|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1876|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1961|
Inez R. Cook was the daughter of David and Mary (Sinclare) Weston. She was born June 6, 1876 in Marion County, Oregon.
She was the widow of William J. Cook who died August 29, 1939 in Tacoma, Washington. They were married by a Justice of the Peace on December 20, 1920 at Hoquiam, Washington. The couple had no surviving children. Their niece, Mrs. Anna Jackson, lived in Moclips, Washington. Mr. Cook was a veteran of the Spanish American War.
Mrs. Cook first became a member of the Washington Veterans' Home in 1947. She left for some furloughs to live in Moclips and later returned. She died August 27, 1961 at the Home and is buried in the Home Cemetery.
(The above written research done by Margie and Bob)
Canby Herald newspaper obit=
Daughter of 1842 Pioneer Passes
Daughter of an 1842 Oregon pioneer, David Weston, whose name is now borne by the road linking Butteville and Champoeg, Inez Weston Cook, died Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Washington State Soldiers home hospital at Retsil, Wash. She was 85 and the widow of William J. Cook, Spanish-American war Veteran.
Born June 6, 1876, on her parents' donation land claim now bisected by Weston road, Inez Weston never knew her father, who had been a participant in the Champoeg "wolf meetings" in Oregon's pre-provisional government days of 1843. He had died the proceeding December. Her mother, the former Mary Sinclair, lived less than eight years after Inez's birth, so the little girl was reared by her sister, Mary Jane, 21 years her senior, and husband, Adolph Jette, who kept a store opposite the Robert Newell house at Champoeg.
Inez walked or rode horseback nearly two miles to the one-room Butteville school. One of her teachers there was Mrs. Ed Matthieu, nee Maple, a daughter-in-law of F. X. Matthieu who had come west with David Weston in the Dr. Elijah White party of 1842. One of her schoolmates, she recalled, was the late Mrs. Ben Quinn (Ellen Mathiot).
She was still living on part of the Weston claim in 1890 when the Willamette river, which had wiped out Champoeg in 1861, again went out of its banks and forced her and the Jette family to move from their two-story frame house to the barn, off a knoll across the road. Both house and barn stood high above the normal river level, in line with David Weston's steamboat landing, which long served many farmers in the country to the east and south.
In 1956, when she visited the Butteville-Champoeg area for the first time in 44 years, Mrs. Cook toured the Robert Newell house, then in process of reconstruction under D.A.R. auspices. She found it an authentic duplication of the pioneer residence she remembered in childhood and the home of the brother-in-law's uncle, an older Adolph Jette and his family.
Her birthplace, long known as the Lee Loy or Chung Lee place, passed from family ownership after the 1890 flood. She was pleased two years ago that five acres of the original claim, including the site of her birth, had returned to the family, bought by a nephew, William G. Weston, after nearly 70 years. Her parents are buried in a tiny cemetery at an edge of the original claim, which bordered the Robert Newell, James Henshaw, Francis X. Matthieu and Alex Aubichon claims, on the latter of which stands LaButte and the town of Butteville.
A professional cook in Washington state mountain and coastal resorts for many years, Mrs. Cook had been a widow since 1939. She had no children and is survived by two nieces and six nephews.
Canby Herald newspaper, Aug. 31, 1961
(I suspect that Myra Weston, who was married to the William Weston in the next to the last paragraph of the obit above, wrote this obit. Myra was the owner/editor of the Canby Herald for some 20 years and did a lot of research on the Weston family)
David Weston (1820 - 1875)
Mary St. Clair Gay (1832 - 1884)
William J Cook (____ - 1939)
Catherine Weston (1853 - 1854)*
Mary Jane Weston Jette (1855 - 1932)*
James St. Clair Weston (1857 - 1931)*
Lewis S. Weston (1871 - 1934)*
Inez R. Weston Cook (1876 - 1961)
WIDOW OF WILLIAM J. COOK
Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Plot: Section 28, Lot 11
Maintained by: Nathan Haines
Originally Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35999232