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 US Civil War Soldiers flag  Stephen J  COOK

  (b. 16 July 1831Chautauqua, New York, USA   d. 15 January 1912Chautauqua, New York, USA )  
Summary: Stephen J COOK was born 16 July 1831 in Chautauqua, New York, USA. Stephen J COOK was the child of Samuel COOK and Thamler? VICNEY?

He married  Martha Minerva EASTMAN 9 September 1855 in Bear Lake, Warren, Pennsylvania, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Martha Minerva EASTMAN  was born 25 August 1838 in Chautauqua, New York, USA .  She died 23 February 1925 in Chautauqua, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of Squire EASTMAN and Martha Louisa TRASK.

Stephen J COOK died 15 January 1912 in Chautauqua, New York, USA.
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son of Samuel Cook and ?
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Did You Know? America - Did you know? December 2, 1899 - U.S. acquires American Samoa by treaty with Great Britain and Germany.

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Stephen J COOK married  flag Martha Minerva EASTMAN-- Date: 9 September 1855 Place: Bear Lake, Warren, Pennsylvania, USA
Martha Minerva EASTMAN was the daughter of Squire EASTMAN and Martha Louisa TRASK




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 flag Emily Annie COOK (b.25 September 1861, Lottsville, Pennsylvania, USA  d. 29 January 1939, Findley Lake, Chautauqua, New York, USA)


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Birth
16 July 1831
Chautauqua, New York, USA

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1855 Marriage / Partner
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Death
15 January 1912
Chautauqua, New York, USA

Another Veteran GONE
Stephen J. COOK ( *JOSHUA) passed away, Sat Afternoon, Jan 12, 1912 at his home here (*Findley Lake) after an illness of about 10 days. Deceased was born in Waterford ERIE County PA July 16, 1831 where he spent the early part of his life, He married there to Martha EASTMAN, Sept 9, 1855 To them were born 7 children. In 1862 when the call came for volunteers, he was among the first to enlist, serving in the Co K Reg 145th PA VOL
until the close of the war. From the Battle of Petersburg , he with many unfortunate ones, was captured and placed in ANDERSONVILLE prison, there confined for 6 months. then transferred to Florence, remaining for 2 1/ 2 months. After the close of the war, some years were spent in Union City, (Erie Co) PA. The past 30 years he has resided in or near this village, He became identified with the U B Church many years ago, he was the last survivor of 9 NINE Children (Cook).
The Rev D. H. DUNBAR assisted by Rev. L L HAGER, the only surviving witness to the marriage in 1855 and Rev. O. J. GAGE pastor of the Baptist church officiated.
Pall bearers were;
Earl HASKELL
Rae HASKELL (male)
LaVerne COOK and George COOK Grandsons of the deceased.
He leaves to mourn besides a wife, 5 children
Reuben A. COOK of North East (Erie CO PA)
William H COOK , E. Annie MORSE, Effie L HASKELL and Miss Minnie COOK of this village.
A daughter Effie or Elsie? died in infancy, and a son Fred W. COOK died in 1892
17 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren survive.
Friends attending from a distance were;
Rev J B COOK from Waterford Church,
and Frank Cook of Erie, Nephews of Stephen
Miss BATTEN of Erie, and H.L. EASTMAN of North East.
Burial in Findley Lake Cemetery.
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Stephen is buried at: Findley Lake Cemetery Mina Chautauqua County New York, USA
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