Born: c. 1840

Died: January 29, 1895



George C. Cooper, a nephew of the founder of Cooper Union, was a friend and a patient of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau. His greatest contribution to Trudeau's work was to give him the Saranac Laboratory.

Plattsburgh Sentinel, February 1, 1895

—George C. Cooper is making purchases of real estate in the village, having bought Mrs. Fisher's elegant cottage at the corner of Church and River Sts., and also adjoining property. It is rumored that Mr. Cooper will greatly improve and beautify his purchases, which will make a large tract in a very desirable part of the village, and it is also rumored that he will buy still other lots to make his own complete. Saranac Lake is already indebted to Mr. Cooper for many favors, and it is with pleasure that the citizens realize his intention of settling himself in a home of his own it.     --M.E.

New York Times, January 31, 1895

George Campbell Cooper.

George Campbell Cooper, a nephew of Peter Cooper, and the Secretary of the Peter Cooper Glue Factory, died at his home, 113 East Twenty-first Street, on Tuesday. He was fifty-eight years old.

Mr. Cooper was a son of William Cooper, a brother of the famous philanthropist. He was educated in the public schools of this city, and was graduated from the New York Academy, since known as the College of the City of New-York. He afterward studied law, but never practiced. He joined the Seventh Regiment at the beginning of the war and went to the front. After the war he became associated with Peter Cooper in the glue business.

Mr. Cooper belonged to the Tuxedo and Grolier Clubs, and was an authority on art matters.

Plattsburgh Sentinel, February 8, 1895

—George C. Cooper, a nephew of the late Peter Cooper, died in New York city on Tuesday of last week. He was fond of the Adirondacks, and was at different times a resident of Saranac Lake. He was a liberal contributor to the sanitarium, St. Luke's church and the Adirondack library, while his $10,000 gift to Dr. Trudeau, in the shape of the laboratory, was of recent date.

Malone Palladium, January 31, 1895

George C. Cooper, a nephew of the late Peter Cooper, died in New York last week Tuesday, aged 55 years. He had been for a long time a frequent visitor to the Adirondacks, stopping usually at Saranac Lake or at Paul Smith's. He gave generously to the support of the sanitarium and library at the former place, and was the friend of Dr. Trudeau who built the latter's new laboratory at Saranac Lake at a cost of $10,000 for the study of pulmonary diseases. At the time of his death he was planning the erection of a new sanitarium at Saranac Lake, cost $100,000, for wealthy patients.