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Nathan Edward Cook

  • Birth 10 Oct 1885 Hersey, Osceola County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 10 Sep 1992 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 4060

US Military Figure. The lastPhilippine-American War Survivor. He enlisted in the United States Navy at Kansas City, Missouri on April 9, 1901. He was assigned as a cabin boy on the USS Pensacola. He served his country for forty-four years and retired from the Navy in 1947 as a Lieutenant Commander. During his service, he saw action in the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Philippine Insurrection, clashes along the US-Mexican border. He commanded a sub chaser in World War I which sank two German U-boats. He also fought in World War II and was stationed in Haiti and Panama. At 106 years of age he became the oldest veteran and the last survivor of the Spanish American War. He passed away in Phoenix where he was residing in the Veteran medical Center.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Edward Cook (10 Oct 1885–10 Sep 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4060, citing National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .