ever increasing success until the present time. He owns a pleasant office and home in the town above mentioned. On November 30, 1876, Dr. Cooper was married to Alice GUFFIN, who was born in Rush county, Indiana, on February 12, 1853, and was the daughter of Andrew and Clara (BROOKS) GUFFIN. Her father was a native of Rush county and her mother came from the state of Ohio. Nine children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Cooper: Clyde (deceased), Pearl, Stanley, Lucy, Andrew (deceased), Wilson (deceased), Clara, Charles and Horace. Dr. Cooper has always remained loyal to the Republican party, and was the first Republican ever to be elected to the office of auditor of Clinton county, which position he obtained in 1886. Source: Pages 573-574 History of Clinton County, Indiana.... With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. By Hon. Joseph Claybaugh. Published 1913 by A. W. Bowen & Company - Indianapolis, Indiana

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