752. Donald A COOLEY, son of Edison COOLEY and Elizabeth Emily BARNECUT, was born in 1907 in Athens, Athens, Ohio.

Donald A aged 3 appeared in the census on 15 April 1910 in West State St., Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA. He was living with his parents Edward aged 21 a Printer and Bessie [21] and brother Oscar E [5] in the household of his grandparents Hiram [63] and Ann [58] Cooley. In the household with them was his uncle Herman Cooley [33] an Engineer.

Donald A aged 12 appeared in the census on 1 January 1920 at 75 West State., Athens. He was living with his parents Edward aged 32 a Printer and Bessie [31]. Living with them was his siblings Oscar E [14] and Edison Jr. [5 months] and grandfather Hiram Cooley [81].

Donald A married Ernestine M CHANDLER on 28 June 1927 in Washington, Ohio. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. HH MYERS.

Ernestine M CHANDLER, daughter of Charles B CHANDLER and Stella Mae THOMSON, was born on 30 January 1907 (date from U.S., Social Security Death Index) in West Virginia, USA.

During the 1930 US census Donald aged 23 a Board Cutter and Ernestine [21] were living at 9 W. State Street, Athens. Living with them was their son Donald [2]. (Census Place: Athens, Athens, Ohio; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0004;)

Ernestine possibly died during 1975 in Michigan, USA.

Ernestine M CHANDLER and Donald A COOLEY had at least one child.

Lucille Celeste FRANCIS became Donald A’s partner.

Lucille Celeste FRANCIS, daughter of George Thomas FRANCIS and Biddie Elizabeth PARCELL, was born on 17 May 1911 in Athens County.

Donald aged 33 a Clerk and Lucila [28] were living at 30 First Street, Athens during the 1940 US census. (Census Place: Athens, Athens, Ohio; Roll: m-t0627-03025; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 5-5)

Donald A died on 29 February 1960 in Athens. He was buried in West Union Street Cemetery, Athens.

Gravestone image: Donald A Cooley 1907 - 1960Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 November 2020), memorial page for Donald A. Cooley (1907–1960), Find a Grave Memorial no. 100089127, citing West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by wjw (contributor 47864386) .


Lucille married Harold J RIDER during 1970. According to the marriage certificate this was her first marriage.

Lucille Celeste died on 9 May 1975 in Nelsonville, Athens. She was buried at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.