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Macinda Belle Cook Howard
Birth: Oct. 15, 1853
Boydsville
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug., 1896
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA

Macinda Belle was the fourth of ten children born to G.W. Cook and wife Louisa A. Brown Browder. Macinda was named for her grand mother Macinda Wheeler Brown. George and Louisa lived next house to the Philip Howards as shown in the 1860 Kentucky census. Two of their children Macinda Belle Cook and Wilson Campbell Howard were married by 1871. Five children were born in Kentucky to Macinda Bell and Wilson before they left for "the West". One of their daughters tells of walking beside the wagon sometimes, as they traveled to a new home.

Wilson Howard practiced medicine and newspaper articles from Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, referred to him as "Doc Howard". Five more children were born to the couple after they arrived in "Indian Territory" before it became a State of Oklahoma. Macinda Belle died in 1896 and was buried in Ryan Cemetery. It has been said she was buried next to a grandchild. Macinda Belle's gravesite is unmarked. Possibly it has crumbled with time. The child's stone still stands, that of R. Snellings. One grandson remembers when his father took him to the site beside a child, so that he would know where his grandmother was buried.

Wilson was shown in the 1900 census with the six small children still at home. His youngest daughter was a small child when her mother died, and tells that the only thing she could remember of her Mother, was she was "always sickly".

Most of the children of Macinda Belle and Wilson lived to be 90+ years of age; two of the daughters lived to be 100+.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Cook (1828 - 1906)
  Louisa E. Brown Cook (1831 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilson Campbell Howard (1847 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Martha Leticia Howard Crow (1872 - 1949)*
  May Howard Hammond (1872 - 1916)*
  William Perle Howard (1874 - 1959)*
  Rachel Louisa Howard Hayes (1875 - 1976)*
  Robert Lee Howard (1879 - 1958)*
  Ada Belle Howard Russell (1885 - 1981)*
  Minnie Howard Vanderburg (1888 - 1991)*
  George Philip Howard (1890 - 1971)*
  Benjamin Franklin Howard (1894 - 1979)*
  John Vernon Howard (1895 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Macinda Belle Cook Howard (1853 - 1896)
  Mary Louisa Cook Gupton (1855 - 1925)*
  John Brown Cook (1859 - 1952)*
  George Washington Cook (1861 - 1945)*
  Martha Clementine Cook Harding (1863 - 1917)*
  Vernon F. Cook (1868 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
gravesite unmarked in 2010
 
Burial:
Ryan Cemetery
Ryan
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Originally Created by: billye schulle
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
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Macinda Belle <i>Cook</i> Howard
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Macinda Belle <i>Cook</i> Howard
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Macinda Belle <i>Cook</i> Howard
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Gone at 42 ,GGrandmother , but not forgotten.Lovingly, Ada Belle's granddaughter...
- Toni Goodman King
 Added: Mar. 3, 2013

- MarBella
 Added: Jan. 27, 2010
 
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