Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Will Cooper

This is my great-grandfather, Will Cooper, who lived in Atchison and Doniphan, Kansas.

(There's not much left to Doniphan anymore. The Catholic church is still there as well as the cemetery where a number of my relatives are buried. It's a nice, quiet resting place.)

Kansas -- of all places -- has really been a draw for my family for some reason or another. Many of my maternal ancestors lived there; and now my dad and step-mom live in another part of the state. Chicago is the other place like that for my family -- my dad grew up on the North side, and my mom has cousins who grew up on the South side.

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