A biography/family history of Howard C. Cooney is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, page 1174.Father: John Ward Cooney, b. 1836, Ontario, Canada,came to the US in 1895 and became a pioneer miner of Butte, MT. Retired to Missoula, MT. Mother: Mary O'Callhan, b. 1839, Cork, Ireland, died 1891, Butte, MT. Children of John and Mary (O'Callahan) Cooney: Percival J. (Riverside, CA); Frank H. (Missoula, MT); Florence E. (NYC); Howard C. (Montana); Byron E. (Butte, MT).
Howard C. was educated in Ontario and came to Butte, MT, in 1895. In 1912, Missoula, MT, Howard married Miss Leona Shyrock, daughter of J.W. and Leona Shyrock, residents of Missoula, MT. Cooney children: Margaret Eleanor, b. 1914; Leona Mary, b. 1916; Howard C., Jr., b. 1918.