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 Frederick W. Cook

Frederick W. Cook

Birth
Death 1925 (aged 85–86)
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
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Memorial ID 100019255 · View Source
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Obit for Mr. Cook:

DEATH OF F. W. COOK
Oak Park Pioneer Passed Away at Daughter's Home in Melrose Park—Resided in California
Another Oak Park pioneer, Frederick W. Cook, has passed away. He died in Melrose Park early on Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Daniels.
About a month ago he and his wife came from Long Beach, Calif., his home for twelve years, on one of his periodic visits to Oak Park. He began to fail soon after his arrival and the end came as he would have had it, among his old friends and neighbors.
He was born in England on July 10, 1839. His father was an officer in the British coast guard service and a distinguished service veteran of the Crimean war. At the age of 12 young Cook went to sea as a cabin boy.
In 1857 he took up his residence in the United States at Machias, Me. He came to Chicago in 1861 and was in service on the great lakes. As a sailor he had many thrilling adventures and many hair breath escapes. He gave up the calling of the sea after the great fire in 1871 and went into business in Chicago with his brother, Egbert. On July 10, 1878, his birthday, he was married to Miss Ida Fowler, who, with six children, survive him. The eldest daughter, Agnes, died many years ago.
Mr. Cook was a charter member of the old Dwight L. Moody church on Illinois street, Chicago. He moved to Oak Park in 1883 and united with the First Methodist church. It was here his family was brought up in the atmosphere of the home, the church and the school. In 1912 he and his wife took up their residence in Long Beach, Calif., making occasional trips to the east.
He was a great church man, regular in attendance and generous in his contributions. He was one of the founders of Onward mission, now the Forest Park church.
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. AI. N. English and Rev. John Norris Hale, a former pastor, and whose daughter is the wife of F. L. Cook. Brief appreciative addresses were made emphasizing the outstanding elements of his character and his place in the home and the church. A large company of oldtime friends and the Borrowed Time club bore testimony by their presence to his worth as a man.
Interment was made at Forest Home, by the side of his daughter, Agnes. The six surviving children are Charles R. Cook, James Loren Cook, both of Long Beach, Calif.; Frank L. Cook, Oakland, Calif.; Fred W. Cook, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Baldwin Kannenberg, Newcastle, Pa., and Mrs. Ralph C. Daniels. Melrose Park. In addition to the six children there are nine grandchildren. —Oak Leaves (Oak Park, IL)
11 Jul 1925, pg. 76
[Courtesy, Findagrave contributor Debbie B]


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  • Created by: Dave H
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100019255
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick W. Cook (1839–1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100019255, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dave H (contributor 47580547) .