Notes for Thompson Cooley (1842-1921) m Mary Elizabeth Lewis


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Fri Feb 16 20:21:20 2007

Series: M593 Roll: 801 Page: 302

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon Sep 10 21:27:12 2012

Birth: Aug. 7, 1841
Washington County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1921

Widower of Mary Lewis. Son of David Cooley and Lurinda Akin

Family links:
Mary Lewis Cooley (1843 - 1916)

Jacob Cooley (1870 - 1960)*
David Cooley (1870 - 1950)*

*Calculated relationship

Lucerne Cemetery
Putnam County
Missouri, USA

Created by: Joanne Scobee Morgan
Record added: Sep 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76673978

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Thu Jan 16 15:48:00 2020

5-1 THOMPSON COOLSI, son of David and Laurinda (Aiken) Cooley, must have keen h in 1842, as the 1850 census gives his age as 8 yrs. He was h near Salem and d Sept. 1, 1921 in Putnam co.,Mo. He m Hary Lewis, dau of Jacob and Harry (Peterman} Lewis,


With his parents, he moved to Appanoose co.,Ia. in 1849 and on to Ho. in 1855.
He used to substitute as mail carrier in la. when his father could not go, and told of seeing deer, wild turkeys, and once a wild cat.

He belonged to the 18th Regiment of Mo. Volunteers,Co.B, during the Civil war.
He was wounded at Shiloh, and marched with Sherman to the sea. He was among the
soldiers reviewed in Washington by Pres. Lincoln.

He was a bit nervous and high strung. Like other Cooleys, he was a great
hand with a gun.

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Tue Sep 15 15:56:21 2020

A Golden Wedding Fittingly Observed (Published Wednesday September 22, 1915)

A very pleasant and enjoyable day was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Cooley of Lucerne last Friday, it being the 50th milestone they had passed in their married life.

This event was of more than ordinary interest, as the grim reaper had never entered the home, all the children being present.

Father and Mother Cooley were among the early pioneers of Missouri, and have seen the transformation from the unbroken prairies of blue stem to the luxuriant meadows of today; also the sodden roads and trails, to our beautiful thoroughfares which make is possible to annihilate distance in easy riding motor cars at the rate of 20 to 60 miles per hours.

The writer was impressed with the thought of the onward march in progress, especially from the log house (which was good in its day) to the beautiful homes of the present time.

One very imposing scene of the occasion was the photos that were taken of the four generations, beginning with Father Cooley and ending with Norma Jean Cooley, which was a very fitting to the occasion, but of the other two through kindness we let the curtain fall.

Mr. Cooley was one of the boys of blue whose ranks are being decimated; till now they are a thin blue line marching toward the setting sun.

With due honor and love we leave them, wishing them a peaceful journey on to life's close which marks the end of a good man and a consecrated wife and mother.