John COOK, one of the good citizens of this community, died
about 5:30 Wednesday morning. Mr. Cook was 75 years old and is survived
by his widow, two sons and two daughters as follows: Nubern Cook, Ray Cook
and Mrs. N.N. Newell, residing here, and Mrs. Wesley Hayse of Salem. He is
also survived by 13 grandchildren, two sisters Harriet Wilson, Elvira Oliver,
and one brother George Cook.
Mr. Cook was born and reared here and spent his entire life in this community.
He has always been robust and healthy, never calling for the services of a
physician until his present illness. His illness was due to an attack of influenza
from which he suffered a relapse a few days ago.
Mr. Cook was a good neighbor, kind hearted and generous, He always had a kind word
for his friends, and was always ready to forgive an enemy. Mr. Cook resided on his
little farm just north of Ina and was a familiar figure on our streets, where he
loved to meet and chat with his friends and was always ready to encourage them in every
worthy undertaking and symathize with those in trouble. He was a great friend of the
children of the community and they respected and loved him.
This kind hearted friend and neighbor will be greatly missed by the entire community.
The funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.
Mt. Vernon Register News April 14, 1932
Submitted by: Cindy Ford