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Adm Francis Augustus Cook
Birth: May 10, 1843
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1916
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

US Navy Rear Admiral. Cook graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1863. Shortly after graduation he was promoted to Ensign and assigned duty on board the Seminole in the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. He participated in the bombardment of Mobile, Alabama during the Civil War under the command of Admiral Farragut. From 1865 to 1867 he was attached to the steamer Vanderbilt, of the North Pacific squadron. From 1867 to 1868 he served with the North Atlantic squadron and in 1869 he was assigned to duty at the Naval Academy. His next assignment was on board the flagship Independence from 1872 to 1874 on the South Pacific station. On December 1, 1896 he was assigned command of the Cruiser Brooklyn and retained command until April 1899 when he became a member of the examining and retiring boards of the United States Navy at Washington, DC. Cook was in command of the Cruiser USS Brooklyn during the Spanish-American war. His vessel was selected as flagship of the northern division of the North Atlantic squadron, known as the flying squadron, under command of Commodore Schley. Then Captain Cook took a conspicuous part in the destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet at Santiago, receiving the surrender of Captain Moreu, of the Cristobal Colon. For distinguished service in this engagement, he was advanced five numbers in the scale of promotion. Cook was promoted to Admiral in August of 1903 and retired the following month with forty years of naval service. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Ely Cook (1803 - 1900)
  Elizabeth Christine Griffen Cook (1808 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Carrie Earle Cook (1847 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Cook Burrows (1828 - 1881)*
  Sarah Jane Cook Moseley (1829 - 1859)*
  Isabella Angelica Cook (1831 - 1911)*
  Josephine Cook (1836 - 1920)*
  Theresa Cook (1839 - 1894)*
  Benjamin Ely Cook (1841 - 1930)*
  Francis Augustus Cook (1843 - 1916)
  Delia Ann Delano Cook (1845 - 1909)*
  Helen G. Cook (1847 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
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- tbeck
 Added: May. 24, 2015
Your lengthy and distinguished service to our country is not forgotten.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015

- sukiyhtaky
 Added: May. 19, 2014
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