Woolsey, Alfred Benton

Birth Name Woolsey, Alfred Benton
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 9 months, 6 days


"In April 1870 Dr. Woolsey, of Iowa, started construction of the first hotel in Arkansas City. A stable was also built nearby. [The site of the Woolsey House later became that of the Osage Hotel: 100 North Summit Street.]
Dr. Woolsey’s son, Alfred, and Billy Anderson purchased the livery stable in October 1874, handling the stable as "Anderson and Woolsey."
Eva Woolsey, daughter of Dr. Woolsey, married John Brown October 30, 1870. They were the first couple married in Cowley County. It has been reported that she established the first greenhouse in Arkansas City at 717 North Third Street."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1853-07-17 Iowa, USA    
Death 1935-04-23 Kay, OK   1a
Event Note

he was living in Kildare, OK in 1930 with his wife according to census.


Family of Woolsey, Alfred Benton and Myers, Maria L

Married Wife Myers, Maria L ( * 1855-10-02 + 1941-05-28 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1875-12-05 City of Arkansas City, Cowley, KS    
Event Note

from http://www.ausbcomp.com/~bbott/wortman/archive2005/FraneyFamily.htm

Also on newspapers.com. Arkansas City Daily Traveler 24 June 1915
"In our 1875 scrap book we find the following: "Married--At the residence of Rev. J. J. Wingar, Arkansas City, Kansas, Dec. 5th, 1875, Mr Alfred B Woolsey to Miss Maria L. Myers, both of Arkansas City. Mr. Woolsey is a brother of Mrs. Geo. O. Allen and Mrs. Eva Bron, and Mrs Woolsey is a sister of Mrs W. J. Gray, Mrs P.H. Franey and Miss Mary Myers all residents of Arkansas City. Mr. Woolsey owns a fine farm in Kay county, Okla, where he resides. He is still a Traveler subscriber."


Note family moved from Cowley Co, KS to Kay Co, OK before 1898 (Emmett was born in OK).

Home in 1900: Waltham, Kay, Oklahoma (4 children in hh; Maria mother of 6; 4 living)
Home in 1910: Waltham, Kay, Oklahoma (only Emmett in hh)
Home in 1920: Waltham, Kay, Oklahoma (no children)

Name Birth Date Death Date
Woolsey, Irvin D1876-11-061877-08-24
Woolsey, Pearl L1878-02-141896-03-26
Woolsey, Bertha B18831952-04-08
Woolsey, Kenneth Clyde1886-08-061968-01-06
Woolsey, Gertrude R1889-09-291942-09-24
Woolsey, Emmett Alford1898-01-241945-01-18
Woolsey, Richard C1900-07-251902-08-28

Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
      • Source Reference Note:

        Marker shared with Mariah