Mrs. Bessie Cooley

Female1883–

Brief Life History of Bessie

Mrs. Bessie Cooley was born in 1883, in Georgia, United States.

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    World Events (3)

    1886

    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

    Age 3

    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

    Age 10

    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

    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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