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Cooper, Thomas Edward (1867–1947)

The funeral of Mr Thomas Edward Cooper, who was associated with Cadbury Bros. and their associated companies for 45 years, took place at Cornelian Bay cemetery yesterday.

The late Mr. Cooper, who was a director of Cadbury-Fry-Pascall Pty Ltd, Claremont, for six years before he retired in 1927, died suddenly in Launceston on Monday evening. He was 80.

Mr Cooper began work with Cadbury Bros. at Bourneville (England) as an office boy in 1882. Five years later, he was sent to Sydney, where he was assistant to his brother, Mr William Cooper, who was in charge of Cadbury’s Sydney office.

Thirty-three years later, he came to Tasmania, where he was a director of the new Claremont company.

Mr Cooper was a foundation member of the Hobart Rotary Club, and was made a life member in 1927. He was a prominent member of the Chamber of Commerce at that time.

Since his retirement, he had been actively associated with the First Church of Christ Scientist, Hobart, and took a keen interest in the League of Nations Union.

His wife died in 1938. He leaves a son, Mr T. A. Cooper, and two daughters, Miss Hazel Cooper, and Mrs H. V. McKernan.

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'Cooper, Thomas Edward (1867–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cooper-thomas-edward-23939/text32844, accessed 6 December 2021.

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