COOPER, Alford L., tobacconist, was born in Harrisburg, November 11, 1865; son of Charles and Margaret (Stansbury) Cooper, the former a native of New Jersey, the latter of Baltimore, Md. The father came to Harrisburg with his parents when he was about three years old, and has since been a continuous resident of the city. In his earlier life he was a market gardener, but later has been employed in the mills as a machinist. His parents had six children, of whom five are living: Mary Catherine, wife of Joseph Hurst, Harrisburg; residence not known; Alford L.; Margaret S., and one child who died in infancy. Alford L. was educated in the schools of Harrisburg, and learned the trade of coach trimming, at which he worked for three years; subsequently he was in the employment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as brakeman until November, 1894, when he engaged in his present business. Mr. Cooper is a member of America Council, No. 3, O. U. A. M. The family attend Pine Street Presbyterian church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 16 Mar. 2001
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