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Name: Eleanor Cooper

Burial Number: 1388

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of John Cooper

Born: 2/12/1849

Died: 29/3/1929

Buried: 02/04/1929

Anne Elizabeth Kingston

William Cowderoy

Family No: 1388


Eleanor was born in Kensington, daughter of William and Ann Elizabeth. Her father was a jeweller. Eleanor’s family name was Ellen. On 18th March 1873, she married John Cooper in Kensington. Her son John William was born in 1874, followed by Ernest Alfred in 1875, Arthur in 1877 and Harold in 1880. Three girls followed, Eleanor, Edith and Frances. The family lived and worked in Hammersmith, then moved to Margate, on to Hornsey, Leatherhead then Bexhill. Eleanor’s son Arthur was killed on The Somme in 1916. He is remembered om his parents grave. In 1929, John and Eleanor were living at 102 Rowlands Road, Worthing. Eleanor died at Hopedene Nursing Home, Wordsworth Road, Worthing on 29th March 1929. Probate was granted on 28th May 1929 to Frances Peverill Cooper spinster. Effects £1059 10s 4d (approx £48K in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Eleanor Cooper

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): cheek.raced.ashes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Eleanor Mary Cooper 1849-1929, Also of her husband 1849-1929 and Arthur their son who died of wounds received in action 10th July 1916 aged 39 "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

Further Information


Name: Eleanor Mary Cooper

Gender: Female

Born: 2/12/1849

Town: Kensington

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Cowderoy

Marriage Date: 18/3/1873

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Cooper

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 29/3/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Hopedene Nursing Home

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1059 10 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £48000.00

Census Information


5 Holland Place, Kensington.

William aged 36, jeweller. Ann Elizabeth aged 27. Eleanor M aged 1. Ann Elizabeth aged 3. Plus 2 servants.


29 Duke Street, Deal, Kent

Eleanor aged 11, niece of Harriet Kingstone, widow.


106 Portland Road, Kensington.

William aged 55, jeweller. Ann aged 47. Ann E aged 23, no occupation. Eleanor (Ellen) aged 21. Hetty aged 19. Emily aged 17. Samuel aged 14. John aged 12. Mary aged 10. George aged 7. William aged 3.


7 Lawn Place, Hammersmith

John aged 32, oilman, employer of 6 men and shop. Eleanor Mary aged 31. John William aged 6. Ernest Alfred aged 5. Arthur aged 3. Harold aged 1. Plus 3 servants.


2 Balmoral Villas, Margate.

John aged 42, storekeeper. Eleanor aged 41. John W aged 16, storekeeper’s assistant. Ernest A aged 14, storekeeper’s assistant. Arthur aged 13. Harold aged 11. Eleanor aged 9. Edith aged 6. Frances P aged 2. Plus 2 servants.


9 Midhurst Avenue, Hornsey.

John aged 52, living on own means. Eleanor aged 51. John W aged 26, general stores shopkeeper. Ernest A aged 24, secretary of Ltd Company. Arthur aged 23, general manager of Ltd Company. Harold aged 21, general stores shopkeeper. Frances P aged 12. Plus 1 servant.


Hackhurst, Reigate Road, Leatherhead.

John aged 62, retired storekeeper. Eleanor aged 61. Ernest A aged 34, storekeeper. Arthur aged 33, storekeeper.


Living at 57, Windsor Road, Bexhill, Sussex.

John Cooper
Male 1849 72 Company Director, Retired
Eleanor Mary Cooper
Female 1850 71 Housewife

Miscellaneous Information

War Diary or Intelligence Summary 1st July 1916 Montauban where Arthur Cooper son of Eleanor Cooper died of wounds