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The Family of
Anne Marie Wooll and William Forest King
of New Bedford, MA

By Norman Peter Daprato Npd8502@aol.com
Go to Wooll-King Family Photo Page

First Generation

1. Anne Marie WOOLL, born 8 Jun 1872 in Goleen, Co. Cork, Ireland and died 19 Aug 1939 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. She is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA. She came to the United States 13 Oct 1894. She married William Forest KING 23 Apr 1903 in New Bedford, MA. William was the son of Hezekiah Henry and Sarah Jane (Wilkins) King, born 27 Jun 1874 in Baileyville, Washington Co., ME, and died 5 Mar 1953 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. He was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, CT. 

William Forest King's family was of Irish Heritage from New Brunswick, Canada. Click here to see his family story.

    Her grave stone reads: "Mother; Annie W. King; 1871 - 1939"
    Her obituary was printed in The Standard Times (New Bedford, MA) 20 Aug 1939: "DEATHS; Mrs. William F. King. Mrs. Annie M. King, 67, wife of William F. King of 811 Belleville Avenue, died yesterday at a hospital in Taunton after illness of a week. Mrs. King was a native of County Cork, Ireland. She came to this country about 45 years ago and lived in New Bedford from the time of her arrival. She was a communicant of St. Kilian's Church. Survivors, besides her husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Frances Cummings and Mrs. Louis Davenport of this city, Mrs. Everett Cooper of Pawtucket, R. I., and Mrs. Louis Ballou of Woonsocket, R. I., 16 grandchildren, and sisters and brothers in Ireland."

William's obituary was printed in The Calais Advertiser (Calais, Washington Co., ME) 11 Mar 1953, Page 8: "William King. William King died March 5, in Hartford, Conn. He was born June 27, 1874 in Baileyville, Me., son of the late Hezekiah and Sarah Wilkins King. He was raised in Milltown and attended Milltown school. He worked on the Washington County Railroad for a few years, also worked in the St. Croix Cotton Mill. Deceased left Milltown early in life and went to Massachusetts. He settled down in New Bedford, where he worked as a loom fixer in the Cotton Mill. He is survived by four daughters, two brothers, Harry of Calais, George of Baltimore, Maryland, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet McClaskey of South Portland. Funeral services were held in Hartford, Conn., March 7."
I should point out that Baileyville is near Calais in Washington County; also, Milltown was a separate town until sometime after 1920 and then it became a part of Calais.

William Forest and Anne Marie (Wooll) King had five daughters:
2. Kathleen Mary (King) Cooper.
3. Sarah May (King) Cummings.
4. Sheila Veronica (King) Daprato.
5. Margaret Wooll King

She died as an infant. Her obituary was printed in The New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, MA) 16 Mar 1911: "CHILD FOUND DEAD; Little Margaret King, the three months' old daughter of William and Annie King, 43 Thompson street, was found by her mother dead in her bed this morning. Early in the morning Mrs. King rose to attend the child and found her to all appearances as well as usual but when she went to the child's bed at breakfast time the little one was dead. The cause of death has not yet been determined."Her death notice was printed in The New Bedford Mercury 17 Mar 1911. "DIED In this city, March 16th, at her parents' residence, 43 Thompson street, Margaret, daughter of William and Annie King, aged 3 months 19 days." Per her death in the New Bedford Deaths Register, Margaret died by "Accidental suffocation by overlaying". 

6. Anna Mary (King) Ballou.


Second Generation

2. Kathleen Mary KING, born 29 Jan 1905 in Calais, Washington Co., ME, and died 20 Aug 1987 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. She was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill, CT. Kathleen married 13 Feb 1927 in Warren, Bristol Co., RI, Everett Henry Cooper, son of Albert Edward and Maud (Hainsworth) Cooper. Everett was born 20 Feb 1901 in Central Falls, Providence Co., RI., and died 14 Mar 1954 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, CT.

NOTE: They were married in Calais too and on their Maine Marriage Certificate it stated they were married in Warren 13 Feb 1927.

Everett's obituary was published in the Hartford, CT Courant, 15 Mar 1954: "Everett H. Cooper, husband of Kathleen King Cooper of 28 McMullen Ave., Wethersfield, was stricken ill at his home and died on the way to Hartford Hospital Sunday morning. He was born in Central Falls, R.I., Feb 20, 1901, and was a resident of Pawtucket, R.I., before moving to Wethersfield 14 years ago. He was employed at the Royal Typewriter Co. and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Wethersfield. Besides his wife, he leaves his father, Albert E. Cooper of New Bedford, Mass., four sons, Albert E. Cooper, David A. Cooper, and Richard E. Cooper, all of Wethersfield, and William F. Cooper, serving in the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, N.C., two daughters, Mrs. Emil Arsenault of Providence, R.I., and Miss Grace H. Cooper of Wethersfield, one brother, Allan B. Cooper of Fairhaven, Mass., and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, Elm Street, Rocky Hill, with the Rev. John H. Findlay officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m."

