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George Ezra Cook

1North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3ZT-TYS. "Name: George Ezra Cook
Event Date: 04 Jul 1930
Event Place: Mcneil Twp., Moore, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Age (Original): 63y 8d
Birth Year (Estimated): 1867
Birthplace: Norwich, N. Y.
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: Walter A. Cook
Father's Birthplace: Norwich, N. J.
Mother's Name: Adaline S. Eastness
Mother's Birthplace: ...Wicker, N. H.
Occupation: Artist
Burial Place: Bethsada Church, Abordeen, N. C.
Burial Date: 09 Jul 1930
Informant's Name (Original): X
GS Film number: 1943021
Digital Folder Number: 4219848
Image Number: 1432
Reference ID: fn 1402 cn 416

Citing this Record
"North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3ZT-TYS : 17 July 2017), George Ezra Cook, 04 Jul 1930; citing Mcneil Twp., Moore, North Carolina, reference fn 1402 cn 416, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,021." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36355225/george-ezra-cook. "Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]: The Norwich artist, George E. Cook, like Thompkins H. Matteson of Sherburne, was a prolific artist. There the similarity ends. Matteson was wholly American, robust and a pillar in civic affairs in Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY]. Much of his art dealt with American history. Cook was a cosmopolitan, frail and known more locally for his house, Thornbrook Hall, than for his art or any participation in community affairs. Much of his adult life was spent in Europe with his sister, Mary Adaline Cook. They resided in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan and Palermo. A large part of his art consisted of portraits of royalty and members of society in Europe, and European landscapes.

The story of Cook starts with Thornbrook Hall which is still standing in the Country Club Road near here, a dirt road running between Route 12 and Route 23 at South Plymouth. Thornbrook Hall was built by the artist's great-great-grandfather, David Cook, more than 100 years ago. It is a fantastic structure, with numerous rooms, and destined from the start to be visited by royalty, and by many others of more or less note. It is said the mysterious Mueller and Mueller Hill, believed to have been Charles X, King of France, was one of the first noted visitors to Thornbrook Hall. It is known Prince Don Giovanni del Drago of Rome and his American wife, the former Miss Schmidt of the brewery family, visited the hall during George Cook's time. The prince and his wife liked Chenango County so well they purchased a farm farther up Canasawacta Valley. They put about $80,000 into it, it is said, and then after tiring of it sold for $8,000.

The Cooks were descendants of Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth Colony, Abial Cook, son of David, having married a descendant of the Bradfords. Abial was a lawyer. He practiced with Daniel S. Dickinson of Binghamton. He was the grandfather of George, the artist. The artist's father, Walter A. Cook, also was a lawyer, having been admitted to the bar at the age of 16. George was expected to carry on the tradition and become a lawyer. But George had learned to paint on velvet, the fad at the time, and was in Boston making a fair income at it. With the aid of a Dr. Mosher, he was able to persuade his father to send him to Europe, presumably for his health, but actually to study art. In his early ears, Cook's artistic talents had been encouraged by Mrs. Theodore Hill and by Daniel Wagner and his sister, Louisa Wagner, all of Norwich. The latter two were artists in their own right. In Europe, Cook spent some time at the royal palaces of Romania and was a friend of Marie of Romania. His sister still has messages to Cook in Marie's handwriting mailed as early as 1914, start of World War I, when she was the crown princess of Romania, and as late as 1927, when Marie was queen. In the late years of his life, Cook spent many of his summers at Thornbrook, working from sketches on canvas he had prepared in Europe. At our last visit to the Hall in 1949, there were some 300 of these sketches stacked on a table in the gallery, including a set of sketches of the royal palaces and gardens of Romania. At that time there were still many valuable art treasures at Thornbrook Hall, including some 200 of Cook's own completed paintings, and many others, including antique furniture, Miss Cook and her brother had collected during their travel in Europe.

During Cook's late years there were several noted visitors to the hall, including Loie Fuller and troupe of dancing girls; Joseph K. Bryant, former surgeon general, brought to the hall by the late George W. Ray, and Mr. and Mrs. Hudnut the perfume manufacturers. She was the daughter of the daughter of the architect of the Library of Congress.

George Cook, the artist, died in 1930, at his winter home, Southern Pines, N.C. His sister often has returned to Thornbrook Hall for a few weeks during the summers and she is expected to return this year. About two years ago, she was married to Vittorio Crescimanno di Capodarso, an Italian writer." Image.

3Newspapers.com, https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=17368517&fcfToken=694b673874686f61374c7a55344f36686e. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News - 28 Feb 1902 - Page 2.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennslvania. Image.

41870 U.S. Census.

5New York, State Census, 1875, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7250&h=1398139233&ssrc=pt&tid=1765. "    Name       Age
Walter A Cooke 48
Adeline S Cook 41
Walter A Cook 13
George E Cook 9
Mary A Cook          5
David Cook     3." Image.

61880 U.S. Census.

7Newspapers.com, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17368517/wilkesbarre_times_leader_the_evening/?xid=637. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News - 28 Feb 1902 - Page 2
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Image.


Jane Preston Everett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152296409/jane-cook. "interred in Charles & Prudence Everett plot, 6/2/1914--interment date may not be death year date." Image.

2Newspapers.com, https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=17368517&fcfToken=694b673874686f61374c7a55344f36686e. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News - 28 Feb 1902 - Page 2.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennslvania. Image.


William F. Noyes

1Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/17652075/person/330183094616/facts. "His parents: Richard & Mary F.
Her parents: Charles & Prudence B. Everett (Second marriage for her)." New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. Image.


