Mrs. Ida Cooley, a resident of this vicinity and in this city for over 65 years, died at her home in Douglass last Saturday evening at the
age of 81 years, 3 months and 8 days.
For a number of years, following the death of her husband, Mrs. Cooley resided on the farm just south of the Cowley county line west
of the river, later moving to Douglass, though spending part of the time at the farm. She was taken seriously sick at the farm a week or more
ago and was brought to the home in Douglass, where she lived but a few days.
Ida Minerva Whitney was born on March 11, 1856, at Lima, Ohio, and passed away at Douglass, June 19, 1937. She was reared in the home of her uncle, John Daniels, and in 1871, at the age of 15, she came with the family to Burlington, where they resided for one year.
In the spring of 1872, the family moved to Cowley county and settled on a claim in Maple township, near the old Red Bud post office.
In the fall of 1874 she was married to Thomas Cooley, a young soldier of the Civil War, who had emigrated from Kentucky and staked a claim
in Maple township, near the old Red Bud post office. To this union were born four sons and four daughters, one son dying in infancy, and two reaching manhood. Those who survive are Mrs. S. B. Hunt of St. Louis; Mrs. Clyde Rumball of Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Grace West of
San Francisco, Lawrence Cooley of Winfield and Miss Maud Cooley, who resides at the home of her mother. Also surviving are six grand-children, who are Frank Cooley of Douglass; Mrs. G. W. Lewis, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Walt Kellam, Elmia, New York; Mildred and Edison Cooley of
Winfield, and Vernon Cooley of Rock. There are six great grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cooley was a member of the Christian Church and held a life membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian Church in Douglass by L.L. Roberts of Newkirk, Oklahoma, Assisted by the pastor, C. E. Neff.
Burial was in the Douglass Cemetery in charge of the Hilyard Funeral Home.
Thomas Cooley (1846 - 1902)
Plot: Sec. 2
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Record added: Nov 03, 2010
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