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Betsy Bemis Smith Cooke
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1829
Monkton Boro
Addison County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1918
Knoxville
Knox County
Illinois, USA

Mrs Milo Cooke one of Knox Co. staunch and sturdy pioneers, died at the Old Ladies Home in Knoxville. Death due to infirmities of old age being almost 93 years of age. Braving hardships of life in the almost barren country in the early 1850's, the Cooke family moved from Vermont to Henderson Il. A few years comming to Galesburg. They were present for the Lincoln-Douglas debate. As a talented woman she became known for her devotion to music and with the deeds of the early settlers. She became the first music teacher in the public schools. Married Milo Cooke 1848 they first located in N.J. later moving to Galesburg. She was a member of the Congregational church and active in its work. This obit was copied from a newspaper and published by the Knox Co. Genealogical Society. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Milo D Cooke (1819 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  Forrest F Cooke (1848 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hope Cemetery
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 143
 
Maintained by: M. Ferris
Originally Created by: Florence
Record added: Jul 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5637646
Betsy Bemis <i>Smith</i> Cooke
Added by: M. Ferris
 
Betsy Bemis <i>Smith</i> Cooke
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 Added: Nov. 27, 2001

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 Added: Jul. 25, 2001
 
 
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