Update November  2011- I now have enough information gathered to say with some certainty that William’s first wife was Phebe Anne Kaulback, although their marriage record shows she was a widow,

                                                                her parents last name is listed as Kaulback the maiden name of Kaulback(Colback) was used on son George Peter Cook’s delayed birth record affidavit and information was given

                                                                by their daughter Mary Ann Cook –Mrs. William Pearson.

                                                                I now know Mary Ann’s Identity and the question of who was Mrs. William Pearson of Detroit. In the near future I hope to add a Kaulback Family page which I am working on.

                                                                I now have enough information on the siblings of William Cook, so I am now starting this history with George and Mary Ann Cook.

                                                                All of the information on George and Mary Ann Cook`s children I have compiled myself.               

                                                                From the viewing BDM at www.novascotiagenealoy.com and from census records online Canada and USA.I have viewed the originals and saved to my files.

                                                                Unfortunately I seem to be the only one researching this particular Cook Family. So for now it is me! Enjoy the additional ancestors –Sandra Scott Cook


       Update June 2010- Additional information for George Peter Cook (John A. Cook’s brother I believe), more photos from Stena Carter Cook plus a few additional MacKenzie names from files shared by Spencer Hutchinson thank you  both -Spencer and Stena- Sandra Scott Cook



June 08, 2007 decided it was time to update some of this information. In March NS has put online, marriage, birth and death records. The birth records dated 1864-1877

Marriage 1864-1932 and death 1864-1877 and 1908-1955. You can name search and look at original documents this has been extremely helpful, for those of us with NS. Ancestors. Website is called Historical vital statistics www.novascotiagenealogy.com . I have also been over the 1911 census for these Cooks at www.automatedgenealogy.com  my conclusions are still the same I do believe this is our family and maybe feel a little more confident about saying so. If nothing else I have found nothing to date to lead me in another direction. I guess I should explain why I feel so strongly about this conclusion, besides the fact that John Cook (my children’s grandfather) always said that he was cousins to the grandchildren Cooks of William and Mary Phebe (Cuthbertson Blackburn) Cook. After viewing the marriage, death, records of the Cooks these records many times over were addresses of Water St now (Bayview St.) Truro, Waddell St., Truro, Leamon Lane Truro., I also noticed that they often lived together or side by side. Often they were informants on death records or witnesses at each other’s weddings. So I will continue at this time under the assumption that my feelings are correct. I have looked for the George and MaryAnn that could have been William’s parents. So far unsuccessful


  First I must say thanks to Stena Carter Cook and Don MacKenzie for their contributions of pictures, obits and information.

I have had very little success searching this Cook Family. There are more unknown’s than knowns. However, I suspect lots non proven at this time. I will periodically keep trying. I will need to see the actual marriage records starting will John A. and Sarah McCarthy, and William and Phebe Ann. I am relatively certain that the 1881 census below is John A’s Family. I have gone through all the available census in the area for 1881, 1891 and 1901. For now I am going on the assumption that this is our family and will include this information until I or someone else can find further proof one way or the other. I have had some inkling the family may have come from Halifax, however one time when I asked my husband he said his Grandfather John Edward Cook sr said they were from Sydney Cape Breton. There was many Cook’s residing in Londonderry NS and Gays River NS during this time period however I have been over all available records online and cannot make any connections. It has been difficult as these Cooks all have children named John George and William. So far I haven’t gotten out of Truro, NS with them. I have decided to post as is with the many unknown’s in hopes that another of us will get ‘roundtuit” with more success than I. Keep me posted. Sandra




Motto Translated: He shows the safe way.


George Cook (Cooke)


                                    George Cook born about 1820 death date unknown and where buried unknown. From the records of George Cook`s children this family lived in the Halifax Area of NS. So I can assume that George and Mary Ann

                                                                                                lived in Halifax for a time while raising their family. I do not even have a guess as to where George and Mary Ann came from at this time. So far the death records of these children have not helped.



                                                He married Mary Ann unknown born about 1820 death date unknown and where buried unknown.



                                                          i               Elizabeth Cook  born Dec 10, 1842 died Oct 22, 1929 Waterville, NS Elizabeth lived in Kentville NS


                                      Elizabeth death record Oct 22, 1929 contained very little information all it said was she was widowed and her husband was Edward Williams she was 96 however I suspect she was only 81  according to this death record she was born June 20, 1829. Place of death Waterville, NS. County home. Written on certificate"This is all the information that can be obtained she was only a inmate of the county home for a short time." No cause of death on certificate, No parents etc.


