|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1816|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1895|
Amos Cook was born January 8, 1816 in Maine
Amos Cook was 23 when he joined the "Peoria Party" Organized by THOMAS JEFFERSON FARNHAM/Lawyer and Captain of the Party.
Amos along with the Party of Men set out from Peoria,Illinois on May 1, 1839. Their purpose was to colonize the Oregon County, raise the U.S. Flag and "run" the Hudson's Bay Company out of the country.
The party carried a flag with the motto "OREGON OR THE GRAVE" naming the group of 19 the "OREGON DRAGOONS"
Amos Cook was one of few who receached FORT VANCOUVER on June 1, 1840, thirteen months after leaving Peoria.
He was the last surviving member of the Peoria Party when he died at his home near Dayton, Oregon on February 3, 1895.
Mary Frances Scott Cook (1833 - 1930)*
Edith May Cook (1854 - 1857)*
Lillian Alice Cooke Olds (1856 - 1914)*
Lelia "Agnes" Cook Bradshaw (1859 - 1946)*
Lewis Lincoln Cook (1861 - 1863)*
Maud Maria Cook Young (1866 - 1933)*
Pearl Lorena Cook (1874 - 1953)*
Pioneer of 1840 - He rests with nature and with nature's God
Note: h/o Mary Frances Scott Cook
Mountain View Memorial Gardens
Plot: Lot 87, Grave 17
Created by: Tracy Turner
Record added: Dec 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23343629
Added: Oct. 2, 2015
Added: Jun. 25, 2012
For an Oregon patriot who was the life long friend of my gg grandfather Francis Fletcher.|
Added: Sep. 8, 2010