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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, WV

I did not know that people who had passed away in the 20th Century could be buried in this Indian Mound. Hiram Cooper a distant cousin, from my gg grandfather, Hiram Cooper. As I understand the custom, the deceased had to be a descenant of the Indians who built the mound.

Name: Hiram C./Cooper
Sex: Male
Death Date: 25 Mar 1931
Death Place: Hampshire, West Virginia
Age at Death: 71y 5m 5d

Mother: Margaret/Hummel
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: George W./Cooper