William Cook Obituary
The Clark County Clipper
August 12, 1915
August 10, 1841 - August 6, 1915
William Cook was born in Ashe County, North
Carolina, August 10, 1841.
Moved with his parents to Illinois; while yet a
boy, he united with the Christian Church to which he belonged until his death.
He responded to the call for volunteers and
joined Company A, Sixth Indiana Cavalry in the spring of 1861, where he was
ever faithful and true and was one of those in the famous Sherman's march to
He was a member of the Major Elliot Post No.
437 and dearly loved "The Boys" and "Old Glory".
He was united in marriage with Sarah Jane
Burton at Paris, Illinois, August 1865.
To this union nine children were born.
Two died in childhood. those living are Frank
Cook, of Rosston, Oklahoma; Robert Cook, of Plains, Kansas; Mrs. Victoria
Crossman, of Bluff City, Kansas; William Cook, of Plains, Kansas; Mrs. Cora
Kiser and Mrs. Nellie Wright, of Acres, Kansas; and Benjamin Cook, of Hugaton,
Mr. Cook came to Clark County, December 25,
1884 and settled three miles west of Ashland; moved to Meade County, February
1905, then back to Clark County, November 1911.
Mr. Cook's wife, Sarah, loved by all that knew
her, left her earthly home, May 7, 1912. After her death Mr. Cook's health
failed and was called by the great Master to leave this world of toil and
sorrow Friday, August 6, 1915.
The funeral service was conducted by Elder N.
S. Franklin at the Christian Church, Tuesday morning at 10:00 A.M. and
interment made in the Highland Cemetery.
*Note: Marriage Certificate states Sarah Jane
Burton and William Cook were married August 16, 1866.
Contributed by Al & Pearl Ellis
June 8, 2006.
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