George Cooper (14 May 1840 — 26 September 1927)
- presumably not to be confused with the two organists George Cooper (father and son) in England who may have composed and written perhaps around the same time.
- His obituary ("Author of "Sweet Genevieve" Dies in His Sleep at .Age of 89.") appeared in a September 1927 issue of the New York Times, so probably died ca. September 1927?