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From: "tallshouse" <>
Subject: RE: [ARIZARD-L] Newspapers - who is Sylvan Cook?
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:30:37 -0700
Oh curiosity got me, so I looked it up.
1900 census, it looks like he was the son of John and Mary Cook of
Or John and Cora Cook a little further down the page also looks like
they have a Silvan J. ???
There is also a draft card for a Sylvan Jefferson Cook born in
Melbourne, and living in Mangum OK at the time.
I'm not related to this person to my knowledge (I have alot of Cooks
in my family from NC) but had to check
it out and wanted to post if for ya anyway since you asked. :)
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Janis Wilson [mailto:]
> >Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 9:42 AM
> >Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Newspapers - Turkey Knob
> >Can anyone tell us who Mr. Cook is??
> >CALICO ROCK PROGRESS - June 13, 1968
> >Turkey Knob - by Sylvan J. Cook
> > The following is the wifes favorite short poem: Said
> >the Robin to the Sparrow, "I should really like to know, Why
> >the restless human beings, Rush about and hurry so?" Said
> >the Sparrow to the Robins, "I know not unless it be, That
> >they know no Heavenly Father, Such as cares for you and me."
> > Recently in my Turkey Knob articles I requested that a
> >letter I had received from W. Grady Smith of El Monte, Cal,
> >be used and it was. And later a copy of his calling card
> >will be used. Mr. Smith visited me last week and we visited
> >and enjoyed all the afternoon. Mr. Smith was her visiting
> >his nephew, John M. Smith who is one of our City Counclemen
> >(sic) and other relatives living here. You will recall that
> >we were both born just no. of Melbourne near what is known
> >as Belview. Mr. Smith is thirteen days older than I am, as
> >he was born August 1, 1895 and I was born on the 14th so we
> >do have something in common, altho we never heard of each
> >other until some thirty days ago. I enjoyed his visit very
> >much and look forward to seeing him again in September. Mr.
> >Smith has never been back to Izard County but plans to in the
> > On my trip to Melbourne last year, I had plans to locate
> >and visit the old Cook Cemetery, but there had been so much
> >rain that the poor roads were impassable in places but I did
> >drive out to the Pilot Knob road to past Knob Creek, but
> >decided not to try any further. My friend Grady Smith of
> >Calico Rock told me to go to the last occupied house and
> >walk in, a mile or so. The county map that Grady gave me
> >shows the cemetery on north side of Mill Creek up from the
> >old water-power grist mill, so one could come in from the
> >south by fording or wading Mill Creek.
> > My cousin Hanley Jones of Melbourne has been intending
> >to make an effort to get to the cemetery and some two seeks
> >ago Hanley wrote me that he and his wife made it to the
> >cemetery. They went to Knob Creek near the old church where
> >Leslie Cooper lives and that Mrs. Cooper went on in with
> >them to show the way and they walked about two miles.
> >Hanley said that the cemetery was not in bad shape as would
> >be expected and he said there must be at least 50 graves
> >there and the latest grave marker is dated in 1925. So it
> >is assumed that the cemetery has not been used in perhaps 30
> >years. My grandfather and grandmother Cook are buried
> >there, but there are no marker, but I am told that
> >grandmother was buried some 85 years ago. If the Lord
> >wills, I still plan to visit the cemetery while I can still
> >drive, maybe this year. I had plans to attend Pioneer Day
> >on May 4th but my doctor requested that I see him on May 6th
> >in his Tulsa office so had to cancel the trip but the doctor's !
> >report was good for which we are thankful.
> > I have no idea where my great grandfather Jimmie Cook
> >and greatgrandmother are buried but on my mothers side of
> >the family grandfather and grandmother Harve Vest and Jane
> >are buried at Vest Cemetery near Boswell also my great
> >grandfather and grandmother are buried at Boswell and I
> >remember being at all four funerals and I am so glad that
> >the Vest Cemetery is being kept up by contributions and that
> >I have a small part in it. I have a little sister buried at
> >the Vest Cemetery and a small brother is buried near
> >Belview; I know not where for sure. Sorry to learn the past
> >week that my cousin by marriage (Carrie Smith) and school
> >mate at the Boswell School is not feeling so well; so we
> >hope that the warm summer days will help.
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