                She married Edward Williams May 09, 1867 Esp Ch.in Halifax, NS he was born Nov 21, 1933 died Sep 12, 1911(informant- Edward Williams Jr son) (he buried Kentville, NS

                                                Edward was a (painter)


Marriage record stated -she was (23)(s)resided halifax her parents were George (laborer) and Mary Ann Cook  he was (34)(b) a coach painter resided in Halifax was born in England parents Edward(Coach Smith) and Ann Williams witness R. Hines and E. Morton –Rev John Abbott

                                                      Elizabeth Cook and Edward Williams had children

1.        William Williams b 1871

2.        Elizabeth Williams b 1875

3.        Maria Williams b 1877 married Aug 14, 1899 to James Pearl 24 (b) born May 02, 1876 d Mar 12, 1958

4.        Edward Williams b Dec 15, 1879 death record age 75 d Nov 11, 1955 Kentville, wife Paulina Berry parents Edward Williams and Elizabeth Cook.

5.        John Alexander Williams-b- Oct 10, 1883 married Mary Calahan 20 (s) Feb 07, 1902

6.        Lilla May Williams b-Sep 15, 1886 married Apr 14, 1908 to Bert Davis (Engineer) 35(w)

Annie a granddaughter born Nov, 12, 1894 Lived with Elizabeth and Edward.



                                                          ii              William Cook  born about 1846.

                                                          iii             Annie Cook. Born about 1850

                                                                                                                          She married #1 Johnathan Blanchard June 27,1867 Esp Ch.in Halifax, NS. He was born 1845 in PEI, he died Nov 26, 1867 in Halifax cause was desease of heart.

marriage record-married June 27,1867 Ann age (16)(s) parents George(Laborer) and Mary A Cook. Witness J. MacDonald and J. Morton Rev. W. B. Armstrong. Ann and her groom both resided Halifax Johnathan Blanchard(22) (b) was born PEI parents Stephen(Shoemaker) and C Blanchard.


                                                                                                                          She married #2 James Liddell April 15, 1870 Esp Ch.in Halifax, NS

       Marriage record -Ann Blanchard (20) (widow) April 15, 1870 resided in Halifax parents George (Laborer) and Mary Cooke to James Liddell (32) (b)( mariner) born Manchester parents James and Mary. Witness-Ed and Eliza Williams Rev J.C.Cochran


                                                                                iv             George Gill Cook born March 31, 1853 died Oct 02, 1941 age 88y 6m 2d


                                                                                                                                                He married Mary McNeil Dec05, 1883 in Halifax Presbyterian

Marriage record George ( (25)(b) resided Halifax born Halifax parents George (laborer) and Mary Ann married Mary McNeil (28)(s)resided Halifax born Cape Breton parents John(Farmer) and Isabel –Witness: Alex Cook and Isabella Cook Rev Robt? Living?


I have not found any children for George and Mary. They were living together in Halifax with no children on the 1891 census. George was working as a truckman.


                                                                                                                                                Death record stated he lived in NS all his life.

                                                                                                                                                George Gill Cook #419 died Oct 02,1941 at the time of death he was at 26 Water St. (Now Bayview St.) Truro he had been 5yrs living with his grandnephew our

John Edward Cook Sr and wife Emma, he was widowed and wife name Mary. His date of birth was March 31, 1853 his age 88y 6m 2d he was a Laborer last worked 1925.John Edward Sr relationship to the deceased was grandnephew. Making George a brother to our William. The record did not list where buried undertaker was a D.M.N. Christie Truro NS.

Stena Pauline Cook says she remembers John Edward Cook Jr speaking of Uncle George Cook. John Jr. would only have been 9yr old when Uncle George died. John Jr. remembered his dad John senior getting upset as John jr being a young boy and was playing around with Uncle George’s body laid out at home. To this date I have not found marriage record for Uncle George and Mary and do not know if they had children.


                                                                                v              Alexander Cook. Born ab. 1856 in Beaver Bank, NS possible death died Apr 04, 1902, listed as married, Teamster, resided 64 Willow St.  Halifax -buried St. John's cemetery Halifax -death of TB.



                                                                                                                                                He married Isabella Gifford Oct 17, 1878 Presbyterian Halifax, NS


                                                                                                                                                Marriage record-Alexander Cook(22) (b) born Beaver Bank resided Halifax parents George (Laborer) and Mary Oct 17, 1878 Isabella Gifford (18)(s) resided Halifax

                                                                                                                                                Born luckland?? Parents Wm (Laborer) and Isabel? Witness-Harry Drake and Lovinia McPhee –Rev. Thomas Duncan


                                                                                                                                                                Children- 1.Gertrude Elizabeth Cook-born Jan 17, 1882 baptized March 20, 1882 St. Andrews Church Halifax NS.

`                                                                                                                                                                               Late Registration of birth-born Jan 17, 1882 Halifax NS, Father Alexander P.Cook (Trucking) deceased and Isabella Gifford Affidavit signed

                                                                                                                                                                                by Gertrudes daughter Beatrice L. Selig Thomas address on Oct 13, 1948 was 434 Burnley Rd.,Drefel Hill Pennsylvania USA.


