16. William Patrick3 Coogan (James Joseph2, Owen [Charles]1) was born Roxbury, Suffolk, MA 25 MAY 1877. William died 26 FEB 1960 Boston, Suffolk, MA, at 82 years of age. His body was interred FEB 1960 Mattapan, Suffolk, MA, New Calvary Cemetery.

He married Charlotte M. Lewis Boston, Suffolk, MA, 1919. Lottie was born 15 NOV 1882. Lottie died 15 OCT 1968 Jamaica Plain, Suffolk, MA, at 85 years of age. Her body was interred OCT 1968 Mattapan, Suffolk, MA, New Calvary Cemetery.

He resided Roxbury, Suffolk, MA 1880, 1 Regent Court. He appears in the 1880 US Census.

Irene Golden told a story about Bill's courtship: "Uncle Bill was in love with Lottie, but she loved someone else [Andrew Carty]. She decided to marry the other man, so Uncle Bill joined the Army." Irene also said that Bill ended up serving16 years in the US Army, much of it in the Cavalry.

William served in the military 1898. James Coogan [IV] said that the Coogan family always spoke of how Bill fought in the Spanish American War.

He resided Roxbury, Suffolk, MA 1900, 8 Wakullah Street. He appears in the 1900 US Census.

William's occupation: Teamster Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, 1900. He appears in the 1900 US Census [could be a gap in military service].

He resided Boston, Suffolk, MA 1901. His Army enlistment papers stated his residence.

William's occupation: Brewer Boston, Suffolk, MA, 1901. His Army enlistment papers stated his occupation.

William served in the military 15 MAY 1901-14 MAY 1904. He was a member of the 11th Cavalry (Company I). He was described in enlistment records as being 23 11/12, with blue eyes and dark brown hair (ruddy complexion) and standing 5 feet 4 1/2 inches. He enlisted from Boston, MA, and was discharged in Fort Sheridan, IL.

He resided in Fort Sheridan, IL 1904. His Army discharge records stated his residence.

He resided Boston, Suffolk, MA 1905, 8 Wakullah Street. He appears in the 1905 Boston City Directory.

William's occupation: Clerk Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, 1905. He appears in the 1905 Boston City Directory [could be a gap in military service].

He resided New York, NY 1906. His Army enlistment papers stated his residence.

William's occupation: Laborer New York, NY, 1906. His Army enlistment papers stated his occupation.

William served in the military 25 JAN 1906-24 JAN 1909. He was a member of the 6th Field Artillery (23rd Battery). He may also have served in the 5th Field Artillery (21st Battery). He was described in enlistment records as being 28 8/12, with blue eyes and dark brown hair (fair complexion) and standing 5 feet 4 1/2 inches. He enlisted in [New York, NY], and was discharged in Fort Riley, KS.

He resided in Fort Riley, KS 1909. His Army discharge papers stated his residence.

He resided Brooklyn, Kings, NY 1909. His Army enlistment records stated his residence. He may have been living at a place called "Fort Stoman" (spelling uncertain).

William served in the military 24 FEB 1909-24 FEB 1913. He appears in the 1910 US Census at Fort Leavenworth, KS, as a member of Battery E., Fifth Regiment (Field Artillery). He was described in enlistment records as being 31 8/12, with blue eyes and dark brown hair (fair complexion) and standing 5 feet 4 3/4 inches. He enlisted from [Fort Stoman ?], NY, and was discharged in Fort Sill, OK.

He resided in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS 1910. Irene Golden reported that he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS for much of his Army career. He appears in the 1910 US Census, living at Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation.

He resided in Fort Sill, OK 1913. His Army discharge records stated his residence.

He resided Roxbury, Suffolk, MA 1915-1918, 121 Dale Street. He appears in the 1915 Boston City Directory. He appears in the World War I Draft Registration rolls (12 SEP 1918).

William's occupation: Clerk Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, 1915. Irene Golden said that he was a meat cutter. He appears in the 1915 Boston City Directory.

When Bill's former beau, Charlotte Lewis Carty, was widowed, she visited him where he worked and brought him pies. Eventually, they married. Irene Golden said that their's was "a true love story."

William's occupation: Machinist Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, 1918. He worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation [based on Victoria Road, Squantum, MA]. He appears in the World War I Draft Registration rolls (12 SEP 1918).

He [unofficially] adopted Charlotte's children. Irene Golden said she and her siblings knew them as our "Carty cousins."

He resided Jamaica Plain, Suffolk, MA 1920, 392 Centre Street. He appears in the 1920 Boston City Directory.

William's occupation: Machinist 1920. He appears in the 1920 Boston City Directory.

He resided Jamaica Plain, Suffolk, MA 1925, 62 Paul Gore Street. He appears in the 1925 Boston City Directory.

William's occupation: Elevator Construction Boston, Suffolk, MA, 1925. He appears in the 1925 Boston City Directory.

He resided Boston, Suffolk, MA 1930. He appears in the 1930 US Census.

He resided Roslindale, Suffolk, MA 1938, 71 Guernsey Street. He appears in the 1938 Boston City Directory.

William's occupation: Elevator Inspector Boston, Suffolk, MA, 1938-1942. He worked for the City of Boston at 901 Boston City Hall (Annex H). He appears in the 1938 and 1942 Boston City Directories. He appears in the World War II Draft Registration rolls (26 APR 1942).

He resided Roslindale, Suffolk, MA 1942-1951, 977 South Street. He appears in the 1942 and 1951 Boston City Directories. He appears in the World War II Draft Registration rolls (26 APR 1942).

James Coogan [IV] said that Bill was an avid fisherman.

Bill was the 'family patriarch' after James Coogan [I] died in 1936. His nephew, James Coogan [IV] remembered: "Everyone was very reverent around him - visiting his home was like going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. His voice was unforgetable - kind of soft and raspy. Everyone would strain to listen because they cared so much about what he had to say. Some of the 'old aunts' [Jo, Mamie] would make Uncle Bill tell us stories about his time in the Army."

William Patrick Coogan and Charlotte M. Lewis had the following children:

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