Edward Thomas Coakley

Brief Life History of Edward Thomas

When Edward Thomas Coakley was born on 21 May 1897, in Peabody, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dennis Daniel Coakley, was 34 and his mother, Mary Anne Harkin, was 32. He married Flora Effie Demsey on 14 October 1920, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 October 1983, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86.

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Edward Thomas Coakley
Flora Effie Demsey
Marriage: 14 October 1920
Milda Arlene Coakley

Sources (11)

  • Edward T Coakley in household of William J Carney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward Thomas Coakley, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Edward Thomas Coakley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Caochlaoich, a patronymic from Caochlaoch, a personal name composed of the elements caoch ‘blind’ + laoch ‘warrior, hero’.

Irish: variant of Cloughley, possibly a shortened form of an unidentified Irish surname in Mac-.

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

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