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Alfred William Colley
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1853
Rochester
Kent, England
Death: Dec. 16, 1925
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Extracted from:
The Bracebridge Gazette
[Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada]
January 28, 1926

OBITUARY
ALFRED WILLIAM COLLEY DEAD

Alfred William Colley, the beloved husband of Alice Wells Colley, was born August 25, 1853, in Rochester, County of Kent, England and died after a lingering illness of several years, on December 16, 1925, aged 72 years, 3 months and 21 days. Mr. Colley left England July 20, 1872, coming to New York, whence he went to Toronto, joining his mother and father, Edward George and Mary Colley, on a farm in Medonte.

In 1874, he was married to Miss. Lucy McFarland, when he removed to Matcheetish, where he engaged in farming and lumbering. Of this union three children were born who survive him: Mrs. Rhoda Breakman, Hood River, Oregon; Mrs. Ada Beal, Seattle, and John W. Colley, Edmonds, Washington. Later he removed to Coldwater, Ontario, where he engaged in manufacturing brick and tile in the summer and lumbering in the winter, operating there a sawmill. He also engaged in contracting and building.

His first wife died September 30, 1902, and December 18, 1905, he married Mrs. Alice Wells of Lansing, Michigan, who has been a faithful and loving wife and a kind and affectionate mother to his children. IN 1909 he retired from business and located in Seattle where he has since lived. He has been a faithful and loving husband, a kind and affectionate father and in all things until his death has been a trusting and true believer in Jesus Christ. At the time of his death he was a communicant member of the Ballard Presbyterian Church. Throughout his long illness he witnessed a steadfast trust in his Savior and his God. In patience he endured until the end, when the Father in Heaven called him from the trials of earth to the better and happier life.

Mr. Alfred Coley was a brother of the later J.F. Colley of Bracebridge and the widow a sister of Mrs. J.F. Colley of this town. At one time he lived in Oakley township and was well acquainted in Bracebridge.
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Extracted from:
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Friday, December 18, 1925
Page 24

COLLEY- In this city, December 16, 1925, ALFRED WILLIAM COLLEY, aged 75 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Alice W. Colley, father of Mrs. Rhoda Breakman, of Hood River, Oregon; Mrs. Ada Beal of Seattle and John W. Colley of Edmonds, Washington.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 20, at 2PM, from Pheasant-Wiggen Company's Parlors. Interment Crown Hill Cemetery.
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 Parents:
  Edward George Colley (1830 - 1897)
  Mary Julia Blackman Colley (1831 - 1916)
 
 Spouses:
  Alice V. Morrow Wells (1865 - ____)
  Lucy McFarland Colley (1857 - 1902)*
  Alice Iphigenia Morrow Colley (1859 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Rhoda M Braakman (1876 - 1927)*
  Ada Matilda Alice Colley Beal (1879 - 1970)*
  John William Colley (1883 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emily Lucy Colley Hamilton - Scammell (1851 - 1921)*
  Edward George Colley (1852 - 1913)*
  Alfred William Colley (1853 - 1925)
  Annie Rebecca Colley Woodcock (1857 - 1946)*
  John Frederick Colley (1860 - 1920)*
  Matilda Louisa Colley Rutter (1861 - 1887)*
  Mary Alice Colley Hughes (1864 - 1942)*
  Henry Charles Colley (1866 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Ann Colley Nelson (1869 - 1950)*
  Kate Clara Colley Waller (1871 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Karen Tolliver
Record added: Apr 09, 2002
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