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William Franklin COOLEY (1868-1897) and
Florence ORTON (1872-1942) Family

by Clyde M. Senger
Written Jan 1985, Coded August 15, 2000
Last update
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Samuel Means COOLEY (1800-1847) and Margaret RUSH (1807-1846) Family
Thomas Jefferson COOLEY (1831-1898) and Latitia Francis DUNN (1848-1917) Family
Victor Bryan COOLEY (1896-1956) and Flora Alma DESSENBERGER (1903-1991)

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Common abreviations for sources used in this page are:
..... (dc) death certificate.
..... (di) death index for the indicated state.
..... (igi) International Genealogical Index of the LDS church at Family Search Internet.
..... (mi) marriage index for the indicated state or county.
..... (ssdi) Social Security death index.
Contents:
William Franklin COOLEY
Louis Charles DURKEE
Lillian May DESSENBERGER
Franklin Arthur COOLEY

***************** William Franklin COOLEY ****************************

.... William COOLEY or William F. COOLEY or William Franklin COOLEY, son of Thomas Jefferson COOLEY (4,8) and Latitia Francis DUNN (2). Born 28 March 1868 (7), Calpella, Mendocino Co., CA (1), died 1895 (cem) or 4 April 1897 (10), apparently of pneumonia after working during a great flood of the Columbia River, .interred at Lot #34w Whittle or Hubbard-Whittle Cemetery, Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA (cem,17), married 3 July 1892 (6) Castle Rock. Cowlitz Co., WA (6)
.... Florence ORTON (6) daughter of Nathan Sanford ORTON (15) (1834-1903) and Francis R. SNOOK (15) (1841- 1922), born 23 July 1872 (15), The Dalles, Wasco Co., Oregon (dc), died 14 June 1942 (dc) as Florence PATTON (dc) Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon (dc), interred 17 June 1942 (15) Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon (15). She married second 17 Nov 1904 Cowlitz Co. WA
.... Louis C. DURKEE (ML#1305)(5), married third 22 April 1907
.... Robert L. PATTON (1)
..Children of William Cooley and Florence Orton:
.....i Frank A. COOLEY (c1920) or Franklin A. COOLEY (c1930) or Franklin Arthur COOLEY (1,9), born 16 April 1893 (1,9) Cowlitz Co., WA (1), died 13 Sept 1963 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon (di), married first 24 Sept 1916 Clatsop Co OR (mi)
.......... Irene DOW, died 18 May 1919 Portland, Multnomah Co OR (di). He married second 12 June 1920 (1) Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon (1),
.......... Pearl M. Kelly (mi) or Myrtle Pearl (KELLEY) ZACHER (1), 7 children: (18).
.....ii Victor Bryan COOLEY (9,11) born 20 Sept 1896 (15) Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., WA (15) died 11 Oct 1956 (15) Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon (15) married 29 Aug 1922 (12) Boise, Ada Co., Idaho (12)
.......... Flora DESSENBERGER or Flora Alma DESSENBERGER (12), daughter of Harry Dessenberger and Lizzie May HERR
... References:
.....1. Family Group Sheet by Patricia K. Cooley.
.....2. Groom Marriage Index Records, Mendocino Co., California Book I, 1859-1893.
.....3. Death Certificate: L. Francis COOLEY, 4 June 1917, State of Washington, Cowlitz Co., record # 54, Register # 13.
.....4. Obituary: Cowlitz County Advocate, Castle Rock, Washington Thur. 14 June 1917, vol 32 #1 p. 3 c. 4, Letitia Frances COOLEY died 4 June 1917, Cowlitz Co., WA
.....5. Marriage Records: Cowlitz County, Washington
.....6. Marriage certificate, Cowlitz Co., Washington for William F. Cooley and Florence Orton.
.....7. Family history notes from Flora (Dessenberger) (Cooley) Jarvis.
.....8. Census returns: Thomas J. COOLEY
.......... 1850 Missouri, Jasper Co., Jackson twp. p 374, res 209
.......... 1860 California, Mendocino Co., Calpella twp. p 809, res 157
.......... 1870 California, Mendocino Co., Calpella twp. p 186, res 91
.......... 1880 California, Mendocino Co., Calpella twp. res 1
.......... 1883 Washington, Cowlitz Co. p 40
.......... 1885 Washington, Cowlitz Co. # 29 (no page numbers?)
.......... 1887 Washington, Cowlitz Co. p 24
.....9. Census returns: Florence, Frank, and Victor COOLEY
........1900 Washington, Cowlitz Co., Ostrander pre. p 118, res 259
.....10. Funeral card for William Franklin Cooley in possession of Patricia Cooley.
.....11. Certificate of Birth - Delayed Registration: Victor COOLEY, filed Seattle, WA 30 Dec 1944, #99205?
.....12. Marriage License and Certificate: Ada Co., Idaho, for Victor COOLEY and Flora DESSENBERGER, #5847
.....13. Death Certificate: Multnomah Co., Oregon, Victor COOLEY
.....14. Family Register from Holy Bible: Victor COOLEY and Flora DESSENBERGER
.....15. Death certificate: Multnomah Co., Oregon, local #2210, state #2208, Florence (ORTON) PATTON
.....16. Funeral notice, Portland Oregonian 16 June 1942, p 12. Florence (ORTON) PATTON
.....17. Clyde Senger, personal communication with the sexton of the cemetery, Castle Rock, Washington in July, 1984. He reported finding a buried plate with the initials W. F. next to the stone for Letitia Cooley.
.....18. Family notes from Pat Cooley, Vancouver, WA about 1985.
..... (c1920) Federal Census 1920 Oregon Lane Co Cottage Grove ED 233 sheet 1B res 17-19 (Frank A Cooley).
..... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Oregon Tillamook Co West Garibaldi ED 38 sheet 5B res 122-128 (Franklin A Cooley).

