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Denton Arthur Cooley (1920 - 2016)

Denton Arthur Cooley
Born in Texas, United Statesmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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[children unknown]
Died at age 96 [location unknown]
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Denton Cooley is Notable.


Denton Cooley was a pioneering heart surgeon.


  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 October 2020), Denton A Cooley in household of Ralph C Cooley, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 90, sheet 3A, line 48, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2348; FHL microfilm 2,342,082.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2019), Denton Cooley in household of Ralph C Cooley, Tract 40, Houston, Justice Precinct 1, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 258-235, sheet 9B, line 68, family 233, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4197.
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Denton Cooley, 1951; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 14 October 2020), memorial page for Dr Denton Arthur Cooley (22 Aug 1920–18 Nov 2016), Find A Grave: Memorial #19367, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Bailey (contributor 47478285) .
  • Cooley, Denton A. 100,000 Hearts: A Surgeon's Memoir. Center for American History, UT-Austin, 2012.

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