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Courtland Palmer "Court" Dampier
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1889
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1939
San Mateo
San Mateo County
California, USA

Son of Oliver Milton Dampier & Amelia Pope Godbold

Married Leonora Evelyn "Midge" Maggini. Lived together as a married couple (common law??)from about 1910 to 1920. No children.

Married: Olga E. "Tracy" Keel January 27, 1920 in Chicago.
Two Children: Both deceased
Lucille Dampier - June 28, 1923
Gloria Jean Dampier - October 31, 1926

Court was his parent's third child, born in California after they had moved from Uvalde, Texas.

He spent his formative years in the San Jose area. While still in school he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his older brother Roly in the marshes of the South Bay. In the 1910's, according to family stories, he was often seen roaring around San Jose on his Indian motorcycle, bare chested wearing a gold coin on a chain and girlfiend Midge hanging on behind. A very liberal life-style for the times and many decades too early for the biker happenings in nearby Hollister, Midge's home town. One life-long penchant he picked up from his father was playing the horses.

He became a confectioner, his specialty ice cream. He had a highly successful career starting with various positions around the San Francisco Bay Area, including O'Brien's Cafe and Candy Store, San Jose, and the Lenhart Co., Oakland. In 1920 he was offered a position as manufacturing executive in Chicago with Goldenrod Ice Cream Co. from where he called Tracy to join him. From there he obtained an executive position in New Orleans with Anheuser-Busch Corp. that during Prohibition concentrated on ice cream. He was followed to New Orleans by his brother Frank who worked as a salesman for the same company. Court had a very distinguished and well rewarded career designing ice cream plants and as a manager.

The family was in New Orleans until 1924 when was transferred to New York to become production manager for Busch's new plant on Long Island that he designed. He left Busch about 1929 to work for the Borden Dairy Products Company and negotiated the sale of Busch's ice cream division to Borden's. He became production chief of Borden's ice cream operations nation wide. In 1933 Court semi-retired and returned to the family sod in Millbrae, California.

After a cold wet day at the track he caught a cold and throat infection that developed into pneumonia. He died in Mills Hospital, San Mateo.

Barry Michie - G Nephew

[With great assistance from Grandson Courtland Saunders.]
Family links: 
  Oliver Milton Dampier (1859 - 1933)
  Amelia Pope Godbold Dampier (1867 - 1939)
  Leonora Evélyne Maggini Dampier (1887 - 1986)*
  Olga Eugina Keel Dampier (1897 - 1984)*
  Gloria Jean Dampier Keith (1926 - 1951)*
  Roly Hendricks Dampier (1884 - 1949)*
  Courtland Palmer Dampier (1889 - 1939)
  Frank Oliver Dampier (1892 - 1960)*
  Leon Evans Dampier (1894 - 1936)*
  Edna Viola VanDusen Dampier Hansen (1903 - 1980)*
  Milton Oliver Dampier (1905 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No marker. Cremated at Cypress Lawn, Colma, and urn placed under brother Leon's gravestone in Oak Hill. Leon and Court were very close in life.
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 60A, Sequoia Section
Maintained by: Barry Michie
Originally Created by: Graves
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87588636
Courtland Palmer Court Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
Courtland Palmer Court Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
Courtland Palmer Court Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
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- Barry Michie
 Added: Jul. 22, 2013

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