Descendants of John Cooke, Sr. Obituaries
The Wheeling Register – Tuesday, 3-27-1894:
A Young Man’s Remains Found
Special Telegram to the Register
Columbus, O., March 26.–A telegram to the coroner of this county from Gillespie, Ross county, tonight, states that the remains of a young man have been found there bearing a receipt from George C. Krauss to Hobart Beatty. Hobart Beatty is the son of General John Beatty, ex-Congressman and president of the Citizens’ Savings Bank. He is a student at the State University, and left a few days ago to spend his vacation in hunting in Ross county. There is but little doubt it is he.
GENERAL JOHN BEATTY
Dallas Morning News Historical Archive – Tuesday, 12-22-1914:
BRIG. GEN. JOHN BEATTY DEAD
Columbus, Ohio, Dec 21.–Brigadier General John Beatty, U.S.A., retired, died at his home here late today of heart disease, aggravated by injuries sustained in a fall a week ago. He celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday last Wednesday. General Beatty served in Congress from 1868 to 1872 as a Representative of the Eighth Ohio District and then came to Columbus to enter the banking business. He was the author of several books.
San Jose Mercury Herald – Tuesday, 12-22-1914:
Brigadier General Beatty Dies.
Columbus, O., Dec 21.—Brigadier General John Beatty, U.S.A., retired, died at his home here late today of heart failure, aggravated by injuries sustained in a fall a week ago. He had celebrated his 84th birthday last Wednesday.
BETTY ANN (CARPENTER) PIERCE
Redding Record Searchlight (CA) – Thursday, 10-9-1997:
REDDING — Services for Betty Ann Pierce, 63, of Redding will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.
Members of the Northern Light Lodge of the Order of the Eastern Star in Millville will officiate.
Mrs. Pierce died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at her residence.
Born Nov. 21, 1933, in McCloud, she moved to Shasta County in 1987 from San Leandro.
She was a waitress for Mario’s Restaurant in San Leandro and a member of the Northern Light Lodge of the Order of the Eastern Star in Millville.
Survivors include son Clifford Turner of St. Cloud, Minn.; sister Donna Lewis of San Diego; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.
DANIEL EARL CARPENTER
Redding Record Searchlight (CA) – Saturday, 11-9-1991:
MILLVILLE – Services for Daniel Earl Carpenter, 53, of Redding will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Northern Light Masonic Lodge in Millville.
Charles Trullinger, master of the lodge, will officiate.
Burial will be at Millville Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.
Mr. Carpenter died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991, at his residence after a short illness.
Born June 5, 1938, in Palo Cedro, he was a lifetime resident of Shasta County. He was a graduate of Enterprise High School, a millwright for 35 years, and a member of the Northern Light Masonic Lodge, No. 190.
He is survived by wife Linda; daughters Deborah of Redding, Elizabeth of Chico, Darla of San Leandro and Dinah of Redding; sisters Betty Pierce of San Leandro and Donna Lewis of San Diego; and mother Helen of Palo Cedro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, P.O. Box 6009, Redding, CA 96099, or Northern Light Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 196, Palo Cedro, CA 96073.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.
CHARLES HAMILTON COOKE
unknown newspaper, 1896:
Age 84 years, 8 months, 24 days; of Lewisburg; on 8/27; born: 12/3/1811 in Point township, Northumberland County, the son of Captain John Cooke of the 4th Sub-Legion under General Anthony Wayne (raised in 1792); his grandfather: Colonel William Cooke (a Revolutionary soldier whose companies, recruited in Northumberland County on 10/2/1776; & served under General William Irvine in the Twelfth Continental Line, he was a Northumberland County pioneer from Paxton township, Lancaster County, where he settled in 1766 after emigrating from Enniskillen, Ireland, he was the First Northumberland County Sheriff (1772-1775), built a “grist mill” in 1778 (now Horton’s Mill), and owner of four farms) the deceased patriotic ancestors participated in the Battle of Brandywine (Colonel William of Northumberland & Colonel Jacob of Lancaster who were brothers) and their children John and Jane were married thus the deceased had two grandparents of the same name; he is the last of his family.
Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, PA) – August, 1896:
Mr. Charles Cook, a highly respected citizen of this place, died at his late residence, on North Fourth street, on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, after a lingering illness, aged 84 years, 8 months and 24 days.