Jane Preston Everett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152296409/jane-cook. "interred in Charles & Prudence Everett plot, 6/2/1914--interment date may not be death year date." Image.

2Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/17652075/person/330183094616/facts. "His parents: Richard & Mary F.
Her parents: Charles & Prudence B. Everett (Second marriage for her)." New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. Image.


Jane Preston Everett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152296409/jane-cook. "interred in Charles & Prudence Everett plot, 6/2/1914--interment date may not be death year date." Image.


Charles Everett

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110741623.


Lawson Claborn Curtis

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31539668. Image.


Rev. William Ermel Cowan

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81434838/cow. Image.


Captain Stephen Remington

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23277913/stephen-remington. "Stephen was the son of John Remington Sr. & Abigail Acie. He was Capt. of the Jamestown Militia in the Revolutionary War and elected a Freeman in 1696. In 1685 he became the husband of Penelope Parker. To this union, 10 children were born." Image.


Penelope Parker

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 45. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "PENELOPE, b. 1666, d. after 1740; m. ca. 1685 Stephen Remington of Jamestown, R.I., son of John and Abigail (Acie) Remington, b. ca. 1659, d. 19 Feb. 1738. Penelope signed as one of the witnesses to
the Quaker marriage of her Aunt Phebe (Cook) Arnold to Jonathan Marsh in Jan. 1699/1700. Stephen held land on Conanicut [Jamestown] Island by lease from William Sanford, about which Penelope made a deposition in 1740 (Austin, GDRI, p. 162)." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23277955. "Penelope was the daughter of Peter Parker & Sarah Cooke. In 1685, she became the wife of Capt. Stephen Remington. To this union, 10 children were born.
Mary Remington b. Jamestown, Newport, RI 1686
Sarah Remington b. Jamestown, Newport, RI 1688 married Thomas Coulson 14 Nov 1711 in RI
Dan Remington b. Jamestown, Newport, RI 28 Dec 1699
Baby Boy Remington b. Jamestown, Newport, RI 10 Mar 1701
Hannah Remington married John Carr 28 Oct 1735 in RI
(Abigail Remington married John Carr 15 Dec 1704-5)." Image.


Sarah Parker

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 46. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "SARAH, b. ca. 1670, d. probably 1686 following childbirth; m. Daniel Remington, brother of Stephen who m. her sister Penelope. Their daughter Abigail, b. 26 March 1686, who m. John Carr 15 Feb. 1704/5 at Jamestown, was apparently raised by Sarah's aunt, Phebe (Cook) Arnold." Image.


Peter Parker

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 45-46. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "PETER, b. ca. 1668, d. 1727 Westerly, R.I.; m. Hannah ———, who m. (2) Joseph Carpenter and d. 1760 at South Kingstown. Peter Parker was chosen second constable of Jamestown in 1698 and the following
year was licensed with Thomas Winterton to keep a publick house there. In a deposition made 24 March 1710/11, he testified that he was aged 42 years or thereabout, and that "twenty and one years
ago I being a liver with Oliver Arnold" [on Jamestown Island] there was a partition on the western side of the island, between land of Col. Peleg Sanford and Oliver Arnold. He stated that he had lived on the island about 11 years (Newport Court Records, May 1736). He apparently was at Shannock, in Narragansett, from about 1700 until 1710; he and his brother Thomas participated in the Shannock Purchase of 1709. In May 1711 he was back in Jamestown, where he petitioned the Town Council for a license to operate a publick house, he having taken his Aunt Barker's boat and ferry house on the east side of the Island (Jamestown Proprietors Book).

By 1720 he had moved back to Westerly, where he died. On 1 April 1723 Hannah Parker, widow, was given administration on his estate. The inventory totalling £326:10:4 was taken 28 March by Thomas Lillibridge, William Clark and William James (Westerly TC 3:38). In 1727 Thomas Parker, yeoman of Westerly, petitioned the town council to assign to him the whole estate of his late father, it not being fit to divide without spoiling the whole, he to pay equal portions to the other children. Named were "Peter Parker my Elder Brother (St John Parker my Younger Brother at me your petitioner (Sr
also 4 daughters Penelopy, Freelove, Hannah and Abigail.... The two brothers died in a little time after my father" (Westerly Probate 2A:139).

Hannah Carpenter of South Kingstown, widow of Joseph Carpenter, in her will dated 23 Feb. and proved 8 Sept. 1760, named her son Thomas Parker and daughters Freelove Parker, Hannah Wilbour, and Abigail Crapper (South Kingstown TC dc Probate 5:147). For further information on children, see 1, 57:15." Image.


Thomas Parker

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 46. "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643 by Jane Fletcher Fiske.". "THOMAS, b. ca. 1675; m. Lydia Dolliver, daughter of Joseph. She is named in the will of her father as Lydia Parker. On 24 March 1710/11, Thomas Parker aged 36 years or thereabout testified that 11 years ago he lived on the Island of Jamestown and "Seven years I lived A Tenant on a Tract of Land part thereof was called Township Land which I Hired of Jonathan Marsh some part of said Term of seven years and for ye remainder I Hired ye same Land of Robert Barker" (Newport Court Files, May 1736). Thomas Parker and wife Liddy had three sons recorded at Jamestown, surname Parker: [?GEORGE], b. 10 May 1703; THOMAS, b. July 1705; and PETER, b. 24 June 1707. In May 1711 he was of Westerly when he sold land there to Stephen Bourman of Falmouth, Mass. (Westerly Deeds 3:20)." Image.