Took "some" digging! Parents James Gillespie Rooney and Annette Jeans. View 1940 Pecos>Other Places>186-6>Image 12 for J. G. "Romey"(47). Please submit request to correct the surname? Parents have online death certificates https://familysearch.org/
Roots traceable to Francis Rooney who arrived 14 Apr 1847 in New York from Ireland. Francis>John M.>James Gillespie>Rebecca Susan. DYK? She married Frank Milton Turney and there are two birth records in Kaufman County. I'm not related!