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 Melissa Elizabeth “Lizzie” <I>Barrett</I> Cook

Melissa Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barrett Cook

Birth
Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Death 28 May 1947 (aged 77)
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 7, Block E, Grave 31
Memorial ID 104436553 · View Source
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Melissa Elizabeth Barrett Cook was born Monday, 10 Jan 1870 in West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. She was the eldest child of Andrew Jackson & Sarah Elizabeth (Baldwin) Barrett. Lizzie grew up between the towns of West Terre Haute & Terre Haute of Indiana; & Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois.

At the age of 17, Lizzie married James Otis Cook on Monday, 21 Nov 1887 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. They had 8 known children:

Albert Bert Cook
Infant son Cook
Irene Cook Whitsit Peyton Sabastin - Highland Lawn Cemetery
L Cook
Josephine "Josie" Cook Day
Infant Son Cook
Ethel Marie Cook Payton
Roy Cook

James & Lizzie resided in Vigo County, Indiana in the towns of Terre Haute & Taylorville until about 1911. Sometime after 1910 they moved to Peoria, Peoria, Illinois & rented at 107 N Elizabeth; until moving back to Terre Haute by 1920.


Terre Haute Tribune - Melissa "Liz" Cook, 77 years old, died at 1:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence, 1501 Harding Avenue. She is survived by the husband, James Otis Cook; one son, Albert of Peoria, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs Irene Sebastin, Mrs Ethel Burton and Mrs Josephine Day; one sister, Mrs Nellie Merritt; three brothers, Oscar, Albert and Andrew Jackson Barrett; 25 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to Callahan Funeral Home.

Lizzie died from a Cerebral Hemorrhage & suffered for 34 days. Her parents are listed Andrew Jackson Barrett & Sarah Elizabeth Baldwin with birth location incorrect on her death certificate. Her informant was her daughter Mrs Irene Sebastin. Her funeral was conducted by Callahan Funeral Home in Terre Haute with burial in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute on Friday, 30 May 1947.

Updated: Oct 23, 2017


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  • Created by: JoAnnamae
  • Added: 31 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104436553
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melissa Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barrett Cook (10 Jan 1870–28 May 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104436553, citing Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JoAnnamae (contributor 47786580) .