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Rose <I>Terry</I> Cooke

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Rose Terry Cooke

Birth
West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death
18 Jul 1892 (aged 65)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Collinsville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.8093496, Longitude: -72.9176866
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Rose was the daughter of Henry Wadsworth Terry and Anna Wright Hulburt, the wife of Rollin H. Cooke and mother to Elizabeth J. Cooke. At age 16 she graduated from the Hartford Female Seminary. She taught school and worked as a governess in New Jersey for the family of clergyman William Van Rensselaer. She became a well known published author of poetry, short stories and novels. Some of her writings include:

1845 Graham's Magazine
1851 Trailing Arbutus in the New York Daily Tribune
1855 "The Mormon's Wife" in Graham's Magazine
1857 lead story in premier issue of Atlantic Monthly
1860 a volume of poems
1888 Complete Poems.
1878 Happy Dodd, She Hath Done What She Could
1881 Somebody's Neighbors
1885 Deacon's Week
1885 Root-bound and Other Sketches
1886 The Sphinx's Children and Other People's
1886 No: A Story for Boys
1889 Steadfast
1891 Huckleberries Gathered From the New England Hills

Rose Terry Cook in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Rose Terry Cook
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1880: Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rollin H. Cook
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Neighbors:
Occupation: Literature
Household Members:
Name Age
Rollin H. Cook 37 head, bookkeeping
Rose Terry Cook 53 wife, literature
Elizabeth J. Cook 11 daughter at school

Independent (New York City) Ministerial Register, 1892-95
General: Death Date: 18-Jul
NAME: Mrs Rose Terry Cooke
Birth Date: 1827
Assorted Information: author

COOKE, Rose Terry - Died age 65 years - Services held at East Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Burial at Collinsville, Connecticut July 19, 1892

"Burials, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pittsfield Mass. Register of Rev. William Wilberforce Newton, December 19, 1883 - January 16, 1899," as appeared in Berkshire Genealogist, Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter 2015, p. 20.

Rose was the daughter of Henry Wadsworth Terry and Anna Wright Hulburt, the wife of Rollin H. Cooke and mother to Elizabeth J. Cooke. At age 16 she graduated from the Hartford Female Seminary. She taught school and worked as a governess in New Jersey for the family of clergyman William Van Rensselaer. She became a well known published author of poetry, short stories and novels. Some of her writings include:

1845 Graham's Magazine
1851 Trailing Arbutus in the New York Daily Tribune
1855 "The Mormon's Wife" in Graham's Magazine
1857 lead story in premier issue of Atlantic Monthly
1860 a volume of poems
1888 Complete Poems.
1878 Happy Dodd, She Hath Done What She Could
1881 Somebody's Neighbors
1885 Deacon's Week
1885 Root-bound and Other Sketches
1886 The Sphinx's Children and Other People's
1886 No: A Story for Boys
1889 Steadfast
1891 Huckleberries Gathered From the New England Hills

Rose Terry Cook in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Rose Terry Cook
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1880: Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rollin H. Cook
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Neighbors:
Occupation: Literature
Household Members:
Name Age
Rollin H. Cook 37 head, bookkeeping
Rose Terry Cook 53 wife, literature
Elizabeth J. Cook 11 daughter at school

Independent (New York City) Ministerial Register, 1892-95
General: Death Date: 18-Jul
NAME: Mrs Rose Terry Cooke
Birth Date: 1827
Assorted Information: author

COOKE, Rose Terry - Died age 65 years - Services held at East Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Burial at Collinsville, Connecticut July 19, 1892

"Burials, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pittsfield Mass. Register of Rev. William Wilberforce Newton, December 19, 1883 - January 16, 1899," as appeared in Berkshire Genealogist, Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter 2015, p. 20.



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  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/131776718/rose-cooke: accessed ), memorial page for Rose Terry Cooke (17 Feb 1827–18 Jul 1892), Find a Grave Memorial ID 131776718, citing Collinsville Cemetery, Collinsville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by GB (contributor 47655429).