                                                                                                                                                                                2.Harold George Cook born Dec 15, 1894 in Halifax died Feb 22, 1946 –


                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Else Bell Levy- Jan 14, 1918 Anglican Halifax, Born about 1896

                                                                                                                                                                                Marriage registration 005871-Harold George Cook (Clerk at Moire)(24) (b) parents Alex(Trucker) and Bella Cook married Elsie (22)(s) Baptist

                                                                                                                                                                                parents Ephraim(Trucker) and Alice Levy –Rev.J.H.Perry

                                                                                                                                                                                Death record-Harold Cook born Dec 15, 1894 in Halifax he died Feb 22, 1946  parents Alexander Cook b unknown and Isabella Gifford

                                                                                                                                                                                b unknown buried St. John's  cemetery Hfx. wife Elsie. Harold worked in Grocery Business address 146 1/2 Cunard St. Halifax

                                                                                                                                                                                -informant son Gordon A. Cook







William Cook- born about 1846 in Halifax, Halifax Co, NS or Douglas, Hants Co., NS. He died possibly April 18, 1904. I strongly suspect that this William did have a second marriage to Mary Phebe Cuthbertson Blackburn.

Which may account for John A. Listing his mother’s name as Mary in his marriage record below. If we go by this marriage record then William’s fathers name was George and mother was Mary A. I know now that William had a brother George born about 1853 from a Death Record George Gill Cook unfortunately our John Edward Cook Sr was the informant on the record and listed parents as unknown.


Source Information: 1881 Census

Census Place     Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia

Family History Library Film              1375811

NA Film Number           C-13175

District     19

Sub-district        N

Page Number     37

Household Number           175

  Wm. COOK               Male       English    29    Nova Scotia                             Laborer      Church of England

Phebe Ann COOK  M                         Female      Scottish    27            Nova Scotia                             Church of England

Mary A. COOK                                  Female      English    11            Nova Scotia                             Church of England

George COOK                                    Male        English    9              Nova Scotia                             Church of England

       Henry W. COOK                         Male         English    5              Nova Scotia                             Church of England

       John A. COOK                          Male         English    3              Nova Scotia                             Church of England

       Thomas C. COOK                       Male         English    1              Nova Scotia                             Church of England



Is this obituary our William Cook? died Tuesday April 18,1904 says he was 58 which would make this Mr. Cook born 1846 the William above born about 1852 however there may be errors.

The Widowed William that married 2 to Mary Cuthbertson Blackburn on 1891 census would have been born 1848 according to marriage record however on 1901 census he is 60 and born in 1840.The mention of 9 children there were 6 with Phebe and 2 with Mary and a adopted daughter. Or this is someone else’s Grandpa?



He married Phebe Ann Kaulback born about 1850 death date unknown and where buried unknown.


Marriage record -Aug 24, 1872 by license Church of England Halifax. William Cook (Laborer) is listed as 26 (b) living in

Halifax born Douglas Hants Co. parents George (Laborer) and Mary Ann Cook she was Anne Kaulback age 22 (widow) living in Halifax does not say where she was born her parents listed

-father name abbreviated Wm(Farmer) and mother Magt Kaulback. Witness to marriage -John Mevlin and Bridget Fitzpatrick- Rev J.C.Cochran.

She was listed as 22 (Widow) when she married William Cook (I have been unable to find her previous marriage )If he was 26 on his marriage record it would

make him born 1846 which is about right. This would correspond with the death notice above. I believe Phebe Ann would have died sometime after 1882 and before 1891.

On the 1891 census the children were living in various households. Where was William in 1891? I have looked at the 1891 census and was unable to find our William.


Now finally a second confirmation that Phebe was a Kaulback from George Peter Cook delayed birth record mother maiden name Annie Colback. Affidavit  signed by Mary Ann Cook Pearson.

 In future I hope to get more information from death records of son George and brothers, Clarence and Charles.


I can now feel semi confident that I have pieced Phebe Ann’s Kaulback family…. New link soon.






                i         Mary Ann b. 1870 Mary Ann Cook Pearson died April 10, 1957 or 1958 in Wayne Michigan USA Age 87.


                                                                          married William Pearson about 1906/7  born ab 1876 Scotland, died May 19, 1948 Wayne Michigan USA.

                                                                                          Mary Ann and William Pearson lived in Detroit Area USA. They did not have any children.


                                                                                                                                PEARSON ANNA   WAYNE   April, 10 1957

                                                                                                          PEARSON WILLIAM   WAYNE  May, 19 1948


                                                          I have copies of the 1910,1920,1930 USA CENSUS records for William and Mary Ann Cook Pearson.

