I don't recall if I shared this with you or not. The following is from Cyrus's Civil War Pension File explaining who his second wife, a widow, Elizabeth H. Cook (1845-1927) was married to first, Lewis F.W. Gainer.
The following is a "General Affidavit" filed by Aizelea (Gainer) Attig, age 48, Tyrone, Blair Co., Pa., dated Nov. 3, 1911, of her independent knowledge of the soldier in question; Cyrus G. Cook:
I am the eldest child and only daughter of Lewis F.W. and Elizabeth Gainer. I was six years and three weeks old when my father died, August 15, 1869, although quite young I remember when father died from the fact that he was an invalid and mother had to support the family by getting work from neighbors. In order that father might get a change and more care, he was taken from our home at Bendersville, Penna. to the home of his mother at Bunker Hill, Virginia. Where he died shortly after his arrival.........
He is buried in the Friends Cemetery near Bunker Hill, Va. My mother and her second husband (the soldier) were full cousins. His first wife was Miss Julia Little. She died in the summer of 1871 two years after her fathers death. He lived in the same town, Bendersville. I remember the fact her death resulted from a fall received while doing chores about her house. My mother and the soldier were never separated from each other but lived together as man and wife from the day of marriage Nov. 2, 1873, until the soldiers death Sept. 12, 1911.
Signature of Affiant or of each Affiant
3rd day of Nov. A.D., 1911
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