Cook Cemetery

Cook Cemetery

Cook Cemetery is located approximately eight miles south of Ranger, Texas, in Cook Canyon. Its oldest marked grave is that of Etta Ainsworth, dated 1881. Most of the marked graves date from the late 1800s through the 1930s. The cemetery was used less and less through the years as the area communities of Chaney and Salem disappeared, and due to the poor condition of the road into Cook Canyon up until the last few years.

There are 30 marked graves with readable names, 27 additional graves marked with unreadable field stones, and an additional 55 graves believed to be onsite. The first deed to the cemetery was recorded in 1871, and many additional burials from the late 1800s are believed to have taken place here. The cemetery site is 1.25 acres.

The cemetery is fenced and surrounded by some of the prettiest country in Eastland County. Though deeded to the Cemetery Association, the cemetery is surrounded by private property. The land owner has been very gracious in allowing access, but prefers that entry to Cook Canyon be made from the Ranger side. The road into the canyon, though better than it has ever been, can still be tough going immediately after a rain.

For those with information on Cook Cemetery, the individuals and families resting therein, or the history of the area (stories or pictures), please email Jeff Clark at jdclark3312@aol.com. Jeff is working on collecting information on the area from the late 1800s through the 1930s for publication.

Last Name

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Obit

Notes
Ainsworth Etta September 24, 1880 January 10, 1881   d/o L.C. and M.F. Ainsworth
Ainsworth Harold H. September 1, 1918 October 9, 1955    
Ainsworth Hilbert June 24, 1884 August 22, 1889   d/o L.C. and M.F. Ainsworth
Ainsworth J.A. Age 92 years March 1887    
Ainsworth J.C. April 26, 1909 April 7, 1918    
Ainsworth Jessie November 24, 1884 December 20, 1935    
Ainsworth John H. February 16, 1882 No Death Date    
Ainsworth L.C. (Larkin) June 7, 1840 March 3, 1926    
Ainsworth M.F. February 27, 1850 September 11, 1920   w/o L.C. Ainsworth
Ainsworth Marion Frances April 12, 1922 February 1, 1923    
Brittain William Harlan October 13, 1926 November 18, 1926   s/o Bill and Etta Brittain
Cook A.F. April 16, 1838 July 25, 1910    
Cook D.W.       sandstone marker, no dates
Cook Lula       d/o A.F. and V.A. Cook - No dates
Cook Toby Age 85     No Dates
Cook V.A June 12, 1847 April 12, 1898    
Robinson Frances E. August 14, 1853 January 21, 1918   w/o J.M. Robinson
Robinson J.M. May 16, 1838 January 21, 1918    
Snell Joseph May 2, 1880 May 7, 1946    
Snell Lou (Louisa) B. July 4, 1853 February 21, 1925   w/o T.H. Snell
Snell Thomas H. November 9, 1854 April 17, 1901    
Snell Thomas S. July 25, 1882 September 25, 1905    
Weekes B.C. ( Benjamin Cicero) November 14, 1861 November 24, 1949   o/s/s Rosa Weekes
Weekes Bailey C. February 19, 1898 February 23, 1904   s/o BC and RH Weekes
Weekes C.G. August 30, 1898 November 28, 1901   s/o Thos and Tommie Weekes
Weekes Henry G. March 21, 1894 August 3, 1903   s/o BC and RH Weekes
Weekes Rosa H. October 23, 1867 April 27, 1934   o/s/s B.C. Weekes
Weekes Sidney J. January 3, 1896 April 13, 1904   s/o BC and RH Weekes
Weekes Tommie S. February 6, 1878 January 29, 1929   w/o Thos Weekes, d/o Larkin Ainsworth
Wells John A. December 8, 1873 August 14, 1883   s/o D.B. and M.A. Wells

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