Name: Cooper, Hedley (1889-1948)



Historical Note: Hedley Cooper was born in Addingham, England, and came to the United States in 1920. An alumnus of Guildhall in London, he studied violin with John Dunn, Albert Dunford, Henri Verbrugghen, and Arthur Payne, and served as the concermaster of the Llandudno Symphony in Wales. Cooper taught at Trinity University when it was located in Waxahachie, and was the concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Paul van Katwijk in the 1920s. His naturalization record via Ancestry.com gives his date of birth as December 16, 1885, while later records, including his gravestone via FindAGrave, give a date of December 16, 1889. Cooper died on December 25, 1948.
Sources:

"Local Violinist Reopens Studio," Dallas Morning News, September 28,1948, page 5.

"Hedley Cooper Rites Are Today In Dallas Chapel," The Waxahachie Daily Light, December 27, 1948, page 1.

Texas, Naturalization Records, 1852-1991 for Hedley Cooper, Ancestry.com. Texas, Naturalization Records, 1852-1991 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Records of District Courts of the United States, Record Group 21; The National Archives at Fort Worth, TX.

Note Author: Maristella Feustle


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