I am the great grandaughter of Samuel F. Cook. I am looking for additional information about his children and additionally his parents and perhaps further back.
Legend has his father as a Thomas [may have been another Joseph Thomas - family was really, really fond of this name combination!] also a newspaperman of
sorts...a religious paper from near Hot Springs, AR.
Samuel F. Cook was married to Sallie Bennett. Sallie was born July 20, 1865 married Samuel June 24, 1883 at an unknown location in Shackelford Co. In October of 1884, she
gave birth to Frank Bennett Cook in Albany, TX [my grandfather].
At this time Samuel was the owner/editor of the Albany News. Sallie is listed among the residents of Albany Cemetery having died in 1895.
Samuel moved on to the Weatherford Democrat(newspaper), which Thomas Milton Cook ran for a short time before his death in 1910-11.
Lastly, Samuel moved on to Longview in about 5 Sept. 1902 to start the Gregg County News. Samuel died in Longview October 1, 1911.
My info shows Sallie and Samuel had 4 children:
Frank Bennett Cook [My grandfather]
Thomas Milton Cook [for whom I have no birth date,I assume he was born after Frank but other info leaves me to believe he died in 1910 or 11 in Weatherford,
TX]. He was married to Mattie Glazner and they had one son:
Joseph Thomas Cook b. 1909 d.2001.
Sam - no info
Hattie L. who married a Mr. Hood and lived in Mt. Vernon.
Any help appreciated,
Janet Cook Hart
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