|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1865|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1937|
Transcription of Obituary from The Bryan Weekly Eagle
Useful Resident Is Buried Monday
I. M. Cook died at his farm home in Steep Hollow community, Sunday, July 4, at 10:45 a.m. and in his going another of Brazos County's noblest and best citizens passed from anomng us. His last illness was one of pain and long duration, but I. M. Cook was a Christian, and bore his afflictions with a patience and courage characteristic of his long years of usefulness on earth.
Born in Louisiana, February 24, 1865, Isaac Marion Cook, came to Texas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Cook, when he was but three years of age. The Cook family settled in Brazos County, in what is now, Steep Hollow community, and I. M. Cook grew to boyhood and manhood there. He was married to Miss Annie Duff, and they builded their own home in Steep Hollow community. At the time of his death they had resided at their present home place for the past 45 years.
I. M. Cook was a successful farmer, not only in material benefits but also in all things forthe education, uplifts and benefit of farm living, farm beautification, and the home life of the farmer, his family, his home community, state and nation.
For 18 years he was president of the Brazos County National Farm Loan association, and through his efforts and leadership farmers of this community recieved the assistance of that organization. He was also a member ond a leader in like organizations throughout his life, and th "work of his hands and heart, was ever for the benefit of the farmner of this and adjoining counties.
For a long period of years, he served as president of the Brazos County Singing Convention, an organization which he gave loving service. Steep Hollow Cemetery Association was perfected under his guidance, and his interest, to the last, were with that sacred place, "where the rude forfathers of the hamlet sleep."
This afternoon at 4 o'clock, at Steep Hollow Baptist church, services were held for I. M. Cook, and tribute paid to his long and useful life by W. S. Barron, a life long friend. The gospel hymns he loved so well were sung by the Steep Hollow choir, with E. U. Peters, friend of his boyhood days leading the the music.
After the services at the church the body was laid tenderly to rest in the Steep Hollow cemetery, under direction of McCulloch-Dansby Funeral Company of Bryan.
The life companion of this good man survives him, and also three sons and three daughters, W. B. Cook, Houston; Ted E. Cook, Spring; Jess M. Cook, Caruthersville, Mo.; Mrs. Theron Hensarling, Stephenville; Mrs. Guy Tobias, Bryan; Mrs. Bryan Hearne, Navasota, and also thirteen grand children.
Pall beareers at the funeral were; Louis Bullock, W. H. Jack Jones, Aubrey Tobias, George Cargill, Berry Risinger, and C. W. Hairrell of Hearne.
Isaac Smith Cook (1830 - 1897)
Elizabeth I Sprawls Cook (1827 - 1868)
Jo Anna Duff Cook (1869 - 1949)
William Berry Cook (1895 - 1969)*
Ima Mae Cook Hensarling (1898 - 1982)*
Edwin Theodore Cook (1902 - 1988)*
Annie Laurie Cook Tobias (1909 - 1987)*
Cora Emma Cook Hearne (1911 - 2007)*
Margaret Marietta Cook Weedon (1857 - 1918)*
Sarah Rebecca Cook (1860 - 1921)*
Isaac Marion Cook (1865 - 1937)
Note: year of birth on tombstone is exchanged with wife's
Steep Hollow Cemetery
Plot: Section 1, Space 105
Created by: B. Coker
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23892725