Summary of Edwin Francis COOLEY - 8 May 2008
Name: Edwin Francis COOLEY
Father: Wells COOLEY ( - )
Mother: Maryetta CORY (25 Jul 1822 - 2 Mar 1901)
Birth 7 Jul 1845 Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY
Death 14 Jun 1906 (age 60) Fishhook, Pike Co., IL
Burial 15 Jun 1906 Fishhook, Pike Co., IL, Woodland Cemetery
1. Sarah Holt HENTHORN
Marriage 3 Aug 1865 (age 20)
William Wallace COOLEY (25 Aug 1867 - 6 Jun 1932)
Maryett COOLEY (22 Aug 1869 - )
Bettie Jane COOLEY (23 Dec 1871 - 10 Feb 1890)
Alice Mayette COOLEY (19 Apr 1880 - 27 Jul 1880)
Ada Ellen COOLEY (5 Mar 1884 - 21 Dec 1933)
Iva Edna COOLEY (3 Feb 1886 - 22 Sep 1980)
Charles Albert COOLEY (12 Jan 1889 - 25 Mar 1975)
Notes Edwin Francis Cooley
PARENTS: Wells Cooley and Maryetta Cory.
OCCUPATION-RESIDENCES: Edwin Francis Cooley, farmed in Fairmount Township, Pike County, IL.
CENSUS-BIRTH: His parents were both born in NY.
(Source of above and birth date of 7 Jul 1845, 1880 census).
OBITUARY: Edwin Francis Cooley Dies
Edwin Francis Cooley, was born in Cayuga, county, New York, near the town of Metz, on 7 Jul 1845. He came with his parents to Illinois in the year 1848.
He raised his brother and sister after his father, Wells, disappeared. His mother lived with him at the time of the 1880 census.
Was united in marriage with Miss Sarah H. Henthorn in the year of 1865: there was to this union seven children, two sons and five daughters, of which three daughters have preceded him to the spirit world. He has left behind his widow, two sons and two daughters, and several grandchildren; he also leaves one brother, Albert Wells Cooley, of Brown county, Illinois, and one sister Mrs. Alice Hobbs, of Chambersburg, Illinois.
He was a kind husband, a loving father and a dear brother; he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Cooley was converted and united with the M. E. church in the year 1871 and lived a consistent member of this organization until his death, which occurred at his home near Fish Hook, IL, June 14, 1906.
Funeral services were held at Woodland church on the 15th and interment made in the graveyard of same church, services conducted by Rev. W. G. Hamilton.
(Source: The Baylis Guide - 22 Jun 1906, page 4)
CEMETERY: Woodland cemetery gravestone shows dates as: 07 Jul 1845 - 14 Jun 1906.
RECOLLECTIONS: Fish Hook Picnic attracts 117 The sixth annual Fish Hook Picnic was attended by 117 people June 11,  at the town hall.
After the carry-in dinner, Kathy Hurd read the minutes of last year's picnic and gave the treasurer's report.
Officers for next year are Edna Curfman, Mary Etta Fox, Kathy Feenstra and Wanda Martin.
The oldest woman present at this year's event was Edith Kelly of Pittsfield. The oldest man present was Ray Bowman.
The family with the most descendants present was the Jerry and Ginger Dougherty clan from Quincy with 10 children. Russell Masterson from California came the farthest. All these people received gifts.
The Fish Hook picnic is held annually the second Sunday in June.
(Source: unknown, hand dated, 1989, included two photographs - furnished by David Cooley)
Richard E. (Edson) Henthorn
5403 76th Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705