From early in the ’40’s to 1865 Mr. Cook conducted a coach making establishment on Market street, between Fourth and Fifth, and a had a successful business career. Later on he purchased a farm in Chillisquaque Twp., Northumberland Co., just across the river from this place, on which he and his wife resided until about a year ago, when they again took up their residence in this place.
Mr. Cook was a grandson of Col. Cook, of Revolutionary times, and the last of the old Cook family. He was married on January 19, 1843, to Miss Sarah S. Housel, of Chillisquaque township, Northumberland county, who survives him.
The funeral will take place from his late home on Monday at 2 o’clock p.m. Interment in the Lewisburg cemetery.
CHARLES THOMAS COOKE, SR.
The Lorain Times-Herald (Lorain, OH) – Friday, 11-27-1914:
CHAS. COOKE, VETERAN OF WAR, DIES
Charles Cooke, a resident of Lorain for 18 years and a well known member of the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Winter Rose, 550 Sixth St. Death, which was due to a complication of causes, followed an illness of several months.
Mr. Cooke was 74 years old. He was born in Howard Center county Pennsylvania. During his residence here – until illness made his retirement necessary, he had been employed as a watchman in the plant of the National Tube Company.
Mrs. Cooke died in this city in May, 1913. The daughter, Mrs. Rose is the only surviving child. There are two brothers, Walter and Robert Cooke, who resides in Pennsylvania and two sisters, Miss Alice Cooke, and Mrs. Rose Long, of Indianapolis. Five grand-children survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Rose home at 2 p.m. Saturday, the services being conducted by the Lorain post of the G. A. R. Members of the Post will act as pall bearers. Lorain camp Sons of Veterans will attend in a body. Rev. A. C. Thomson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, is to officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot at Elmwood cemetery.
[JLB: He was born in Muncy, Lycoming Co., PA. The newspapers are wrong.]
The Lorain Daily News – Friday, 11-27-1914:
DEATH SUMMONS CHARLES COOKE A WAR VETERAN
After an illness of several months from heart disease Charles Cooke, 71 years old, the father of Mrs. Winter Rose, 550 Sixth Street, died at the home of his daughter with whom he made his home, Wednesday afternoon. Besides his daughter he is survived by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Cooke was one of the best known and best liked men in Lorain and for eighteen years he was a watchman for the National Tube Co. He Served in the Union army during the civil War and for years an active member of the G.A.R of the city.
He was born in Howard/Centre Co./PA. November 16,1841 His wife died in this city in May 1913. He is survived by his daughter. Mrs. Rose, two brothers Walter and Robert who live in Pennsylvania, and two sisters Miss Alice Cooke and Mrs. Rose Long of Indianapolis.
The Funeral services, in charge of Mr. Winkens, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be made in Elmwood cemetery. Rev. A.C. Thompson will officiate and members of the G.A.R. will be pall bearers and the grand army funeral ritual will be used.
* G.A.R. stands for Grand Army of the Republic which is no longer in existence
CHARLES THOMAS COOKE III
The Chronicle-Telegram Obituaries – Monday, 9-28-1998:
Charles Thomas Cooke III
Was railroad engineer
Charles Thomas Cooke III, 91, of Elyria, died at his home Saturday after a short illness.
He was born in Elyria and spent most of his life here. He worked for the Lake Terminal Railroad as an engineer, until retiring in 1971 after 45 years of service.
Mr. Cooke began working for railroads when he was 16 and signed on with the Western Pacific Railroad. He had gone West looking for work. Over the years, he was employed by City Coal in Lorain, Swears Coal Co. in Elyria, Elyria Belting and Elyria Freight Station.
Mr. Cooke was a member Of the Elyria Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Brotherhood of Railroad Workers, the Hobo Alumni Association of America and was a charter member of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, animals, nature, helping others and involvement with railroads. One of his favorite sayings was, “That long and lingering whistle is forever still and will not return except through our memories and hearts.”
Mr. Cooke is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eileen Elnora (nee Hamilton); daughters Eileen Charlotte Popovich of Vermilion and Kittie Cooke of Elyria; sons Charles Thomas IV and Boyd Timothy, both of Elyria; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marion Swan of Richfield.
He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Rose Cooke, Helen K. Windish and Dorothy Bunt; brothers Boyd Turner Cooke, George William Cooke, Robert Cooke Stratton and Clyde Bunt II; and by a granddaughter Jennifer Lynn Gawlik (nee Cooke).
