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Matthew McCook
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Birth: May 6, 1861
Howard County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 27, 1945
Charles City
Floyd County
Iowa, USA

Matthew "Matt" McCook May 6, 1861 May 27, 1944

Riceville --- Funeral services for Matt McCook were held at Loper's Funeral Home at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. Cordes of St. Paul, a Lutheran missionary to the deaf, in charge. The Rev. Jonas Priestley, pastor of the Riceville Congregational church opened the service with an invocation. Mr. Cordes used both the sign and oral languages at the same time for the benefit of the hearing and deaf groups.

Elinor Martin and Floria Kistner sang "Never My God to Thee" and "Only Shadows" accompanied by Mrs. Loper. Mr. Cordes read an obituary, then preached. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Among the out-of-town relatives of Mr. McCook were his son, Edward L McCook of Temple City, California, his brother, James McCook of San Francisco; and his sister-in-law Mrs. Ed McCook of Pendleton, Oregon.

The pallbearers were Wade Moore, Arthur Wagner, Tom Christian and Walter Poshusta, all of Mason City; Carl Barnd of Forest City and Palmer Lee of Clear Lake. Other out-of-town deaf persons at the service were Mrs. Palmer Lee, Mrs. Carl Barnd and Mrs. Walter Poshusta.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Wednesday May 31, 1944
Matthew McCook was born May 6, 1861 in Mitchell County, Iowa, the son of Thomas McCook and Euphemia (Brown) McCook. He married Minnie Bowser, the daughter of Jacob Bowser and Mazie (Perdew) Bowser. His wife Minnie died in 1926.
They had 3 children, Mable, Faye, and Edward.
Note: His tombstone has 1861-1945, but the newspaper was actually dated May 31, 1944

US Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895
Minnie E Bowser; Female; Residence Dubuque, Iowa; Father Jacob; Mother Mazy; Marriage Date October 4, 1893 in Ottumwa, Iowa;
Spouse Matthew McCook; Dubuque, Iowa; Father Thomas; Mother Euphemia; Repository Gallaudet University
1910 US Census: Jamestown, Howard, Iowa
Mathew McCook 49 born Iowa
Minnie 41 born abt 1869 Iowa
Faye McCook 14 born Iowa
Mable McCook 9 born abt 1901 Iowa
Edward L McCook 7 born Iowa
Thomas McCook, father 82, widowed born Ireland
Their daughter Mable (McCook) Kvammen was born June 8, 1901 in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa and died July 26, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Their daughter Faye Esther (McCook) Martin was born February 16, 1896 and died May 16, 1983 in Los Angeles, California

Their son Edward Lawrence McCook was born July 29, 1903 in Iowa and died June 8, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. He married Beryl (last name unknown. They were in the 1930 Census but he was divorced by the 1940 Census.

Family links: 
  Thomas McCook (1828 - 1913)
  Euphemia Brown McCook (1836 - 1908)
  Minnie Bowser McCook (1870 - 1926)
  Faye E. McCook Martin (1896 - 1983)*
  Thomas McCook (1853 - 1912)*
  Matthew McCook (1861 - 1945)
  Edward Charles McCook (1865 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88506992
Matthew McCook
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