John Thomas Cook

Male 1893 - 1962  (69 years)


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  • Name John Thomas Cook 
    Born 13 Feb 1893  Chipley, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • John Thomas Cook was the son of James C. Cook and Emily Harris. He is found listed as a son in the household of James & Emily Cook in the 1900 census and with his widowed mother in 1910. He lists them as his parents on his social security application and he is buried in the row of James C. Cook descendants at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

      John's birth year varies on the documents created in his lifetime. The information nearest John's birth indicates he was born 1893 or 1894. See narrative for details.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 15 Apr 1910  Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Physical Description 5 Jun 1917  [3
    Census 1 Jan 1920  Millers Ferry, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1 Apr 1930  Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    State Census 1935  Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Property 4 Jan 1935  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1 Apr 1940  Other Places, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    State Census 1945  Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Property 22 Jul 1950  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Property 27 Mar 1961  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Death Cause 28 May 1962  [1
    Cerebral Thrombosis due to Arteriosclerosis 
    Died 28 May 1962  Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 2 Jun 1962  Pleasant Grove Untied Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Histories
    John Thomas Cook (1893–1962)
    John Thomas Cook (1893–1962)
    Person ID I20  CookFolger
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 

    DNA Tests  1 person has linked a DNA test to  

    Father James C. Cook
              b. Sep 1821, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Mar 1901, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Harriet Emily Harris
              b. 7 Feb 1858, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Jul 1930, Vernon, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Between 1871 and 1875 
    • Emily’s brother, Ezekial, is living in the household of James C. & Elizabeth Cook in 1870, and Elizabeth is listed as the head of household rather than James. His Confederate pension states that he had suffered diphtheria and “wounded by being struck on the head with a ball.” If James was physically impaired, Ezekial may have been there to help the family with farming chores. Emily and her mother were living just a few farms from James & Elizabeth. No marriage record has been found for James and Emily or a divorce for him and Elizabeth. It is likely that they were never legally married. Emily’s widow’s pension of 1908 says they were married in Crenshaw County, Alabama in 1871, she did not remember the date. The 1927 application she lists about 10 January and no year. Elwood was born c. 1875 or 1876. The 1880 census only shows one child: Elbert, age 5, who is most likely Elwood.
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Sarah Davidson 
    Married 11 Jan 1912  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    • The Family Bible lists a marriage for John on 11 January 1911 but not the name of a wife. Nor is she mentioned in the Births or Deaths. Since this marriage was added at a later time based on the 1915 copyright date of the Bible, it is likely that the year was off because of memory.
    Divorced 14 Aug 1917  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Minnie Levator Rivers
              b. 25 Sep 1902
              d. 31 Jan 1929, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1917  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 3 Ancestors Liza Jane Pettis
              b. 4 Mar 1909, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jan 2000, DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1929  Wausau, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1893 - Chipley, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Vernon, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Apr 1910 - Vernon, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jan 1912 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 14 Aug 1917 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1917 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jan 1920 - Millers Ferry, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1929 - Wausau, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1930 - Vernon, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsState Census - 1935 - Vernon, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 4 Jan 1935 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsState Census - 1945 - Vernon, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 22 Jul 1950 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 27 Mar 1961 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1962 - Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Jun 1962 - Pleasant Grove Untied Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Florida Department of Health, death certificate no. 62-025464 (29 May 1962), John Thomas Cook; Office of Vital Statistics, Jacksonville.

    2. [S97] John Thomas Cook Family Bible Records, 1911-1953, The Holy Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1915), “Births”; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger.

    3. [S18] “United States World War I Draft Registration, 1917-1918,” digital image, FamilySearch, (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 December 2014), card for John Thomas Cook, Local Draft Board Precinct 1, Washington County, Florida; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509.

    4. [S358] 1900 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Vernon, E.D. 123, p. 160B, dwelling/family 74, James Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2014); citing NARA microfilm T623, roll 1773.

    5. [S19] 1910 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Vernon, ED 116, p. 14A, dwelling 245, family 246, Emily Cook, image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 May 2009); citing NARA microfilm T624, roll 169.

    6. [S21] 1920 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Millers Ferry, E.D. 164, p. 5B, dwelling 100, family 102, John Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 1 November 2009); citing NARA microfilm T625, roll 232.

    7. [S15] 1930 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Vernon, E.D. 2, p. 7B, dwelling 132, family 139, John Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 1 November 2009); citing NARA microfilm T626, roll 335.

    8. [S154] 1935 Florida state census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Precinct 1, Vernon, unpaginated, John Cook household; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2010); citing State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee.

    9. [S46] Washington County, Florida, Deeds, 67:11, Isabel & J. W. Smith to John Cook, 1935; Clerk’s Office, Chipley.

    10. [S47] 1940 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, ED 67-2, p. 7A & B, family 107, John T. Cook; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 April 2012); citing NARA microfilm T627, roll 622.

    11. [S156] 1945 Florida state census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Precinct 1, Vernon, unpaginated, J.T. Cook household; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2010); citing State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee.

    12. [S232] Washington County, Florida, Deed Books, 108:239, James A. & Lillie Mae Cook to John T. Cook, 1950; Clerk’s Office, Chipley.

    13. [S233] Washington County, Florida, Deed Books, 121:74, John T. & Eliza Pettis Cook to George I. Bryant, 1961; Clerk’s Office, Chipley.

    14. [S66] John Thomas Cook, copy of funeral program, citing services held 2 June 1962; Cook-Folger Collection, privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,].

    15. [S67] Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, (Shakey Joe Rd. near Hinsons Crossroads, Washington County, Florida), John T. Cook marker, photographed by Lori Cook, 24 June 1994.

    16. [S88] Washington County, Florida, Marriage Licenses and Returns, Cook-Davidson, 1912; accessed via “Florida Marriages, 1830–1993,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 April 2016); imaged from FHL microfilm 1,901,6.

    17. [S2] John Thomas Cook Family Bible Records, 1911-1953, The Holy Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1915), “Marriages”; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] 2013.

    18. [S44] Washington County, Florida, Chancery Orders, Book 1:368, John & Sarah Cook, 1917; Court Clerk's Office, Chipley.

    19. [S3] Washington County, Florida, Marriage Licenses and Returns, Cook-Rivers, 1917; County Clerk's Office, Chipley.

    20. [S62] Washington County, Florida, Marriages, Book J:152, Cook-Pettis, 11 August 1929; County Clerk's Office, Chipley.


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