Obituary: Soldiers' Home.
Edson Cook, Aged Veteran, is Dead. Only Man in Home Who Lost Arm in Battle.
Edson A. Cook, 88, one of the oldest men in the Home, and the only man in the camp who had lost an arm in battle, died in the hospital at 4 p. m. Monday. He was admitted from Newton Falls, Trumbull Co. on December 5, 1918, and had twenty-three months' service in the civil war in Co. H, First Vermont cavalry, and Co. H, Thirty-seventh Mass. Inf. He drew a pension of $50 a month. His nearest relative is a second cousin, Benjamin F. Allen of Boston, Mass.
It is considered odd that among the hundreds of veterans in the Home, Cook was the only one who had lost an arm. There is one veteran here who lost a leg in the battle of Gettysburg.
Pub.: Sandusky (OH) Star Journal, 12 Aug 1919, 10 Column: 1
Service Record: Edson A. Cook, born 8 Apr 1831, at Plainfield, Hampshire County, Mass., enlisted 17 Nov 1861 and was discharged 8 Mar 1862. Second enlistment: 4 Apr 1863; discharged 24 Mar 1864, Co H, 37th Mass. V.I.
Died on 11 Aug 1919 at and is buried Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Home, Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio, USA, Buried on 13 Aug 1919 Rank: Sergeant, Branch of Service: Army, Next of Kin: Alfred E. Cook, Chicago, IL. (Perhaps a son who died before 1918, as his brother Alfred E. died at Gettysburg 1863.)
Cooke, Edson A. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 37th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, SIDE: Union, COMPANY: H. FILM NUMBER: M544 ROLL 9
Family History: Edson A. Cook, Sr. married Esther Abel of Goshen, Feb., 1824. Died suddenly while crossing the field between Jared Dyer's house and the village, Feb. 5, 1858. He had been dead some hours when discovered.
Children of Edson, Sr. and Esther Abel:
Maria Ellen Cook b. Feb. 15, 1825
James Edward Cook b. Sept 9. 1826
Edson A., Jr. April 8, 1831
Alfred Ethington Cook b. May 16, 1839
Susan Estella (Cook) Wade b. May 27, 1844
Sources: (1) Plainfield, MA Town Clerk VR p. 509; (2) History of Plainfield. p. 138, Andrew Cook genealgy.
1850 Northampton, Hampshire, MA HAWLEY, William A 38 Editor Hampshire Gazette; COOK, Edson A 19 Printer
1880 Census Geneva, Ashtabula, OH: COOK, Edson A. boarder, 47 , b MA Widower Clerk In Dry Goods Store
1910 Census East Riner Road, Newton, Trumbull, OH: COOK, Edson A, boarder, 79 , b MA own account, Veteran Union Army.
EDSON a. cOOK
37 MASS. INF.
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