Katherine Elizabeth Cooley

Female20 July 1890–15 January 1979

Brief Life History of Katherine Elizabeth

When Katherine Elizabeth Cooley was born on 20 July 1890, in Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Thomas M Cooley, was 30 and her mother, Katherine Lane, was 31. She married Ralph Howard White on 25 October 1911, in Winchendon, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 January 1979, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Howard White
1889–1960
Katherine Elizabeth Cooley
1890–1979
Marriage: 25 October 1911
Richard R White
1912–1912
Kenneth Howard White
1916–1971
Raymond Francis White Sr.
1919–1977
Katherine Anna White
1923–1930

Sources (12)

  • Catherine White, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Cooley, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Catherine Elizabeth Cooley, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1911Winchendon, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1901 · St Nicholas Orthodox Church and Rectory

    Age 11

    St. Nicholas Orthodox church and rectory was built in 1908. It is a wood framed building with a cross shaped spire, built for immigrants from Eastern Europe. It would years later that the rectory was built on it

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 26

    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 (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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