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Orlando Coolidge Family

Orlando Coolidge Family

Posted: 984529710000
Edited: 1108844134000
Hi everyone,

I'm researching the Coolidge's that settled in Washington & Oregon in the 1870's. Orlando and his wife Martha W. (maiden name unknown) moved from Maine I believe in the 1840's and purchased 180 acres of land in Howard, Wenabago Co., Ill. Their son James M. Coolidge moved to Kansas after he served in the Civil War, and then moved to Washington State in 1871 with his family. I have quite a bit of informaiton on James but nothing on his parents Orlando and Martha.

Any information on this family would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Orlando Coolidge of Waterford, Maine

Posted: 984741743000
Edited: 993614444000
Orlando Coolidge, son of Henry and Mary (Norcross) Coolidge, was born 17 Apr. 1794 [Waterford (Me.) VR]. He married (1st) 8 May 1816 [Oxford County Marriage Returns (Camden, Maine, 1993), p. 108] Elizabeth Haskell, daughter of Samuel Haskell, born 2 Sept. 1790 [Waterford (Me.) VR], died 29 July 1836, aged 46 years [ibid.]. He married (2nd) 8 Mar. 1837 [Norway (Me.) VR; also from Oxford County Marriage Returns, p. 43] Martha W. Merrill of Norway, Maine, most probably the daughter of Edmund and Betsey (Bancroft) Merrill of Norway.

Orlando and Elizabeth had six children recorded in Waterford: Henry, born 11 Oct. 1816; Mercy W., born 16 Mar. 1818; Jonas, born 24 Feb. 1823, died 2 Dec. 1830; Elizabeth, born 22 May 1824; Orlando, born 7 Sept. 1825; and Martha Jane, born 27 Oct. 1827. A child of Orlando Coolidge died in infancy 2 Dec. 1829. This may have been a seventh child.

Orlando's line of descent from John Coolidge of Watertown, Mass., was:
Henry Coolidge (m. Mary Norcross)
>>Henry Coolidge (m. Phebe Dana)
>>>>Deacon John Coolidge (m. Margaret Bond)
>>>>>>Nathaniel Coolidge (m. Mary Bright)
>>>>>>>>John Coolidge (m. Mary Ravens)

Re: Orlando Coolidge Family

Dea (View posts)
Posted: 997632911000
Hello I am Dea Coolidge my father is Stanley F and MY grandfather is Stanley J Coolidge from Florence Or
Martha's maiden name is merrill I found her obit on the other night . I have just started this so I am
new at this but I have been to james martin coolidge grave site in orting and have been trying to find matty's . How are you related please e-mail me back

Re: Orlando Coolidge Family

Dan Jezeski (View posts)
Posted: 997665122000
Surnames: Coolidge, Nibler, Twitty, Page, Merrill
Hi Dea,

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.

Please keep in touch and send me an email to

Re: Orlando Coolidge Family

Posted: 1062449328000
Classification: Query
I am looking for information to trace my grandparents, Kenneth and Leora [Teachman] Coolidge family tree. I would like to go back as far as I can.

Kenneth was born in 1878 in IA. Kenneth’s parents: John and Elizabeth "Libbie" Coolidge [pos maiden name Alder]. Pos: Married: 17 Dec 1875 in Lodomillo, Clayton, IA. The 1880 Censes also shows the family living in Sheridan, Ottawa, Kansas, and that there is also daughter named Ida age 3.

John Coolidge's parents are -- Father: Lyman B. Coolidge b: 26 Dec 1819 in New York. -- Mother: Mary Corell b: ABT 1821 in Allegheny County, New York.

Kenneth and Leora D. Coolidge lived in Bow, Skagit Co., WA and had three children:

1. Son, my father, Elmer Raymond Coolidge, Born: 23 Apr 1907 -- Bow, Skagit Co, WA [on Bow Hill Rd]. Died: 9 Feb 1966
2. Daughter - Edith Coolidge -- Born: Abt 1909 -- Bow, Skagit Co, WA I believe Edith lived her life in the Bellingham, WA area.
3. Daughter - Florence Coolidge -- Born: Abt 1912 -- Bow, Skagit Co, WA. I believe she lived in Boring, Oregon (by Portland, Oregon).

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Orlando Coolidge Family [new email add]

Posted: 1062449728000
Classification: Query
My correct email address is: Re Kenneth and Leora Coolidge Message I just sent. I thought that I had updated my email address. Unfortuneatly it didn't take. I will try again to update it here at Thanks, Paula

Re: Orlando Coolidge Family

Karen Smith (View posts)
Posted: 1068933085000
Classification: Query
Have some information on Orlando Coolidge family from Wisconsin and Ill. originally from maine. Write me at if interested Karen
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