William Edward ROONEY, 18621938 (age 76 years)

Name
William Edward ROONEY
Birth October 29, 1862 42 39
Baptism November 2, 1862 42 39 (Age 4 days)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann ROONEY
January 6, 1865 (Age 2 years)
Baptism of a sisterMary Ann ROONEY
January 7, 1865 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth A ROONEY
November 8, 1866 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph ROONEY
1867 (Age 4 years)

Death of a brotherJoseph ROONEY
1867 (Age 4 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherCatherine CAULFIELD
February 17, 1875 (Age 12 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherCatherine CAULFIELD
February 1875 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherJohn ROONEY
May 19, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Death of a sisterSarah B ROONEY
July 11, 1895 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherMary MCCOOL
November 30, 1895 (Age 33 years)
MarriageHelena RIEDELView this family
April 5, 1899 (Age 36 years)
Shared note:
Birth of a son
#1
Edmund John ROONEY
March 4, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Christening of a sonEdmund John ROONEY
March 11, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Death of a brotherJohn G ROONEY
after 1900 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Joseph Dennis ROONEY
October 12, 1901 (Age 38 years)
Baptism of a sonJoseph Dennis ROONEY
October 20, 1901 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Felix James ROONEY
October 16, 1902 (Age 39 years)
Baptism of a sonFelix James ROONEY
October 27, 1902 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Walter Edward ROONEY
July 29, 1904 (Age 41 years)
Baptism of a sonWalter Edward ROONEY
August 7, 1904 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth A ROONEY
August 11, 1904 (Age 41 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth A ROONEY
August 13, 1904 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Helen ROONEY
May 3, 1906 (Age 43 years)
Baptism of a daughterMary Helen ROONEY
May 13, 1906 (Age 43 years)

Death of a brotherPatrick J ROONEY
1907 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Agnes Matilda ROONEY
September 2, 1908 (Age 45 years)
Baptism of a daughterAgnes Matilda ROONEY
September 14, 1908 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a son
#7
Emmet William ROONEY
June 18, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Baptism of a sonEmmet William ROONEY
July 10, 1910 (Age 47 years)

Death of a sisterCatherine Bridget ROONEY
January 25, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Burial of a sisterCatherine Bridget ROONEY
January 28, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Leo Anthony ROONEY
May 10, 1912 (Age 49 years)
Baptism of a sonLeo Anthony ROONEY
May 19, 1912 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a son
#9
Robert George ROONEY
August 22, 1914 (Age 51 years)
Baptism of a sonRobert George ROONEY
August 30, 1914 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a son
#10
Howard Arnold ROONEY
August 13, 1916 (Age 53 years)
Baptism of a sonHoward Arnold ROONEY
August 20, 1916 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a son
#11
Leonard Joseph ROONEY
March 19, 1918 (Age 55 years)
Baptism of a sonLeonard Joseph ROONEY
March 24, 1918 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a daughter
#12
Catherine Marvel ROONEY
April 29, 1920 (Age 57 years)
Baptism of a daughterCatherine Marvel ROONEY
May 9, 1920 (Age 57 years)

