John Charles ROONEY, son of James ROONEY and Anne EGAN.
Born 28 Jan 1875 Prescott, Pierce Co, WI, died 5 Apr 1941 Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota, USA, 66 years, buried 7 Apr 1941 Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
John C. Rooney
John C. Rooney, a retired Bangor farmer who has lived in Glenwood for the past four years, passed away on Saturday, April 5th. He had been ill only for a short time.
John Charles Rooney was born on January 28, 1875 at Prescott, Wisconsin and was past 76 at the time of his death. His parents were James and Annie Rooney. At the age of ten, he came with his parents to Stearns county, settling at Padua, in Raymond township. There he grew to manhood and attended the St. Cloud Teachers College. He also taught school for several years. On September 2, 1900 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Schaefer. She preceded him to the grave six years ago. After his marriage, they moved to Bangor township, where he continued to farm until he retired. He was living with his son Delbert in 1940 in Glenwood, a year before his death.
Funeral services were held at ten o'clock on Monday from the Brooten Catholic Church with Reverend Smith officiating. The pallbearers were: Steve Mitchell, Jack Casey, John Majerus, Henry Glieden, Wm. Egan and Joe Egan. He is survived by the following children: Delbert of Glenwood, Lester of Minneapolis, Sergeant Harold Rooney of Macon, Georgia, Mrs. Raymond Gulck of Milbank, S. D., Mrs. Jack Bisek of Brainerd, Mrs. Z. Dworsky of Minneapolis and Mrs. Ed. Ryan of St. Paul. A son, Cyril and a daughter, Marvel, are deceased. Surviving him are the following brothers and sisters: George of Padua, James of Brooten, Joe of International Falls, Mrs. Martha Young of Brooten, and Mrs. Glen Taylor of Belgrade. One sister, Sister Eusebia, is deceased.
Mr. Rooney was a man of fine character and a man who unassumingly and cheerfully went about his duties in life. He served sixteen years as town clerk and held various positions of trust.
Taken from the Pope County Tribune of April 10, 1941.
Typed for the Pope County Historical Society by Muriel Mattson, Sept. 18, 1972.
Baptismal sponsors: William J and Catherine Martin.
Married 2 sep 1900 Minnesota (34 years married) to:
Born 28 Jan 1884 Melrose, Stearns Co, MN, died 22 May 1935 Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA, 51 years, buried 24 May 1935 Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
After their marriage, John and Elizabeth, took up residence on a farm 3 1/2 miles east of Sedan.
Elizabeth at the home of Mrs Mary Egan at Brooten, MN, following a paralytic stroke, although she also had other ailments - like diabetes mellitus.
1. Cyril Sylvester ROONEY
Born 12 Apr 1903 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 1 Jun 1924 Brooten, Pope, Minnesota, USA, 21 years, buried 3 Jun 1924 Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
Baptismal sponsors: James Rooney, Anna Rooney.
Died at age 22, like his mother of diabetes.
2. Mary Cecilia ROONEY
Born 20 sep 1903 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 1990 Milbank, SD, 86 or 87 years
3. Marvel Lucile ROONEY
Born 1 sep 1905 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 24 Dec 1909 Bangor, Pope, Minnesota, USA, 4 years, buried 26 Dec 1909 Padua, Stearns Co, MN
Baptismal sponsors: Mathias Morris, Gertrude Morris.
Died at age 4 of Broncha Pnemonia and Diabetes.
4. Evelyn Eusebia ROONEY
Born 20 Jun 1907 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died Aug 1992 Rosemount, Dakota, Minnesota, USA, 85 years
Baptismal sponsors: Thomas Rooney, Agatha Rooney.
5. Delbert Charles ROONEY
Born 28 Dec 1908 Bangor, Pope, Minnesota, USA, died 9 Nov 1964 Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota, USA, 55 years
Baptismal sponsors; J B Rooney, Aemilia(?) Killeen.
6. Elizabeth Lucille ROONEY
Born 23 Mar 1911 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 27 Dec 1996 Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA, 85 years
Baptismal sponsors: Hugh Rooney, Winnefred Rooney.
7. Lester Joseph ROONEY
Born 12 Jul 1913 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 23 Jun 1948 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, 34 years, buried 26 Jun 1948 Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
Lester was a carpenter in civilian life. He enlisted in the army 28 Feb 1945 and was stationed at Ft. Snelling, Minneapolis.
He is listed in the 1940 census in Glenwood as a bartender at the Rogers Hotel, alongside a Mildred Rooney, age 21. And he is shown as being married. I can't find a Mildred Rooney of that age, either by birth or marriage, so could it have been a wife?
8. Harold Vincent ROONEY
Born 26 May 1915 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 29 Jan 1961 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, 45 years
Harold and Hester Mae were married in St Joseph's church. He received a bronze star and a purple heart in the military.
9. Muriel Margaret ROONEY
Born 28 Jan 1920 Bangor, Pope County, Minnesota, died 10 Oct 2003 Brooten, Pope County, Minnesota, 83 years
Baptismal sponsors: William Martin, Grace Martin.
Margaret was living with her sister Lucille and brother-in-law Zollie Dworsky in Hennepin County, MN in 1940 at the time of the census, with an "inferred residence" of Pope County.