FEB 28, 1910 - DEC 5, 1978

Daughter of: Charles Robinson Cooper and Mary Ann Matthews Cooper

Husband: Daniel Jefferson Hiers


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Clara was born in Harold, Florida on February 28, 1910. She was the first child and only daughter of three children born to Charles Robinson Cooper and Mary Ann Matthews.


Clara  married a man from Walterboro, South Carolina by the name of Daniel Jefferson (Dan) Hiers. Clara was 17 and Dan was 28. After their marriage, they moved to Walterboro, South Carolina where Dan's family lived.

Clara and Dan had a long and happy life together. They had three children: Harold was born November 18, 1928, Charlie was born October 2, 1929 and Eunice was born September 18, 1931. All three of their children were born in Walterboro, South Carolina. After their children were grown they moved to Charleston, South Carolina and lived for many years. In the early 1970's they moved to DeLand, Florida.

Clara and Dan always kept their home immaculately clean and orderly. Any time you entered their home there was the smell of fresh baked bread, cookies or the sweet smell of fresh fruit. It was heavenly. Their lawn and garden was also well manicured. Clara had a green thumb like her mother, Mary, and didn't have the run of the mill shrubs and plants but unusual exotic plants that where from all over the world. Clara's artistic talent and gift with plants came from her mother's side of the family. The Matthews clan had many artist of various types. Clara and her younger brother, Marshall, were very talented artist. Like her brother, she painted in oils on canvas and created many beautiful paintings of various subjects. Her children also inherited the artistic talents.


On December 5, 1978, at the age of 68, Clara passed away. She had chosen to be cremated and to have her ashes scattered.