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Memorable Manitobans: Horace D. Cooper (1838-?)

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Horace D. Cooper
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Born near Clinton, Ontario on 17 July 1838, son of Rev. H. C. Cooper and Susan Bowden, he attended the Niagara Grammar School then Trinity College, Toronto from which he graduated BA in 1859. He was ordained deacon at St. James Cathedral (Toronto) in 1861 and priest in October 1862. He served at various places in Ontario, successively Fergus, Holland Landing, Colborne and Brighton. He exchanged charges with Rev. Gardner of Morris for one year starting October 1880 then he returned to Ontario, serving at Bolton, Lloydtown, Battern Mission, Stayner, Sunnidale, and Easter. He took charge of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Holland in June 1893, and remained there until 1897. He married Selina Caroline Ruthven of Hamilton, Ontario on 20 July 1864, with whom he had eight sons and two daughters.


The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894.

R.M. of Victoria, Past & Present, Volume 1 by RM of Victoria History Book Committee, 2002, page 154.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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