The family of Albert Cook

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Hey!

I'm stepping out of my usual genealogical research today to help a good friend of mine. She doesn't have a tree here (yet) or anywhere else and has asked me to ask around for her.  She's trying to find information on her great, great grandfather Albert Cook, born May 1st 1883.

She says he was likely born in or around Grant, Indiana. He died March 20th, 1960 in Woodson, Kansas. He was married to a woman named Mary Francis Dillion who was born May 10th, 1887 in Dighton, Kansas. She died November 4th, 1975 in Kansas.  She can't find any information on Albert's parents or siblings. She did find him on Find a Grave. I also may have found him in a couple censuses. But, I'm not sure. She found his WWI draft card. She doesn't have anything beyond Mary's parents.

I'm hoping someone here can help me  help my friend out. Not sure what else I can do. I've looked in the censuses. I told her to register. Perhaps someone can help me help her? Thanks!
in Genealogy Help by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (398k points)

5 Answers

+3 votes

Albert Cook

Kansas, Marriages

Name Albert Cook
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 03 Nov 1907
Event Place Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 24
Marital Status Married
Birth Year (Estimated) 1883
Spouse's Name Mary F. Dillon
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 19
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1888
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Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911

GS Film Number 1428860
Digital Folder Number 007579723
Image Number 00196

Citing this Record

"Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW2F-79S : 28 January 2016), Albert Cook and Mary F. Dillon, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; citing Marriage, 03 Nov 1907, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States, district clerk, county clerk and register offices from various counties. Kansas State Historical Society. ; FHL microfilm 1,428,860.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
This is fantastic! Sending her a link. Do you think we can find them in the censuses?
Looked for his parents but did not find them.
Yeah. That's weird. I mean...I dunno if you remember the hard time I had with Elizabeth Fellows being born Deborah. But, this is bizarre. He couldn't have just popped out of the aether. She says he was born in Indiana. I looked and found what I thought was Albert. Turns out it wasn't.
In the 1910 census they had a son, Clinton, who was very young. See answer above for details.
She is gonna be very happy! Thanks! Now we need to find Clinton and how he connects to everyone. I would have her make a tree on FS. But, I think here or geni may be the best bets.
+4 votes
I found an Albert Cook, son of George and Sarah in Switzerland County, Indiana.  This Albert also has a WWI Draft Reg. from Switzerland County and his birthday is 1 May 1883.

The 1900 census spells his name "Albern" and his mother "Serra".
by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (55.3k points)
Hmm. I think this might be him! Got a link?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M997-YM4

According to this census, Sarah is his second wife.  I'm still looking for his first wife.  Siblings are:  Charles and Walter.  Parents of George are Theodore Cook of Germany and Eadelia of France.  His first wife is either Alma Platt or Jane Eckles.  I'm looking into that right now.
I wonder if he and Mary got divorced because she died long after he did.
I mean George's first wife.  If I can nail Albert's mother, I should be able to find a birth certificate.
Okay. =) I haven't had much luck on that front. Maybe you will.
I found that Albert and wife Mary were back in Posey, Switzerland, Indiana for the 1920 Census.  George died in 1928 so, perhaps, they were there caring for his father.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF4Y-JLV
Perhaps.  Finding Albert's parents is a goal of my friend, Angela's. It looks like we are getting closer.
Here's what I got:

George A., son of Theodore and Eadelia Cook, married Alma Eliza Platt, daughter of Ralph and Polly Platt, on 19 Feb 1881.  They had 3 sons, Charles Edward, Albert, and Walter.  She died before 1894 and George remarried to Leah Retta.  All this took place in Switzerland, Indiana. Son Charles married in Shelby, Indiana, son Albert married in Kansas, and son Walter married in Campbell, Kentucky   

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSF-BNR

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFZP-ZQB

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF8Q-G4M
Interesting. I'll be sure to let her know!
+3 votes

Albert Cook

United States Census, 1910

Name Albert Cook
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Yates Center Ward 3, Woodson, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 26
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1884
Birthplace Indiana
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Birthplace Indiana
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 14

