Biography - George Cooper

George R. COOPER, attorney and teacher, Hillsboro, was born July 25, 1855, atGreencastle, Ind.; came to this county with his parents in 1858; son of Jacob R. and Eliza (ROBINSON) COOPER, he a carpenter, born in Fleming County, Ky., on November 16, 1816, and went to Indiana in 1841, where he remained until 1858, and died in November, 1877; she born in Kentucky in 1820, and is now living in East Fork Township, Montgomery County. Subject is the second son of a family of three sons and three daughters; received his education at Hillsboro Academy; worked on the farm until he was seventeen years of age, and at the age of eighteen began teaching school, which he has followed for seven years, and on April 1, 1880, he began reading law with RICE & MILLER; then went to the office of Judge E. LANE, with whom he still reads, and will make application for admission to the bar this fall. This young man deserves great credit, as he has by his own efforts educated himself; his parents being of limited circumstances, could not give him such an education as he desired. He taught school for six years in Fillmore, Fillmore Township; is a Republican, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 102.

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