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Parke Aloysius Cooling  

Parke Aloysius Cooling Birth: 20 Aug 1883 Curryville, Pike, Missouri Death: Jul 1975 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana son of John Loyd Cooling, Ann Amelia Frankum Marriage: 25 Nov 1914 - Indiana Zuleika Henderson Birth 28 JUN 1887 Grayson County, Texas Death 26 OCT 1942 Marion County, Indiana They had:

    William P Cooling Birth 5 NOV 1915 Los Angeles County, California Death 11 JAN 1988 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana married Anna Virginia Lewis Birth 1915 Delaware Death JUN 1978 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana daughter of Allen Framcis Lewis and Elsie Dora ----; married 2nd Barbara Butler Birth Unknown Death NOV 2003 Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

    Jane Cooling Birth 8 Jul 1917 Indianapolis, Indiana Death: 14 Feb 2003 buried Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana; married Thomas A Brady

Parke Married 2nd : 26 Dec 1951 Indianapolis Marion county Indiana Madge Champion OLMSTED Born: 1 O CT 1892 Danville, Vermilion, Illinois Died: 4 MAR 1984 Indianapolis, Marion, Inidiana dau. of George E. & Elnora (CHAMPION) OLMSTED married 1st Chester Ware ALBRIGHT
    1952 - Jan 9 - Cooling-Albright Vows Read at Church Rite

    Announcemnt has been made of the marriage Decemeber 26, of Mrs. Madge Olmsted Albright to Park A. Cooling.

    The marriage was solemnized before members of the immediate families in the Broadway Methodist Church, Indianapoils by Dr. Robert B. Pierce

    After a trip toNew York, Mr. and Mrs. Cooling will reside inthe Marott Hotel Indianapolis.

Indiana, Index to Select Marriages, 1780-1992
Name: Park A. Cooling
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 68
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1883
Birth Place: Curryirll, MO.
Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1951
Marriage Place: Marion Co., Ind
Father: John L. Cooling
Mother: Alemlia A. Frankaid
Spouse: Madge Albright
FHL Film Number: 1939859
Reference ID: 553

1959 Dec 16 - Parke A Cooling and Son Featured By Magazine

The current and third annual insurance number of Indiana Buisness and Industry magazine, with its record-breaking 72 pages and three-color cover, features a story about "another top notch father-and-son team" Parke A Cooling and William P Cooling of Indianapolis - Lake Maxinkuckee summer residents of 1784 East Shore Drive.

They are chairman of the board and president, respectively of the Indiana Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Consolidated Insurance Company, both of Indianapolis

Indiana Insurance Company, which has had a fabulously successful career since it was founded in 1922 wrties more gross premiums on Indiana risks than any other stocok fire and casualty company. Its gross premuims in the state were almost $14 millin in 1958

William P Cooling on Cover

WIlliam P. Coolingm the son, along with five other members of the Executive Committee of the Insurance Institute of Indiana, Inc. is pictured on the front cover

The senior Mr. Cooling is aslo chairman of the board of the important Aero Mayflower Transit Company, In.c of Indianapolus one of th biggest U. S. firms in its field.

His wife is the former Mrs. Madge Albright.

Indiana Business and Industry is published in Culver and copies are always available at the Citizen Office

Mayflower Group Inc. is a holding company for Mayflower Transit, Inc. and Mayflower Contract Services, Inc. Mayflower Transit, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, operates the fourth largest van line in the United States ...

According to an anecdote handed down from Burnside Smith, the president of Mayflower from 1929 to 1935, Conrad M. Gentry was lunching at the Mayflower Cafe in Dayton, Ohio, in 1927 when it occurred to him that 'Mayflower' was a better name for a transit company than for a diner. Gentry was then a grocer from Indianapolis whose trade was trucking produce from Monrovia, Indiana, to the state capital 20 miles away and returning to Monrovia with farming supplies. Gentry regarded as potentially profitable the idea of a long-distance trucking operation that would challenge railroads as the preferred transportation for residential moving. He proposed the idea to his friend Donald F. Kenworthy, a truck salesman, and together they founded Mayflower.

Indianapolis businessman Burnside Smith was recruited to help obtain that added capital, and Smith brought in his business associates--Parke Cooling... Smith was named president of the company in 1928, ...renamed the company Aero Mayflower Transit Company...

By 1935 Mayflower had 287 such franchise operations. That year Smith was killed in an airplane crash. Parke Cooling succeeded him as president, and Smith's son, John Sloan Smith, was welcomed into the company's management team. Under Cooling's leadership, Mayflower's sales reached $1 million in 1936 and doubled in 1937 to more than $2 million. Cooling instituted a national advertising program for Mayflower and, in 1940, the Interstate Commerce Commission authorized Mayflower to operate in all 48 states, making it the first transportation company to be granted such a certificate...

Reported sales reached $25 million in 1953, the year before Cooling turned over the company's presidency to John Sloan Smith...

Crown Hil Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
PARKE A. COOLING Burial: 07/14/1975 Section: 66 Lot: 693
Zuleika H. COOLING Burial: 10/29/1942 Section: 66 Lot: 693

Birth Date: 20 Aug 1883
Death Date: Jul 1975
Social Security Number: 303-10-0135
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Indiana
Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 46260
Localities: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana

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