       On the 1910 Census they were in the Arizona area William age immigrated to USA in 1905 and Mary Ann in 1907. Mother of no children.

       On the 1920 Census they were living in Wayne Michigan area renting a home, William worked as a Springmaker in Steelproducts.They also had a niece from Canada living with them

       Mary Nelson - age 12 imigrated 1918.Possibly a niece on William Pearson side.

       On the 1930 Census,they were living in Roseville Village,Macomb Michigan and owned their home valued at 1400 dollars. William was a Springfitter,Springworker.

       In Sep 29, 1931Mary Ann Cook Pearson filled out and signed the affidavit  on the delayed registration of Birth for her brother George Peter Cook see below under George.


                                                                       Pearson estate CROPPED4.jpg



         ii       George Peter b. Sep 25, 1871 married Dec 26, 1889, Halifax Presbyterian to Mary Civilla ( Lily) Lee. Born Sep 2, 1872 Bridgewater (daughter of Samuel and Emma). His parents listed as William and Annie Cook he was born and resided Truro. Witness R.A.Nesbett, Rebecca O’Brien Rev. Rob Loving. Civilla and Lily are used on different records over yrs.


George Peter Cook delayed registration of birth-States he was born Sep 25, 1871, in Truro NS, his Father was William Cook a Laborer, born in Halifax NS. His mother’s maiden name was Annie Colback.

George’s address was 652 McKay Ave Windsor Ontario on July 30, 1931. Signed George P. Cook

Affidavit says George Peter Cook+nee Mary Ann Cook sister- of Truro Nova Scotia, in the County of Colchester. I Mrs. Wm Pearson of East Detroit, Box 982 in the county of MaComb Michigan. That George Peter Cook whose birth is sought to be registered was born at Truro, NS Sep 25, 1871. Mary Ann writes- I remember my mother telling me I had a little brother. Signed Mary Ann Pearson Sep 29, 1931. Windsor Essex Ont.


                  In 1891 they were living in Truro with their child Annie born Mar 1891 and George’s brother Henry William Cook...By 1901 the family had moved to Springhill, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Cumberland county 1901 Census.

District: NS CUMBERLAND (#30)

Subdistrict: Springhill (PD 28) x-3 Page 11

91 Cooke George               M   Head                  M             Sep 25 1871            29

91 Cooke Civilla                F   Wife                   M             Sep 2 1872              28

91 Cooke Annie                 F   Daughter            S              Mar 20 1891            10

91 Cooke Elwood              M   Son                    S              Aug 5 1893              7

                                                                                                                    91 Cooke Grace    F   Daughter     S              Oct 9 1896               4

91 Cooke Louise                F   Daughter            S              Apr 22 1899            1

                                                                                                                                           91 Kaulback Clarence M   Boarder         S              Nov 23 1880   20

                                            Additional information on the Census listed George’s occupation as a miner (hard to read) Religion was listed as Ch and then scratched off a Methodist marked.

                                            George listed as English, Canadian.

                                            George served in WW1 enlisted age 42yrs 11 months on Sep 28, 1914. His date of birth Sep 02, 1872 next of Kin- Mrs. Civilla Cook,

                                            Address Springhill, NS. Occupation-Painter. He was classified as fit; he was 5’5”, complexion fair, hair- brown, and eyes- blue/grey.

                                            He had a tattoo designs on right arm- In memory of mother, left forearm -Anchor P. G. Cook also three vaccination marks.


Note- I believe at this time (2011) George Peter died after (1931) before (1943) and Mary Civilla (Lily) (after 1944) most likely they died in Windsor Essex County Ontario and not Nova Scotia.


I have found 9 children:

1.           Annie or Phebe Ann (on her death record) born Mar 20,1891 married Amos Vincent Ward Sep 01,1906 living Springhill born Truro parents George(painter) and Lillie. Vincent Ward 21(miner) living Springhill, born Oxford son of Thomas Edgar Ward (Deceased) and Emma Dyken witness Mary Fowler and Richard Fowler Rev. David Wright? Unfortunately Phebe Ann Cook Ward died Aug 25, 1913 Springhill age 22y 5m listed as housewife married to Vincent Ward born Truro, cause of death Typhoid Fever, pneumonia illness 2 weeks. Methodist White Dr. M.J. Wardrope, undertaker A.W. Brown buried Hillside Springhill NS. Death reported Vincent Ward Aug 27, 1913.

                                                                Vincent and Phebe Ann(Cook)Ward had at least one child George Thomas Ward born July 10,1909 died November 01, 1956. I viewed both his birth and death records online at www.novascotiagenealogy.com parents were listed as Vincent Ward and Phebe Ann Cook. He was married to Kathryn who was the informant on his death record. He was age 47 years old, death was by accident explosion in coal mine, Inhalation of poison gases. George was killed in the Springhill Mine Disaster of Nov 1, 1956 along with 39 others.


