Joseph Murray Cooney

6 September 1896–6 February 1961 (Age 64)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Murray

When Joseph Murray Cooney was born on 6 September 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph J Cooney, was 26 and his mother, Amy Adelia Gregory, was 20. He married Alta Kneller on 23 August 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 6 February 1961, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64.

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Joseph Murray Cooney
Alta Kneller
Marriage: 23 August 1916

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23 August 1916
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 1

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • M Joseph Cooney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph M Cooney in household of Hyalmar C Holmgren, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph M Cooney in household of Hjalmar C Holmgren, "United States Census, 1910"

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