Harry W. Cook

Male 1889 - 1928  (38 years)


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  • Name Harry W. Cook  [1
    Born 9 Dec 1889  Rush, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jan 1928 
    Person ID I14399  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Isaac Cook,   b. Rush City, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Smith 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F15810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Dora Grace Stewart,   b. 31 Jan 1908, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1974, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1925  Sandy Creek, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Vernon Howard Cook, Sr.,   b. 11 May 1926, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 2004, Fulton, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Dorothy Marie Cook,   b. 17 Dec 1927, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1998, Mannsville, Jefferson County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F4592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, January 11, 1928 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Harry Cook, Lacona, Killed By Train Monday - Harry Cook, 49, of Lacona, a section hand employed by the New York Central, was instantly killed at 9:27 Monday morning when he was struck by the Wilson Flier one mile west of Richland. Cook, who has been a resident of Lacona for the past five years, was working at the point of the accident along the tracks. He stepped from the tracks to get out of the way of an eastbound freight from Belle Isle to Watertown and directly in the path of the fast train from the north. Cook married the daughter of Howard Stewart of Lacona and leaves besides his wife, a child, aged 2. He left his home for Richland at 7:30 Monday morning, being on the train with District Attorney Don A. Colony of Lacona. Soon after arriving at Oswego the district attorney was notified of the death of the man and made an investigation.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, January 12, 1928 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Lacona Man Killed - Harry W. Cook Steps in Path of Train - Hit By Wilson Flier West of Richland Monday Morning - Monday morning at 9:30, Harry W. Cook, 39, of Lacona, was instantly killed as he stepped in the path of the Wilson flier one mile west of Richland. Cook was at work on the section and with the other members of the extra section gang, stepped aside for the approaching fast freight running from Belle Isle to Watertown and directly into the path of the fast passenger train known as the Wilson Flier. Other members of the gang were able to escape but Cook was struck, thrown about seventy feet and his skull fractured. The section foreman was not with this gang at the time. The train crew were unaware of any accident till the train ran into Syracuse terminal where it made its first stop. Harry W. Cook was a native of Rush City, Minnesota, his parents being Isaac and Mary Cook, both of whom are deceased. He is survived by his wife and two children, one aged four and the other but four weeks old. He married Miss Darcy Stewart, daughter of Howard Stewart. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the family home in Lacona. Rev. T. T. Davies officiating. Burial was at Richland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Tree.