Ernest E. Cooley

Male11 December 1871–22 May 1950

Brief Life History of Ernest E.

When Ernest E. Cooley was born on 11 December 1871, in Cheshire Center, Cheshire Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Melancthon Dewey Cooley, was 29 and his mother, Alice A. Carpenter, was 28. He married Adah M Lamphere on 4 July 1898, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cheshire Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Dover Township, Lake, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 22 May 1950, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest E. Cooley
Blanche M Warner
Marriage: 14 September 1904
Elizabeth H. Cooley
Zelda LaVerne Cooley

Sources (14)

  • Ernest Cooley in household of Melontton Cooley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Enust Cooley, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Ernst Cooley, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1904Osceola, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 8

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Galway and Clare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name, or a shortened form of McCooley, a variant of McCauley .

    English: perhaps a variant of Colley or Culley .

    Americanized form of German Kuhle or Kühle, variants of Kuhl .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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