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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Lindley Cook of Nebraska Yearly Meeting, 1956
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 13:57:40 EDT
Thank you, Tom. Another small piece of my Cook puzzle. Assuming I'm reading
the chart right, Lindley Cook was my second cousin 2X removed -- a second
cousin to my great grandfather, Thomas Jay Cook. (Zimri Cook and Lydia Pegg
were the common ancestors).
Tom Miller (Thomas Cook Miller)
In a message dated 04/24/2003 1:03:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Lindley J. Cook was born in Henry County, Indiana, 3-25-1900, the son
> of John and Alice (Lindley) Cook. He married Corona Rayl of
> Spiceland, Indiana, and they had one son, Ralph Cook, whom I knew as
> an Earlham graduate and an active Friend in New England Yearly
> Meeting. Ralph died in Maine last year.
> Lindley Cook was the grandson of Jesse and Abigail (Stafford) Cook,
> great-grandson of Zimri and Lydia (Pegg) Cook, and
> great-great-grandson of Thomas and Mary (Mills) Cook.
> T Hamm
> >I came across some single pages from "Friends Journal" 1956-1958. One
> >mentions a Lindley Cook of Nebraska Yearly Meeting. The article is dated
> >September 29, 1956.
> >MISSOURI VALLEY FRIENDS CONFERENCE
> >The Missouri Valley Friends Conference, representing 11 independant
> >Meetings from Minnesota to Oklahoma, met at the Y.W.C.A. camp near Boone,
> >Iowa, September 1, 2, and 3. About 100 persons were present at one or more
> >sessions, including, as visitors, Kenneth Boulding, Homer Coppock,
> >Williams of the Friends World Committee staff, John P. Williams, clerk of
> >Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), Lindley Cook of Nebraska Yearly
> >Jay Newlin of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Five Years), and others. Cornell Hewson
> >and Edgar Palmer were chosen to serve a second year as presiding clerk and
> >recording clerk, respectively. Homer Coppock stressed the concern of the
> >Friends World Committee that recognition of independant Meetings by that
> >Committee be considered a temporary status, a transition to affiliation
> >a Yearly Meeting. Kenneth Boulding spoke with much power on the message of
> >Friends and the contribution of Rufus Jones in the remaking of
> >twentieth-century Quakerism.
> >The Conference adopted the following minute as a result of its
> >on the question on the continuation of the Conference or affiliation with
> >other Friends groups: "The Missiouri Valley Friends Conference, having
> >carefully considered the problems of its relationship with other Friends
> >this region, believes that it should continue on the present basis until
> >prospects are favorable for a more general union of Friends in the area.
> >wishes to encourage individual Meetings to affiliate with Yearly Meetings
> >seems best to them, but hopes they will also retain interest in this
> >Conference. We hope an All Friends Conference can be held in this region
> >within the next few years. The Conference encourages intervisitaion among
> >own Meetings and with other Friends."
> >Edgar Z. Palmer
> >Can anyone determine Lindley Cook's lineage?
> >Bob Cooke