James Burton Cooley

22 May 1879–18 June 1954 (Age 75)
Sumpter Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Burton

When James Burton Cooley was born on 22 May 1879, in Sumpter Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, his father, David Cooley, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Ann Myers, was 24. He died on 18 June 1954, at the age of 75, and was buried in Drummond Cemetery, Neoga Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Cooley
1847–1884
Margaret Ann Myers
1854–1925
EFFIE ETTA COOLEY
1874–1875
Estella Blanche Cooley
1877–1945
James Burton Cooley
1879–1954
Emery Cooley
1882–1955
Bessie Leota Cooley
1884–1964

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 (1)

  • James B Cooley in household of David Cooley, "United States Census, 1880"

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