John Austin Cooley

2 May 1904–8 March 1961 (Age 56)
Greene, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Austin

When John Austin Cooley was born on 2 May 1904, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, his father, Robert Warren Cooley, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Rebecca Freeman, was 24. He lived in Beat 3, Greene, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Beat 3, Wayne, Mississippi, United States in 1920. He died on 8 March 1961, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56.

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Robert Warren Cooley
Nancy Rebecca Freeman
Lowery Cooley
Lara Jane Cooley
John Austin Cooley
Talenge Cooley
Emitte Warren Cooley
Lawrence L Cooley

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Warren Cooley


    Nancy Rebecca Freeman




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 3

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name, or a reduced form of McCooley, a variant of McCauley .2 Americanized form of German Kuhle or Kühle, variants of Kuhl .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John A Cooley in household of Robert W Cooley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Auston Cooley in household of Robert Cooley, "United States Census, 1910"

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