Death of a brotherThomas T ROONEY
November 28, 1925 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a brotherThomas T ROONEY
December 2, 1925 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherJames ROONEY
June 10, 1926 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a brotherJames ROONEY
June 12, 1926 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherMichael J ROONEY
January 16, 1932 (Age 69 years)
Burial of a brotherMichael J ROONEY
January 18, 1932 (Age 69 years)
Marriage of a childFelix James ROONEYCecilia Rose MAYERView this family
November 22, 1932 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann ROONEY
May 6, 1937 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Ann ROONEY
May 8, 1937 (Age 74 years)
Death November 14, 1938 (Age 76 years)
Burial November 16, 1938 (2 days after death)
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage
Marriage: October 16, 1844Aylmer, Hull, Quebec, Canada
11 months
elder sister
18451911
Birth: September 14, 1845 25 22Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: January 25, 1911Sedan, Pope Co, MN
17 months
elder brother
18471932
Birth: February 16, 1847 26 24Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: January 16, 1932Raymond, Stearns Co, MN
15 months
elder brother
18481926
Birth: April 29, 1848 27 25Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: June 10, 1926Stearns Co, MN
3 years
elder sister
18511895
Birth: January 2, 1851 30 28Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: July 11, 1895Miles City, Custer, Montana
21 months
elder brother
18521900
Birth: September 26, 1852 32 29Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada
Death: after 1900
21 months
elder brother
18541948
Birth: June 5, 1854 33 31Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: July 27, 1948Bangor Township, Pope, Minnesota, USA
21 months
elder brother
18561907
Birth: February 25, 1856 35 33Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: 1907Montana
3 years
elder brother
18591925
Birth: January 6, 1859 38 36Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: November 28, 1925Sedan, Pope Co, MN
4 years
himself
18621938
Birth: October 29, 1862 42 39Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: November 14, 1938Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
2 years
younger sister
18651937
Birth: January 6, 1865 44 42Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: May 6, 1937Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
22 months
younger sister
18661904
Birth: November 8, 1866 46 43St. Paul, Ramsey Co, MN
Death: August 11, 1904Sedan, Stearns Co, MN
14 months
younger brother
Family with Helena RIEDEL
himself
18621938
Birth: October 29, 1862 42 39Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: November 14, 1938Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
wife
Marriage
Marriage: April 5, 1899Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN;
11 months
son
19001952
Birth: March 4, 1900 37 22Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: April 27, 1952Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN
20 months
son
19011957
Birth: October 12, 1901 38 24Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: November 22, 1957Pasco, WA
12 months
son
19021955
Birth: October 16, 1902 39 25Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: August 7, 1955Portland, Multnomah Co, OR
22 months
son
19041987
Birth: July 29, 1904 41 27Raymond Twp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: December 21, 1987Belgrade, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
21 months
daughter
19061996
Birth: May 3, 1906 43 28Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: July 31, 1996St Cloud, Sherburne Co, MN
2 years
daughter
19081999
Birth: September 2, 1908 45 31Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: September 23, 1999St. Cloud, Benton Co, MN
22 months
son
19101984
Birth: June 18, 1910 47 33Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: November 7, 1984Salem, Marion Co, OR
23 months
son
19121985
Birth: May 10, 1912 49 34Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: February 23, 1985Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
2 years
son
19141980
Birth: August 22, 1914 51 37Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: June 26, 1980Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
2 years
son
19161982
Birth: August 13, 1916 53 39Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: December 9, 1982Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
19 months
son
19181997
Birth: March 19, 1918 55 40Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: March 13, 1997Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota, USA
2 years
daughter
19201987
Birth: April 29, 1920 57 42Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: May 6, 1987Clackamas, Clackamas, Oregon, USA
MarriageView

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Padua

Note

William was born in Canada and moved to Minneapolis, with his parents, when he was three years old. They lived there three years, and then moved to Raymond township where they homesteaded 160 acres located about 2 1/2 mile southwest of Padua. Their original farm machinery consisted of a breaking plow and a cradle.

William continued to live there for the next 70 years until his death, at age 76 years. From a wilderness of hazel brush and oak trees, the Rooney's, in two generations had built one of the nicest and most modern farm homes in the township. During the first years, Will Rooney, walked from his home to St Cloud, a distance of at least fifty miles, for supplies such as flour, sugar, coffee and salt.

For almost half a century, he served as chairman of the school board in District 7 and was also a director of the creamery board at Padua.

Cause of death: Cerebral thrombosis (Paralysis of right side and muscles of respiration on right); with contributory causes of congestive bronchitis (due to the right sided respiratory paralysis). Scrotal hernia, left side, for 20 years. Ambrose Gaffaney attended his funeral.

ROONEY, WILL

Will Rooney was born October 29, 1863 at Ottawa Canada. His parents were John Rooney and Mary (McCool) Rooney. John and Mary (McCool) Rooney were born in Ireland. They were the parents of the following children: Michael; James; John; Hugh; Patrick; Tom; Will; Mary Anna; Catherine; Sarah; and Lisa. John and Mary (McCool) Rooney came to Minnesota in 1866 and homesteaded 160 acres of land in Raymond Township, which is now occupied by Will Rooney. His farm machinery consisted of a breaking plow and cradle. Will Rooney was married to Helene Riedel on April 5, 1889. Her parents were Peter and Mathilda (Schultz) Riedel. Helen Riedel was born in Germany June 7, 1877. There were married in St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Padua by Father Welp. To this union were born twelve children who are: Edmund J., born March 4, 1900; Joseph D., born October 12, 1901; Felix J. born October 16, 1902; Walter E., born July 29, 1904; Mary Helena, born May 3, 1906; Agnes Mathilda, born September 2, 1908; Emmet W., born June 18, 1910 ; Leo A., born May 10, 1912; Robert G., born August 22, 1914; Howard A., born August 13, 1916; Leonard J., born March 19, 1918; Catherine Marvel, born April 29, 1920. There are thirteen grandchildren. The boys are all farming in Raymond township except Emmet who is a bookkeeper . Will Rooney has been a member of the school board for forty-five years . From a wilderness of hazel brush and oak trees the Rooneys, in two generations, have built one of the nicest and most modern farm homes in the township. During the first years Will Rooney walked from his home to St. Cloud, a distance of at least fifty miles, for supplies such as flour, sugar, coffee and salt. The Rooney family is of the Catholic faith.

Interviewed: Will RooneyDate: September 15, 1936 By: Dorothy Hansmann