William Joseph ROONEY, 18841959 (age 74 years)

William Joseph ROONEY
Family with parents
Birth: July 25, 1851 42 33Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada
Death: June 13, 1885Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada
Birth: February 1854Venosta, Quebec, Canada
Death: October 21, 1942Low, Quebec, Canada
Marriage: January 9, 1881
elder brother
Birth: January 5, 1882 30 27Farrellton, Quebec, Canada
Death: August 11, 1958Venosta, Quebec, Canada
3 years
Birth: November 9, 1884 33 30Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
Death: October 11, 1959Martindale, Low, Quebec, Canada

On October 7, 1908 Willam James Rooney came from Venosta, Province of Quebec, Canada (it actually says "Penosta, P.Q., Canada") where he was visiting his mother, Mary A. Rooney. He was going to join his Uncle J.P. Rooney in Virginia, Minnesota.

William James Rooney's WWI draft registration card in June 1917 lists his employer in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (works with a steam shovel) but his home address as Virginia, Minnesota, his mother dependent on him. In addition to his uncle, his second cousin, James Dennis Rooney, is also there.

There is a William Rooney, birth unknown, who died Oct. 21, 1921 in Billings, Montana, buried in the Mountview Cemetery. There is no evidence that this is the same or a different person.

The online "Milne family tree" has this William James Rooney's death date as October 11, 1949, but without location or any documentation. Their birth date is two years sooner.