Franklin Flanders Woolfley

Born: August 27, 1865 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: October 13, 1941 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: October 13, 1941 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 8)
Father: Francis Augustus Woolfley
Mother: Relief Brown Flanders
Wife: Mary Florence Kessler
Married: July 29, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Children: Harry Ferdinand Woolfley
Francis Augustus Woolfley, II
Relief Brown Woolfley
Franklin Flanders Woolfley, II
Margaret Cunningham Woolfley
Clement Carroll Flanders Woolfley
Annie Ursula Woolfley

Francis Augustus Woolfley, The Genealogy of the Woolfley Family in America, privately published, p. 14:

        FRANKLIN FLANDERS WOOLFLEY was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 27 August 1865. He was educated in the Public Schools of New Orleans and in 1882-1883 was a student at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Although small in stature, he was proficient in athletics. He was a coxswain in one of the more successful rowing crews, a sport that was popular in New Orleans in the 1880's. He played shortstop on a baseball team that won the amateur championship of New Orleans. He was a successful amateur jockey and rode his own horse in many of the local amateur racing meets. FRANKLIN FLANDERS WOOLFLEY married MARY FLORENCE KESSLER in New Orleans on 31 July 1890. In 1901, he moved his family to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he accepted a position with the J. A. Bel Lumber Company. During the latter years of his life he owned and operated a small dairy farm east of the City of Lake Charles. In 1919, he purchased a residence at 1006 Seventh Street where he lived with his wife and family until his death on 13 October 1941.

Lake Charles American Press, Tuesday, October 14, 1941, p. 12:


        FUNERAL SERVICES for Franklin Flanders Woolfley, 77, who died at his home at 1006 Seventh street at 7:30 p.m. Monday, will be held at the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Goos cemetery with the Burke funeral home in charge.
        Mr. Woolfley was born in New Orleans and had lived in Lake Charles since 1901. He is survived by his wife; four children, Francis A. Woolfley of Fort Benning, Ga., Clement C. and Ursula and Margaret Woolfley, all of Lake Charles, and six grandchildren.
        Mr. Woolfley was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Knights of Pythias.