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Arthur R. Coolidge

Male 1922 - 2016  (93 years)


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  • Name Arthur R. Coolidge 
    Born 15 Nov 1922  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1940  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Graduation 1940  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agency: Petersham High School 
    Military 10 Nov 1942 to 7 Dec 1944  [4, 5
    Mr. Coolidge enlisted in the US Air Force on Nov. 10, 1942, and after basic training, was stationed at Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska, doing sheet metal repairs on planes. Honorably discharged on Dec. 7, 1944, he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and American Theater Medal.  
    Occupation 1955 to 1980  [4
    employed by the Federal Soil Conservation Service from 1955, where his duties included surveying and construction of roads and bridges associated with the Mass. Pike and Rt. 91, until his retirement in 1980.  
    Residence 1996  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History 2016  [4
    According to his obituary, "Arthur, lover of the woods from a very early age, was interested in hunting, and cutting cord wood as well as attending Petersham Brass Band concerts during the summer. He prided himself for never missing the town?s Memorial Day observance or a town meeting. He thoroughly enjoyed a great home cooked meal. Thanksgiving being a favorite, he would challenge cousin Marcia, to see who could outdo the other plate-for-plate. A lover of birds and animals, his favorite story is of a bull moose that stood by all morning watching him expertly use his chainsaw to cut firewood for the family home. Mr. Coolidge was known locally for his vast vegetable garden that produced many blue ribbons at Petersham Old Home Days, and his maple syrup.
    Died 24 May 2016  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agency: Applewood Home for Elders  
    Person ID I577  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Peter
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2016 

    Father Basil Earle Coolidge,   b. 23 Feb 1904, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1960  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Helen Claire Larson,   b. 12 Jan 1904, Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1988, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Nov 1922  [6
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1922 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 7, while living with his parents. - 1930 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 17, while living with his parents. - 1940 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Petersham High School - 1940 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    8 Dugway Rd. - 1996 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Applewood Home for Elders - 24 May 2016 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S91] Town Clerk of Petersham. Street List, Petersham, Mass - 1996, (Petersham, Massachusets: Town of Petersham, 1996).

    2. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).

    3. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

    4. [S1028] Obituary of Arthur R. Coolidge, (Athol, Massachusetts: The Athol Daily News, 26 May 2016).

    5. [S487] Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestory.com, (www.ancestory.com).

    6. [S386] Ruth, Mary. Descendants of Susan Carter Delvy, (Stoney Creek, North Carolina: manuscript, 2002).