The Caddo Herald
July 25, 1919
Mrs. W. L. Cooper Dies
Mrs. W. L. Cooper died in the hospital at Sherman Saturday morning at 11:40 of tetanus, or lockjaw.
Mrs. Cooper had injured her finger a few days before, but not much was thought of it until Friday when the tetanus set up. She rapidly grew worse and was taken Friday night to Sherman, where she failed to respond to treatment.
Mrs. Cooper was 78 years of age, she being the wife of Judge W. L. cooper who died about a year ago. She was the mother of Mrs. Mattie Lynch, Mrs. J. D. Freeny, Mrs. Chick Lynch, Cicero Cooper of Durant, and A. G. Cooper of Dallas, all of whom were present at her bedside and funeral.
The funeral was held at the residence of Mrs. Lynch in Caddo, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by Rev. I. W. Archer, pastor of the Baptist Church of which she had been a member since childhood. The services and interment were attended by a large number of friends of the family.