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William Wilkie Cooper Esquire

William Wilkie Cooper was quiet and unobtrusive in his manner, yet possessed excellent business capabilities and was highly respected by all who knew him.

Subscription value in 1865:

£30

Relative to inflation up to 2018:

£3000

Relative to income compared to 2018:

£24000

Personal details and history

Full name

William Wilkie Cooper

Date of birth

11-10-1814

Place of birth

Forfar[1]

Gender

Male

Marital status

Single[2]

Name of spouse

None

Children

None

Home address

Annfield House
Fort Street
Broughty Ferry[3]

Latterly

The Willows
Barry
Carnoustie[4]

Age at death:

68 years - Cause of death was congestion of the lungs[4][1]

Place of death:

The Willows, Barry, Carnoustie[4][1]

Date of death:

21-04-1882[4][1]

Buried:

Not known

Affiliations, clubs, offices and related subscribers

Religious affiliation

Not known

Political affiliation

Not known

Clubs / societies

He was a liberal supporter of the Infirmary and took a great interest in its management.[1]

Public offices

According to his obituary, William Wilkie Cooper "never at any time took any active part in public life."

Related subscribers

Career and worklife

Occupation

Clothier[3]

Employment

Owner[3]

Place of work

W. W. Cooper & Co., Dundee[3]

Work address

7-9 Reform Street
Dundee[3]

Career to date:

After apprenticeship in Forfar, William Wilkie Cooper worked in a large establishment in Cork before moving to Dundee. He opened a business in Reform Street in 1839.[1]

More information

Born 11-10-1814[5] son of James Wilkie, farmer at Westcraig, Forfar

Sources

  1. Dundee Evening Telegraph. 21 April 1882. British Newspaper Archives website.
  2. 1881 Census Scotland. Barry, Forfarshire. 274/3/5. Scotlandspeople website.
  3. Dundee Postal Directory, 1867-68. Dundee Central Library, Local Studies
  4. Statutory Registers. Barry, Forfarshire. Deaths. 21 April 1882. 274/ 17. Scotlandspeople website.
  5. Old Parish Registers. Forfar. Births. 288/ 40 312. ScotlandsPeople website

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