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By Ada Ruth Whitmore
East End News 

Cooley reunion draws 40 relatives back to Bickleton


What a big time we had here this past weekend.  The Cooley family, numbering about 40 relatives all, came for an overnight visit.  We ran out of beds so the rest of them rolled out sleeping bags on the floor in the largest bedroom and they spent most of the night visiting.  They came to view the Cooley family history book researched by Hans Backer Cooley of Newport Beach, Calif.  Hans made a great presentation of his almost 400 page book after lunch.  There’s lots of history in east Klickitat County of the Cooley Family.  The Sherman Cooley place is now the home of Fred and Jill Wilkens.  Sherman Cooley was a Klickitat County Commissioner at the time of his death in 1926.  T...

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