Maj John A Cook

Maj John A Cook

Birth
England
Death 1877 (aged 80–81)
Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot Section 1
Memorial ID 7131418 · View Source
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Buried next to Jane Cook.

32 Maj. John A. Cook
1796-1877
John was born on the Isle of Wight in
England and boasted of being a descendent of William the Conqueror. He came to America in 1819 and lived
in Ohio and Indiana where he was commissioned as a major of the battalion of Militia Cavalry, served as the state librarian and gained some fame as a temperance lecturer. He
came to California in 1849 and took charge of the Custom House in San Diego. After attending the California
Legislature when it convened in San Jose, he moved to Northern California and settled in Santa Clara in 1851. He
and his wife, Jane (Fulkerson), built a home on The Alameda that was called Cook's Grove or Cook's Pond and used
for events such as graduation ceremonies of Santa Clara College.

On another note: he was first married to Jane Wheeler, also born on the Isle of Wight. She died in Ohio in 1849, which is the same year that John Cook left for California. Jane Fulkerson Cook is his second wife. His son, Nathaniel Wheeler Cook, is also buried in Mission City Memorial Park.



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  • Maintained by: Dale Tebbe
  • Originally Created by: Charla Carter
  • Added: 30 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7131418
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj John A Cook (1796–1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7131418, citing Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dale Tebbe (contributor 47974679) .