***************** Louis Charles DURKEE ****************************

.... Louis Charles DURKEE (ww1) or Louis C. DURKEE (c1920), born 14 May 1878 (ww1) NY (c1920), probably the Lewis with wife Georgia who died 15 Jan 1936 Multnomah Co OR (di) apparently the one who married 17 Nov 1904 Cowlitz Co. WA (mi ML#1305)
.... Florence (ORTON) COOLEY. If so, they separated by 1907 when she married Robert PATTON (mi). By 1918, he is married and living in Yakima Co WA (ww1). Reportedly married 22 March 1907 Lane Co OR (bg)
..... Georgia M. ODYKIRK (jh) or Georgia Marie ODYKIRK (bg), dau of William Odykirk and Marcella CRIPE (jh), born ca 1888 IN (c1930) or 19 (em) Feb 1888 IN (c1900) South Bend, Saint Joseph Co IN (bg), died 27 (di) Nov 1952 (di,a) at age 64, WA (di) perhaps Yakima Yakima Co WA (a).
... Child:
....i. Zeal E. DURKEE (c1930) or Zeal Eldon DURKEE (bg), born 5 Oct 1922 (ssdi), died 18 (di) March 1969 (di,ssdi) Seattle, King Co WA (di).
... References:
..... (a) Ancestry Message Board Yakima "Obituary" by Anna 1999.
..... (bg) Ancestry Message Board Yakima "Re: Obituary" by Bernice Gunderson 2002.
..... (em) E-mail received November 2005.
..... (c1900) Federal Census 1900 Indiana St. Joseph Co South Bend ED 185 sheet 19A page 208 res 411-440 (William Odykirk).
..... (c1920) Federal Census 1920 Washington Yakima Co Lemingburg ED 185 sheet 4A page 175 res 81-82 (Louis C Durkee).
..... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Washington Yakima Co Naches ED 70 sheet 2B res 49-50 (Louis C Durkee).
..... (jh) World Connect Family Tree "yahamg" by Jim Hamilton 2005.
..... (mi) Marriage Records: Cowlitz County, Washington
..... (ww1) World War I draft registration cards at Ancestry.com.