Everett Henry and Kathleen Mary (King) Cooper had six children:
7. Joan Patricia (Cooper) Arsenault Garner.
8. Albert Edward Cooper.
9. William Forrest Cooper.
10. David Alan Cooper.
11. Grace Harriet (Cooper) Downey.
12. Richard Everett Cooper.

I do not know what paper his obituary was published in, probably the Hartford, CT Courant. "Richard Everett Cooper, 54, of Wethersfield, husband of Eileen Doyon-Cooper, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 1998) after a long illness. Besides his wife, he leaves his mother-in-law, Phyllis Doyon of West Hartford; a sister-in-law, Renee Hast of San Diego, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Red Garner of Wetherford, TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Sam Downey of Colchester; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Jane Cooper of Colchester; many nieces, nephews; and a very special companion, Nicholas, with whom he found friendship, serenity and an unconditional love for many years. A deep gratitude is extended to the Veterans Administration for Richard's successful heart transplant 5 1/2 years ago, for without them, this would not have been possible. There are no calling hours, with the funeral private, and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to V.A. Hospital at V.A. Connecticut Health Care System, 555 Willard Ave., Newington, 06111. The Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, has care of arrangements." 

Richard Everett and Eileen (Doyon) Cooper had no children.



3. Sarah May King, born 13 Jun 1907 in New Bedford, Mass., and died 14 Jul 1995 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. She married 22 Feb 1925 in New Bedford MA, Francis Anthony Cummings Sr., son of Charles J. and Margaret A (Doyle) Cummings Sr. Francis was born 27 Jun 1906 in New Bedford MA and died 8 Oct 1979 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

At this time, I don't know what paper Francis' obituary was published in. "Francis Cummings. Rosary for Francis Anthony Cummings, 73, will be 7 p.m. today in Northwest Mortuary,. 4033 N. 19th Ave., followed by a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus chalice service. Mass will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory Church, 3426 N. 18th Ave. Mr. Cummings, 3815 N. 27th Ave., died Oct. 8, 1979, in Doctors Hospital. He moved here 32 years ago from New Bedford, Mass., and was a Fourth Degree in the Marcos de Niza Council of the KofC. He had worked for Lightning Moving & Storage and the City of Phoenix. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; children, Ruth Gilford, Mary Stewart, Sally Larrabee, Francis Jr., Byron and Peter; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers."

Francis Anthony Sr. and Sarah May (King) Cummings had six children.
13. Ruth (Cummings) Gilford.
14. Mary L (Cummings) Stewart.
15. Francis Anthony Cummings Jr.
16. Byron Thomas Cummings.
17. Sally May (Cummings) Larrabee.
18. Peter Cummings.



4. Sheila Veronica King, born 3 Mar 1909 in New Bedford MA and died 30 Sep 1989 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, (Lot 42, Block 19, Grave C), 1847 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Sheila married 16 Aug 1940 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI,  Louis Joseph Daprato Sr., son of Pietro Giovanni Antonio and Teresa (Caproni) Da Prato, Louis was born 8 Dec 1889 in Barga, Lucca Province, Italy, and died 1 Feb 1982 in Reseda, Los Angeles Co., CA. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, CA.

Sheila's obituary was printed in The Standard Times (New Bedford, MA) on 4 Oct 1989, Page 8: "VAN NUYS, Calif. --- Sheila (King) Daprato, 80, formerly of New Bedford, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 1989, after a long illness. She was the widow of Louis J. Daprato Sr. and daughter of the late William and Annie (Wool) King. She died at the Valley Medical Center in Van Nuys. Mrs. Daprato was born in New Bedford. Survivors include five daughters, Patricia Hickney of Manhattan Beach, Barbara Healy of Woodland Hills, Sheila Souza of Sandwich, Mass., Martha Pigeon of El Paso, Texas, and Priscilla Correia of Vestal, N.Y.; three sons, Louis J. Jr. of New Bedford, Norman of Panama City, Fla., and Paul of Langhorne, Pa.; two sisters, Anna Ballou of Woonsocket, R.I. and Sara Cummings; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by the Lorenzen Mortuary, Reseda, Calif."

Louis' obituary was printed in The Standard Times (New Bedford MA) 1 Feb 1982, Page 17: "RESEDA, Calif. -- Louis J. Daprato Sr., 92, of Reseda, formerly of New Bedford, Mass., died today at home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sheila (King) Daprato. He was born in Barga, Italy, lived most of his life in New Bedford. He was proprietor of several local businesses until retiring. Survivors include his widow; three sons, Louis Jr. of New Bedford, Mass., Paul of Washington, D.C., and Major Norman P. of Puerto Rico; six daughters, Patricia Hickney of Manhattan Beach, Barbara Healy of Woodland Hills, Sheila Souza of Falmouth, Mass., Martha Pigeon of El Paso, Texas, Priscilla Correia of Vestal, N.Y., and Louise Tremblay of New Bedford, Mass., 26 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren."

