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Victor Bryan COOLEY (1896-1956) and
Flora Alma DESSENBERGER (1903-1991)

by Clyde M. Senger
Written Jan 1985, revised 1991, 2000
Last update

23 September 2013

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Thomas Jefferson COOLEY (1831-1898) and Latitia Francis DUNN (1848-1917) Family
William Franklin COOLEY (1868-1897) and Florence ORTON (1872-1942) Family

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Several sources are not listed in the references. These include:
... (di) death index for the indicated state such as California and Oregon.
... (fg) FindAGrave at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
... (igi) International Genealogical Index of the LDS church at Family Search Internet.
... (ssdi) the Social Security Death Index available several sites on-line.

.... Victor COOLEY or Victor B. COOLEY or Victor Bryan COOLEY, son of William Franklin Cooley (1) and Florence (ORTON) (1), born 20 Sept 1896, Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA, died 11 Oct 1956, Portland, OR, (1), interred Willamette National Cem., Portland OR (3,fg), married 29 Aug 1922, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho (2),
.... Flora Alma DESSENBERGER, daughter of Harry Sherbhone Dessenberger and Lizzie May (HERR) (5), born 13 July 1903 (5), Dwight, Morris Co., KS (5), died 15 May 1991, Bellingham, WA (9), interred as Flora Jarvis Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, OR (9), near Harold, married second 9 Nov 1972 Portland, Multnomah Co OR (ml)
.... Harold JARVIS (7), son of William H. (c1910) and Hanna Jarvis (c1900), born 17 May 1892 (di), Griswold, Cass Co., IA (ww1) or Wax, Cass Co., IA (7), died 21 Aug 1986, Portland, OR (di)
...Children of Victor and Flora:
.....i. male COOLEY, married with children and grandchildren.
.....ii. female COOLEY, married with children, grandchildren, and great grandchild.
..References:
.....1. Certificate of Birth - Delayed Registration: Victor COOLEY, filed Seattle, WA 30 Dec 1944, #99205?
.....2. Marriage License and Certificate: Ada Co., Idaho, for Victor COOLEY and Flora DESSENBERGER, #5847
.....3. Death Certificate: Multnomah Co., Oregon, Victor COOLEY
.....4. Family Register from Holy Bible: Victor COOLEY and Flora DESSENBERGER
.....5. Delayed Certificate of Birth: Kansas #64-1721?. Flora DESSENBERGER.
.....6. personal communication.
.....7. Flora Jarvis, personal communication.
.....9. Death certificate for Flora Jarvis.
..... (ww1) World War I draft registration cards at Ancestry.com.

