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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

Ebenezer B. Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Page 33, 56. "+ 13. viii. EBENEZER, b. ca. 1661; m. (1) Mary Patterson, (2) Susannah ———.

pg 56
EBENEZER3 COOK, son of Captain Thomas Cook [2] and his wife Thomasin, was born probably ca. 1661 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died in March or April of 1711 in Monmouth County, N.J.

He married, between 12 December 1688 and 26 April 1695, MARY PATTERSON, daughter of Edward and Faith (Chamberlain) Patterson. She died after April 1695, and Ebenezer married, second, SUSANNAH —--, who was his widow in 1711. (She has been said to have been Susannah Cox, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth [Blashford] Cox. Stillwell, HGM III:169, stated that he was unable to prove this, and Richard Wilson Cook also failed to find proof.)." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/218716819/ebenezer-cooke. "Son of Capt. Thomas Cooke and Thomasin Cooke

Married to Mary Patterson they had 2 children
1. Job Cook
2. Edward Patterson Cook

Married a second time to Susannah Cooke." Image.

George Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , Vol. Thomas Cooke 557794_02. Pages 40-43. Source Image. Citation Image.

Vittorio Emmanuel Crescimanno

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36355738/vittorio-emmanuel-crescimanno. Image.

Mary Adaline Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36355278/mary-adaline-crescimanno. "Daughter of Walter A Cook (1826-1892) Find A Grave Memorial# 143664131 and Adaline S (Eastman) Cook (1833-1915) Find A Grave Memorial# 146858284

Mary Adelina Cook Crescimanno
in the North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976

Name: Mary Adelina Cook Crescimanno
[Mary Adelina Cook Cook]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 94
Birth Date: 26 Aug 1869
Birth Place: norwich, New York, United States
Residence: Norwich, Chenango, New York
Death Date: 16 Jun 1964
Death Place: Southern Pines, Moore, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Vittorio E Crescimanno
Father: Walter Cook
Mother: Adele Eastmann." Image.

David Bradford Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743129/david-bradford-cook. "He was the son of Walter A. and Adaline Eastman Cook.
He married Elizabeth Kilgress on Jan. 5, 1911. The couple moved to Herkimer in 1928, where they had made their home since.
Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Miss Mary Eastman Cook, Herkimer and Mrs. C.L. Snyder, Frankfort; one son, David B., Jr., Frankfort, twelve grandchildren." Image.

Elizabeth A. Kilgress

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743376/elizabeth-a-cook. "She was the daughter of Thomas Kilgress.
She was married on Jan. 5, 1911 to David B. Cook.
The Cooks had two sons, Walter A. Cook and David Cook Jr., both deceased.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. Laurie Snyder of Frankfort and Miss Mary Eastman Cook of Herkimer and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Barnes of Whitesboro." Image.

Mary Eastman Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156571920/mary-eastman-cook. Image.

David Bradford Cook Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743302/david-bradford-cook. Image.

Walter Abial Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743054/walter-abial-cook. "The son of David and Elizabeth Kilgress Cook. He married the former Helen Delaney, who survives.
He served in the Army during World War 2 and participated in the battle of Okinawa.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Ellen and Jane; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David B. Cook, Herkimer; one brother, David, Frankfort; two sisters, Mrs. C. L. Snyder, Frankfort and Miss Mary Cook, Herkimer." Image.

Helen Delany

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743550/helen-cook. Image.

Claude Laurie Snyder

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743484/claude-laurie-snyder. "He was the son of Frank and Laura Laurie Snyder.
He married Alice Cook, April 9, 1937 in Herkimer.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Frank, Whitney Point, Stephen, Clinton, MD, George M., Port Leyden, John L., Frankfort; one daughter, Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Cooley, Frankfort; nine grandchildren; several cousins." Image.

Alice Bradford Cook

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119743663/alice-bradford-snyder. Image.

Michael Aloysius Delany

11910 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5QP-CCV. "Name: Michael Delany
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1910
Event Place: Manhattan Ward 1, New York, New York, United States
District: ED 9
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1865
Birthplace: New Jersey
Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 2
Sheet Number and Letter: 2A
Household ID: 33
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T624
Affiliate Film Number: 1004
GS Film Number: 1375017
Digital Folder Number: 004972982
Image Number: 00217

Household      Role    Sex Age Birthplace
Michael Delany Head     M       45 New Jersey
Helen Delany       Wife     F 33 New York
Nora Delany       Daughter    F 9 New York
Lucy Delany       Daughter    F 8 New York
John C Delany       Son     M 4 New York
Helen Delany       Daughter    F 2 New York
Thomas Moran       Boarder     M 50 New Jersey

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5QP-CCV : accessed 11 February 2018), Michael Delany, Manhattan Ward 1, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 9, sheet 2A, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1004; FHL microfilm 1,375,017." Image.

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.