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.. today at the Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 Second Street, Elyria.
Services will be at 10 am Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 312 Third Street, Elyria. The Rev. Brian Smith, pastor, will officiate.
Private burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, Father Flanagan’s Boys Home, in care of Boys Town, Neb. 68010.
unknown newspaper (Lorain, OH):
B2 THE MORNING JOURNAL
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1998
Charles Cooke III, railroad engineer
ELYRIA – Charles Thomas Cooke III, 91, of Elyria, died Saturday, Sept, 26, 1998, at home following a brief illness. He was born in Elyria and had been a lifelong resident, except for a few years early in his life when he went to the western part of the country to find work.
Cooke worked as an engineer for the Lake Terminal Railroad, retiring in 1971 after 45 years of service. He started on the railroad out west when he was 16 years old with the Western Pacific Railroad.
He also held jobs with City Coal, Lorain, Swear Coal Co., Elyria, Elyria Belting and Elyria Freight Station. He was a member of the Elyria Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Hobo Alumni Association of America, the Brotherhood of Railroad Workers, and a charter member of Father Flanigan’s Boys Town.
Cooke enjoyed hunting, fishing, animals, nature, life and helping others.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Eileen Elnora (nee Hamilton); daughters Eileen Charlotte Popovich of Vermillion and Kittie Cooke of Elyria; sons, Charles Thomas Cooke IV of Elyria and Boyd Timothy of Elyria; sister, Marion Swan of Richfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Thomas II and Katherine Rose (nee Boyd); sisters, Mary Rose Cooke, Helen K. Windish and Dorothy Bunt; brothers, Boyd Turner Cooke, George William Cooke, Robert Cooke Stratton and Clyde Bunt II; and one granddaughter.
Friends may call Monday-from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel , 114 Second St., Elyria. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria, the Rev. Brian Smith, pastor, officiating. Private burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Contributions may be made to, Father Flanigan’s Boys Town at the Father Flanigan’s Boys home, in care of donations, Boys Town, Neb. 68010.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) – Tuesday, 9-29-1998:
Charles Thomas Cooke III was an engineer with Lake Terminal Railroad. He retired in 1971, after 45 years with the company.
Mr. Cooke, 91, died Saturday at home.
Born in Elyria, he lived there most of his life, except for a few years when he was a teenager and went West to find work.
He worked for Western Pacific Railroad when he was 16. Through the years he also held jobs with City Coal in Lorain, Swears Coal Co. in Elyria, Elyria Belting and Elyria Freight Station.
Mr. Cooke was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Workers. He was also a member of the Elyria Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Hobo Alumni Association of America.
He was a charter member of Father Flanigan’s Boys Town. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, animals and nature.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Eileen Elnora; daughters, Eileen Charlotte Popovich of Vermilion and Kittie Cooke of Elyria; sons, Charles Thomas IV of Elyria and Boyd Timothy of Elyria; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 2nd St., Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Father Flanigan’s Boys Town, Boys Town, Neb. 68010.
CLARENCE C. COOKE
unknown newspaper – September, 1924:
Died in the State Hospital, Danville, PA., on Sunday, September 21. Clarence C. Cooke, of Howard, aged 72 years. Deceased was a son of Robert and Mary Cooke, and was married to Ellen Jones in 1887, who preceded him to the grave. Mr Cooke was a lumberman by occupation and was accorded the reputation of being one of the best estimators of timber in the State. He is survived by one son, Robert Cooke, of Chicago; and two brothers and two sisters: Robert and Walter of Howard, and Mrs Rosetta Long and Miss Alice M. Cooke, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Funeral services were held at the home of W. I. Cooke on Wednesday, September 24, conducted by Rev. Mayer, and burial made in Schenck’s cemetery.
MARY ALICE COOKE
Spangler Scrapbook – 1929:
Miss Alice M. Cooke, former well known and highly respected resident of Howard, died at the home of Mrs. Edward Manning, at Indianapolis, Ind., on Wednesday evening, September 11, of a complication of diseases, aged 77 years. Funeral services were held on the Saturday following her death, with interment in a cemetery at Indianapolis. Miss Cooke was found dead on Wednesday evening by a friend, Miss Florence Lyle. Miss Cooke lived the greater part of her life in Howard, being one of ten children, all of whom preceded her to the grave except a sister, Mrs. R.P. Long, of Indianapolis and a brother, Ex-sheriff Robert Cooke of Howard. Miss Cooke was an aunt of Edward Cooke of Bellafonte. Twenty-seven years ago she removed from Howard to Indianapolis, residing there until her death.