The Heritage Corner, Springhill Record Nov. 1, 2006

Nov. 1, 2006 – 1956 Mine Explosion


“Fifty years ago today, November 1, 1956 started off as just another day. People went about their daily chores, children went to school and fathers, brothers and sons went to work in the No.2 and No.4 mines. Then at 5:07 P.M. there was a loud noise and if you lived around the mines it felt like a car hit the side of the house. As people rushed outside to see what was going on they could see a large cloud of black smoke and pieces of wood going through the air. It wasn’t long before the news spread that there was an explosion in the No.4 mines.

The first casualties found were on the bankhead which was demolished by the blast of the explosion. Ben McLellan, Lester Nelson, Pleaman Pyke, Joseph Crummey and David Vance were killed instantly while Lester McDonald and William Jones were critically injured and later succumbed to their injuries. Miraculously, two others working on the bankhead escaped serious injury. They were Norman Boss and Alan Skidmore.

As soon as the word spread about the explosion the Hospital was put in readiness to accept the casualties. The local Doctors – J.C. Murray, J.R. Ryan, Alan Drysdale, D.H. Fisher and R.R. Withrow and nurses and volunteers were at the ready. As it was thought that the hospital could not cope with all those to be brought in, it was decided to use the Armouries as used as an emergency hospital. As the call went out for help a total of 56 doctors and 100 nurses came to give their assistance. The Red Cross, Salvation Army, St. John Ambulance and other organizations responded to the call as well and helped in any way that was needed. By this time there was a huge crowd gathered at the mines in hopes of hearing news of a loved one still in the mines.

The miners from the No. 2 mine who were working were immediately brought to the surface and most offered their services in trying to get their friends and family members out of the No. 4 mine. Draegermen from the other mines in the province immediately headed to Springhill to join with the draegermen here.

When the draegermen entered the mine and got about 100 feet they ran into trouble, because of the afterdamp, the deadly gas which occurs after an explosion. Several of the draegermen had to be removed from the mines and two of them, Alex Spence and William Ferguson, were fatally gassed. The rescuers then tried to reach the No. 4 slope through the explosion doors which connected to the No. 2 slope. The draegermen had to get from the No. 4 main slope to the back slope by way of a connecting tunnel but due to heavy smoke they couldn’t get in more than a few feet. At that time it was necessary to seal off the area for two or three hours to insure another explosion would not occur.

Meanwhile, under ground at the 5700 level four miners, Harold Tabor, Don Hopkins, Don Campbell and Joey Holloway started out for the back slope but encountered heavy smoke so finally they , along with other miners , worked their way back to the 5700 level then up to the 5400 foot level where they turned on every air valve they could find. Some of these miners were overcome with the gas and never made it that far. The main group remained at the 5400 foot level. Conrad Embree, who had been in two other mine explosions, soon became their leader. As long as their air supply lasted they felt they would be alright until rescued. From time to time a few men would leave to see if they could find other men. The water started down the back slope and the gas became more evident so the men stayed behind the stopping until Saturday afternoon then Avard Glennie and Harold Lewis decided to make their way out of the mines and were never seen again. Later they made another check and found that the water had stopped but the gas was getting worse. The men were getting restless so a group led by Charles Burton decided to find their way out. When they reached the 4400 foot level they were surprised to find another group of 23 survivors who found shelter around an air valve. They continued to find their way out and upon reaching the draegermen Charlie Burton told of the other survivors at the 5400.

Rescuers moved a temporary hoisting engine to the 3200 level but they ran into a pocket of gas. At this point the barefaced miners were used to get to the 4400. Many of these men were overcome with the gas and they themselves had to be rescued but that didn’t stop them because as soon as they were able they were right back at the mines to help in the rescue. Some of these men were gasses as many as three times.

By Sunday afternoon the rescuers reached the 4800 level and a fresh air station was established and they continued down to the 5400 level where there were about 50 men. The first of these men reached the surface at about one o’clock Monday Morning. They found 2 more men at the 5700. At this time there were barefaced miners and every available draegermen in the mines who were working desperately to rescue the survivors because there was a fear that another explosion could occur. At about six o’clock Monday morning all the survivors had been brought to the surface. There were 88 survivors.

Gas test were taken and showed there was no possible way the other men could have survived and so the tremendous decision was made to seal off the mine was taken. The 26 bodies that were left there were recovered on January 19, 1957 . Those 26 men were – Alex Campbell, Logan Milton, Russell Morse, David Betts, Ernel Spence, George Ward, Ernest Boutilier, Dan Winters, Thomas Brown, Ralph Clarke, Gilbert Daken, Victor Henwood, Leonard McCormick, William Tower , Avard Glennie, Harold Lewis, Donald Tabor, Kenneth Beaton, Clair Stiles, Vic Millard, Frank Allen, Floyd Beaton, Kenneth Clarke, Richard Ellis, Angus Hunter and Henry McLeod. The last body to be brought to the surface was that of George Ward. Those brought to the surface earlier were Lester Fisher, Gerald Dawson, Burrell Pepperdine and Ephraim Alderson.

