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Sister Emily Cooper

 
 
Sister Emily Cooper Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Sister Emily Cooper Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  She served as the first Episcopal Deaconess in charge of the Home of the Innocents from 1880 until her retirement in 1904. She oversaw the baptisms of 284 infants and developed & administered the first kindergarten at the Home in 1888. She retired due to failing health and lived out her remaining years at Orphanage of the Good Shepherd.

Due in part to Sister Emily’s faith, love, and care, the Home of the Innocents grew from a “struggling little mission” into one of the main charity organizations in Louisville. She was laid to rest in this spot among the unmarked graves of 77 infants & children from the Home of the Innocents who died between 1880 and 1900.
Presented by Children's Memorial Marker Fund

 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2279.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work
Sister Emily Cooper Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Sister Emily Cooper Marker (Side B)
Churches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.652′ N, 85° 43.379′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is in Cave Hill Cemetery near her grave, which is located in Section A, Lot 225. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Guthrie (1792-1869) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This monument to the memory of James Guthrie (about 400 feet away); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan (approx. ¼ mile away); History of Eastern Cemetery / People of Eastern Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Unknown Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Oldest Existing Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Sister Emily Cooper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Sister Emily Cooper Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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