COOKE, Miss Alice M., passed away at her house, 826 East 11th st., Wednesday evening. Services at the Johnson & Montgomery Funeral Home, Friday, 2 p.m. Friends invited. Burial Acton, Ind.
Indianapolis Star – Friday, 9-13-1929:
Miss Alice Cook Dies, Will Be Buried Today
Funeral services for Miss Alice Cook, 57 years old, who lived at 826 East Eleventh street, the home of Mrs. Edward Manning, will be held at the Johnson & Montgomery undertaking establishment at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
Miss Cook was found dead Wednesday night by Miss Florence Lyle and it was at first erroneously reported in The Star that Miss Lyle had died.
Miss Cook roomed at the East Eleventh street address twenty-seven years. A brother in Pennsylvania survive.
JOHN WILLIAM COOKE
Democratic Watchman (Bellefonte, PA) – Friday, 5-23-1902:
John W. Cooke, once so intimately connected with the mercantile, lumber and coal interests of this section and at one time one of Bellefonte’s most prominent residents, died at his home, 2015 North Twenty-second street, Philadelphia, last Friday evening. While his death was the direct result of cancer of the stomach it had its beginnings in an attack of small-pox several months previous. His daughter Edith bravely nursed him through that terrible scourge and when about recovered he was striken with some thing like appendicitis. He was taken to the hospital for an operation, but upon a careful diagnosis the physicians decided that his trouble was cancer and that an operation would be without avail.
Mr. Cook was born at Muncy about 62 years ago and spent most of this early life there. He was a son of Robert Cook and when but a boy moved with his parents to Howard. He was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Tipton, of Howard. Their children were Edward C. Cooke, of Jeanette; Harry, of La Cananea, Mexico; Will, of Harrisburg; Edith, Donald and Malcolm, all of who are living. A few years ago he married Miss Hahn, of Philadelphia, a daughter of Jacob Hahn, formerly of Milesburg, and she survives him, with her one daughter.
The body was brought to his old home here on Tuesday morning and services were conducted in the Methodist church by Drs. Shriner and Laurie, after which interment was made in the Union cemetery.
At one time Mr. Cooke was numbered among the foremost men of Bellefonte. His successful operation of the original red-ash cannel coal mine at Woodland, made him a very wealthy man and soon after disposing of it he moved to Philadelphia, where he resided thereafter. Though greatly engrossed in business he was a pleasant man to know and had many friends about his old home here. He died happily converted to the Methodist church and the sorrow of his passing is partially assuaged in the knowledge that it is well with him.
ROBERT T. COOKE, JR.
Spangler Scrapbook, (Bellefonte, PA) – 1931-32:
July 30, 1931
Robert Cooke, County’s Oldest Ex-Sheriff, Dies
Notable Career During Term of Office – Executed Two Murderers
WAS SHERIFF AT TIME OF WATERHOUSE MURDER
Slayer Escaped By Removing Stone From Side Wall of Jail
Robert Cooke, Centre county’s oldest ex-sheriff, whose official career was filled with many local historical events, died at his home in Howard at 12:30 o’clock Sunday following an extended illness with complications arising from his advanced age. Mr Cooke was practically a life-long resident of Howard and except for the years he spent in Bellefonte during his tenure in office refused to give up the village home where his father had settled after moving here from Lycoming county in 1855.
Robert Cooke was born at Muncy, Lycoming county January 24, 1850, the son of Robert and Mary Cooke. When about five years of age his parents removed to Howard where his father engaged in the mercantile business with his brother Jacob, and also held the position of express agent for the Bald Eagle Valley Railroad. Of the family of ten children but one sister survives, Mrs. Rose Long of Indianapolis.
Mr. Cooke was united in marriage about fifty years ago with Miss Kate Gross of Marion township, who survives with one daughter, Rosetta Rathmell of Howard.
The subject of this sketch was a great lover of horses and engaged in the livery business at Howard for many years. He was an authority on what constituted good horse flesh, and his opinion was sought in many a deal.
