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Name: John Cooper

Burial Number: 1410

Gender: Male

Occupation: Oilman and General Store owner

Born: 14/01/1849

Died: 15/07/1929

Buried: 17/07/1929

Sophia Peverill

John Cooper

Family No: 1388


John was born in Marylebone, the son of John and Sophia. He was baptised at St Mary’s Church, Paddington Green on 9th May 1851. His father was an oilman.

John grew up in the Kensington area where he worked as a draper’s assistant. However by the time he married, he had followed his father into the oil business and ran a shop in Hammersmith. On 18th March 1873, John married Eleanor Mary Cowderoy at Kensington.

Their first son John William was born in 1874, followed by Ernest Alfred in 1875, Arthur in 1877 and Harold in 1880. After Harold, came three daughters, Eleanor,  Edith and Frances.

By 1891, the family were living and working in Margate. When John retired, he and his family moved to Hornsey where his second son ran the business aided by his brothers. The family had moved again by 1911, living in Leatherhead.

At the beginning of the war, Arthur the third son, enlisted in 16th London Regiment and was sent to France. Here, he joined 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. In 1916, he was wounded on 1st July during the battle to take Montaubon, on the first day of The Somme. He died of his wounds on 10th July. Arthur was buried in Daours Cemetery (1A 27). Probate was granted to his brother Ernest Alfred Cooper, rifleman Queen’s Westminster Rifles. He is remembered on his parents grave at Heene.

By the time of Arthur’s death, his parents were living in Bexhill at 29 Linden Road. John’s wife Eleanor died in a nursing home in Worthing on 29th March 1929. At the time, the couple were living at 102 Rowlands Road. John died on 15th July 1929.

Probate was granted on 30th September to Ernest Alfred Cooper fruit grower. Effects £200 6s 3d (approx £9K in 2020). John’s last address was given as The Old Posting House, Lancing.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for John 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 John her husband 1849 - 1929 and Arthur their son died of wounds received in action 10th July 1916 aged 39 "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

Further Information


Name: John Cooper

Gender: Male

Born: 14/01/1849

Town: Marylebone

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 18/03/1873

Spouse First Name: Eleanor

Spouse Second Name: Mary

Spouse Last Name: Cowderoy

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/07/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Old Posting House

Town: Lancing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £200 6 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £9000.00

Census Information


129 Praed Street, Paddington

John aged 26, oilman. Sophia aged 35. Sophia aged 4. John aged 2.


25 Walmer Terrace, St Mary Abbott, Kensington.

John aged 36, oilman. Sophia aged 45. Sophia aged 13. John aged 12. Phoebe aged 9. Alfred aged 8. William aged 4.


12 Heathfield Cottages, Kensington.

John aged 46, oilman. Sophia aged 55. Alfred aged 18, assistant. John aged 22, draper’s assistant.


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 aged 14, storekeeper’s assistant. Arthur aged 13. Harold aged 11. Eleanor aged 9. Edith aged 6. Frances aged 2.


9 Midhurst Avenue, Hornsey.

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


Hackhurst, Reigate Road, Leatherhead.

John aged 62, retired store keeper. Eleanor aged 61. Ernest Alfred 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

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