Cooper, Annie Elizabeth

Ann Cooper Lingle, c. 1962.

Class of 1915

Birth: 15 Dec 1895, Rowan County, North Carolina
Death: 10 Oct 1977, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

John Francis Cooper (1866-1949)
Martha Jane Page Cooper (1866-1941)

Edgar Claudius Cooper (1887-1963)
George Herman Cooper (1894-1961)
L. G. Cooper
Mary Cooper Williams

Spouse: Floyd B. Lingle (-1949)

Jane Lingle Morrow

Burial: West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina
Source:, #219634490.


Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), September 18, 1921, p. 5.

Miss Annie Elizabeth Cooper the Bride of Rev. Floyd Lingle, of Spencer

China Grove, Sept. 17 – One of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed in China Grove was that of Miss Annie Elizabeth Cooper, of China Grove, and Rev. Floyd B. Lingle, of Spencer, which was solemnized in St. Marks Lutheran church, Thursday evening at 8:30 o’clock. Rev. Geo. Herman Cooper, brother of the bride was the officiating minister, being assisted by the bride’s pastor, Rev. C. P. Fisher.

The church was beautifully decorated with ferns, trailing cedar and goldenrod.

Just before the bridal party entered, Miss Annie rogers, of Kannapolis, rendered a musical program, after which Miss Annie Maide Propst, of Lexington, sand in her usual charming manner, “At Dawning,” by Cadman, and “Because,” by D’Hardelot, at which time, the ushers, Misses Mabel Cooper, Helen Ritchie, Katheryn Brown, and Helen Templeton, all wearing yellow organdie dresses and carrying shepherdess crooks, lighted the candles on the alter.

To the strains of the wedding march, from Lohnegrin, the bridal party entered. The bridesmaids, Miss Dora Lingle, of Salisbury, sister of the groom becomingly gowned in yellow taffeta, trimmed in silver lace and tulle and carrying a black ostrich fan, entered with L. G. Cooper, brother of the bride; Miss Mary Cooper, sister of the bride, dressed in yellow taffeta, trimmed in gold lace and tulle, carrying a black ostrich fan, entered with H. B. Kimball, of Greenville, S. C. They crossed at the altar and took their places followed by the maid of honor, Miss Effie Cooper, sister of the bride, wearing yellow taffeta, trimmed in gold lace and tulle, carrying black ostrich fan. Following the maid of honor came the ring bearers, little Miss Paulanna and Rogers Cooper, nieces of the bride, carrying the rings in the hearts of yellow roses.

The bride, beautifully gowned in white-duchess satin, trimmed in lace and pearls and courttrain with orange blossoms, carrying a shower bouquet of Bride roses and lily of the valley, and wearing as her only ornament a gold brooch that was worn by her grandmother Cooper 65 years ago, entered on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.

The bridegroom with his best man, Rev. G. H. L. Lingle, of Salisbury, met the bride at the altar. The impressive Lutheran service was used with the double ring ceremony, during which “To a Wild rose,” softly played.

The bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march.

Mrs. Lingle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cooper of China Grove, is a graduate of Mont Amoena seminary, Mount Pleasant, and also a graduate nurse of the Lankenau hospital of Philadelphia, Pa., she having the honor of being  the first trained nurse from China Grove.

Rev. Mr. Lingle is pastor of Calvary and Christ Lutheran churches of Spencer and is most popular and beloved by all his people. Mr. Lingle was educated at Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute, Newberry College and Lutheran Theological seminary, Columbia, S. C.

After the ceremony, Rev. and Mrs. Lingle left in a car for Salisbury where they boarded a late train for points west. Mrs. Lingle was becomingly attired in a traveling suit of blue with gray accessories. After October 1 they will be at home on Carolina Avenue, Spencer.

Among out of town guests were friends and relatives from Salisbury, Spencer, High Point, Concord, Charlotte, and Lexington.


Kannapolis Daily Independent (Kannapolis, NC), 10 Oct 1977, 14.

Mrs. Lingle

CHINA GROVE – Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Cooper Lingle, 81, of 106 W. Ketchie St. will be conducted Wednesday at 1 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.

The Rev. Harvey Blume will officiate and entombment will follow in Westlawn Mausoleum.

The body will remain at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home until taken to the church, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Lingle died early today at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, She had been in declining health for several months.

A native of Rowan County, she was born Dec. 15, 1895 and was the daughter of the late John Francis Cooper and Mrs. Martha Jane Paige Cooper.

Her husband was the late Rev. Floyd B. Lingle who held several pastorates, including one in Spencer and Strasburg, Va. He was at Strasburg when he died in 1949. Following his death, Mrs. Lingle moved back to China Grove.

For a number of years she taught kindergarten at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She was also active in all phases of the church life and for 27 years was teacher of the Golden Rule Bible Class at St. Marks.

Mrs. Lingle was a graduate of Mont Amoena in Mt. Pleasant and also a graduate nurse of the Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jane L. Morrow of Charlotte; one brother, Dr. L. G. Cooper of Newberry, S. C. and one sister Mrs. Mary Cooper Williams of Wilmington.


Kannapolis Daily Independent Sunday Magazine (Kannapolis, NC), 19 Jul 1959, 1.


Kannapolis Daily Independent (Kannapolis, NC), 6 May 1962, 7.