Andrew Wood Cooley

24 May 1837–11 October 1887 (Age 50)
Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Andrew Wood

When Andrew Wood Cooley was born on 24 May 1837, in Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, his father, Benjamin Cooley, was 25 and his mother, Clarissa Wood, was 23. He married Diana Elizabeth Briggs on 1 June 1858, in Wales Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. He died on 11 October 1887, in Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Wood Cooley
Ann Hazen
Marriage: 14 February 1870
Marcus Robert Cooley
John Samuel Cooley
Ezra Hazen Cooley
Lucretia May Cooley
Mary Ann Cooley
Martha Jane Cooley
Inez Cooley
Arthur Dyke Cooley
Walter Andrew Cooley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 17
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    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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    Biographies of Oscar Wood Cooley by a Daughter and a Son.

    BIOGRAPHY OF OSCAR WOOD COOLEY A Fitting tribute written by Genevieve to honor her Father OSCAR’S BEGINNINGS Oscar Wood Cooley, son of Andrew Wood Cooley and Rachel Caroline Coon, was born 1 S …

    Sources (155)

    • Henry Cooley in entry for Fannie Elizabeth Price Sprouse, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Andrew Cooney, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Andrew W Cooley in entry for Ezra H Cooley and Margaret Theurer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" (1922)

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