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 Robert Preston “Bob” Cook

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Robert Preston “Bob” Cook

  • Birth 13 Jan 1920 Evarts, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 21 Dec 1952 Evarts, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Keith, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 115094146

Robert was married to Haley M. (Patrick) Cook.

Auto Accident Fatal to Bob Cook, Constable

Car Veers Out of Control Over Side Of Enbankment

Constable Robert Cook, 33, of Evarts, died in Harlan Hospital yesterday afternoon of injuries received in an automobile accident near Draper.

The accident occurred about 5 p.m. Cook apparently lost control of his car near the Draper tipple and the car went over the bank. He suffered severe cuts and bruises of the face and head, crushed chest, a wound at the base of the neck, and crushed pelvis.

Cook was the elected constable of District 2 and was employed as a machine man at the Dartmont Coal Company. He was a member of Yocum Creek I.O.O.F. and UMW Local 8170.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cook, Evarts; six children, Shirley, Bobbie, Geraldine, Helen, Hazel and Carl, all of Evarts; three brothers, Boyd, Sherman, and George Cook, of Evarts; and two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Philpot,of Pardee, Va., and Mrs. Maud Stepp, of Evarts.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Draper Baptist Church. The body will be at the home in Evarts until the funeral hour.

Burial wiil be in Resthaven Cemetery. Evarts Funeral Home is in charge.

(Source: Harlan County, KY newspaper 1952).


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  • Created by: SaBy
  • Added: 7 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115094146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Preston “Bob” Cook (13 Jan 1920–21 Dec 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115094146, citing Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by SaBy (contributor 47896163) .