.... Harold JARVIS, or Harold D. JARVIS or Harold Donald JARVIN (ww1) or Harold David JARVIS (fm) or apparently known as Frank JARVIS (c1900), son of William H. Jarvis and Hannah E WESTFALL, born 17 May 1892 (di), Griswold, Cass Co IA (ww1) or Wax, Cass Co., IA (fm), died 21 Aug 1986, Portland, OR (di), interred Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park., Portland, OR, married first 15 June 1919 (hft) probably Delta, Delta Co. CO (c1920)
.... Ruple S., born ca 1901 CO (c1920), clearly Ruple Sanders REID (di), dau of Archer Reid or Archer Warren Reid and Eva Emma (SANDERS) (igi, see also c1910), born 12 March 1901 CO, died as Ruple Sanders PURNELL 9 Feb 1980 Los Angeles Co CA (di) address Long Beach CA (ssdi). She married before 1940 (c1940)
......... Ferdinand PURNELL (c1940) or Ferdinand Milton PURNELL (di), born 2 April 1899 MO (di) or 1901 (ssdi) (1901 is more likely correct), died 4 Nov 1986 Los Angeles Co., CA (di) address Long Beach (ssdi). No children known from this union.
Harold married second 31 Oct 1936 (hft)
.... Helga JOHNSON (hft), born 8 Oct 1884 (di) Sweden (c1930), died 5 Oct 1964 Multnomah Co OR (di) social security card issued Alaska (ssdi), interred Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, OR next to Harold. Helga apparently had children by an earlier union as Harold mentioned two granddaughters of his former wife in his will dated 1972 and these were not children of Enid. Harold married third 9 Nov 1972 Portland, Multnomah Co OR (ml)
.... Flora DESSENBERGER COOLEY.
... Child of Harold and Ruple:
....i. Enid W. JARVIS (c1930) or W. Enid JARVIS (ssdi) or Wyril Enid JARVIS (di,fm), born 25 May 1920 Delta CO (fm), died as Wyril Enid LOFTUS 19 Dec 1990 (di) Bellflower (fm) Los Angeles Co CA (di), married first before 1940
.......... Lonnie PARRISH or Lonnie P. PARRISH or Lonnie Paul PARRISH (lft), son of Walter Parrish and Myrtle Applegit (gft), born 10 Oct 1916 NE (gft), died Feb 2000 (gft), and had at least 2 children including
............... Lonnie Wayne PARRISH, born 20 Aug 1942 Los Angeles Co., CA (bi,ssdi), died 1 Nov 2001 (ssdi), interred Downey District Cemetery, Downey, Los Angeles Co., CA (fg). Lonnie P. is apparently the one who divorced
Ruby FORD or Ruby B. FORD Dec 1970, July 1973 and May 1977, Los Angeles Co., CA (Ancestry, Family Search). Enid married 30 July 1960 Clark Co NV (mi)
.......... Samuel DAVIS or Samuel Thomas DAVIS. Later, she must have later married a LOFTUS.
..References:
.... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Colorado Delta Co Eckert 4-pre ED 30 sheet 7A page 85 res 144-146 (William H Jarvis).
.... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Colorado Delta Co N Delta 9-pre ED 26 sheet 4B res 92-93 (Archer W Reid).
.... (c1920) Federal Census 1920 Colorado Delta Co Delta ED 19 sheet 4B res 78-103 (Harold D Jarvis).
.... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Alaska Terr. First Judicial District, Petersburg ED 14 sheet 7A page 211 res 93-93 (Harold Jarvis).
.... (c1940) Federal Census 1940 California Los Angeles Long Beach ED 59-111 page 7B (Ferdinand Purnell).
..... (fj) Flora Jarvis, personal communication.
..... (fm) Funeral Memorial folder from Ross Hollywood Chapel, Inc. Portland OR for Harold David Jarvis.
..... (gft) Goodwin (Godwin) - Genl John Smith Charles Hagin Family Tree at Ancestry.com.
..... (hft) Harris Family Tree at Ancestry.com.
..... (lft) Lake Family Tree at Ancestry.com.
..... (ww1) World War I draft registration cards at Ancestry.com for Harold Donald Jarvis.

