Biography of Charles Cooley
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Cooley, Charles, was born in Hartford, Conn., July 31, 1820. He was the second son of Hanan Cooley, a furnace man and moulder of the New England States, who moved from there to Rochester, where he built the first foundry of that city. Charles learned the moulders trade and followed it all his life. He was engaged in many different cities until 1870, when he came to Hornellsville and took charge of the iron moulding in the Erie shops. He died September 29, 1887. He was married January 18, 1840, to Miss Lucy Louisa Martell. of Canada, and they have been the parents of nine children, seven of whom are living: Mrs. J. W. Corbin, of Friendship, N. Y.; Mrs. L. D. Hazard, of Hornellsville, N. Y.; Mrs. Isaac Carley, of Galeton, Potter county. Pa.; Mrs. Frank McPhee; Edmund C. Cooley, a machinist of Dunkirk, N. Y.; Charles H. Cooley, a machinist of Brockville, Pa.; and Walter M. Cooley, an engineer of Alaska, now engaged in the gold mines of that country. Edmund C. Cooley bought the Wright farm of forty acres in the spring of 1886, now Occupied by Mrs. Cooley. Frank C. McPhee was born in Tioga county, Pa., January 17, 1854. Daniel McPhee, the father of Frank, was a farmer. He was for a few years a resident of South Addison, Steuben county, N. Y. Frank was the fifth of a family of eleven children. He was educated in the common schools, and has been for twentyone years a sash cutter of McConell Mills in Hornellsville. He was married March 14, 1881, to Miss Mary C. Cooley, daughter of the late Charles and Lucy Louisa (Martell) Cooley. Mr. and Mrs. McPhee have one son, Nelson Lawrence, now in his fourteenth year, a student of Hornellsville Academy.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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