This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.
Mrs. Hazel Cooke, wife of Jay Cooke of the Colockum died in Spokane, Tuesday, March 13, at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Cook has been in poor health for sometime and was in Spokane with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Perry in the hopes of benefiting her condition. The body will be brought to Wenatchee Friday. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Hazel died from peritonitis due to an entopic pregnancy. Contributed by: Shelli Steedman
Ellsworth V. “E. V.” Cooke, 94, of Grants Pass died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Redwood Terrace. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Cooke was born April 8, 1912, in Entiat, Wash., and was raised on a ranch near Entiat. During World War II, he spent time mining copper in Butte, Mont. He moved to the Illinois Valley in 1944 and worked in the logging industry. In the 1970s, he moved to Grants Pass, where he promoted garlic production in the
Josiah Cooke, from Coventry, Conn., came to Alstead in 1774. He married Huldah Bassett for his first wife, Lucy Desmond for his second, and reared one son and two daughters. The son, Capt. Josiah, married Sarah Emerson, who bore him three sons and two daughters-John, Arva. Beniah, Polly and Sarah. John married Eunice Parker, rearing one son and one daughter, the latter of whom, Philetta, resides in town. Arva married Rhoda Willard, who bore him five children, three of whom are living. lie was a farmer, served the town as selectman, and died in 1844, aged forty-nine years. His eldest
Hon. Anson S. Cooke. A resident of Kansas during a period of forty-five years, a pioneer of the prairies of Mitchell County, and for twelve years a member of the State Senate, Hon. Anson S. Cooke is well and favorably known in various parts of the commonwealth, and particularly so at Topeka where he now is living in retirement. During his long and useful career he has risen from poverty to affluence and from obscurity to prominence, and while engaged steadfastly and successfully in the promotion of his personal interests has also contributed to the welfare of the state which
Earl P. Cooke, 57, resident of Yakima for the past seven years, died in a Yakima hospital Monday [December 27] evening. He had made his home at 301 N. 26th Ave. Mr. Cooke was born in Ellensburg. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morand D. Cooke were pioneers of the Ellensburg District. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; one sister, Mrs. Laurin T. Dawes, Ellensburg, and three brothers, Lester V. of Ellensburg, Charlie P. of Ellensburg and Frank M. of Seattle. Mr. Cooke was a member of the Elks. He had previously lived in Menlo, Wash. for 19 years. He
Mrs. Daisy Victoria Cooke, 78, of 410 S. 49th Ave., died Monday [September 19, 1977] in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Cooke was born in Cumberland, Wash. Her parents, George C and Emma Storey, were Washington State pioneers. Mrs. Cooke was educated in Seattle Public Schools. On Sept. 19, 1922 she married Howard P. Cooke in Wenatchee. Today was their 55th wedding anniversary. They moved to Yakima 10 years ago from Port Orchard. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, served as a musician for many drill and degree teams for fraternal organizations, was a member of the Veterans
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Yocum [Loise Yocom] Cooke, 86, pioneer resident of the Colockum and the Wenatchee Valley, will be held from the Jones and Jones Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. The following will serve as pallbearers: Gordon Cooke, Ed Ingersoll, Tom Goodwin, Rex Shamley, Porter Yocum, and Ben Yocum. Mrs. Cooke died in a Bellingham Hospital Tuesday following a short illness. Born July 26, 1859 , at Rochester, Minn., she came to Ellensburg as a young child. She
Funeral services for Claude Paul Cooke, 62, of Bellingham and formerly of the Colockum and Entiat, will be held from the Jones and Jones Chapel, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. George W. Pratt of Entiat will officiate, and interment will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. Mr. Cooke died in a Bellingham Hospital Friday evening, following an illness of two years. Born July 4, 1882 in Ellensburg, he grew to manhood there and was married to Emma Storey in 1908  at Wenatchee. He lived for many
Capt., Inf., Field Staff, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Franklin County; son of B. F. and S. F. Cooke. Husband of Mrs. Alice Tull. Entered service July 27, 1917. Sent to Camp Bickett, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., July 29, 1917. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to rank of First Lt. 1913, Capt. June, 1918. Fought at Bellicourt, Hindenburg Drive, Ypres. Was in N.C. N. G. from May 25, 1907, until mustered into Federal service. On Mexican border nine months. Landed in USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., May 7, 1919.