.... William JARVIS or William H. JARVIS, born 22 June 1858 (as), died 10 Apr (as) 1933 (as,fg), interred Eckert Cemetery, Eckert, Delta Co., CO (fg), married ca 1883 (c1900)
.... Hannah WESTFALL or Hannah E WESTFALL (as) also Anna or Hanna on census, , probably dau of David Westfall and Lucretia (dl,c1880), born Oct 1867 IA (c1900), died 1933 (fg), interred by husband (fg).
...Children 4 to 1900, 2 alive; 6 to 1910, 4 alive:
.....i. Elmer JARVIS or Elmer R. JARVIS (fg) or Elmer Roy JARVIS (ww1), born 17 Dec 1884 (ww1), died 1958, interred Cory Cemetery, Delta, Delta Co., CO (fg), married 31 Aug 1910 (fg)
.......... Jessie LOBDEL (odlh) or Jessie LOBDELL or Jessie M LOBDELL (fg), born 15 May 1889 (ssdi), died April 1985, address Montrose, Montrose, Co., CO (ssdi), interred by husband (fg)
They had at least
.......... a. Donald JARVIS or Donald C. JARVIS (c1930,di), born 18 Sept 1912 CO (di), died 25 Feb 1994 San Bernardino Co., CA (di), address Upland (ssdi), interred Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA (fg).
.......... b. Dorothy L. JARVIS (c1930) or Dorothy Lucille JARVIS (hft), born 9 Feb 1915 Austin, CO (odlh) , died 17 (odlh) or 18 (ssdi) June 2005 (Montrose, Montrose, Co., CO (odlh,ssdi), married 11 Jan 1936 Moab, UT (odlh)
............... Lloyd HARRIS or Lloyd M. HARRIS, born 10 Jul 1914, died Jun 1985, address Montrose, Montrose, Co., CO (ssdi). They had 2 sons and grandchildren (odlh)
.....ii.. Harold Donald JARVIS, born 17 May 1892 (di), Griswold, Cass Co IA (ww1) or Wax, Iowa (fm), died 21 Aug 1986, Portland, OR (di)
....iii. Gladys JARVIS or Gladys L. JARVIS (c1920), born 1902 (fg) or 1901 (fg) CO (c1910), apparently died 1947 (fg) or 1948 (fg), interred as Gladys ESTES at Eckert Cemetery, Eckert, Delta Co., CO (fg), the one who married 24 March 1921 Olathe, Delta Co., CO (fs)
.......... T. A. ESTES (fs) or Thomas A. ESTES (fs,fg) or T. Alexander ESTES (c1930) or Thomas Alexander ESTES (ww1) or Alexander T. ESTES (c1920), son of Charles Estes (ww1,c1910) and Cecelia DONOVAN (fg), born 18 Oct 1899 (ssdi), died Sept (ssdi) 1974 (ssdi,fg), address Montrose, Montrose Co., CO (ssdi), interred with Gladys (fg). They had at least 2 sons and a daughter.
....iv. Lois JARVIS or Lois M. JARVIS (c1920) or Lois Mary JARVIS (olms) or Mary Lois JARVIS (job), born 7 Sept 1903, died 13 April 1998, address Freeland, Island Co., WA (ssdi), interred Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend, Deschutes Co., OR (fg), married 16 June 1920 (job)
.......... John SMITH or John Arthur SMITH, born 18 Sep 1898 (di), died 22 March 1980 Deschutes Co., OR (di), interred by wife (fg), had 5 children (job).
..References:
..... (as) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project " Ancestors of Sceletta (Murphey) Shell " by sceletta in 2009 at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=letashell&id=I4963
.... (c1870) Federal Census 1870 Iowa Cass Co Edna sheet 84A (David Westfall with John Westfall).
.... (c1880) Federal Census 1880 Iowa Cass Co Noble ED 35 page 566D (David Westfall).
.... (c1900) Federal Census 1900 Colorado Delta Co Surface Creek ED 14 sheet 1A page 256 res 11-11 (William H Jarvis).
.... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Colorado Delta Co Eckert ED 30 sheet 10A page 88 res 204-208 (Charles B Estes).
.... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Colorado Delta Co Eckert 4-pre ED 30 sheet 7A page 85 res 144-146 (William H Jarvis).
.... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Colorado Delta Co N Delta 9-pre ED 26 sheet 4B res 92-93 (Archer W Reid).
.... (c1920) Federal Census 1920 Colorado Delta Co Austin ED 16 sheet 14B page 49 res 117-118 (Charles B Estes).
.... (c1920) Federal Census 1920 Colorado Delta Co Orchard ED 19 sheet 4A page 39 res 68-68 (William H Jarvis indexed at Ancestry as William J James).
.... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Colorado Delta Co Eckert ED 9 sheet 5B page 57 res 112-112 (T Alexander Estes) next to William and Hannah Jarvis.
.... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Colorado Delta Co Eckert ED 9 sheet 5B res 111-111 (William H Jarvis).
.... (c1940) Federal Census 1940 Colorado Montrose Co Montrose ED 43-2A sheet 2B page 27 res 39 (Thomas A Estes or Ester at Ancestry).
..... (dl) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project " PENDRY's Wales to IL, and Beyond." By David L in 2009 at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pendryfamilytree&id=I16176
..... (fg) Find A Grave at FindAGrave.com
..... (fm) Funeral Memorial folder from Ross Hollywood Chapel, Inc. Portland OR for Harold David Jarvis.
..... (fs) Family Search at https://familysearch.org/search.
..... (hft) Harris Family Tree at Ancestry Public Member Tree.
..... (job) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project " Our Family History......So Far...... " by Janet O'Brien in 2004 at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=smith-taylor&id=I0285
..... (odlh) Obit for Dorothy L. Harris, Montrose Daily Press, The (CO) - Thursday, June 23, 2005.
..... (olms) Obit for Lois Mary Jarvis Smith, South Whidbey R. April 18 1998 as reported by Obituary Daily Times.
..... (sms) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project " Martin_and Shively Families_2009" by Stephanie Martin Shively in 2009 at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=steph_ms&id=I32702

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