Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GEORGE COOPER is owner and operator of the Hotel Cooper at Riverside, Washington. The house is a two story structure with twelve sleeping apartments besides other rooms and is furnished and handled in a very tasty and pleasant manner. Mr. Cooper enjoys the patronage of the traveling public and is esteemed a genial and affable host.
     George Cooper was born on December 3, 1852, in Staffordshire, England, the son of Job and Harriet (Deacon) Cooper, natives of the same place. The father was a coal miner and came to the United States in 1860, and enlisted in the Civil war. He fought in a Pennsylvania regiment all through the war and was in many hard battles. After the war he did coal mining until 1880, the time of his death. Our subject was educated in his native land and began working in the coal mines, which occupation he followed until 1870, when he came with his mother and three brothers to the United States and joined the father in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. He did mining there until 1879, when he came to Leadville, Colorado. He returned to Pennsylvania and in 1886 came to Tacoma, Washington. The next spring we find him at Salmon City, now Conconully, where he did prospecting and mining. He resided in the old town of Ruby and later engaged in raising stock on Scotch creek, where he took a homestead, which is a valuable piece of land to-day. The place is well improved and produces an abundance of hay and so forth.  Later Mr. Cooper sold his stock and in April, 1903, bought the Riverside Hotel, which he is operating as stated above. In 1875 he took a trip to England and there on October 25, the same year, married Miss Sarah Hallam, a native of Staffordshire. Her parents are deceased. Mr. Cooper's mother is living with her son, John Cooper, at Morriston, Ohio, being in her eightieth year, strong and active.
     Mr. Cooper is a member of the W. 0. W. He is conservative in politics and is a man of sound principles and practical ideas.