Notes for Gomer Lee Cooley (1888-1960) m1 Ethel L Brown m2 Hermanna E Barmuth


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Received from Sandy Stanton, August 2017:

Macon Co Marriages, vol. 12 page 232
Gomer Cooley & Ethel L. Brown of Buckingham, Kankakee, IL were married in Macon on 17 Oct 1912.

New York, County Mariages, 1847-1849; 1907-1936
Gomer L Cooley age 32; father: Jess Cooley; mother: Nancy Jane Peterson
Hermanna E. Barmuth, age 28; father: Victor Holmberg; mother Sandstrum
marriage date: 28 Aug 1920; marriage place: Niagara, New York.

Macon Daily Chronical Herald dated 23 May 1919
Omer Cooley, of bevier, and his brother, Tim Cooley, were in Macon this morning on business. The former returned from overseas about three weeks ago and is home on a 30 day furlough. He has been in France since June 7, 1917, and fought in the major battles of the War. At Soissons, Cantigny, Chateau Thierry, Mt. Mihiel and in the Argonne. He was one of seven who survived from a company of 250 men and never received a wound or was gassed. He wears three service stripes and a sharp-shooters medal.

U. S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Cooley, Gomer Lee, Enlistment date: 23 July 1912; Discharged date: 15 May 1922; Service #: 114706; Rank: Pvt. 1st.;
Date of birth: 18 Jan 1888; date of death: 7 Aug 1960; Branch of service: Battery D, 306th Field Artillery.; date of application: 11 Aug 1960 Ship to Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, N. C.

U.S., World War 11 Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Gomer Lee Cooley; 557 - 5th, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York; age: 54; Place of birth: Bevier, MO; date of birth: 18 Jan 1888; 5 ft 6 in and 135 pounds; completion: Ruddy; hair, gray: eyes: hazel.

Find a grave - Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, N.C.
Gomer Lee Cooley
Son of Jesse D. and Rosa Cooley
World War 1 Veteran. He was still in the army in 1920, stationed in Porter, Niagara County, N.Y.
Occupation: He worked in a bakery factory in Niagara Falls, N.Y in 1925. In 1930, he was a laborer for the Park dept. in Niagara Falls. In 1940, he was production mgr at a cotton products company. That work evidently led him to Charlotte, where he was Production Mgr at Barnhardt Manufacturing Company. Gomer and Hermanna had no children.