James T. Cooper (of Albuquerque, NM) remembers "Grandpa Cooper" as follows:
Grandpa Cooper, maybe 5' 2" and humped over, was said to be a war veteran. He
lived with us when I started school. He had long, gray whiskers, down to his chest.
During warm weather his favorite place was in a rocking chair, under a tree in
the yard, smoking his pipe. We kids would hide his tobacco and sneak up behind him
and grab his beard. He was very good natured. I do not remember his ever telling on us.