Hugh Donovan Cooper

Hugh Donovan Cooper (1903 - 1991)

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Hugh Donovan Cooper
Born in Hamilton, Bermudamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, USAmap
Husband of — married in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Father of , , [private daughter (1930s - unknown)] and
Died in Shediac, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2014 | Last significant change: 6 May 2018
13:08: Leanne Cooper edited the Biography for Hugh Cooper. [Thank Leanne for this]
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Biography

Hugh Donovan Cooper was born on July 23, 1903, in Hamilton Bermuda. He was the 2nd child of Horace Alfred Cooper and Kate May Ingham. During his childhood in Bermuda, he was known as Donovan. After he moved to Moncton, New Brunswick, he went by Hugh, or H.D. Cooper.

Hugh married Elizabeth Pfizenmayer on August 18, 1924 in Rhode Island.[1] They moved to Moncton, New Brunswick, where they had one son, Warren Mason Cooper. Elizabeth filed for divorce on November 21, 1927 in Rhode Island, which was granted on May 22, 1928.[2]

On Nov 9, 1929, Hugh married Helen Sharpe in Moncton, New Brunswick.[3] They had three children, one of whom died as an infant. Hugh spent his career working at the Eaton's department store in Moncton, New Brunswick. During World War II, Hugh was a Gunner with the Canadian Army. He enlisted on November 3, 1942 and was discharged on March 20, 1946, having received the following medals: 1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.[4]

In 1935, Hugh and Helen had a cottage built in Point du Chene, New Brunwsick, for sum of $350.[5] The family spent every summer at the cottage. Following the death of his wife in 1979, Hugh had the cottage winterized and lived there year round, until his death.

Hugh died on Feb 23, 1991, at the age of 87. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.[6]

Sources

  1. Descendants of Capt. Hugh Mason in America by Edna Warren Mason, published by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1937, pg. 790
  2. Divorce Decree, Elizabeth M. P. Cooper vs Hugh D. Cooper, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Washington, Sc, Div. 901. In possession of Leanne Cooper
  3. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS141 B7 Index to New Brunswick Marriages, Westmorland, Moncton, No 3094, Code B4/1929, Microfilm F19697 – Marriage of Hugh Donovan Cooper & Marjorie Helen Sharpe, 1929
  4. Canadian Army Discharge Certificate, in the possession of Leanne Cooper
  5. Memorandum of Agreement between A.C. Higgs and H.D. Cooper, dated 10 June 1935, in the possession of Leanne Cooper
  6. Elmwood Cemetery, published by Weldon Turner & Kenneth Kanner, May 1995 – Cooper A0816

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Hugh Cooper - Army
Hugh Cooper - Army

Hugh Donovan Cooper and Helen Sharpe
Hugh Donovan Cooper and Helen Sharpe

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