In the year 1887 he became the Republican candidate for sheriff and at the end of the campaign which followed was elected to the office over this Democratic opponent, the late John Noll. He assumed the duties of the office in 1888, and the years that followed while he was sheriff were fraught with events that later gave him outstanding prominence in the long list of this predecessors as well as those who succeeded him.
What may perhaps be regarded as the most eventful of his official career came when he was called upon to legally execute two men for having committed the crime of murder in Centre county. The first was Seeley Hopkins who shot and killed his wife and mother-in-law at Phillipsburg, and the other was Alfred Andrews, a tramp who while traversing the highway in the vicinity of Karthaus, attacked and killed a young girl named Clara Price. Both crimes aroused a great deal of feeling, and as Centre county had not had a legal hanging since the execution of Monks, many years previous, considerable excitement prevailed during the Hopkins and Andrews execution. The former took place April 20, 1890, and the Andrews hanging followed within less than a year.
Another incident that brought Sheriff Cooke into a limelight of publicity was the sensational escape from the county jail of John Wilson who was being held to await trial for the murder of Harry Waterhouse. The crime was committed during the visit of a circus to Bellafonte. Waterhouse was a molder employed at the Jenkins & Lingle foundry, and it is said had been drinking with Wilson at several of the barrooms during the day. It has never been discovered what motive induced Wilson to shoot and kill Waterhouse on North Thomas street, late in the afternoon, while the men were returning to the circus grounds. Immediately following the murder Wilson was placed in Jail but before the time for his trial had arrived he escaped through an opening in the wall made by removing a stone. The escape was made during the night and at a time when an Uncle Tom’s Cabin company was playing in Garman’s opera house. Although every effort was made to trace the fugitive nothing was ever heard of him. It was generally conceded that the escape was well planned and carried out by the aid of some persons connected with the show that had been playing here.
Mr. Cooke was widely and favorably known throughout Centre and adjoining counties, and although his extreme age – 81 years – kept him in retirement for the past number of years, his passing will be learned with regret.
The funeral will be held at his late home in Howard at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Nielson.
Ex-sheriff, Robert Cooke, widely known in Centre County, died at his home at Howard on Monday at 12:30 o’clock of complications incident to advanced years. He was the son of Robert and Mary Cooke and was born at Muncy on January 24, 1850, making his age 81 years, 6 months and 3 days.
Mr. Cooke was elected sheriff of Centre county in 1888 and served for one term. He was the first Republican sheriff elected in the county. Mr. Cooke performed his duties as public officer with integrity and fidelity and made a host of friends who mourn his demise. It was during his administration that two murders were committed in the county, both murderers paying the penalty on the gallows. The first was committed in 1889 when Seeley Hopkins of Phillisburg brutally murdered his wife and step-mother and endeavored to take his own life by shooting himself in the head. The wounds were not fatal and after he recovered he was tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. The execution took place in 1891. This was the first murderer executed since 1818.
The second murder committed during Sheriff Cooke’s administration occurred near Karthaus when Andrews of Brisbin shot and killed Clara Price, 20 year old Karthaus girl. He was also tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. His execution also occurred in 1891.
About 50 years ago Mr. Cooke was united in marriage to Miss Gross who survives with one daughter, Mrs. Rosetta Rathmell of Howard and one sister, Mrs. Rosetta Long of Indianapolis, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock this Friday afternoon from his late home, the Rev. Neilson officiating. Interment will be made at Howard.
Lock Haven Express, Lock Haven, PA, Beech Creek News Items:
Death of Howard Resident
Robert T. Cooke, aged 81 years, a life-long resident of Howard and member of one of the oldest families resident there, died July 27 of cancer. He was at one time very prominent in Centre County politics and was elected sheriff on the Republican ticket. Funeral services were held yesterday with interment at Howard. His widow and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Rathmell of Howard, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Long of Indianapolis, Ind., survive.
ROSETTA (COOKE) LONG
Indianapolis Star (IN) – Friday, 3-25-1932:
LONG – Rosetta J., beloved mother of Mrs. Sarah Trafford of Asheville, N.C.; Mrs. Walter Quick, Washington, D. C.; William Mitchell of Indianapolis, passed away March 23, age 86. Funeral Saturday, 2:30 p.m., at W. H. Richardson & Co. Funeral Home., 1801 N. Meridian st. Burial Crown Hill. Friends invited.
COL. WILLIAM COOKE
The Oracle of Dauphin and Harrisburgh Advertiser – Saturday, 5-12-1804:
….. At his farm, near Northumberland, on the evening of the 22d ult. William Cooke, esq.
