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 Amelia “Minnie” <I>Fairchild</I> Cooney

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Amelia “Minnie” Fairchild Cooney

  • Birth 28 Apr 1852 Islington, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
  • Death 28 Jul 1928 Loves Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial New Milford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 28534607

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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  • Maintained by: BJW
  • Originally Created by: cayuse
  • Added: 26 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28534607
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia “Minnie” Fairchild Cooney (28 Apr 1852–28 Jul 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28534607, citing New Milford Cemetery, New Milford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BJW (contributor 47343717) .