Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 11:33:41
Richard Coooper, engineer of the Lower Vein Coal Company; P O Boonesboro; was born in Duckinfield, England, March 29, 1842 and at the age of seven years he was placed an apprientice at the engineering, he served as an apprentice for seven years and as an engineer in that country at various establishments, including coal, gas, cutlery, etc, until September, 1868, he then came to Shellsburg, Wisconsin, where he was master-mechanic for the Mount Hope Lead Mines until the following April; in the next July he was employed with Bankropt, Lawrence & Coal Works until September, 1869, when he went to Petson, Pennsylvania, working for the Petson Almira Coal Co in 1870; in 1877 he came from there to this county, where he was employed with Layne & Canfield until June 1879, when he entered upon his present emgagement; Mr. Cooper is a thourough engineer, perfectly competent and reliable; he was married in England December 28, 1862, to Miss Elizabeth Bartle, a native of England; they have eight children: Anna E, Martha J, John H, Sarah and Albert living and three deceased: Rachel, Lillie and Emma.
From the 1880 Boone Co History Book
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