Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Papaw Cooke's Paternal 1st Cousins thru his Uncle Gideon

I spent today looking at the obituaries of 3 of the children of Jefferson Gideon Cook(Uncle of my paternal grandfather).  These guys were my Paternal Grandfather's Paternal 1st cousins which makes them my 1st Cousins 2 times removed.  I was amazed at how much information was included in their obituaries.  Gideon's children for which I do not have an obituary are:

  • Cass Buchanan Cook  1880–1976
  • Martha Annie Cook  1883– Sept. 1920(died of TB)
  • Olli Mai Cook  1884–1968

Robert Lee Cook (age 86)
  • 16 May 1868--11 Jun 1954
  • Born:  Rutherford Co TN
  • Parents:  Dr. J. G. & Mary Hamer Cook(both deceased)
  • Lived for many years in Detroit while employed by an automobile firm from which he retired 5 years ago and moved back to Nashville.  
  • Married Miss Anna Bailey of Detroit in Detroit in 1923.  She died 20 yrs ago.  
  • Brothers:  J. B. Cook of Chicago and C.B. Cook of Robards, KY
  • Sister:  Mrs. Dave Cook of Nashville
  • Residence: 301 Wimpole Drive Nashville
  • POD Davidson Co. Hospital
  • Burial:  Triune Cemetery 
Source:  Newspapers.com(www.newspapers.com) The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) 13 Jun 1954, Sun, pg. 78

Jefferson G. Cook Jr. (Chicago Obit says age 80 TN obit and Gravestone say age 78)
  • (23 Feb 1876--07 Apr 1954)
  • Residence 2210 Eleventh Ave S. Nashville (returned to Nashville in 1949)
  • Worked 43  years as Streetcar Conductor in Chicago.
  • POD:  Nashville
  • Burial:  Triune Cemetery
  • Wife:  Sarah Seat Cook
  • Children:  Sarah L. Cook Kester, Fredrick S Cook and John Cook
  • Grandchildren:  James, Doris and Ellen
  • Siblings : John, Cass, Bob, Ollie and Annie Cook.
  • Member of Parian lodge, No 977, A.F. & A. M. and Colfax O.F. L., No 450, Interment Nashville TN
Source:  Newspapers.com(www.newspapers.com) The Tennessean(Nashville, TN), 08 Apr 1954, Thu., pg. 32.
Source:  Newspapers.com(www.newspapers.com) Chicago Tribune(Chicago, IL), 09 Apr 1954, Fri, pg. 56.

John Rainey Cook(Age 92)
  • (28 Aug 1878--08 Jan 1971)
  • Retired Railroad Conductor
  • Residence:  Henderson, KY
  • Masonic Services 
  • Burial Woodlawn Memorial Park(Nashville TN)
  • POD:  Henderson Community Methodist Hospital
  • Survivor:  C. B. Cook of Robards KY(Brother)
Source:  Newspapers.com(www.newspapers.com)  The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) 10 Jan 1971, Sun, pg. 46.

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