Monday, October 18, 2010

Amanuensis Monday: Obituary of John B. Cook 1926

JOHN B. COOK 1841 - 1926

About Amanuensis Monday: John Newmark, who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog started a Monday Blog Theme called "Amanuensis Monday". John defines "amanuensis" as "a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

John B. Cook was the son of Giles and Martha (Brown) Cook and the youngest brother of my maternal third great grandmother, Phoebe Cook Trowbridge.

John was married first to Mary M. Stanley in 1867 and second to Eliza J. Cheek in 1877. He and Eliza had one son, Emory E. Cook. John had a son Charles L. Cook by his first wife Mary.

Obituary: Knightstown Banner 23 Jul 1926 pg 4 column 4

John Cook, aged 86 years, died at the Odd Fellows Home, Greensburg, Monday evening at 6 o'clock. He formerly lived at Ogden. Mr. Cook and his wife went to the Home seven years ago, and she died two years ago. In Mr. Cook's father's family there were six children, of whom the deceased was the youngest and last to pass away. One son, Charles Cook, of Whittier, Calif., survives. Funeral services for Mr. Cook were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in the chapel at the Home, with burial in the Home cemetery beside his wife.

John was buried in an unmarked grave in the  IOOF Section of South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana.


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