I first find Cornelius Pake in Bridgeport, Crawford County, WI in the 1880 census, living in the household of L.A. Haskins, as a laborer. Frances Dilley, who becomes his wife, is living in the same household as a servant.Cornelius is age 28, Frances is age 22. Cornelius states he was born in Canada, his parents born NY. Cornelius married Frances Dilley on July 5, 188O in Prairie du Chien, Crawford Co. WI.
In the 1900 Census, Cornelius R. Pake, b. April 1852, Canada, Frances Pake, b. March 1858, Wisconsin, and Rolden (Roy) Pake, born April 1886, Wisconsin, are living in Jefferson Township, Vernon Co. WI. Cornelius's occupation is Farm Laborer.
In the 1910 census, Bowbells Township, Burke Co. ND, I find Cornelius,(born in Ohio this time) Frances and Cornelius R. (son). Cornelius's occupation is Farmer.
In the 1920 census, Raymond Township, Pacific Co. WA, I find CR and Frances Pake. Cornelius states he is b. Ohio, his father b.Canada, his mother b. Ireland. Cornelius's occupation is working at a Shingle Mill.
Between 1920 and 1930, Cornelius R. Pake became Night Marshal of the Yelm Police Department, and was killed in the line of duty on February 6, 1926. Marshal Pake was shot 5 times after interrupting a burglary of a service station. Two men were involved in the shooting and it was later reported that they had one man in custody. I have the newspaper articles of the incident. His wife Francis and sonRoldon (Roy) continued to live in Yelm, Thurston Co. WA, until Frances died on July 21, 1941. Roy Pake died in September 6, 1986, at the age of 100 years in Albany, Linn Co. Oregon.
I am a volunteer researcher for the Washington State Law Enforcment Memorial. I have been trying to find any living descendants that may have a picture of Cornelius Pake. Is there any chance you may know where I could find one?