***************** Robert L. PATTON ****************************

.... Robert L. PATTON (1), son of Ambrose Patton and Caroline (LEONARD) (dc), born 26 Nov 1864 Kelso, Cowlitz Co. WA (dc), died 25 Dec 1954 Portland OR (di), interred Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah Co OR (dc), married first 22 May 1888 Multnomah Co OR (?)
.... Leonora ORTON or Nora ORTON, daughter of Nathan Sanford ORTON (15) (1834-1903) and Francis R. SNOOK (15) (1841- 1922), born May 1862 Nebraska Territory (census), died 1948, interred Catlin Cem. Kelso, Cowlitz, Co. WA. They divorced Lewis Co., WA, 12 Sept 1908 (Lewis Co. WA #3135) He married second 22 April 1907
.... Florence ORTON (COOLEY) (DURKEE).
He married third 28 May 1944 (crd)
.... Lillian May DESSENBERGER , born 15 July 1895 (oa) Solomon Dickinson Co KS (fm), died as Lillian May BLALOCK 4 Dec 1979 Portland OR (fm).
... Notes: He had been a sawyer in lumber mills (dc).
... Children none known:
... References:
..... (fm) Funeral Memorial folder from Mt. Scott Funeral Home, Portland OR.
..... (oa) Oregon State Archives, Historical Records Index on-line (delayed birth certificate).

***************** Lillian May DESSENBERGER ****************************

.... Lillian May DESSENBERGER, daughter of Harry Sherbhone Dessenberger and Lizzie May (HERR) (c1910), born 15 July 1895 (oa) Solomon Dickinson Co KS (fm), died as Lillian May BLALOCK 4 Dec 1979 Portland OR (fm), married first 18 March 1912 or 1913 (crd)
.... Elmer Amos ROBERSON, born ca 1864 NY (c1930), died 13 March 1944, age 80, Cowlitz Co WA (di). She married second 28 May 1944 (crd)
.... Robert PATTON. She married third 18 May 1958 (crd)
.... William R. BLALOCK, born Nov 1883, died 29 July 1973 Multnomah Co OR (di). ... Children with Elmer (crd):
....i. Charlotte Ann ROBERSON, born 25 Sept 1912 (ssdi) KS (c1920), died 28 Nov 2001 address Kalama, Cowlitz Co WA (ssdi), married 22 Nov 1930 (crd)
.......... Melvin Guy DUFF, born 23 Dec 1907 (ssdi), died 19 Dec 1990 (ssdi) Longview Cowlitz Co WA (di), address Kalama (ssdi) and had:
.......... 1. Donald Elmer DUFF, born 20 May 1931 (crd), died 7 Aug 1963 (crd), married twice with child by each wife (crd) and
.......... 2. Patricia Louise DUFF, born 20 Sept 1932 (crd,ssdi), died 28 March 2002 Seattle King Co (ssdi) WA married 15 June 1959
............... Burt SANDLER, had Sandra Lee SANDLER, born 3 June 1958 (crd) died young (cms), divorced and married second 13 Oct 1962
............... Dale SMITH, born 5 Dec 1921 (ssdi) Walla Walla WA (fm2), died 6 Aug 1981 (crd,di) Seattle, King Co WA (di), cremation (fm2). They lived Seattle, WA (cms).
....ii. Mina Flora ROBERSON, born 7 Jan 1918 Cowlitz Co WA (bi), married a LUCAS and later a GOMIEZ or more likely GOMEZ (fc).
... References:
..... (c1900) Federal Census 1900 Kansas Dickinson Co Abilene ED 29 sheet 3B res 66-68 (Harry Dessenberger).
..... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Kansas Sedgwick Co Morton twp ED 90 sheet 6B res 152-151 (Harry S Dessenberger).
..... (c1920) Federal Census 1920 Washington Cowlitz Co Kalama ED 54 sheet 12B res 88-93 (Elmer A Robinson).
..... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Washington Cowlitz Co Kalama ED 38 sheet 4B res 73-73 (Elmer A Roberson).
..... (crd) Notes from Charlotte Robeson Duff.
..... (cwl) World Connect Family Tree "FROM THE ANCESTRAL FILE OF CHARLES WARREN LANZ" by Charles Warren Lanz 2004.
..... (fc) Notes from Flora Cooley.
..... (fm) Funeral Memorial folder from Mt. Scott Funeral Home, Portland OR.
..... (fm2) Funeral Memorial folder.
..... (oa) Oregon State Archives, Historical Records Index on-line (delayed birth certificate).

