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Clarence Edwin Cooke
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1876
Mitchell County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1904
Mitchell County
Kansas, USA

from cemetery records at the Kansas State Historical Society:
age at death: 28
late residence: Mitchell County
funeral director: Transit by auto
interment authorized by A.S. Cooke
date of burial given as 10/17/28, although death was given as 7/14/1904.

Beloit Gazette, July 21, 1904, page 8:
Clarence Edwin Cooke, son of Anson S. and Catherine Cooke, was born in Mitchell county, Kansas, February 14, 1876, and died at Highland farm, Mitchell county, Kansas, July 14, 1904, at 6:15 p.m.

He was baptized in infancy, by Rev. W.J. Mitchell, now of Clifton, in the Kansas conference. He was converted at the age of twelve years, and received into the Methodist Episcopal church in full connection under the ministry of Rev. G.L. Rarick, now of Plainville, Kansas. He had remained a faithful and laborious member of the church from that time until the day of his death.

He was married to Miss Mary A. Helmick, October 28, 1903, at Ellis, Kansas, who survives his death to mourn the loss of an affectionate and noble husband.

He moved to Kansas City, Mo., in August, 1902, and was engaged as one of the clerical force in the National Bank of Commerce in that city. During his stay in Kansas City his health failed, and he removed to Ellis, Kansas, where he engaged as a clerk in a hardware establishment. His health continued to decline and he returned to his old home, where he and all his friends hoped that with perfect rest and medical attention, he would regain his usual health, but the sequel proved that all hopes were in vain. He continued to decline until death relieved him of his burden, and left a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his early death.

Brother Clarence Cooke was a young man of exceptional manly, Christian character. He was an affectionate and dutiful son, one of whom his parents could truthfully say he never gave them a moment of anxiety. He was a kind and devoted husband and loved the retirement and sweet influence of home. He was conscientious and strictly honest in all his business transactions and had a high ideal of civic righteousness. He was liberal and generous in his attitude toward all objects of charity and benevolence. He leaves a rich heritage of faith to his father and mother, brothers, relatives and friends. Let us live to meet him in heaven.

(Four stanza poem followed, with this addition: J.H. Lockwood, Pleasant View, Kas., July 15, '04)
The funeral services were held at Pleasant View chapel, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. J.H. Lockwood, pastor of the church, preached the sermon, from Numbers 23:10.
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We embrace this opportunity and way to return to our friends our appreciation and sincere thanks for their great kindness and helpfulness to us during our late affliction and bereavement, and may God bestow upon you all his rich blessings and sustaining grace in time of need. We also appreciate the kindness and courtesy extended to us by the telephone and those connected therewith in our time of need.
Anson S. Cooke Katie E. Cooke
Mary A. Cooke Rev. J.C. Helmick
Maud Helmick Louis M. Cooke
Marie Cooke Wilbur W. Cooke
Lettie F. Cooke Byron F. Cooke
Edgar R. Cooke Esther M. Cooke

Family links: 
  Anson Simonds Cooke (1849 - 1940)
  Catherine Emily McMillan Cooke (1849 - 1928)
  Clarence Edwin Cooke (1876 - 1904)
  Wilbur Walter Cooke (1879 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: N 1/2 595, Section VIII, grave 2
Created by: Cheryl White
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85066943
Clarence Edwin Cooke
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