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COOK CEMETERY

North West Quarter of Section 36, Orange Township, Knox County, IL

November, 2001

Wilma Butts and Pam Eagle copied this cemetery in May, 1982 for the Knox County Genealogical Society. I recopied it in November, 2001 as I was doing some work in it for the township. I've also included if they had a Will or Probate on burials prior to 1900, and some wives maiden names. This cemetery is well taken care of with very little damage.

Submitted by Todd Walter

*  Additions or corrections

Infant Ouderkirk, Dau of H. & S.E.                July 10, 1869

Wm. H. Cook., Infant son of E. J. & N.        Jan 28, 1865 age 1y 16d

Enoch Godfrey                Aug 17, 1888 83y 8m 18d

Sarah (Cook) Godfrey  Sep 11, 1871 62y 3m 21d

John Allen Cook                 Sep 3, 1844 - Aug 30, 1899

Hetty Cook, Wife of John   July 22, 1868  60y 5m 25d

                (Not wife of above)

Armel S. Cook                June 30, 1863 26y 10m 11d *

L. Freeze, dau of H. & M.  (Could not find stone)

James Ferguson                Jan 18, 1865 31y 11m ?d *

Lora Ferguson, Dau of J. M.& A.M.       Apr 18, 1871 10y 9m 1d *

Benjamin Holloway                Nov 1, 1809 - Dec 8, 1869

Levisa Ann (Bennett) Holloway                Jan 7, 1821 - Mar 30, 1854 *

Levi W. Benson, And His Wife                1799 - 1849

                (Wife does not have a stone)

A. Curtis Benson                1860 - 1949

                (This stone is next to the above and same type of granite)

Stones with M.R. and A.M.                No Dates

Oliver R. Rambo                1815 - 1869 (PROBATE)

Elizabeth J. (Crigler) Rambo, Wife       1824 - 1909

Addie P. (Rambo) Lindstrom, Mother   1864 - 1937

Hezekiah Rambo, Son of O.S. & E.J.                Dec 24, 1854 1y 10m 14d

Charles E. Golliday 1863 - 1929

Ella R. (Rambo) Golliday 1865 - 1949

Cora (Allen) McLaughlin                Nov 17, 1872 - Apr 7, 1951

Emma L. Allen                Mar 4, 1870 - Dec 31, 1941

Richard A. Allen                Nov 26, 1840 - Mar 10, 1873

                Sgt. Co. A 59 IL Inft., Enlisted Jul 17, 1861, Discharged Jul 17, 1865 for wounds

Elizabeth (Rambo) Allen Jones      Jan 5, 1842 - Oct 26, 1925 *

Edward Stevenson                Sep 1, 1807 - Jan 25, 1885

Mary (Keys) Stevenson                Nov 30, 1810 - Mar 1, 1865

John Wesley Stevenson                Oct 21, 1845 6m

W. C. Stevenson                Feb 26, 1836 - Apr 1, 1913

Charlotte A. (Ouderkirk) Stevenson                Feb 6, 1841 - Dec 30, 1902

Edward Otterbine Stevenson                Oct 3, 1860 - 8y 8m 9d *

William Logan Stevenson, Son of W. & C.                Feb 18, 1870 5y 10m 28d

Harriet Stevenson, Dau of W.C. & C.A.                Jun 29, 1862 2y 4m 18d *

Jacob Ouderkirk                Aug 6, 1811 - May 29, 1882 * (WILL)

Nancy (Waffle) Ouderkirk, Wife of Jacob Oct 10, 1892 77y 12d (PROBATE)

