Sadly, Ethel died September 25, 1907. She left behind her husband, John Cooper, and three children Byon, age 7; Tony, 4; and Bessie, 18 months.
- In 1920 John was listed as a widower, a farmer, with three children: Byon (18), Tony (16), and Bessie (13).
- 1930, he is listed as married, but no wife is included in the census.
- 1940, John has married Bethada Foster. John died in 1949. Bethada Swain Cooper died in 1951. (It is possible Bethada Foster was previously married to John Swain, a man 22 years her senior.)