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Edward Gooley
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1858
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1937
Lincoln County
Washington, USA

Gooley, Edward

Death’s baton closed the career of one of Harrington’s beloved residents early Saturday morning, when Edward Gooley Sr., passed from this life to life immortal. Although he had not been well the past few years, Mr. Gooley was able to be about and made daily trips up town. He was active in his church and continued to be a leader in its musical programs. Mr. Gooley was a student of the old school of music and was very frank in expressing his preference for compositions of the old masters.

Edward Gooley was born July 14, 1858 at South Bend, IN, of German and French parentage. He attended Notre Dame three years, and Dana Musical Institute in Ohio, one year. Returning to his home in IN he organized a band of farmer boys which he conducted two years.

In 1883, Mr. Gooley came west and bought land near Mount Angel, OR. In 1884 he organized the Mount Angel band and conducted it for ten years. Mr. Gooley married Miss Pauline Schwab in Oregon and their children were born there. Mr. Gooley trained each of his children to play an instrument and a family orchestra was organized which became well known after the family moved to Harrington. During the summer of 1904 Mr. Gooley purchased land five miles south of town and farmed this land until a year ago when he retired and moved to town.

Mr. Gooley was always deeply interested in music and even at his advanced years he was director of the St Francis choir. He had been training the choir for Christmas music, but was unable to attend the rehearsal Friday night. His condition did not seem serious, and his death early Saturday morning was unexpected. Two years ago he underwent a serious major operation at which time little hope was held for his recovery. However, he recovered and returned to Harrington where he has resided with his sons and their families, except for brief periods when he returned to the hospital for treatment.

Surviving are four sons, Edward and Clarence of Harrington, Fred of Mount Angel and Alphonse of Mead, WA; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Shields of Sprague and Miss Genevieve Monohan of Spokane; 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at St Francis with Rev Father John J Coleman officiating. Edmund and Maurice Shields, grandsons of Mr. Gooley, served Mass. Pallbearers were Will Ragan, F. J. Reith, E. W. Huber, Herman Manke, Elwood Turner, and Gottlieb Knapp. J. E. Turner was mortician in charge. (Citizen-24 Dec 1937)

Family links: 
  Theobald Gooley (1821 - 1900)
  Theresa Emrich Gooley (1833 - 1903)
  Pauline Elizabeth Schwab Gooley (1868 - 1932)*
  Frederick Joseph Gooley (1890 - 1948)*
  Alphonse Leo Gooley (1892 - 1982)*
  Edward Lawrence Gooley (1897 - 1970)*
  Clarence Anthony Gooley (1900 - 1982)*
  Henry Gooley (1851 - 1914)**
  Seraphim Gooley (1856 - 1940)**
  Edward Gooley (1858 - 1937)
  Laura Gooley Judie (1860 - 1889)*
  Theobald Gooley (1868 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Francis Cemetery
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Valerie Timm Adams
Originally Created by: Scotty
Record added: Nov 09, 2009
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Edward Gooley
Added by: Valerie Timm Adams
Edward Gooley
Added by: Valerie Timm Adams
Edward Gooley
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ღ You lived a full life, Edward. You were a father of six. You left South Bend as the second generation family of 11 to America from Alsace-Lorraine, France to become a wheat farmer. Love to our family whom we would like to learn more about through...(Read more)
- Wendy & John Corcoran ღ
 Added: Oct. 22, 2016

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