Cooper, Ezekiel P
Cooper, Ezekiel P.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Kent County, Delaware, May 18, 1830. He received a careful moral training; was thoughtful and upright from childhood; was converted at the age of thirteen; received license to preach in 1854, and in 1855 entered the Philadelphia Conference. His health declining, he became a superannuate in 1861, and died June 28, 1862. Mr. Cooper's early disadvantages for acquiring an education were overcome by his natural thirst for knowledge. His prominent mental trait was his power of investigating, analyzing, and reasoning. His sermons were short, concise, clear, instructive, systematic, and uttered with much fervor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, page 47.