Charles V. Cooper (1861-1921) (Portland)
He is listed as a member of the Oregon Camera Club in October 1900. It is not known how much photography he did.
News Items and Advertisements
1918: “AUTOMOBILE OVERTURNS ON JUMP OFF JOE HILL.
Mrs. Charles V. Cooper’s Life Saved by Dog, Which Is Caught Between Her Body and Car. NEWPORT, 0r., Aug. 28.–(Special) — While Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Cooper and daughter, Mrs. Andrew Carrick, and son Lloyd., and Miss Ruth Hodges, all of Portland, were motoring back from a trip to Agate Beach, Saturday, their car overturned at the foot of the grade on Jump Off Joe Hill. Mrs. Cooper was badly bruised when she was caught under the overturned car, but her injuries are not considered serious. It is thought that a small lap dog held by Mrs. Cooper saved her life, when it was caught between the woman’s breast and the car. The rest of the party escaped with minor bruises. It is asserted that the car, which was driven by Mr. Cooper. was traveling at a high rate of speed and that it was impossible for the driver to make the short turn when leaving the beach. Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Cooper are well known in Portland. He is manager or the Reedsport, 0r., Ship Company, and has offices in the Chamber of Commerce building. They reside at 718 Schuyler street.” Oregonian, August 29, 1917, pg. 3
1921: “Charles V. Cooper Dead. Prominent Resident Passes After Lingering Illness. Keen Interest Taken in Civic Affairs and Motor Boating; Once Head of Rotary Club. Charles V. Cooper, prominent resident of Portland, died yesterday afternoon at the Moore sanitarium aftera lingering illness. Mr. Cooper, who was born in England in 1861, was active in the business life of Portland for 40 years. He came to the United States as a youth and shortly after settled in Portland, being at one time with the Union Pacific railroad. Of recent years Mr. Cooper was in various enterprises. He took a keen interest in civic affairs and was at one time president of the Rotary club. He also served as a director of the Rose Festival during one year. With a fondness for aquatic sports, Mr Cooper was one of the leading figures in the motor boat world on the river and owned the sumptuous and speedy cruiser Chagmalee. He was commodore ot the Portland Motor Boat club. Mr. Cooper is survived by a widow and two sons. Frank H. of Seattle and Pelham V. of Los Angeles. His sisters are Mrs. J. J. Hannifin of San Francisco and Mrs. Lizzie Narrebar of Chelan, Wash. His brothers are Fred Cooper of Oswego and Gus Cooper of Puyallup, Wash. Funeral services will be conducted by the Masons. The funeral will be tomorrow.” Oregonian, October 12, 1921, pg. 4