PHOEBE (HOUGHTON) COOKE
The Gazette Bulletin (Williamsport, PA) – Thursday, 4-27-1882:
DEATH OF MRS. JACOB COOKE
The wife of the venerable Jacob Cooke, of Muncy, died at her home in that place Wednesday morning, aged about 76 years. She has been in feeble health for some time past. Yesterday morning about 7 o’clock, Mrs. Levan, a daughter, went to the bedroom to call her mother, when she found her gasping for breath and in a short time expired. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon.
SARAH (HOUSEL) COOKE
unknown newspaper – October, 1900:
Last Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Cooke at her residence on North 4th Street. She was taken ill about two weeks ago, suffering from heart trouble. She grew steadily worse until death resulted.
Mrs. Cooke was born near Milton, being a daughter of William and Rebecca Housel. At the age of 25 she was married to Mr. Charles Cooke, dec’d, afterward moving to Lewisburg.
Deceased was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church, and was an ardent worker. The funeral was held yesterday from her home. Services being conducted by Rev. A. B. Collins. Interment was made in Lewisburg cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Jas Giffin, Issiah, Rissel, Wm. Morehead, Wm. Snyder, Wm. Nesbit and Frank Stahl.
WALTER LYON COOKE
The Centre Democrat (Bellafonte, PA) – Thursday, 9-10-1925:
Howard Man Dies At Wheel Of Car
Was Enroute To Grange Picnic at Centre Hall; Car Did Not Leave Road
While on his way to the Granger picnic at Centre Hall, last Thursday morning, Walter L. Cook, for years Pennsylvania R.R. agent at Howard, collapsed at the wheel of his automobile and died before medical aid could reach him. With his wife and daughter he had left Howard, after having had some difficulty in getting his car started and reached a point in the gap just beyond Huston when he was stricken, but sudden as was the call he apparently, by instinct, closed the throttle of his machine and the car stopped without leaving its tracks. Dr. McCormick was hastly summoned and gave it as his opinion that death was caused by a heart attack.
Deceased was a son of Robert Cook and was about 70 years of age. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, a brother, former sheriff Robert Cook, and two sisters, Miss Alice in Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. R. B. Long, whose present whereabouts are unknown. It might be interesting to the public to know that Mr. Cooks’s death will bring to an end the Cook agency at Howard, as ever since the station was established the agency has been in the Cook family. He was a member of the Christian church.
JOHN WHITE HOWELL
The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Saturday, 6-29-1996:
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 1996, in Lincoln Willamette Funeral Directors for John White Howell III, a senior mechanical engineer for American Electric Power Co. He who died June 26 of prostate cancer at age 69.
Mr. Howell was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Nutley, N.J. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired in 1991.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria; daughters, Hollie Howell and Margot Van Derltet, Derliet, and both of Walnut Park, Calif.; son, John IV, all of Walnut Park, Calif.; stepsons, David Schwartz of Lewiston, Idaho, and Brian Schwartz of Riverside, Calif.; stepdaughter, Lauren Schwartz of Milwaukee; and eight grandchildren.
Burial will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society.
HELEN ELIZABETH (JONES) CARPENTER
Redding Record Searchlight (CA) – Sunday, 9-30-2001:
SAN DIEGO — Services for former Millville resident Helen Elizabeth Carpenter, 89, of San Diego will be at — p.m. Tuesday at Allen — Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.
Members of the Northern Light Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 14 in Millville will officiate.
Visitation will be from noon to — p.m. Monday at the chapel.
Burial will be at Millville Cemetery in Millville.
Mrs. Carpenter died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Point Loma Hospital in San Diego.
Born Oct. 15, 1911, in Hemet, she lived in Shasta County from 1976 to 1982.
She was — bookkeeper for the Millville Grange Co-op, — member of the Northern Light Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Millville, and — member of the Millville Grange.
Survivors include daughters Donna Carpenter Lewis of San Diego and Linda of Redding; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen — Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.
JARED IRVIN JONES
Hiawatha Daily World – Thursday, 9-7-1922:
Jones – J. R. Jones, 81 years old, died Wednesday, Sept 6, at 1 o’clock, at his home, 706 Walnut street. Mr. Jones, who was affectionately known by his army of friends as Jerry, had been ill only a short time. Death was due to heart trouble complications. Besides the widow he is survived by one son, who lives in California. Jerry Jones was a pioneer citizen, was loved for his kindly ways, his abounding good humor. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. L. L Hasenpflug. Burial in Hiawatha cemetery.
