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Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday's Photo: Margaret Cook

Margaret Cook is written on the back of this photo.

This Cook family photograph is from the Frye Family Collection. Margaret Cook wasn't part of the Napoleon Bonaparte Cook family who came from Jasper County to Bienville Parish in the late 1800s. This was in a collection passed down by the family of Joseph Cook and Josie Bryan. Joe is thought to have come to Bienville Parish from South Carolina. The photographer was Morris & Son from Greenwood, South Carolina. 

Dating the photo was easy. I have similar photos of others in the family with the same style of clothing and similar hair styles.  The below photo was taken in 1920 so I needed to look for a Margaret Cook who was born in the very late 1890s or early 1900s.  

My father's sister, Marie Bryan, in the year 1920.
This was her school photo. 

Photo of Josie Bryan and Joe Cook
From the Frye Family Collection
Checking for Margaret Cook in the Public Member Trees at led me to only one Margaret Cook in Greenwood. She was born between 1896 and 1907 - birth dates varied from tree to tree. 

This Margaret Cook was the daughter of Francis "Frank" Cook and Martha Lyon. Frank just happened to be the brother of Joseph W. Cook, husband of Josie Bryan. 

So, if I am correct, Margaret is the niece of Joseph Cook thus explaining why this photo ended up with the Frye family. 

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

Family photographs from the Frye Family collection. Accessed June 6, 2016. Used with permission.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

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