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Charles F. Cooley, Jr.

Name:  Charles Foster Cooley, Jr.

Date of Birth:  1892

Date of Death:  07/30/1929

Location of Death:  Malvern, Arkansas




Prohibition Agent Charles Cooley Jr. was driving to Malvern, AR, to appear as a witness in a State liquor case.   As he reached the top of a high grade on the public highway, two vehicles approached, one trying to pass the other.  In order to avoid a head-on collision Agent Cooley was forced to go into a ditch, but his car skidded and flipped over. Agent Cooley was killed instantly.


Agent Cooley joined the Prohibition Unit on 4/13/1922. Previously, he was a deputy sheriff in Arkansas.  Agent Cooley proudly served in the U. S. Army during the Spanish-American War and World War I.


Agent Cooley was born in Fredonia Station, WI.  He was single.