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Albert Cook Head M 26 Indiana
Mary Cook Wife F 21 Kansas
Clinton Cook Son M 0 Kansas

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United States Census, 1910

District ED 151
Sheet Number and Letter 14B
Household ID 334
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T624
Affiliate Film Number 449
GS Film Number 1374462
Digital Folder Number 004971562
Image Number 00951

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2CB-BBJ : accessed 6 September 2017), Albert Cook, Yates Center Ward 3, Woodson, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 151, sheet 14B, family 334, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 449; FHL microfilm 1,374,462.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
+2 votes

Clinton Cook

United States Census, 1930

Name Clinton Cook
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 20
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1910
Birthplace Kansas
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Birthplace Kansas
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 8

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Clinton Cook Head M 20 Kansas
Lucy E Cook Wife F 21 Indiana
Mary L Cook Daughter F 0 Kansas

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United States Census, 1930

District ED 20
Sheet Number and Letter 8B
Household ID 189
Line Number 78
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T626
Affiliate Film Number 703
GS Film Number 2340438
Digital Folder Number 004950855
Image Number 01079

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7Q7-6GX : accessed 6 September 2017), Clinton Cook, Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 20, sheet 8B, line 78, family 189, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 703; FHL microfilm 2,340,438.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

Clinton Cook

United States Census, 1920

Name Clinton Cook
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Posey, Switzerland, Indiana, United States
Gender Male
Age 10
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1910
Birthplace Kansas
Father's Birthplace Kansas
Mother's Birthplace Indiana
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 1

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Albert J Cook Head M 36 Indiana
Mary F Cook Wife F 32 Kansas
Clinton Cook Son M 10 Kansas
Francis J Cook Daughter F 7 Kansas

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United States Census, 1920

District ED 177
Sheet Number and Letter 1B
Household ID 21
Line Number 87
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T625
Affiliate Film Number 469
GS Film Number 1820469
Digital Folder Number 004965847
Image Number 00165

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF4Y-JL2 : accessed 6 September 2017), Clinton Cook in household of Albert J Cook, Posey, Switzerland, Indiana, United States; citing ED 177, sheet 1B, line 87, family 21, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 469; FHL microfilm 1,820,469.

+2 votes

Clinton Allen Cook

United States Census, 1940

Name Clinton Allen Cook
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Lane Township, Greenwood, Kansas, United States
Sex Male
Age 30
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Kansas
Birth Year (Estimated) 1910
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Clinton Allen Cook Head M 30 Kansas
Lucy Ellen Cook Wife F 31 Indiana
Alberta Mae Cook Daughter F 9 Kansas
Georgia Lee Cook Daughter F 4 Kansas

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United States Census, 1940

District 37-12
Family Number 29
Sheet Number and Letter 2A
Line Number 26
Affiliate Publication Number T627
Affiliate Film Number 1233
Digital Folder Number 005449138
Image Number 00865

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRK4-QJ6 : accessed 6 September 2017), Clinton Allen Cook, Lane Township, Greenwood, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-12, sheet 2A, line 26, family 29, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1233.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

This is awesome. Thanks! Someone on geni said the parents are William P. Cook (1855–1925) and Elizabeth Ellen Sharp (1860–1924) according to some tree at Ancestry.

I can't access that tree. Paywall even though I am a member.

Paternal Grandparents also. 

William P. Cook

Birth:  Dec. 12, 1855
Death:  Sep. 28, 1925
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Cook (1830 - 1910)
  Sarah Purvis Cook (1829 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ellen Cook (1860 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  Albert B Cook (1884 - 1959)*
  Vada Alice Cook Shields - Kinneman (1890 - 1969)*
 
 Sibling:
  William P. Cook (1855 - 1925)
  Jason E. Cook (1858 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Estates of Serenity 
Marion
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Plot: B11 L22 G1
 
Maintained by: LYoung
Originally Created by: Gerald Rhoades
Record added: Nov 14, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 80461080

Cemetery records can have errors and it would be best to verify accuracy from another source other than just the cemetery record. 

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