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From: "LaVelda Faull" <>
Subject: [CON] Newspaper Abstracts
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 23:01:51 -0600
Here's a few obituaries I found in the papers:
Fresno Weekly Republican, Fresno, California, 2 Nov 1894
"YOURN - Near Fresno, October 27, 1894, MRS. SUSAN YOURN, a native of
Cornwall, England, and aged 49 years."
Grand Traverse Herald, Traverse City, Michigan, 20 March 1884
"ESTHER ANN COOK, daughter of WALTER AND JENEPHER ROWE, was born in
Cornwall, Eng., October 11, 1833. She remained in the place of here
nativity until after her marriage in the year 1854. She came with her
family to British America in 1865, to Traverse City, Mich., in 1871, and to
Oshkosh, Wis., in 1880. She died at the latter place March 8, 1884, being
50 years, 4 months, and 26 days old.
Nine children have sought her care and constancy, six of whom, with their
father, now mourn her loss. Her death was so sudden as to give no note of
warning and present no chance for farewell words to the family.
She was converted to God in her eighteenth year and joined the Wesleyan
church, and has been a communicant of that and the methodist episcopal
church ever since.
Like most mothers of large families hers has been a struggling, troublesome
life, and these seemed to increase to the last, for the experience of the
past 18 months has been most severe and disheartening; but she rests now,
the mortal afflictions of this scene of strife are passed and she is fully
blest. It is a very severe loss to the family, but great gain to her. A
true mother, a devoted wife, an earnest friend, her vacant place will be
truly felt. But the happy re-union in heaven will come, and may all the
family share in it sweet realization.
Grand Traverse Herald, Traverse City, Michigan 19 Feb 1885
"Death of JOHN S. COOK"
"JOHN S. COOK, well known to very many readers of the HERALD, died suddenly
at his residence in this village on Thursday night, February 12th. MR. COOK
had been troubled with asthma for a long time, and had been confined to the
house for some days but was not considered dangerously sick, and Thursday
evening was considered so much better that he thought he should not need any
attention. In the morning he was found dead in his bed. MR. COOK and
family were residents of Traverse City for quite a number of years prior to
1880, when they removed to Wisconsin, where they remained until MRS. COOK's
death, about a year ago, when the family returned to Traverse city. Both
MR. AND MRS. COOK were active members of the M. E. Church and were highly
respected by all. Rev. MR. DAY who officiated at the funeral read the
following brief sketch of the life of the deceased;
"JOHN S. COOK was born at Cornwall, England, March 8, 1833, of humble
Christian parents, who early taught him to love and fear God. Taken by his
parents to the class meeting in early life, the desire was then formed to
give his heart to God. His early life was a continual struggle with
poverty. His pay for years was only six cents per day. Yet amid hardships,
he was always cheerful and buoyant.
In 1843, an uncle in the city of London sent to have John come to him and he
would care for him. In 1864 he left England for this country. Under the
labors of MARK BRADLEY he fully consecrated his heart to God, and
thenceforth walked unfalteringly on the way to heaven. In 1855 he was
united in matrimony to HESTER ANN ROWE, with whom he lived until near a year
ago when she passed over the river. For four or five years, MR. COOK held
the office of class leader in the church of his choice.
He leaves a family of six children, three boys and three girls, and three
were awaiting him on the other shore. Part have crossed the flood and part
are crossing now. We lay him away in the hope of the bright resurrection
Glasgow, KY, USA
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