Robert Lee Weekly



Children with: Mary P (Mariposa) Bright

Estella, b. July 1886

Winnie, b. Jan 1888

Thomas J, b. June 1890

Sanford R (Robert S.), b. Mar 1892

Effie, b. Apr 1894

Guy Elze, b. 8 Dec 1897 d. 23 Jul 1932

Glen M, b. 27 Mar 1900  d. 14 Jun 1927

Roland L, ABT 1902

Audrey M (Marie A), ABT 1906

Mary B (Beatrice M), b. ABT Oct 1908


27 July 1864, Reston, Douglas Co, Oregon, USA

Robert married Mary P (Mariposa) Bright on 27 Sep 1885 in Coos County, Oregon. "Mary" was born 24th of July 1867. Her parents are James S Bright and Angelina Bright.

Photos: Robert Lee Weekly, about 1910, and family photo about 1887.  Below, Mariposa Bright. Click photos for larger versions.

Census Records:

1890 Oregon Census was destroyed.

1900; Census Place: Missouri, Coos, Oregon; Roll: T623 1346; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 9.

Robert L Wee kly 35  Occupat ion: Farmer
Mary P Weekly 30 
Estella Weekly 13 
Winnie Weekly 12 
Thomas J Weekly 10 
Sanford R Weekly 8 
Effie Weekly 6 
Guy Weekly 2
  Weekly 8.12  (8 months)
Perry Parrish 18, Servant, Day laborer - farm  

Mary P died 24 July 1908 and her grave is at Dora Cemetery, Dora, OR (See obituary below)

Article that appeared in the 29 Sept 1908 issue of The Coos Bay Times:

R. L. Weekly this week purchased the John Neal property at the corner of Sixth and Willow Streets and will move his family to town. The deal was made through the real estate firm of Roberts & Roberts.


1910 Census: Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon; Roll: T624_1280; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 60; Image: 225.

Robert Lee Weekly 47  Occupation: Road Builder - Supervisor
Estella Weekly 23 
Robert S Weekly 19 
Effie Weekly 15 
Guy L Weekly 12 
Glena M Weekly 10 
Roland L Weekly 8 
Audrey M Weekly 4 
Mary B Weekly 2 

1920 Census: South Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon; Roll: T625_1493; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 617.

Robert L Weekly 55  Occupation: Postmaster
Effie Weekly 25 
Marie A Weekly 14 
Beatrice M Weekly 12 

Robert Lee Weekly died 8 July 1925, Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon

From Centennial History of Oregon 1811 - 1911 by Joseph Gaston, under the name of his brother, Isaac Taylor, there is a blurb about Robert Lee Weekly: "Lee, acting as road supervisor, who resides at Myrtle Point with his wife and eight children."


Robert Lee's Obituary (was abbreviated as this was taken from Pioneers and Incidents of the Upper Coquille Valley, Wooldridge, 1971):
Note: I have since posted a scan of the actual full obituary below.
Robert Lee Weekly was born in Douglas Co, Oregon July 27, 1864 and died in Myrtle Point, July 8, 1925 age 60 years 11 months and 11 days.  He came to Coos county in Nov. 1873, settling on the North Fork of the Coquille river.  He married Miss Mary P. Bright July 24, 1867* but she died several years ago.  Ten children survive: Mrs. G. E. Slagle and Miss Beatrice of Bandon ; Mrs. T. G. Barker, Marshfield ; Mrs. Harold Adams, Powers ; Miss Marie and Thomas, Robert. S, Guy, Glen and Roland, all of Myrtle Point.  Buried at Dora.

*see his wife's obituary, below, for (probably) the correct date of marriage. 

- Southern Coos County American, July 9, 1925

Robert and his son, Guy both died in logging related accidents. (Click on Guy to see article, which appeared in Coos Bay Times on Sat 23 July 1932, Evening Edition.)


Mary P's Obituary (is abbreviated as this was taken from Pioneers and Incidents of the Upper Coquille Valley, Wooldridge, 1971):

Mrs. R. L. Weekly of Gravel Ford died last Sunday.  Interment was in the Dora cemetery.  Rev. Thos. Barklow officiated.  Mariposa Bright was born in Sacramento county, Calif. July 27, 1867.  She moved to Oregon with her parents when about 3 years of age and has lived near Gravel Ford ever since.  She was married to Robert Lee Weekly on Sept 27, 1885 and besides her husband is survived by a family of 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys, the youngest is but 9 months old.  Her mother is still living and 3 brothers and a sister.  She was 41 years and 1 day old at the time of her death and was buried on her husband's birthday. 

- Myrtle Point Enterprise, July 31, 1908
Actual obituary - not abbreviated (click to enlarge):

PDF file of the newspaper page with the article about Mary's death, from The Coos Bay Times:
Apparently Robert did not get land directly from the government because there are no records for him at 


Newspaper article (under "At the Hotels" / "Blanco Hotel" lists Santil Weekly (Sanford)?


Coos Bay Times May 29, 1909. Owls Lodge in Myrtle Point. RL Weekly named treasurer.


"Myrtle Point Pointers"