The No. 4 mine was never opened again.

Since this is the 50 th Anniversary of the No. 4 explosion it is a good time to pause and remember those brave men who lost their lives in the deeps of the Springhill coal mines.”


At this time I do not have an obituary or know of any children that George Thomas (Jack) Ward and wife Kathryn may have had.


                                                                            Phebe Ann’s widow Vincent married again Nov 17, 1915 to Laura Ethel Sterling (21)(s) of Oxford parent listed as Mr. Charles Sterling.

                                                                                                            Vincent and Laura had several children see obituaries below of 2 of their sons.


Halifax Herald 2/11/2003

WARD, Frederick Lloyd "Fred" - 74, Springhill, passed away February 9, 2003, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Vincent Amos and Laura Ethel (Sterling) Ward. Fred was employed with Air Canada for 28 years retiring in 1986 to Springhill. He was a member of I.A.M. Union and Pionair's Association of Halifax. He enjoyed reading, poetry, sports, fishing and the outdoors with a special love and appreciation for birds. He was a gentleman with a quick wit and great sense of humor, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Ann Carrigan; sons, Vincent, Edmonton, Alta.; Richard (Amanda), Moncton, N.B.; Daniel (Dana), Springhill; daughters, Frances, Catherine (Dave O'Reilly), Linda (Steve McKay), all of Springhill; brothers, Victor "Dick", Springhill; Keith (Beverly), Sherbrooke; sisters, Hazel Brown, Doris Howard, June (Norman) Adams, Candace (Morley) Brown, all of Springhill; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Geroge T. "Jack", Harry; sisters, Ann, Hilda. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Father Slawomir Baraniak officiating. Burial in North Street Roman Catholic Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church or a church of your choice, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity would be appreciated.                                         



Victor Vincent "Dick" Ward 1923-2011

Victor Vincent "Dick" Ward, 87 years, of Springhill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan,

after a lengthy illness. Born in Springhill on June 24,1923, he was a son of the Late Vincent and Laura (Sterling) Ward. A veteran of WWII, Dick served on the HMCS Haida.

He also survived the Springhill Mine disaster of 1956. After moving to Montreal, Dick retired from Air Canada in Moncton, NB, before returning to Springhill. He will be sadly

missed by three daughters, Jean (Mark) Ethier of Edmonton, Joan (Paul Kavanagh) Fraser of Toronto and Jane (Ohan) Karabachian of Montreal; four grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Lana and Kayla; two great grandchildren, Kalob and Evie; as well as a special friend, June Jewkes; one brother, Keith (Bev) Ward; three sisters, Doris Howard, Hazel Brown, and Candice (Morley) Brown. He was predeceased by his wife the former Evelyn Beatrice McKay; son, Richard Vincent; brothers, Frederick, George T. "Jack" and Harry; sisters, Ann, Hilda and June. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 587 2361). Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 2 pm from St. Andrews Wesley United Church, Springhill, with The Reverend Wayne McCarther officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. In lieu of flowers donationsin memory of Dick may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.www.brownsfuneralhome.com



2.        Elwood Lee Cook born Aug 05, 1893 married Irene Margaret Foster May 26, 1923 in Windsor ON.

 10318-23 Elwood Lee Cook, 29, painter, Nova Scotia, Windsor, s/o George Cook (b. Canada) & Civilla Lee, married Irene

Margaret Foster, 18 (Oct 1922), Canada, Windsor, d/o Clarence Foster (b. Canada) & Margaret Root, witn: Mrs. Grace

Fraser of 119 Curry Ave & Milton Earl Fraser of 1330 Dufferin Place in Windsor, 26 May 1923 at Windsor

Late birth registration-Elwood Lee Cook was born Aug 05, 1893 Truro NS, Dr. Walker

Father -George Peter Cooke birthplace of father- in Halifax NS -deceased-race-British

Mother- Mary Civilla Lee

Affidavit-”I am the mother of the said Elwood Lee Cooke” signed Mary Civilla Cook (44 Vera Place Windsor, Essex County ON)Jan 08, 1944


            3.      Grace Lloyd Cook born Oct 09, 1896 married Dec20, 1914 in Springhill to John Ernest Fraser (22)(b) born and lived Glen Margaret parents Thomas (Farmer) and Elizabeth M.Fraser. parents listed as George (painter ) and Civilla Cook. Witness: Vincent Ward and Maude O’Haudley  Clergy Harry B. Clark Methodist


            4.      Louise McCullay Cook born Apr 22, 1899 in Truro, married Mar 11, 1919 in Halifax NS Church of England to William Gorden Silliker (24) (b) Baptist (soldier) his residence and birth place O’Leary PEI His parents listed as Watson(farmer) and Fanny Silliker. Her parents listed as George (painter) and Civilla Cook.

