Dorothy Jean (Cook) Coakley

Dorothy (Cook) Coakley

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Dorothy J. Coakley formerly Cook
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 17 Apr 2015 | Last significant change: 23 May 2018
20:09: David Douglass edited a message from David Douglass on the page for Dorothy (Cook) Coakley. [Thank David for this]
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I'm a retired public librarian from San Francisco Public Library who was hired immediately after finishing an MLIS at UCBerkeley in 1986. (I had thought to be a law librarian and have always been grateful that fate and a recruiter intervened.) Public librarians have the best job in the world…people, books, research, and respect after retirement.

Along the way, with a very supportive and extensive family, I've acquired a B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University in Political Science and an LLB in law from Lincoln University. My research focus has been upon political theory as well as American history.

I have five children, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild with a second one in progress... not to mention a Irish/Bostonian spouse. More about them later...

Much of my family tree has been well documented, but some areas contain completely mysterious gaps. Looking forward to closing some of them.

Adventure is out there! 73 years and counting...


  • First-hand information. Entered by Dorothy Cook at registration.
  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Dorothy Jean Cook, 23 Dec 1944; citing Alameda, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  • Oh, by the way, should you look for my place of death, a good place to start is at the Columbarium near Northbrae Community Church, Solano and The Alameda, Berkeley, California in the "Librarian's Corner." (Date to be determined) This may not be the place of death but it will be the final resting place of any mortal remains- "God willing and the Creek don't rise."

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Currently working primarily upon duplicates made for profiles in the United States.
Our Baileys arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts.
Committed to connecting.
Pascal Cook born in KY (1812) , lived in Warrensburg, Missouri. Son of William Cook from Montgomery, VA, his father from Isle of Wight, Virginia, trace to Cooks Of Bristol, England. Thank you WikiCousins for finding him!
An emerging field of study with many implications for geneologists.
Family from Scotland but with three generations of family on American soil, please note the spelling which remains the original
as in "Lewis and Clark", John Francis Penny Lewis (1752 - 02 Mar 1837) to be more specific.
Direct descendant of all the Surety Barons, a gazillion years after the fact.
The storied Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas See Menger-60 Remember the Alamo!
A willing ear.
Always willing to help research a famous person in any category of Notables.
Pictures are worth a thousand words.
Just a drop of Italian.
"Lewis Thornton Cook" grandfather. That would be "Lewis"..."Thornton"..."Cook"...
Representing both sides in the hodgepodge of family history.

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Dorothy Coakley's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Dorothy or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Dorothy:

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On 23 May 2018 at 20:03 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Hello Dorothy

Thank you for adding the Magna Carta tag to your profile and following Magna Carta posts in G2G, We appreciate your interest in Magna Carta heritage and genealogy, You are probably aware that there is a Magna Carta Project in Wikitree ? The purpose of this project is to develop and maintain Magna Carta related profiles, identify and develop relationship trails from recognized Gateway Ancestors to their Magna Carta Surety Baron ancestor, and perform other important tasks, such as profile improvement, error correction and doing quality reviews of existing trails and profiles.

I am guessing that you may have found a potential direct relationship trail to a Magna Carta Baron, or perhaps you just enjoy the challenge of researching and proving Pre-1700 and Pre-1500 profiles ? This field of research can present its own challenges, but it is very rewarding to those who take up the challenge.

If you think you might enjoy the Magna Carta Project, you can join the project at one of two levels; Full Membership or Affiliate Membership. At either level you choose, we would welcome your participation and collaboration. For more information please see :

If you have a question or comment in regards to this message or would like additional information please contact David Douglas, Co-Leader, Project Coordinator (Membership)

On 6 May 2018 at 01:02 GMT Marsha (Cramer) Baker wrote:

Actually we are 6th cousins. I ran the relationship calculator to see what it said, it shows none. YET. It says there is one but the person isn't on WIKITREE yet. But they all are listed.

See what you think and let me know.

On 6 May 2018 at 00:37 GMT Marsha (Cramer) Baker wrote:

I believe you and I are 9th cousins, or something like that.

The Taliferro surname explains the 1% Italian that came up on my DNA results! When I saw the Italian I was stumped, because I didn't think that was possible from what I already knew of my heritage. When I found the connection, of course, then it made sense.

So, hi cousin Dorothy!

On 4 May 2018 at 03:10 GMT Marsha (Cramer) Baker wrote:

RE: Elizabeth Presley formerly Mottrom

Dorothy, I'm working on this.

On 1 May 2018 at 16:47 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:

Hi Neighbor, Did a walk of the front middle section of the Cemetery and this is the only Mrs. headstone that I spotted - is this the one you were referring to?

Going to do some research for her, as there seem to be some errors with this FAG memorial, that don't make sense. A random act of genealogy, to get her properly recognized on WikiTree and FAG.

On 16 Apr 2018 at 23:57 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Dorothy my team is full but we can use in the fall for the source-a-thon. Sorry about that But I hope you will join us for the fall source-a-thon.

On 13 Apr 2018 at 00:14 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register: Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.

Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. Here is the corrected link to go to register. Also follow this instruction here:The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am.

Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 5 Mar 2018 at 06:08 GMT Paula J wrote:

Thank you! I am so happy you liked Douglas the Confederate Camel! He could not have given more!

On 1 Mar 2018 at 19:48 GMT Dorothy (Cook) Coakley wrote:


On 28 Feb 2018 at 00:01 GMT Sharon Richardson wrote:

Hi, Dorothy!

We are 9th cousins. Francis (Lewis) Miles is our 10th great-grandmother. I know very little about her. How about you?

Have a great day!

Your cousin, Sharon

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Queen Victoria Dorothy is 21 degrees from Dave Rutherford, 19 degrees from John Wayne and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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