Mary Florence Kessler

Born: August 19, 1868 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: February 23, 1957 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: February 25, 1957 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 8)
Father: Henry F. Kessler
Mother: Mary Ann McGaffey
Husband: Franklin Flanders Woolfley
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, pp. 14-15:

        MARY FLORENCE KESSLER was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 19 August 1868, the youngest child of HENRY F. KESSLER and MARY ANN McGAFFEY who were married in the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans by the REV. DR. BEATTY on 23 July 1862. Little is known of her parents and their family background; for such data is available, see Appendix IV. Her mother died on 13 October 1868, at the age of 24, and her father died on 23 December 1872, at the age of 35. Thus left an orphan at the age of 4, she was taken north by relatives and raised by an Aunt and Uncle (MR. and MRS. HUGH McLEAN) in Manch Chunk, Pennsylvania. She attended school in Manch Chunk and for a while was a student in Cleveland College. She returned to New Orleans in the late eighties and lived with her mother's sister, MRS. SARAH BAKER, until her marriage to FRANKLIN FLANDERS WOOLFLEY in 1890. MARY FLORENCE KESSLER died at the family residence, 1006 Seventh Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana, on 23 February 1957 and was buried in the family cemetery in Goosport.

Lake Charles American Press, Saturday, February 23, 1957, p. 11:

Mrs. Woolfley Dies Saturday

        Mrs. F. F. Woolfley, Lake Charles resident for nearly half a century, died at her home, 1006 Seventh street, at about 8:30 a.m. today. She was 88 years of age.
        Mrs. Woolfley had been in failing health for about 16 months.
        Final rites were tentatively set for Monday at 10 a.m. at the family home with Methodist services followed by burial in Goosport cemetery.
        A native of New Orleans, Mrs. Woolfley moved here with her husband, the late Franklin Flanders Woolfley, also a native of New Orleans. He preceded her in death in 1941.
        Survivors include two daughters, Misses Margaret and Ursula Woolfley of Lake Charles; two sons, Clem Woolfley of Lake Charles and Brig. Gen. Francis A. Woolfley, United States Army, retired, of New Orleans; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.