                            They were granted divorce Feb 18, 1955 by the Supreme court of Ontario. Marriage of Louise And William Gordon Skilllker reg#7410 be null and void.

                                                                                                            I do not know if they had any children.

                            Late Nova Scotia Birth registration-Louise McCully Cooke Silliker wife of Gordon Skilliker born Truro April 22, 1899 Dr. Muir

                                            George Peter Cooke (Alive living in Sandwich  ON) Nov 16, 1927-Race English-Birthplace of father Halifax mother Mary Civilla Signed Affidavit Letter



                                                                                          Children from the 1911 Census:


                                                                5.            Robert Lemuel Cook(e) born June 1900 Springhill, NS he married Lucy Lily Davis May 19, 1923 in Windsor, Essex Co, ON. She was born 1903 Springhill, NS daughter of William and Emily (Fear)

                                                                                                                Davis- Marriage registration # 6351 City Hall I have copy of registration Roberts Parents listed as George Cooke and Civilla Lee of Springhill Robert age 23 and Lucy age 20.


                                          6.           James Alexander Cook born Oct 27, 1903 Springhill Nova Scotia

                                                                                          Late registration of birth Alexander James born Springhill Oct 27, 1903 Affidavit signed Dec 23, 1928 by Mother Civilla Cook address 45 Curry Ave., Windsor Ontario

                                          7.           William Walter Cook born Dec 10, 1906

                                                                                          Late registration of birth William Walter Cook Dec 10, 1906, Affidavit sighed June 8, 1931 by oldest sister Grace Cook Fraser -20322 Lynden Ave, Wayne Co Detroit Michigan.

                                          8.           George Vincent Cook born Dec 11, 1907 in Springhill, Cumberland County NS-viewed birth record novascotiagenealogy.com

                                                                                          Late registration of birth George Vincent Cook born Springhill Dec 11, 1907Affidavit signed July 23, 1943 by Mother Mary Civilla Cook address 441 Vera Place, Windsor Ontario

                                                                                          Note- father George Peter Cook Deceased in 1943.

                                          9.           Percy Wallace Cook born January 8, 1910 in Springhill, Cumberland County NS-viewed birth record novascotiagenealogy.com



Maybe a descendant out there will google this page and help out.

                                                          Who is Clarence Kaulback I also noted that Clarence Kaulback was boarding with George and Lily in Springhill in 1901 and listed as Single, Clarence Kaulback (22) (B) married Oct 13, 1902 in Great Village by license Baptist to Nora Jane Lemont (20)(s) he listed as farmer born and resided Truro his parents listed as Wm an Mary Kaulback her parents listed as Dorcus Lemont she resided Truro born Upper Stewiacke. Witness A.C. Martell Louisa Eagles Rev C.M. Martell. Is it possible he was related? Yesssss- Phebe Ann Unknown is Anne Kaulback.(More to come) Aunt to Clarence Kaulback. Clarence and Nora had children on the 1911 census 3. However I found a death record of Sophie May born 1910 died Dec 23, 1910 age 10 months Sophie born Springhill but died Prince St. Truro of Measles 15 days. Religion,  Episcopalian reported by Father Clarence Kaulback Dec 23, 1910. At the time in Truro there was a James A Kaulback b Aug 30 1839 married to a Sophie Mary Kaulback b July 24, 1839. I believe he may have been a Rev. JA Kaulback. Could he have been Grandparents to Clarence. I also found a death of  William Kaulback  age 76 yr Pleasant St. Truro Laborer widowed b Tatamagouhe he died of heart Failure 1 week sick Episcopalian White F.A. Eaton MD undertaker J.C.B Olive buried Terrance Hill reported by Clarence Kaulback  Dec 20, 1912. William Kaulback was born Jan 08, 1851 married to Mary Ann Wortman Sep 12, 1874. They were most likely

                                                          Clarence’s parents but could they have been related to Ann Kaulback who married William Cook Aug 24, 1872 sibling or cousin? Or is there no connection.

