Tom Cooper (1903 - 1993)

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My Dad and I were baptized on the same day in 1975.

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Burial / Funeral

at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery Address: 3329 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703 Phone:(407) 869-1188,
3329 East Semoran Blvd., Apopka, Orange County, Florida

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Last Known Residence

Sanford, Seminole County, Florida

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Family

Father: Henry C. Cooper
Mother: Nancy Hewett Cooper
Siblings: Esther Cooper-Brother, Bessie Cooper-Sister, Molly Cooper Forehand-Sister, Essie Kuntz-Sister, Nellie Cooper Harris, Lewis Cooper, and Clyde Cooper

Partner: Lillian Curry Forhand Cooper
Children with Lillian Curry: Charles L. Cooper and Jean Rene Cooper Pavelchak

Education

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Professions

Rigger in Shipyard

Military Service

"I was too young for the first war, and too old for the second one" Tom Cooper

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Ethnicity

Cherokee-3/4

Nationality

United States

Religion

Christian

Gender

Male

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1903 - In the year that Tom Cooper was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1948 - By the time he was 45 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1972 - He was 69 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1987 - Tom was 84 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

1993 - In the year of Tom Cooper's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Country Club Circle, Sanford, died...
June 12, 1993
TOM COOPER, 89, 148 Country Club Circle, Sanford,
died Thursday, June 10.
Mr. Cooper was a retired shipping rigger. Born in Caryville, he moved to Central Florida in 1968. He was Protestant. Survivors: wife, Lillian F.; son, Charles L., Longwood; daughter, Rene Pavelchak, Sanford; brother, Esther, Caryville; sisters, Bessie Sellers, Molly Forehand, Essie Kuntz, all of Caryville; eight grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.
Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery
3329 East Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, Florida 32703 407-869-1188

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The best Dad a child could have. Rene Cooper Pavelchak
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