ELIZABETH ANN (PECK) JONES
Hiawatha Daily World – Monday, 11-26-1923:
Jones – Mrs Jerry Jones died Monday morning, Nov 26, at 11 o’clock, at her home, 706 Walnut Street after an illness of about a year. She was 78 yeas old; is survived by her son, John Jones, of Solidad, Calif., who has been caring for her the past 2 months. Mr. Jones died a year ago, Sept. 6. Funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home. Burial in Hiawatha cemetery.
Jones – Mrs. Elizabeth A Jones was born Oct 29, 1845 near Harrisburg, PA; died Nov 26, 1923, aged 78 years, 26 days. She was about 6 months old when her parents moved to Center Co, PA. In 1866 she was united in marriage to Jared I Jones. In 1889 they moved to Kansas. From that time she has lived in the vicinity of Hiawatha with the exception of a few years spent in California and at Ottawa, Kans. There were 3 children, but only one, John, of Salidad, Calif., with his wife, 3 children, Mrs. Vera Henninger, a granddaughter, 4 brothers and 2 sisters survive. In early life Mrs. Jones united with the Lutheran church and in later life with the Reformed church of which she was a member at her death…. the body bearers were Clarence Hilt, Clyde Bierly, A. E. Bowersox, Wm. Bowersox, Avery Peck, Harve Bierly. Burial in Hiawatha cemetery.
MALISSA (POTTS) COOKE
Mansfield News (Mansfield, OH) – Monday, 11-28-1932:
MRS. MELISSA COOK – Galion Woman Succumbs After Short Illness
GALION, Nov. 28 — The death of Mrs. Melissa Cooke, 83, occurred Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, Joseph A. Smith of 326 North Columbus Street. She suffered a stroke of paralysis Nov. 15, which later caused her death.
The body was taken to the Snyder Funeral Home and will be returned to the home of the son today. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but burial will be made in the cemetery at Marion.
Mrs. Cooke was born in Mifflin County, PA., Feb. 22, 1850, the daughter of Joseph and Rachel Potts. She was married first to Augustus Smith who preceded her in death. To this union, the one son, who survives, was born. The second marriage was to Jacob Cooke who died about 25 years ago.
Mrs. Cooke has made her home in this city for the past seven years.
Surviving are her son; one grandson, Joseph H. Smith of Harding Way East; and six great grandchildren.
MARY (QUINN) COOKE
Democratic Watchman, Bellefonte, PA – Friday, 10-30-1896:
Mrs. Robert Cooke, died at her home in Howard Sunday morning. She was Miss Mary Quinn of Muncy before her marriage. She would have been eighty years old had she lived until December. Burial was made at Howard on Tuesday.
MARY JANE (TURNER) COOKE
Lorain Times Herald – Saturday, 5-10-1913:
MRS. COOK DIES FROM APOPLEXY
Mrs. Mary Jane Cook, wife of Chas. Cook, 121 West 29th. St. died late yesterday afternoon at her home. Death was due to an attack of apoplexy.
Mrs. Cook was formerly Miss Mary Jane Turner. She was 68 years old and was born in Bellefont, PA., living in that city until 16 years ago when her family came to Lorain.
The husband, who is employed in the National Tub Co. mills and one daughter, Mrs. Winter Rose, formerly of this city and now of Myersdale, Pa., are the surviving members of the immediate family.
Private funeral services will be held at the late home at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Rev. A.R. Brown, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be made in Elmwood cemetery.
Lorain Daily News – Saturday, 5-10-1913:
MRS CHAS. COOK PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Charles Cook, 67, passed away at her home, 121 West 29th. Street yesterday afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock, death being caused by a complication of diseases. She had been ailing for several years.
The deceased and her husband came to Lorain from Belfont, Pa., about sixteen years ago. Mr. Cook is employed as watchman at the National Tube Company.
Besides her husband, there survives one daughter, Mrs. Winter Rose, formerly of this city, but now of Myersdale, Pa.
Private funeral services will be conducted at the home next Monday afternoon. Rev. Brown of the First Congregational church will officiate, Interment by Mr. Wickens, will be made in Elmwood cemetery.