***************** Elmer Amos ROBERSON ****************************

.... Elmer ROBERSON (c1900) or Elmer E. ROBERSON (c1910) or Elmer A. ROBERSON (di) or Elmer Amos ROBERSON (crd), born ca 1864 NY (c1930), died 13 March 1944, age 80, Cowlitz Co WA (di), married first on or about 26 Sept 1886 Sedgwick Co KS (mi)
.... Lillie M TREXLER or Lillie May TREXLER, dau of Lewis and Rebecca TROXLER or TREXLER (c1880), born Sept 1868 MN (c1900), died 1945, interred Mount Hope Cemetery, Sedgwick Co KS (cem). They were divorced by 1910 when Paul is with his father and Mary is with her maternal grandmother (c1910). He married second 18 March 1912 or 1913 (crd)
.... Lillian May DESSENBERGER
... Children with first wife 4 (c1900):
....i. Louis C. ROBERSON, born Feb 1888 KS (c1900).
....ii. Mary Rebecca ROBERSON, born 27 April 1889, died March 1987 (cem) address Mount Hope, Sedgwick Co KS (ssdi), interred next to Marjorie (cem). She is living with her widowed grandmother Rebecca Trexler in 1910 working in a telephone office (c1910). She was a stenographer in 1930 (c1930).
....iii. Philip King ROBERSON (ww1), born 20 Nov 1892 (ww1,cem) or Nov 1891 (c1900) Cheney KS (ww1), died 26 Jan 1966, interred Mount Hope Cemetery, Sedgwick Co KS (cem), married 24 Dec 1926 Sedgwick Co KS
.......... Marjorie Lincoln MORTON (mi), born 30 Dec 1888, died 19 Sept 1961, interred next to Philip (cem). He was single in 1917 (ww1).
....iv. Paul ROBERSON, 5 (ssdi) June 1897 KS (c1900), died 28 (cem) Nov 1984, address Wichita, Sedgwick Co KS (ssdi), interred Jamesburg Park Cemetery, Sedgwick Co KS (cem), married ca 1928 (c1930)
.......... Agnes M., born 22 Jan 1900 (cem) OK (c1930), died 10 Oct 1970, interred by husband (cem). In 1930, he was a glass glazier and she a stenographer(c1930).
... Note: Elmer was a stone Mason (c1900).
... References:
..... (c1880) Federal Census 1880 Minnesota Fillmore Co Canton ED 72 sheet 25A page 258 res 207-214 (Lewis Troxler).
..... (c1900) Federal Census 1900 Kansas Sedgwick Co Morton twp ED 259 sheet 1A-B page 57 res 12-12 (Elmer Roberson).
..... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Kansas Sedgwick Co Morton twp ED 90 sheet 4A page 104 res 84-86 (Elmer E Roberson).
..... (c1910) Federal Census 1910 Kansas Sedgwick Co Wichita 3 wd ED 120 sheet 9A page 52 res 162-187 (Rebeka Trexler).
..... (ww1) World War I draft registration cards at Ancestry.com.
..... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Kansas Sedgwick Co Wichita ED 41 sheet 5A page 5 res 77-116 (Lillie M Roberson).
..... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Kansas Sedgwick Co Wichita ED 70 sheet 35A page 288 res 776-777 (Paul H Roberson).

***************** Franklin Arthur COOLEY ****************************

.... Frank A. COOLEY (c1920) or Franklin A. COOLEY (c1930) or Franklin Arthur COOLEY (1,9), born 16 April 1893 (1,9) Cowlitz Co., WA (1), died 13 Sept 1963 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon (di), married first 24 Sept 1916 Clatsop Co OR (mi)
.... Irene DOW, died 18 May 1919 Portland, Multnomah Co OR (di). He married second 12 June 1920 (1) Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon (1),
.... Pearl M. KELLEY (mi) or Myrtle Pearl (KELLEY) ZACHER (1),
... Children 7 including (18):
....i. William Franklin COOLEY II, born 13 May 1919 (ssdi) Astoria OR (18), died 3 June 2002 address Garibaldi, Tillamook Co OR (ssdi), interred Willamette National Cemetery, Happy Valley, Clackamas Co., OR (fg).
....ii. Wayne Leroy COOLEY, born 23 Aug 1924 Garibaldi, Tillamook Co OR (18), died 2 Aug 1936 Castle Cock, Cowlitz Co WA (18).
....v. Gerald Lane COOLEY, born 10 Aug 1929 Garibaldi, Tillamook Co OR , died 2 Aug 1936 Castle Cock, Cowlitz Co WA (18).
... References:
.....18. Family notes from Pat Cooley, Vancouver, WA about 1985.
..... (c1930) Federal Census 1930 Oregon Tillamool Co West Garibaldi ED 38 page 5B (Franklin A Cooley).

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