A photo of William John Cooper Carr Masson born in 1876 in England and died in 1956 in Los Angeles, California. He was privileged to be raised at the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. He was an guard at the castle. On the class boating trip. The Prince of England fell into the water and my great grandfather "Will" and another classmate dove into the water to pull the Prince out of the water. Will became so sick from the cold activity. He got the dowry from England and Queen Victoria to come to California to better his health. He operated street cars in the LA area and was an gardener. He married Violet Edith Dunkerley had two kids together. Then he married my grandmother Lucy Marion Dowland, they had five kids together.
A photo of the Cooper Brothers. Left: Robert, James standing in back, John who is my great great grandfather and grandfather of my great grandfather William John Cooper Carr Masson. Samuel the other brother is not shown in this photo. All the brothers were born in Portadown, Ireland. John Henry Cooper was born in 1826 and died in 1905. He served in the Royal British Army. Any information or documents or photos are very difficult to find for these Cooper Brothers and family. Their father was James and Elizabeth (Cassady) Cooper.
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