<                                 THEODORE REYNOLDS COOPER SR        DOB:   1881        DOD:     1942
                                     PROFESSION: FARMING/EDUCATOR - BS DEGREE IN AGRICULTURE

     OTHER INFO:
        My grandfather died when I was 1 year old. Yet I bear his name and feel like I know him.
        He, like my grandmother, were both well educated. Included in his folder is a thess he did for his college degree.
        After graduating from college & marrying, he and my grandmother started a rice farm in Biggs, Ca.
        Year after year, they would make money and reinvest it all back into the following year's crop.
        They were in their last year & planning to retire, when the severe rains wiped out everything they had. From that time on, things simply got tougher.
        He went on to try a couple of other farms, but subsequently had to find work teaching and working on State projects planting wind breaks.
        Two brief stories about him stand out in my mind. One from my grandmother when I asked her if he smoked.
        Her reply.. "SMOKE ? SMOKE ? LIKE A CHIMNEY HE SMOKED".
        The other story comes from my dad who, at the age of four, was provoked by his two older brothers
        into getting his dad's shotgun and taking shots at his older brothers as they scrambled across the rice paddies.
        My dad said "My father took me, and I hit the ceiling, then I hit the four walls, and then I hit the floor.".
        But EVERYBODY loved grandfather, because he was smart ( a valedictorian), good and honest.

                                       


MORE INDIVIDUAL PICTURES

PARENTS
FATHER
MOTHER

SYBLINGS
SYBLING 1

SPOUSE(S)
SPOUSE 1

CHILDREN
CHILD 1
CHILD 2
CHILD 3
CHILD 4
CHILD 5

WHERE ELSE SEEN IN GROUPS
GROUP 1