Francis Marion Cooper grave marker
The grave marker of Marion Cooper, who died at age 35, in April 1891. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on April 17, 1891, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 2.


COOPER—At his home near this city, April 13, 1891, Marion Cooper, aged 35 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Mr. Cooper was born in King’s valley, Benton county, and was one of a number of worthy sons of James and Lena Cooper. He was a professing Christian, lived up to his faith, and was a good citizen in all respects. He leaves a wife, six children, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his death.

Published as it appeared on May 22, 1891, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 4.


At a regular meeting of Philomath Grange No. 13 P. Of H. the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

WHEREAS, the great Master of the universe has taken from among us our beloved brother, F.M. Cooper, in the prime of life and in the midst of his usefulness, therefore, be it

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Cooper, Philomath Grange has lost one of its ablest and most efficient members, his family a kind parent and loving husband, the community a useful and upright citizen and honest husband man.

Resolved, That we extend to Sister Cooper and family our heartfelt sympathy and wish that it was in our power to help them in their hour of sorrow.

Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning for 30 days and these resolutions be inscribed in our minutes and a copy be sent the county press for publication.

W.A. Jolly.
W.H. Newton,
S.K. Brown Jr.