Bureau County Biographies 1885
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History of Bureau County - Biographical Sketches 1885

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H.C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing Company  1885
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Co., Salem, MA

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Pages 489-90

HENRY COOLEY, Fairfield, was born February 19, 1830, in Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vt. His parents, John and Amanda (Cook) Cooley, died in the same State, of which they were natives. Our subject's ancestors came to America in the "Mayflower." Henry Cooley resided in Vermont till he was twenty-three years old, and then immigated to Whiteside County, Ill., where he sold goods for four years. In April, 1858, he came to Bureau County and farmed eleven years, after which he came to Yorktown, where he has been selling goods for the last fourteen  years for O. W. McKenzie, and also keeping the postoffice. Subject was married in Vermont to Frances E. Rowe, who died here November 18, 1870, aged thirty five years. She was the mother of four children, viz.: Franklin H., who was bon August 11, 1859 (he married Jennie Van Drew); Mary A., August 21, 1861, wife of A.O. Hunter; John H. March 14, 1867, and Frederick A. Cooley, December 24, 1869. Franklin H. Cooley has two children, viz.: Charles H. and an infant daughter. Mrs. Mary A. Hunter has two sons, viz.: Merle D. and Frederick Hunter.

Mr. Cooley is one of the standbye in Fairfield Township, having filled the offices of Treasurer and Clerk for about twenty years. Politically he is a Greenbacker. He has 480 acres of land in Bureau County.

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