George Henry Cooley Jr.

b. 30 January 1914, d. 7 February 1990
  • George Henry Cooley Jr. was born on 30 January 1914 in New York.
  • He was baptized/christened on 27 September 1914 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • George Henry Cooley and Christiana Franziska Eimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 446 Twelfth Street living next to Christie's cousin John B. Kammerer.. Other members of the household included George Henry Cooley Jr., Robert Louis Cooley.
  • The following appeared on 9 July 1928 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Katherine F. Eimer, 66 years old, died in Memorial Hospital at 1 o'clock yesterday, a few hours after she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from heart disease. She had been ill only two days.
         Born February 11, 1862, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Kammerer, pioneer residents of Suspension Bridge, Mrs. Eimer lived in this city all her life. In 1883 she was married to Mr. Eimer. Mrs. Eimer was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran church. She had a wide circle of friends throughout the city.
         Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Paul F. Eimer, and two daughters, Mrs. Louise E. Guinther and Mrs. Christie E. Cooley, all of this city. Five sisters also survive. They are, Mrs. Margaret Borth, Buffalo; Mrs. Charles O. Ford and Mrs. A. J. Hoffman, of this city; Mrs. Cornelius Frank, Devil's Lake, N. D. and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnett, of Buffalo. There are three grandchildren, George Henry and Robert Louis Cooley and John Paul Guinther, of this city.
         The funeral will be held from the family home, 422 Fifth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Herman Brezing of the Zion Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
  • George Henry Cooley and Christiana Franziska Eimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 446 Twelfth Street living at the same address as Christie's cousin John B. Kammerer.. Other members of the household included George Henry Cooley Jr., Robert Louis Cooley.
  • The following appeared on 26 August 1932 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cooley and sons, George H., Jr. and Robert L. of Twelfth street, have left for Linden, N. J., where they will join Mr. Cooley's brother, Albert E. Cooley, and his family, for a two-weeks' fishing trip. Mr. Albert Cooley, now city engineer in Linden, was formerly a resident of this city and has many friends here.
  • The following appeared on 4 October 1939 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: ("20 Years Ago," published 4 October 1959) George H. Cooley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cooley, 446 12th St., was admitted to the New York State Bar Assn.
  • The following appeared on 7 October 1939 in The Morning Herald: (Rochester, N.Y.) Love and careers stood hand in hand as a young engaged couple was admitted to the practice of law by the Appelate division, Fourth department, here yesterday, along with 56 other new barristers.
         The pair, whose romance began the second day after they entered the University of Buffalo Law school and led to their engagement two weeks ago, was Miss Ruth M. Wisch, 24, of Buffalo, and George H. Cooley, Jr., 25, of Niagara Falls.
         Whether there will be a law firm of Cooley & Cooley (Mr. and Mrs.) they smilingly declined to say.
  • George Edwin Wisch and Olive Marie Rose appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 95 Kensington Avenue. Other members of the household included George Henry Cooley Jr., Ruth Marie Wisch.
  • He was an unmarried lawyer, lodging in the household of lawyer George Wisch, according to the 1940 census.
  • He married Ruth Marie Wisch, daughter of George Edwin Wisch and Olive Marie Rose, on 11 August 1940.
  • The following appeared on 12 August 1940 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: With a large number of Buffalo and Niagara Falls friends in attendance, the marriage of Miss Ruth Marie Wisch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Edwin Wisch, of Kensington avenue, Buffalo, to Mr. George Henry Cooley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Cooley, of Twelfth street, this city, was solemnized at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Francis Garvey.
         Miss Eleanor H. Eiste of Pittsburgh, Pa., was maid of honor and Miss Gertrude J. Von der Au, St. Louis, Mo., bridesmaid. William E. Murphy, of Lewiston, was best man, and the ushers were Robert L. Cooley, brother of the bridegroom, and J. Paul Guinther, his cousin.
         Miss Wisch chose a Grecian gown of white silk jersey fashioned with long sleeves and a high neckline. She wore a short veil and carried a colonial bouquet of gardenias. The bride's two attendants were attired in similar dresses and wore floral hats of white gladioli. The carried colonial bouquets of flowers to match their hats.
         Mrs. Wisch, mother of the bride, was gowned in dusty rose lace and chiffon, with which she wore dubonnet hat and accessories and an orchid corsage in matching colors. Mrs. Cooley, mother of the groom was dressed in a rose and violet on white printed taffeta, over which she wore a reidngote of mousseline de soie. Her hat was of pale blue felt with pink veiling and her corsage of roses and delphinium.
         There was a reception for 150 guests at the Park Lane, after which the newlyweds left for a trip to Maine and Vermont. Upon their return they will reside at 95 Kensington avenue. Mrs. Cooley traveled in a black benga faille suit with black hat, trimmed with white flowers, and black purse and white gloves.
         A large number of showers and parties were given both here and in Buffalo for Mrs. Cooley. On Friday night Mr. and Mrs. Wisch feted members of the bridal party and others at a buffet supper at their home and on Wednesday Mrs. Peter Schmitt honored Miss Wisch at a luncheon at Cherry Hill Country club. Robert Cooley also entertained at a bachelor supper party for his brother at his home on Twelfth street.
  • The following appeared on 24 December 1951 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Masonic services and funeral services for Louis Eimer, 90, former city commissioner of charities and oldest member of Niagara Frontier Lodge 132, F and AM, have been arranged at the Bell Funeral chapel.
         Mr. Eimer, who was active until the day before his death, died early yesterday at Memorial hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday night.
         Niagara Frontier lodge will hold Masonic services for Mr. Eimer at 7 o'clock tomorrow evening. Funeral services will be held at the Bell chapel at 1:20 p. m. on Wednesday. The Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church where Mr. Eimer had been a long-time member, will conduct the services.
         Mr. Eimer was born in Germany. He came to the United States in 1875 and to Niagara Falls two years later. He joined Niagara Frontier lodge in 1885 and had been an active ember since that time. He had been awarded the 50-year Grand Lodge service medal and the 60-year Masonic palm. He was the oldest living member in the city to hold the latter citation.
         He was also a member of Niagara Chapter 200, Royal Arch Masons; Niagara Commandery 64, Kinights Templar; Woodmen of the World; the old Forty-second Separate company, New York National Guard and the Loyal Order of Moose.
         Mr. Eimer held the city commission for 22 years up until the time of his retirement at the age of 71.
         Surviving are two daughters, MJrs. John Guinther and Mrs. George H. Cooley, Sr; a son, Paul F. Eimer, this city; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
         Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Oakwood cemetery.
  • George Henry Cooley Jr. became a widower at the 26 March 1982 death of his wife Ruth Marie Wisch.
  • George Henry Cooley Jr. died on 7 February 1990 at age 76 in Harris County, Texas.
  • He was interred at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of George Henry Cooley Jr. and Ruth Marie Wisch.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2015

Family: Ruth Marie Wisch b. 19 February 1915, d. 26 March 1982