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Carrie Mae Womer Cooley
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1879
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1957
Renton
King County
Washington, USA

Carrie was the oldest of 3 children born to Henry Womer and Hannah Walls Womer.
In 1895, at the age of 16, Carrie married Frank Grow Smith, 24, of Pine River, Gratiot, Michigan. They had 3 boys, Shirley 'Bud', Roy and Kenneth. Frank contracted meningitis in 1902 and passed away at the age of 31.
Sometime between 1902 and 1905, Carrie married Lee Bert Cooley. They moved to Washington State and Bert followed the sawmill jobs while Carrie operated hotels. Carrie and Bert had 3 children, Theodore, Cleo and Lloyd. By 1918 the family settled in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.
Carrie lost her only daughter, Cleo, in 1925.
In 1926, tragedy hit the family, when her daughter-in-law contracted smallpox. Within weeks, she also lost her son, Kenneth, her husband and 1 half-sister. Her house was quarantined by the Health Department for the next year while she cared for her son, Lloyd and grandson, Kenneth.
Carrie later operated the College Cafe near Seattle Pacific College as well as a grocery also located on the hill.
She was a member of First Free Methodist Church for 40 years. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Womer (1844 - 1912)
  Hannah Walls Tarr Womer (1851 - 1918)
 
 Spouses:
  Lee Bert Cooley (1878 - 1926)
  Frank Grow Smith (1871 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Shirley Grow Smith (1896 - 1973)*
  Roy Smith (1898 - 1908)*
  Kenneth Wilbur Smith (1900 - 1926)*
  Theodore Cooley (1905 - 1905)*
  Cleo May Cooley (1907 - 1925)*
  Lloyd Ronald Cooley (1916 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Womer Bunker (1865 - 1917)**
  Sarah Elizabeth Womer Wilson (1868 - 1935)**
  Levi Tarr (1869 - 1943)**
  Carrie Mae Womer Cooley (1879 - 1957)
  Wilber Walter Womer (1883 - 1954)*
  James Everton Womer (1885 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Edmonds Memorial Cemetery
Edmonds
Snohomish County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Karen Tolliver
Record added: Sep 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5067767
Carrie Mae <i>Womer</i> Cooley
Added by: Karen Tolliver
 
Carrie Mae <i>Womer</i> Cooley
Added by: Karen Tolliver
 
Carrie Mae <i>Womer</i> Cooley
Added by: Karen Tolliver
 
 
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Those we love don't go away...They walk beside us every day...Unseen, unheard, but always near...Still loved, still missed and very dear. In Your Memory ~ Rest in Eternal Peace
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Sep. 25, 2014

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