Cooper, Lyman B. (Unknown - Unknown)

Lyman B. Cooper Passes Away

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Lyman B. Cooper was born in Massachusetts in 1854, and died in Douglas, Wyo., June 5, 1913.

At the age of 10 years Mr. Cooper came to Iowa with his parents. In 1878 he followed the setting sun as far as Cheyenne, and three years later came to Fetterman. He located on the LaBonte in 1882, where he lived up to the present time, his ranch being on of the oldest and best on the stream. Mr. Cooper was a cattleman in all that the term implies from the ranchman's standpoint, having always been a prominent figure in that industry as pertains to this locality, and at the time of his death was manager of the Cooper-Wilcox Livestock Company, whose business is the breeding of registered Herefords.

Mr. Cooper served the people as a member of the lower branch of the state legislature through eight consecutive years, and was speaker of the house during his last term of office.

Mr. Cooper had a slight paralytic stroke in 1908, but was not incapacitated until about two weeks ago, when he took to his bed at the Southwick home, and expired in sleep about one o'clock this morning.

Funeral services at the home of H.B. Southwick, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Flamner officiating.

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