The Coopers

John Cooper and his wife Polly (Pardy) from Twillingate were among the earliest residents to permanently settle in South West Arm.  Prior to this the Coopers had visited the New Bay area to catch salmon, and returned to Twillingate at the end of the season with their catch salted in barrels.  When they arrived they could see where the Indians had tapped the tree for sap.  At the time there was no beach, and the trees were hanging out over the water as if it were a lake.

Wilson Cooper


Wilson and Irene Cooper


Liney Cooper, daughter of Elizabeth (Seymour) and Esau Cooper, was born c. 1920 and died in 1940. Liney married Arthur Thompson, the son of Emma (Warford) and John Thompson.  She had two children, Jean and Raymond.

Dorcas (Cooper) Brent, Minnie (Cooper) Rowsell with daughter Bessie. Dorcas and Minnie were the children of Elizabeth (Seymour) and Esau Cooper.