|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1860|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1926|
William Sidney Pierce Cook, my g-grandfather, was the 7th of 8 children born to my gg-grandfather, ABNER ATKINSON COOK (1811-1861 from Abner's three marriages. William was the 2d of 3 children born to Abner's 3rd and last wife: (my gg-grandmother): EMILY ROPER COLEMAN (1838-1914).
(William was known by various names in records: "William Cook", "Pierce Cook", and "W.S. Cook",)
William was born 4 February 1860 in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, never remembering his father since Abner Cook died when William was about 16 months old.
William married my g-grandmother, CLARA EUGENIA BEDDO on December 23, 1879 at the age of 19 in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. They had three children:
1) Sidney Herbert Cook (1881-1966) - my grandfather;
2) Henry Forman Cook (1883-1955);
3) Howard Leroy Cook (1885-1951).
William was a farmer and also ran a general store called "Cook & Sons" and employed his three sons: Sidney Herbert Cook, Sr., Henry Forman Cook and Howard Leroy Cook, to work there.
My g-grandfather was known as a very kind and gentle man who treated not only his family but also his animals with the greatest of kindness. Upon his death, a one-halfpage tribute was posted in the Marshall Messenger in Marshall, Texas on June 16, 1926, page 3.
William died at the age of 66 on April 29, 1926. William's wife, Clara Beddo Cook-- my g-grandmother--died just 2 years later at the age of 68 in 1928. They both are buried at the Algoma Cemetery, in Marshall, Texas.
Would love to communicate with any of the descendants of this large family.
Abner Atkinson Cook (1811 - 1861)
Emerly Roper Coleman Taylor (1839 - 1914)
Clara Eugenia Beddo Cook (1859 - 1928)*
Sidney Herbert Cook (1881 - 1966)*
Henry Forman Cook (1883 - 1955)*
Howard Leroy Cook (1885 - 1951)*
Mary Catharine Cook (1844 - 1845)**
Thomas A. Cook (1848 - 1931)**
Behn Cook (1857 - 1932)*
William Sidney Pierce Cook (1860 - 1926)
Emma Matilda Taylor (1865 - 1888)**
Algoma Cemetery South and North
Plot: Section: Center Circle
Maintained by: Cheryl Cook Singleton
Originally Created by: EastTexan
Record added: Sep 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21696795