Harry J. Cooper Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Harry J. Cooper, deputy United States marshal, and a resident of Albuquerque, came to the Territory from St. Louis in 1887, locating in Silver City. For some time he served as deputy sheriff of Grant county which, during those days, was infested with desperate characters. In the performance of his duties his life was frequently in jeopardy, and though on many occasions he was the target for bullets from those whom he was commissioned to apprehend, he has never suffered serious injury. For five years Mr. Cooper was a member of the police force of Albuquerque. Since 1905 he has been deputy under United States Marshal C. M. Foraker. Mr. Cooper was born in Pilot Grove, Cooper County, Missouri, in 1857, and spent the first thirty years of his life in that state. He is now one of the most widely known men in New Mexico.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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