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Carmelia Parrott Howard Cook
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1845
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1918
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA

Carmelia Parrott daughter to Charles and Elizabeth Parrott (French immigrants) born July 3, 1845 in Detroit, Michigan. She is the sixth of seven children and was the first to be born in the USA. Her parents moved to Lowell, Kent County, Michigan in 1850 and her father was a farmer.

She married John Howard who was shoemaker in Lowell. They had 3 children, Ida May Howard, Minerva Howard and Audie Howard. John was a member of the Union Army and was stationed on the Fort Hindman gunboat. He came back in poor health and in much pain that he couldn't work. Carmelia and John divorced and John went to stay at the Michigan Old Soldiers Home in Grand Rapids.

Carmelia married George W. Cook on Dec. 24, 1888. Carmelia and George were married for 30 years at the time of her death.


Supplement to Lakeview Enterprise, Thursday, October 31, 1918

Carmelia Parrott was born July 3, 1845, died October 27, 1918, aged 73 years, 3 months, and 24 days.

Born in Detroit, moving to Lowell with her parents where she resided until her marriage with John Howard. To this union were born three daughters, only one living now. The husband dying at the Soldier's Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

December 24, 1888, the deceased was married to Geo. W. Cook, with whom she has lived for nearly thirty years. Surviving her, besides her aged husband, is one brother, Clement Parrott, one sister, Mary Eldred, one daughter, Mrs. John Griffin, four grand children, eleven great-grand children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Though a great sufferer, of the past three years, she was patient and uncomplaining. A kind neighbor, a loving mother and faithful, unselfish wife. She has been a member of the U. B. church for a number of years, sterling Christian, and a member of the W. C. T U. for about three years.

Interment was in the Lakeview cemetery.

Past joy--past sorrow--past the driving rain of tears, I see her stand and watch for me, and clear the sweet old Mother-words cometh: My child--my child--it shall be well with thee


We desire to express our appreciation and thanks to the friends, neighbors and W. C. T. U. for their kindness, sympathy and flowers in our late bereavement of the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Geo W. Cook
Mrs. John Griffin
Mrs Ora Yates
Mrs Mary Eldred
Clement Parrott
Family links: 
  Charles Parrott (1797 - 1896)
  Elizabeth Parrott (1803 - 1870)
  George W. Cook (1845 - 1923)
  John Howard (1837 - 1919)*
  Minerva Howard Parrott*
  Audie Howard Atkinson (1879 - 1921)*
  George Parrott (1829 - 1892)*
  Margaret Parrott Thurlby (1833 - 1900)*
  Jacob Parrott (1835 - 1895)*
  Emily Parrott Houser (1837 - 1902)*
  Clement C. Parrott (1842 - 1932)*
  Carmelia Parrott Howard Cook (1845 - 1918)
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Kathy Camp
Record added: Jul 13, 2006
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Carmelia <i>Parrott</i> Howard Cook
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