Aug. 25, 1819 Goshen Litchfield County Connecticut, USA
Jul. 24, 1900 Afton Lincoln County Wyoming, USA
Phineas Wolcott COOK is the son of Phineas COOK and Irene CHURCHILL Phineas Wolcott COOK married Anne Marie HOWLAND 1 Jan 1840 in Howlandburg, Kalamazoo, Mi Johanna Christina PALSSON OR PAHLSON 13 Sep 1878 in Slc, Sl, Ut Amanda Polly SAVAGE 18 Dec 1853 in Salt Lake City, S-Lk, Ut Catherine MCCLEVE 18 Dec 1853 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, UT
Published in the Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, Saturday, 11 Jan 1840, pg. 2.
"MARRIED. In Richland, January 1st, by the Rev. Calvin Clark, Mr. Charles B. Brown, to Miss Marietta Mills.
Also by the same, Mr. Seneca H. King of Marshal, to Miss Julia Barnes, of Richland.
At Ross, on the 1st, by the same, Mr. Phineas W. Cook, of Richland, to Miss Eliza Howland, of Ross.
Also, at the same time and place, Mr. Washington Heath, of Detroit to Maria Howland.
In this village, on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Hall, Mr. SIMEON NEWMAN, to Miss HARRIET HUBBARD.
We wish the above pair, whose names are in capitals, a long and prosperous life, and hope that their measure of happiness will be meeted to them to overflowing, pure, unsullied and destitute of any alloy. - Their chance is certainly great, for they have started right - they REMEMBERED the Printer and have his blessing.". "AFTON, WYOMING.
PHINEAS COOK IS DEAD.
A Pioneer of '47 - Missionary Fare-well - Sunday School Excursion.
Afton, Wyoming. Aug 14 - Phineas cook an old and respected citizen of this place, succumbed to the final call July 24th, at the age of eighty-one years.
Brother Cook's life has been an eventful one. He embraced the Gospel in 1844, arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847. Being a carpenter and millwright by trade he has bee a useful man. He made the first table Brigham Young ate off after arriving in Utah, which is still preserved and kept as a relic by Mrs. Zina D. H. Young, also assisted in building the Lion house. He was the first watermaster Salt Lake City ever had, being appointed by Brigham Young and H. C. Kimball shortly after the arrival of the pioneers. He built the first mill in Sanpete county, ad was the first man to settle in Goshen, Utah Co., and named the place after the village in which he was born. He was one of a party who explored Bear Lake valley, and named the lake "Bear Lake," having an interesting time chasing four bears across the ice on the lake.
The funeral services were very impressive. Patriarchs Archibald Gardner and C. D. Cazier, who had been acquainted with deceased for a period of fifty years, were the speakers. The floral offerings were elegant and profuse, and a large cortege followed the remains to their last resting place in the Afton cemetery.".