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Joseph A Cook

Joseph A Cook

Male 1861 - 1944  (82 years)

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  • Name Joseph A Cook 
    Born 12 Nov 1861 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Sep 1944 
    Person ID I49680  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Family Frances Fannie Amelia Peck,   b. 20 Jun 1866,   d. May 1929  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Pauline Cook,   b. 11 Jun 1896,   d. 29 Jan 1975  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     2. Beatrix Olive Cook,   b. 14 Apr 1900,   d. 25 Jun 1988  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     3. Theodore Cook  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph A. Cook, Retired Farmer, Dies at Age of 83

      Joseph A. Cook passed away at his farm home in Sandy Creek, Friday morning, Sept. 22, 1944. Mr. Cook, who has been in failing health for the past year, was born in Vienna, N.Y., Oneida county, November 12, 1861, a son of George Washington Cook and Almira Raut.

      For several years of his early life, he taught school, later following various occupations, which took him into many of the western states. On Nov. 16, 1892, he was married to Fannie A. Peck, and at that time purchased the Harrison Peck homestead, where he lived the rest of his life. Mrs. Cook passed away several years ago.

      He has related many times how when they purchased the farm that they had between them $86 to start out with, nevertheless, with hard work and good management, they paid for their farm, brought up and educated three daughters and one son.

      Mr. Cook lived what can be termed a full life. A hard working, industrious farmer, always experimenting on the better methods of production, he was a great lover of fine cattle and horses. He was active in community affairs, was a member oi the Vienna Methodist Church and when what is known as the Center Church was the center of activities in the western part of Sandy Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Cook took a very active, part in its functions.

      Rev. B.A. Walton, Camden, N.Y., who officiated at Mr. Cook's funeral, began his ministry as pastor of the Center Methodist Church. For nearly 40 years, Mr. Cook has been a member of the Sandy Creek Grange, No. 127, being recognized as one of its Silver Certificate members. He was a loyal
      member of the Maccabees and a very enthusiastic member of the Dairymen's League.

      Mr. Cook was a very even tempered man, with a noble character, always ready to help his fellow men in the time of need and to do it with a smile. In Mr. Cook's later
      years he spent his winters with his daughter, Mrs. Lois Woodard, going back to his son's, Theodore R. Cook, in the summer, where up until the past year, he enjoyed working
      in his garden. He loved to read his newspaper and listen to the news on his radio, predicting many developments pertaining to the war which have come to be realities.

      Politically he was a very staunch Republican.

      Mr. Cook is survived by one son, Theodore R. Cook, Sandy Creek; three daughters, Lois C. Woodard, Sandy Creek; Mrs. Pauline Zufelt, Pulaski; Beatrix Stowell, Lacona; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Powell, North Bay; two brothers, George Cook, Lacona, and James Cook, Vienna; twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

      The funeral services for Mr. Cook were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lois G. Woodard, Monday, Sept. 25, 1944, with Rev. B.A. Walton, Camden, officiating, assisted by Rev. Robert Holmes, Boonville. Acting bearers were Elwin Stevens, Ray Stevens, Robert Steele, Lennie Hilton, Henry Corse, Bert Cummings, all personal friends and neighbors of Mr. Cook.

      Interments was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek

      Source: Sandy Creek News, Oct 4, 1944