Thomas Craig Cooper, son of William S. and Margaret Cooper, was born on October 15, 1886 in North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
He married my maternal grandaunt, Dorothy Marie Stark, daughter of Charles and Wilhelmine Catherine Schwarz Stark about 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cooper’s had two daughters, Dorothy Wilma and Lois Margaret. Dorothy, known as Dottie, was a huge help to me in putting together the Stark side of the family tree.
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Tom was employed as the chief clerk with the Crucible Steel Company in Pittsburgh. The family lived in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Sometime after 1920, the Cooper’s relocated to New York. In 1926 they were on a return trip to Pittsburgh from a family vacation in Chicago, Illinois when Tom became sick. He was rushed to St. John’s Hospital in Pittsburgh where he died in June 1926 at the age of 39.
Thomas is buried at Mt. Royal Memorial Park Cemetery, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, along with his parents and brother.
Following his death, Dorothy and the children returned to the Pittsburgh area, moving into a home on Marie Avenue in Avalon along with her mother, Wilhelmine.