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Albert Seger Cooper, prominent public utility official, with offices in Riverside, is assistant treasurer of the Southern Sierras Power Company, with which he has been continuously identified for the past two decades, working his way upward to his present important position, and is also an officer or director in a number of affiliated companies. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, March 15, 1871, his parents being Clark O. and Susan Elizabeth (Seger) Cooper, the former a native of Albion, New York, and the latter of Ohio. Clark O. Cooper, a teacher by profession, eventually turned his attention to the agricultural implement business. He relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1870 and passed away in 1918.

Albert S. Cooper, one of a family of four children, acquired his education in the grammar and high schools of his native city. For a period of eighteen years he was connected successively with the operation department of the Wabash, the Maple Leaf, the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern and the Denver & Rio Grande railroads, and while in the service of the Great Northern was located in the general offices in St. Paul. In 1903, he entered the power industry, with The Pueblo Traction Company in Colorado as accountant, later being appointed auditor. Early in 1907 he was offered a position with The Nevada-California Power Company in Nevada, one of the companies affiliated with The Southern Sierras Power Company. He spent five years in Goldfield, Nevada, prior to coming to California about 1912, at which time he became associated with the Southern Sierras Power Company. In the service of this great corporation he was steadily advanced until he is now filling the official position of assistant treasurer, and he is also a director or officer in the following affiliated companies: The Imperial Ice & Development Company, Interstate Telegraph Company, Hillside Water Company, Nevada-California Power Company and Cain Irrigation Company.

In 1905, in Colorado, Mr. Cooper was united in marriage to Ella M. Neuman. They are the parents of three daughters, namely: Elizabeth, who is now engaged in child welfare work in Los Angeles; Ruth, a member of the faculty of Riverside Junior College; and Marion, a grammar school pupil.

Mr. Cooper is deeply interested in the work of the board of education of Riverside, of which he has been a member for the past nine years and president for five years. He is also a director of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and a charter member and former director of the Kiwanis Club. In religious faith he and his family are Protestants. He indulges his love of golf on the links of the Victoria Club, of which he is a member, and in fact is fond of all outdoor sports.


On December 19, 1947, Mr. Cooper passed away in Riverside, CA. Source: [jan g]

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Albert S Cooper


Albert S Cooper

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15 Mar 1871



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19 Dec 1947

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Per the 1920 Census on Ella has a middle initial "M"

Per the 1930 Census on Ella and Albert have a daughter named "Marion" not Marian.



Transcribed By: Michele Y. Larsen on March 23, 2012.

Source: California of the South Vol. II, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 201-202, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.

2012 Michele Y. Larsen.