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Re: Theadocia Purnell
Posted by: George Cooper (ID *****5861) Date: March 07, 2005 at 19:56:38
In Reply to: Re: Theadocia Purnell by John O`Melia of 513

Well it seems I found the same information this weekend that you have found. I also found Zenos's obit in the old newspaper archives which I am posting here for you as follows.

       Zenos C. Cooper, oldest son of Jacob and Margaret (Flaugher) Cooper, was born in Huntington Township, Brown County, Ohio, June 17, 1834 and died Sept. 19 1912, aged 78 years, 3 months and 2 days. About all his life was spent near where he was born, having lived on his farm where he died 46 years. He was of a Family of 13 children and only two survive him, Ezekiel and Hanson L. P. Our subject was married to Miss Theodosia Purnell, of Maysville, Ky., April 5 1866. To this union 3 children were born, Hanson P., Miss Irene R. and Thomas J. He united with the Bethlehem Christian Church near Aberdeen, in February, 1864, under the preaching of Elder Mathew Gardner. He is one of the oldest members of the Aberdeen Masonic lodge. He was a hard working man, upright and honest in all his dealings-economical and saving-was always for the best welfare of his family and he never failed to make sacrifices on his part for their benefit. He was friendly and sociable to all who knew him and enjoyed a large acquaintance. In manner he was quiet and unassuming. He was sympathetic and ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in sorrow and trouble. He was a devoted husband and a kind and loving father. His pleasant smiles and cheering words will be missed in the home as well as his counsel and advice. The deceased expressed faith in the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world, in early life and was a frequent attendant of church services. His sermon has been preached, his life is before us, he needs no better comment. His last sickness was of short duration. All that medical skill and loving kindness and care could do would not restore him to heath. The merciful Father knowest best. He died in an unconscious state, falling peacefully asleep in Jesus last Thursday. His wife, 3 children, 2 brothers, 1 grandchild, Virgil Heaton Cooper, and many other relatives and friends and a great circle of acquaintances to morn his loss. His funeral was preached at Bethlehem Church, Sunday, at 10 o’clock by Rev. C.C. Lawwill; interment in Charter Oak Cemetery, Aberdeen. We extend our sincere sympathy to the wife, children and his brothers in their irreparable loss.                                                 BARLOW.

       P.S. -----Brother C.C. Lawwill has our thanks for favors. B.

Ripley Bee Newspaper: Wednesday, September 25, 1912

I copied it exactly as it was printed in the newspaper.

It sould be noted that Zenos was not the oldest son of Jacob that would have been John Cooper KIA in war of 1812.
Also Virgil Heaton Cooper is my father, he passed in July 1979. One of the things he would always say to me is we were related to Judge Purnell in Maysville. I'm not sure if he was saying that Theadocis's father was a judge or if one of her brothers or maybe a nephew was. Something else to take a look at. I noticed that Thomas Purnell was the bondsman, does that mean he performed the wedding or is there another meaning for that?

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