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1920 George H. Cooley Ice Cream Store, Newport, Penobscot County Maine


On front: "George H. Cooley Store, Newport, ME" is printed into photo plate, on the bottom. This is in Penobscot County, Maine. Photo type: RPPC Real Photo postcard Photograph, circa 1915-25. Photographer: On reverse, printed "Eastern Illustrating Company, Belfast, Maine" This is in Waldo County. (known to be owned by photographer R. Herman Cassens or Rudolph Herman Cassens, who began the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company in Belfast in 1909. They traveled Maine taking photos for businesses, families, of buildings, and historic landmarks. The photos were processed in Belfast, and then delivered back sold to the original sitter or business for 2-5 cents per postcard image)

This is a beautiful old RPPC, real photo postcard of a great old circa WWI era Newport, Maine ice cream store taken on a warm summer day. An old wooden hanging advertising sign on front of store reads "G.H. Cooley Confectionary & Ice Cream" as well as the words "Ice Cream Parlor" beautifully handwritten on the front window glass, in old American typeface fonts.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
George Henry Cooley 1880–1952, his occupation listed as a confectioner in records, was born in Brighton, Somerset County, Maine and died in Skowhegan, Maine. His father was Benjamin Franklin Cooley 1847–1936, who is also seen as Franklin Benjamin Cooley. His mother was Elizabeth Mary Lawrence Cooley 1848–1909 and she is also seen as Mary Cooley or Mary E. Cooley.
His Siblings:
Flora Belle Locke 1866–1931
Augusta A. Cooley 1871–1953
Edgar Nathan Cooley 1872–1945
Wilfred N Cooley 1875–1945
Charles Franklin Cooley 1877–1957
Norman B Cooley 1882–1963
Bertie E Cooley 1884–1966
Nellie Eva Cooley 1889–1952

His Wife: Ita F Hatch Cooley 1877–1945 (Ita Hatch Cooley, Ita Cooley)
Their Children:
Dulcie A Cooley 1910, daughter
Edward Cooley born 1911
Clayton H Cooley 1914–1989, married Victory Cooley 1918-2001

George H Cooley in the Maine Marriage Records, 1713-1922
Age: 23
Birth Date: abt 1882
Marriage Date: 2 Sep 1905
Marriage Place: Harmony, Somerset County, Maine
Father: Franklin B Cooley
Mother: Mary E Lawrence
Spouse: Ita F Hatch

George H Cooley in the 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: George H Cooley
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1920: Solon, Somerset County, Maine
Street: 1 Pleasant Street
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ita F Cooley (Ita Cooley)
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Occupation: Merchant
Industry: Confectionery
Household, Age:
George H Cooley 39
Ita F Cooley 43
Dulcie A Cooley 10
Edward Cooley 9
Clayton H Cooley 5

This is a beautiful old piece. George and Ita Cooley are buried at the Pittsfield Village Cemetery in Somerset County, Maine. It appears they lived in many towns over their years in Somerset County, Maine and that Newport was one. A rare and wonderful American RPPC photo.

Size: 3.5 by 5.5 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy       Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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