Martha L. Ouderkirk, Dau of J. & N.    July 1, 1872 18y 9m 24d

Robert E. Gaddis, Son of T. J. & S.                Mar 16, 1870 1y 2m 13d

Jacob Scheider, Son of J. & A.G.                Oct 23, 1866 4m 17d

Julia A. (Anthony) Stevenson, Wife of R.W.  Oct 16, 1835 - May 22, 1864

Edward Lew                1857 - 1888

Mary Rambo                1854 - 1927 *

Harvey Rambo                Mar 15, 1818 - July 21, 1884

Deborah (Faulkner) Rambo, Wife of H.            Mar 15, 1825 - Apr 28, 1904

Thomas R. Sumner   1848 - 1935

Abbie (Rambo) Sumner, Wife of T.R.         1850 - 1904

Andrew J. Rambo                Sep 30, 1858 - Sep 18, 1926

John Morss                May 13, 1814 - July 21, 1884 (PROBATE)

Elizabeth (Jordan) Morss, Wife of J.                Jun 24, 1815 - Sep 11, 1898

Base with no stone

Amos Morss                Jan 6, 1858 - Feb 24, 1947

Alice T. (Page) Morss, Wife of A.            Dec 23, 1860 - Nov 22, 1888

Charles L. Morss, Son of A. & A. T. P.     Jun 26, 1887 - Jul 14, 1908

Etta Morss                Feb 8, 1864 - Oct 5, 1940

Stella West                1902 - 1922

Delores M. Morss    Oct 20, 1933 *

Leven Rambo                Feb 10, 1885 71y 8m 24d *

Nancy (Benson) Rambo, Wife of L.                Dec 31, 1814 - May 5, 1888

Henry P. Libolt                1840 - 1914

Margaret (Rambo) Libolt, Wife of H P.                1850 - 1928

Harry Libolt  Apr 13, 1890 - May 20, 1962

                Pvt IL Co. E 7th Inf WWI

Cora Josephine Libolt      Jul 16, 1856 - Oct 18, 1903 *

                (She has no stone, but I found her obit that states she was buried in Cook Cemetery)

Chauncey J. Hopkins, Son of G.G. & A.                Mar 5, 1890 10y 1m 17d *

Michael Leu                1830 - 1923

Caroline L. Leu, Wife of M.                1836 - 1909

Caroline Leu, Dau of M. & C.L.                1857 - 1916

J. Allen Godfrey                Aug 27, 1949 -   *

Carl H. Buley                Dec 8, 1915 - Dec 26, 1998 *

Sylvia E. (Winchell) Buley                Oct 28, 1915 -             *

Frank A. Freeze, Son of H. & M.                Sep 18, 1859 18d

C.O. Freeze, Son of H. & M.                Aug 22, 1861 11m 14d

Freeze ? (Top Gone)     6y 3m 24d

Benjamin A. Shaver, Son of D. & E.        Sep 1, 1865 1y 10d

                (Top half with name is now gone)

Robert Kelly, Son of R.J. & M. M.                Sep 7, 1865 1y 3m 1d *

Hezekiah B. Rambo    Sep 9, 1825 - Feb 6, 1888 (PROBATE)

Frances Isabel (Crigler) Rambo, Wife of H. B.                1825 - 1925

Sarah J. Webster, Dau of H.B. & F. Rambo    Jun 8, 1883 26y 6m 13d

Mason Rambo, Son of H. & F.                Dec 15, 1853 1y *

John Morris                Aug 15, 1846 80y

Nancy Morris                Oct 15, 1845 1y 5m 13d

Sarah Morris                Mar 20, 1850 83y

Tarah Ellen Morris    Sep 21, 1853 9m 2d *

                (Definitely TARAH)

Enoch W. Morris, Son of L. & S. A.                Jan 31, 1863 7m 12d

Louis Morris                Oct 24, 1865 48y 2m 12d  (WILL)

Wolf, In Memory of            Nov 25, 18?? - Nov 9, 18?? in Knox County, ILL *

                (Footstone has initials M. W., other stones of this type date from 1830's to mid 1840's)

John H. Morris, Son Of ??                Unreadable *

John Cook, Born in Dorchester, MD         Oct 5, 1774 - Nov 14, 1845 * (PROBATE)

Sarah A. Cook, Born in MD                Jan 2, 1777 - May 4, 1847 70y 4m 2d

Martha (Davis) Smith      Feb 9, 1818 - Sep 7, 1903

Samuel Smith                Jan 17, 1814 - Jan 24, 1876 (WILL)