Louis Joseph Sr. and Sheila Veronica (King) Daprato had eight children:
19. Patricia Ann (Daprato) Hickney.
20. Barbara Louise (Daprato) Healy.
21. Louis Joseph Daprato Jr.
22. Sheila Veronica (Daprato) Souza.
23. Martha Kathleen (Daprato) Pigeon.
24. Norman Peter Daprato.
25. Priscilla Eleanor (Daprato) Correia.
26. Paul Michael Daprato.

His obituary was printed in The Standard Times (New Bedford MA) 22 Mar 1992: "SANDWICH -- Paul Michael Daprato, 46, of 5 Greenview Circle died at home Friday, March 20, 1992. He was the son of the late Louis Joseph and Sheila Veronica (King) Daprato Sr. He was born in New Bedford and lived in Sandwich. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church. He was an administrative planning manager for the 3-M Company for 25 years. Mr. Daprato graduated from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School in 1963. From 1963 to 1966, he was in the Army in Germany with rank of first lieutenant. He received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Colorado. Survivors include two brothers, Louis J. of New Bedford and Norman P. of Panama City, Fla., five sisters, Patricia Hickney of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Barbara Healy of Woodland Hills, Calif., Sheila Souza of Sandwich, Martha Pigeon of El Paso, Texas, and Priscilla Correia of Vestal, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne." Paul Michael Daprato is buried in the Sandwich Town Cemetery."

Louis Joseph Daprato Sr. was first married to Marie Flore Aline Martha Tessier. They had three daughters, with one, Louise Aline (Daprato) Tremblay, still alive and living in New Bedford, MA.



6. Anna Mary King, born 21 Feb 1914 in New Bedford MA, died 2 May 1992 in Woonsocket, RI. She was buried in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester Co., MA. Anna married 24 Jun 1935 in Woonsocket, Providence Co., RI, Louis Edward Ballou Sr., son of Lewis Simon and Catherine (Lyons) Ballou, born 25 Jul 1913 in North Smithfield, RI, died 6 Feb 2000 in Woonsocket, RI. He was buried in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester Co., MA. 

Their Marriage Announcement was printed in the Providence, RI Journal, 25 Jun 1935: "Ballou - King. Miss Ann N. King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. King of New Bedford, became the bride of Louis E. Ballou, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Ballou of 239 Bailey Street, Woonsocket, at a ceremony performed in St. Charles Church by the Reverend Thomas Monahan. The Bride wore a gown of light blue satin with a turban of maline. She carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Louis Davenport of New Bedford. The matron of honor wore a gown of nile green and carried a colonial bouquet. Donald F. Ballou, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man. A reception was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents, after which the couple left for a wedding trip through the White Mountains. Upon their return they will make their home at 182 Avenue C."

Anna's obituary was printed in the Providence, RI Journal, 3 May 1992, Page B-10: "Ann M. Ballou, 78, of 547 Clinton St. died yesterday at the Landmark Medical Center-Woonsocket Unit. She was the wife of Louis E. Ballou Sr. Born in New Bedford, Mass., a daughter of the late William and Annie (Wooll) King, she moved to Woonsocket in 1934. Mrs. Ballou was a member of the Kennedy Manor Club, and the St. Agatha Ladies Guild. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Louis E. Ballou Jr. of North Smithfield, and Michael R. Ballou of Cumberland; two daughters, Deanne Gregory of Woonsocket, and Sheila Conrardy of Glendale; a sister, Sarah Cummings of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Kilcline Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Agatha Church, Logee Street. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass."

Louis' obituary was printed in the Providence RI Journal, 7 Feb 2000: "Woonsocket - LOUIS EDWARD BALLOU SR., 86, formerly of Kennedy Manor, Clinton Street, a retired firefighter, died yesterday at Oakland Grove Nursing Home after an illness. He was the husband of the late Ann Mary (King) Ballou. Born in North Smithfield, a son of the late Louis S. and Catherine (Lyons) Ballou, he lived in Woonsocket most of his life. Mr. Ballou was a firefighter for the Woonsocket Fire Department for 28 years until he retired. He then was a custodian for Fleet Bank.
He was a member of the Kennedy Manor Club. He leaves two sons, Louis E. Ballou Jr. of North Smithfield and Michael R. Ballou of Woonsocket; two daughters, Deanne Gregory of North Smithfield and Sheila Conrardy of Glendale; a sister, Catherine Ashworth of Whitinsville, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Kilcline Funeral Home, 304 North Main St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Agatha Church, Logee Street. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass."

Louis Edward Sr. and Anna Mary (King) Ballou had four children:
27. Deanne Mary (Ballou) Gregory.
28. Louis Edward Ballou Jr.
29. Sheila Ann (Ballou) Conrardy.
30. Michael Roger Ballou.