I've been hoping to find another relative that's researching the Washington/Oregon Coolidge's. From what I've gathered thus far about 90% of the NW Coolidge's can trace their ancestry back to one common ancestor... Orlando Coolidge from Maine.
I do have your signature from our first family reunion in Portland in 1986/7. You must of only been around 12 or 13 years old.... we most likely met, but you might not remember it. Do you remember this reunion... we had a great game of softball going with the family. We just had another family reunion this year in Vancouver at my place. Pass me on your email and I'll make sure you're notified of the next Coolidge reunion, which looks like it will take place next year in southern Oregon.
I would like to hear more about James M. Coolidge's gravesite in Orting. I have his records from the Veterans Home in Orting, and this gave me a lot of information about James family. I also have not found Mattie's burial site, but I have her Death Certificate #542 of Washington State. She died 20 Oct 1924 at the St. Helens Hospital in Chehalis, Lewis Co., WA. They list her residence at Everett, WA. I did find two of James Coolidge's children living in Everett. I'm thinking it's a good possiblity that Mattie is buried in Everett.
Looking at my genealogy program I have your family listed. Your father is (as you stated earlier) Stanley F. Coolidge, b. Mar 1945 in Hillsboro, OR, and married Judy Leona LENT on 31 July 1965. I show your grandfather Stanley James Coolidge, b. 20 Jun 1919, place unknown. Stanley J. married Maudie Irene GREEN on 22 Apr 1939.
Stanley J. is the son of Carl Ignatius Coolidge, b. 4 May 1894 in Oregon. Carl had 3 sons... Stanley J., Charles K., and Clarence O... My wife Kathe descends from Charles K. Coolidge of Klickitat, WA. So with that in mind it looks like all my research will apply to you.... I'll be glad to share whatever I have.
Also Dea, during this last family reunion everyone there was interested in old family photo's. We have very little on the Coolidge side. If you have any we would love to get copies of them, and if you're interested in what we have I'll send copies your way.
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