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Amelia "Minnie" Fairchild Cooney
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1852
Islington
Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 28, 1928
Loves Park
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Amelia was the youngest of ten siblings born in Islington, Middlesex, England to Mary Ann Bridges (1805-1861) and Henry Donville Fairchild (1799-1873). According to family history, Amelia was a great favorite of a neighbor woman who was a seamstress in London who was in love with a person who seemed to have been somewhat of an adventurer. On a certain day, Amelia disappeared. It was found on investigation that the seamstress had also disappeared. Another neighbor said the seamstress had told her she was going to Australia as soon as she had enough money saved. Henry Donville sought the aid of the police of Somersetshire. Shortly before midnight, Amelia was found with the seamstress and her lover, who had kidnapped the little girl, on board a vessel which was to sail at midnight for Australia. Amelia immigrated to the US in about 1867. She married William Oliver Keene (1849-1945) in 1874, with whom she had five children: Frederick (1875-), Arthur William (1876-), Elsie May (1881-1929), William F. (1885-), and Harry T. Keene (1888-). She later divorced W O Keene and married William H. Cooney (1863-1926). 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Donville Fairchild (1799 - 1873)
  Mary Ann Bridge Fairchild (1805 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  William H Cooney (1863 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Fairchild Palmer (1828 - 1895)*
  James Fairchild (1834 - 1917)*
  Richard Thomas Fairchild (1836 - 1908)*
  John Fairchild (1843 - 1897)*
  Henry Fairchild (1847 - 1930)*
  Amelia Fairchild Cooney (1852 - 1928)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Milford Cemetery
New Milford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: BJW
Originally Created by: cayuse
Record added: Jul 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28534607
Amelia Minnie <i>Fairchild</i> Cooney
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Amelia Minnie <i>Fairchild</i> Cooney
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Amelia Minnie <i>Fairchild</i> Cooney
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R.I.P.
- BJW
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012
 
 
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