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Henry Hooper

HOOPER, HOUCK, SPAFFORD, MITCHELL

Posted By: Kelly P (email)
Date: 4/24/2017 at 21:41:14

Death of Henry Hooper.

Henry Hooper died at his home in Livermore on Monday, Jan. 9, 1899, of cancer of the stomach, aged 65 years.

Henry Hooper was born in Cornwall county, England, on June 30, 1833. He assisted his father on the farm until his nineteenth year, when he went to Australia, where he spent four years teaming and working in the gold mines. He then returned to Cornwall, England, and on March 12th, 1858 he was married to Miss Mary Jane Mitchell. He came to America in 1858, removing to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where he farmed and worked in the lead mines. He removed from there to Grundy county in 1870, and from there to Humboldt county in 1884, buying a farm southeast of Livermore, which he managed till 1890, when his failing health compelled him to abandon work and he removed to Livermore, where he remained till the time of his death.

There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hooper four children,--three girls and one boy, as follows: Louise (Mrs. Houck) now in Lyon county; John H., whose home is in Ottosen; Jessie, living at the home, and Mary J., (Mrs. Ed Spafford) in Chicago. These, and his widow, survive him.

Mr. Hooper’s gradual decline dates back a number of years, and he has been a great sufferer for over a year, when it was first known that his trouble was cancer of the stomach. For the past few months the end has been expected almost daily, still he lingered on. The two absent daughters, who were not present at the funeral, were here doing [sic] his declining months, and assisted the rest of the family in their care of him, remaining until their own family duties compelled them to return to their homes.

Mr. Hooper was a man who adhered closely to his religious principles, and so far as man is capable of judging, lived an upright life. He was a member of the Methodist church from early life. He was of a jovial disposition, kind and indulgent to his family and at peace with his neighbors on every hand, and strife and contention in this world would be a scarce article if all were of his makeup. The world was better for his being in it, and his life was, therefore, a success.

The funeral services occurred at the Methodist church last Tuesday, the sermon being preached by Rev. Green, and he was laid to rest in the cemetery northwest of town.

Source: Livermore Gazette, Friday 13 Jan 1899, page 8


 

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