Nancy T. Smith, Dau of S. & M.                Mar 1, 1850 3m 20d

Levi L. Smith, Son of S. & M.                Apr 18, 1851 1y 3m 6d *

Stephen F. Smith                1855 - 1933

Robert Davis Smith, Son of S. & M.       Jan 25, 1861 19m 4d 16d

Abraham Liniger                Mar 7, 1833 - Jan 8, 1882 (PROBATE)

Elizabeth Liniger, Wife of A.                Mar 15, 1830 - Jan 29, 1920

Julia A. Liniger                Stone was missing in 1982 and still is

Lucy Tucker                Feb 22, 1887 - Oct 22, 1887

Lena Tucker                Feb 22, 1887 - Oct 31, 1887

Mary E. Tucker                Dec 18, 1882 - Nov 18, 1886

Ida May Tucker                Nov 20, 1883 - Sep 25, 1884

Robert Boyd                1840 - 1909

Maggie Boyd                1847 - 1902

George Bricker   Government Stone, No Dates   Co. K 2nd IL Cav

Lucy M. Kinser, Wife of Daniel W.                May 22, 1880 - Feb 16, 1903

Frederick Cook                Dec 19, 1857 - Apr 24, 1915

Catherine Cook, Wife of F.                Jan 10, 1841 - Mar 16, 1904

Mary A. Cook                1867 - 1941

Everett L. Nelson, Father     1906 - 1958

Bernard Melton, Father     1913 - 1942

Beulah Melton, Mother   1916 - 1990

Goldie Wells Shaver    1908 - 1930

Isaac Shaver                1869 - 1946

Kate (Boyd) Shaver    1878 - 1922

Susie M. Thurman                1885 - 1958

Rebecca Benson                1824 - 1862

                Cenotaph Memorial, Whose Ashes Mingle With Her Native Soil, West Virginia, By Son George

Richard Bird Benson  Jul 30, 1798 - Apr 7, 1871

Milton Wilwold                Nov 26, 1876 (Stone is missing)

Nora M. McWilliams                Aug 12, 1873 - Oct 8, 1874 *

Martha E. Weir, Wife of A.                Apr 13, 1873 37y 6m 5d

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State of Illinois

Dept of State

Jas. A. Rose, Sec. of State

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting:

                Whereas a Petition duly signed by Caroline Davis, Elsie A. Reynolds, Addie Lindstrom, Lodema Painter, Alice Cook, and Mrs. I. J. Rambo having been filed in the office of the Secretary of State on the 31st day of July A. D. 1907 for the organization of the Cook Cemetery Association under and in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An Act to Provide for the organization, ownership, management, and control of Cemetery Associations" approved May 14, 1903, a copy of which petition is hereunto attached.

                I, James A. Rose, Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, by virtue of the powers and duties vested in me by law do hereby certify that the said Cook Cemetery Association is a legally organized association in accordance with the provisions of the above named act.

                In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and cause to be affixed the Great Seal of State.

                Done at the City of Springfield this 31st day of July A. D. 1907 and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and 32nd.

{Great Seal of State}     James A. Rose, Secretary of State

{State of Illinois, Knox County} To James A. Rose, Secretary of State

                We the undersigned Caroline Davis, Elsie A. Reynolds, Addie Lindstrom, Lodema Painter, Alice Cook, and Mrs. I. J. Rambo, hereby present this our petition setting forth our desire to organize a Cemetery Association under an act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled   "An Act to Provide for the organization, ownership, management, and control of Cemetery Associations" approved May 14, 1903, said Cemetery to be located in Knox County, and to be known by the name and style of Cook Cemetery Association, the Post office address of the business office of said Association is at Number No Number street in Maquon in the County of Knox and State of Illinois.

                                Signed:

                                Caroline Davis

                                Elsie A. Reynolds

                                Addie Lindstrom

                                Lodema Painter

                                Alice Cook

                                Mrs. I. J. Rambo

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