Donald George Cooney

13 June 1918–11 January 2007 (Age 88)
Virginia City, Storey, Nevada, United States

The Life of Donald George

When Donald George Cooney was born on 13 June 1918, in Virginia City, Storey, Nevada, United States, his father, William Thomas Cooney, was 53 and his mother, Priscilla Roberts, was 38. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1930. He died on 11 January 2007, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Donald George Cooney
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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuana ‘descendant of Cuana’, a personal name either based on ‘hound’ or derived from cuanna ‘elegant’, ‘comely’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Cooney in household of Priscilla Cooney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald Cooney in household of William Cooney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Donald Cooney, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"

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