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Thursday, August 31, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Lloyd Byron Cook

Lloyd Byron Cook
April 23, 1878 to December 27, 1947
Husband of Jennie Owen Cook
Father of Phillip G. Cook and Lucille Cook
Son of Jacob Oscar Cook and Frances P. Leverett
Brother to Millard Fillmore Cook



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Diana

© 2017
Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members. 

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Anna Cook Moorehead, Daughter of Marshal Cook


Anna Dantzler Cook Moorehead
1882-1955
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Anna Dantzler Cook was the daughter of Frederick Marshall Bethier Cook and Susan Rebecca Mounger. Anna was born in Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi. Her father was the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte Cook. 

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© 2017

Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Monday, August 28, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Could this be Ellen Cook Kelly?

Could this be Ellen Cook Kelly?
Also seen as Elizabeth Eleanor Cook and Eleanor O. Cook
Sister to Marguerite Cook Clark's grandfather, Napoleon Bonaparte Cook
Mother to Frank Kelly 

December 17, 1956 to October 16, 1935

Ellen is written on the left, but something written on the right is not legible



If this is Ellen Cook Kelly, she would also be the sister of Mary Samantha Cook Clayton and mother to Frank Kelly









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Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Ellen Cook Kelly (1856 - 1935) - Find A Grave Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2017. <https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=421492&GRid=39390361&>.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Lorry Alan Cook

Lorry Alan Cook
August 21, 1901 - February 1, 1977


Lorry Alan Cook was the son of Philip Porter and Ella Mae Ratcliff Cook (click here to see their obituaries). He was born in Haughton, Lousiana. According to the 1940 census, he attended college for one year and was married to Katherine Huddleston of Texas. I found them living in both Houston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Lorry Alan Cook
Passport Photo 1924
In 1924, Lorry Cook applied for a passport. His occupation was listed as geologist and he was planning to travel to Maracaibo, Venezuela for business. At the time, he was working for Atlantic Oil Producing Company in Philadelphia. He lived in Venezuela for more than a year. 

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Sources

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Consular Registration Applications, 1916-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Miss Samantha Cook

Susan Samantha "Banny" Cook
Born December 6, 1870 in Jasper County, Mississippi.
Daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte and Sophrania Pauline Porter Cook.
She died December 4, 1966 in Coushatta, Red River Parish Louisiana.
Susan Samantha Cook was survived by siblings
George Clayton Cook, Roberta "Bert" E. Cook, and Ina Cook Bryan.  



Written down the side of this clipping was
"Banny" died Dec. 4th, 1966  Would have been 96 years old Dec. 6th
Buried December 5 One day before her birthday. 


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© 2017


Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday's Photo: P. P Cook's School, Iverson LA



Mrs. P. P. Cook's School, Iverson, La is written across the top of the photo. 
Who is Mrs. P. P. Cook? Sophronia Pauline Porter Cook? Mrs. Philip P. Cook? 
Or another Mrs. P. P. Cook?








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Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Some Descendants of Millard Fillmore Cook

Son of Millard Fillmore
and Fannie Thomas Cook


I scanned Marguerite Cook Clark's photos and/or newspaper clippings pertaining to three Bienville Parish Cook families. The family of Napoleon Bonaparte and Sophronia Pauline Porter Cook (her father's immediate family), the family of Joseph W. and Josie Bryan Cook (Josie was her grandmother's sister), and the family of Millard Fillmore and Fannie Thomas Cook. 


Public Member Trees at Ancestry.com indicate that Joseph W., Napoleon Bonaparte, and Millard Fillmore Cook might be first cousins. I say might be as we should always do our own research to substantiate the facts.  

If these trees are correct, these three men are grandsons of Phillip Henry Cook, Sr. and his wife Mary Campbell Irwin. The fathers of these men would be John Hancock Cook (Napoleon Bonaparte Cook), Samuel Boggs Cook (Joseph W. Cook), and Jacob Oscar Cook (Millard Filmore Cook). 

Today's post contains obituaries of some descendants of Millard Filmore Cook and Fannie E. Thomas Cook. At Find A Grave, their children are listed as June Millard, Seaborn Arledge, Annie Laurie, Claude T., Fred F., and Herbert Clarence Cook. 

Son of Millard Fillmore
and Fannie Thomas Cook

Son of Fred F. Cook and Beatrice Wood Cook


         Daughter of Fred F. Cook and Beatrice Wood Cook


If you want to know more about the Millard Filmore Cook family, you should check out Newspapers.com (You can get a free 7-day trial.). Seaborn Arledge Cook was the editor of The Bienville Democrat. Issues from the years 1919 to 1922 can be found at this site. These issues are a virtual diary of this Cook family's comings and goings during those years. 


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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Millard Filmore Cook (1857 - 1934) - Find A Grave Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Aug. 2017. <https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24279585>.


Newspapers.com - Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s.  Web. 23 Aug. 2017. <https://www.newspapers.com/>.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Philip Porter and Ella Mae Ratcliff Cook

Ella Mae Ratcliff Cook
October 1883 - October 21, 1933
In records she has been seen as May, Etta Mae, and Mary
She married Philip Porter Cook on November 4, 1900




Philip Porter Cook
September 1872 - October 31, 1940
Son of Napoleon B. Cook and S. Pauline Porter Cook



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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Mary Samantha Cook Clayton

Mary Samantha Cook Clayton of Mississippi
Feb. 1, 1845  to Oct. 6, 1914
Daughter of John H. Cook and Elizabeth Harper
Sister of Napoleon Bonaparte Cook
Wife of Dr. George W. Clayton
Buried along with her husband, parents, and other family members at 
Heidelberg Cemetery (click to see) in Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi

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© 2017


Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Monday, August 21, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly
April 4, 1887 to June 4, 1966
Son of Elizabeth Eleanor "Ellen" Cook Kelly, sister to Napoleon Bonaparte Cook,
and John W. Kelly
Buried along with his mother and other family members at
Heidelberg Cemetery (click to see) in Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi




According to Marguerite Cook Clark's daughter, cousin Frank Kelly was living in the Cook family home with his first cousin, George Clayton Cook, son of Napoleon Bonaparte Cook along with two of George Clayton's sisters - Roberta "Bert" and Samantha "Bannie."



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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Huey P. Cook

June 2, 1931 to January 8, 1970
Son of John Jacob "Jake" Cook and Amanda "Pallie" Bryan




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Diana

© 2017

Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.