Morning Enterprise, Saturday, August 16, 1913
PROMINENT PIONEER DIES AT PILOT ROCK
For 17 years a resident of Clackamas county, and known to all residents of Oregon City as a man who held the position of postmaster at Carus for 13 years, R. M. Cooper died Thursday night at Pilot Rock, Umatilla county, wither he had gone to visit his son. The news of Mr. Cooper’s death was received here, and came as a great shock to his many friends.
Mr. Cooper was 78 years of age, and was born at Lewiston, Pa. He lived there until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the 123rd (183rd) Pennsylvania Volunteers with whom he served valiantly throughout the terrific struggle between the North and the South being wounded twice in the course of engagements. Following the close of the war he moved to Kansas where he took a keen interest in public affairs, and where he served as justice of the peace.
Twenty-three years ago Mr. Cooper removed to Oregon, and since coming to this state has been prominently identified with the republican party, being a staunch supporter of its principles. Aside from the federal office he has held here he was also Justice of the peace at Carus.
Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church in Oregon City Saturday afternoon at three o’clock under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he has been for many years an active member. Interment will be at Mountain View cemetery.
Mr. Cooper is survived by four sons and two daughters: Elmer M., collector of the board of water commissioners at Oregon City; Milo, of Kansas; Archie, of Pilot Rock; Washington and Knox, of Long Beach, Washington; Mrs. Minnie Willet, of Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. Lucinda Eaton, of Los Angeles, Cal.
Morning Enterprise, Sunday, August 17, 1913
FRIENDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF PROMINENT PIONEER
In the presence of a large number of friends from all parts of Clackamas county, the funeral of R. M. Cooper, for 17 years a resident of the county, was held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian church.
The Grand Army of the Republic of which he had been an active and prominent member for a number of years took part in the services which were conducted by Rev. Milliken, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was made at Mountain View cemetery.
Mr. Cooper had been postmaster at Carus for 13 years and was well known throughout the county. He is survived by four sons and two daughters.
Name: Robert M . Cooper
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment: 183rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Alternate Name: R. M./Cooper
Film Number: M554 roll 22
Name: Robert Milo Cooper
Enlistment Date: 5 Jan 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Pennsylvania 183rd Infantry Regiment on 05 Jan 1864. Mustered out on 05 Feb 1865.
Death Date: 16 Aug 1913 (08/14 – Oregon Death Index)
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Research by Harold Slavik