                                                                                                          Children of Clarence and Dorothy Bell, Sarah Melinda, Sophie, Freeman, David, Richard, Janes and Herman

1911Home / 1911 / Nova Scotia / Colchester / 26 Truro / page 13

127 Kaulback Clarence   M Head M Oct 1880 30

127 Kaulback Norah   F Wife M Oct 1884 26

127 Kaulback Dorothy   F Daughter S Jul 1902 8

127 Kaulback Mary   F Daughter S Aug 1903 7

127 Kaulback James   M Son S Jan 1905 6

127 McGilvery Peggy   F Lodger W Sep 1850 60

127 Langille Sadie   F Lodger S Nov 1818 92

127 Carter Annie   F Lodger W Apr 1847 63


       iii      Henry William. b. 1876 died July 28, 1897. Marriage record of William Henry (b) (20) son of William and Phebe Cook married Jennie Sparks (s)(20) born 1876 Daughter of Thomas and Susan Sparks on May04, 1896 by licence Church of England Truro.Witness was George Cook (brother) and wife Civilla (Lily) Cook. Rev. J.A.Kaulback He died age 21 July28, 1897. Reference Truro Daily #30/07/1897 possible explanation of why William and second wife Mary would name son William.

                                                                          I have not found any children of this marriage or a second marriage for Jennie Sparks Cook.


2.       iv             John A. Cook b. 1877.

          v.        Clarence Thomas b. April 07, 1879 married Elizabeth Adelaide Haley(w)(30)(her parents not listed) Feb 18,1901Church of England his parents listed as William(Labourer) and Phebe Ann born Truro.

                                          Witness John O’Brien Rebehah J. Kaulback Rev. J.A. Kaulback. I do not know if Clarence had any children with Elizabeth but she did have a son Frank Haley from her first marriage.

                                          I did find a death record for Frank A. Haley he died Jun 19, 1910  age 21 living Wadell St. Truro he was as Labourer born Boston Mass. Cause of death Accident. Religion Baptist buried

                                          Union Cemetery. Informant J.W.T. Tatton Truro June 21, 1910.


Place of Death:  Onslow Siding

Death Date :  18/16/1910

Buried: Union Cem.

Cause : Train Accident

Source :  Truro Daily News

Ref # :  20/06/191


                                          More Notes for Clarence Thomas – I will include this information as possibly Clarence I have two WW1 records for Clarence born April 7, 1884.

It is possible 2 Clarence T. Cooks existed with the April 7  birthdate the Clarence we know was born 1879 as he is on the 1881 Census with parents

William and Phebe,  he is also on 1891 and 1901 year birth 1879. However any of us doing research well know these old guys or old records can have several different dates for the same person.

WW1 record #1- Clarence Cook born Halifax NS, Next of Kin Mrs. William Pierson of Detroit, Michigan (who is she, She is Mary Ann Cook his sister.. does not give relationship) (I believe Clarence may have been apart from his wife as she was alone on 1911 census(?)) His birthdate is listed as April 07, 1884,

His occupation was miner, and He states he was 10 years with active militia.

Date on this Document was Nov, 18, 1914.  25th Battalion stamped across Signed- Clarence Cook.

WW1 record #2- Clarence T. Cook born April 07, 1884  Halifax NS, present address- 77 Bilby St., Halifax NS next of kin- Mrs. Elizabeth Cook, wife, same address Occupation- Teamster. He stated he previously served 11 months with 25th battalion discharged with accident through left hand. Document dated Jan 03, 1917 Signed-Clarence T. Cook Carded-April 13, 1917.

There is little doubt that both of these records belong are the same Clarence.

Noted from 1901 census below a Joseph Mortimer was border with Clarence and Bessie. Joseph T Mortimer (son of John and Sarah Elizabeth

                                          was married Dec 21, 1953 Church of England Truro to Abbie Hughes (daughter of  Samuel and Nancy) witness Vernon Frizzel and Olive Frizzel Rev Kaulback. Joseph Mortimer

                                          died Dec 21, 1953 On death record born July 1879 Kennycook Hants County he died at residence 276 Queen St. Truro, age 79y 5m he was married Abbie (she still living in 1953)

He worked at Stanfield’s. Parents John and Sadie Lauss?(Hard to make out) Informant Mrs. Sarah McKenzie (no relation) her address 276 Queen Street Truro NS. buried Terrance Hill Cemetery Truro.

This gentleman although no relation must have been close with Cooks as in 1901 he was living with Clarence Cook and it appears that in 1953 he was staying with Sarah (John Cook widow)

                                          MacKenzie. Another reason for me to believe that John and Clarence definitely brothers.  On the 1911 census living in alone in household next to Blackburn, Cook and McCarthy was

                                          Betty Haley was I suspect this to be Clarence’s wife she is still listed as married but where was he? Why was she going by Haley? or Healey I also found a death record which although

                                          contains next to no information I suspect is  Betty Haley Cook #568  Betty or Betsy Haley died at Truro home for the poor no records, no relations, no informant, April 02, 1923 Burial Truro

                                          J.C.B. Olive

                                          1901                                                                                                        1911 / Nova Scotia / Colchester / 28 Truro / page 5

                                          Cook Colchester Truro                                                                                           43 Healey Betsy   F Head M   1857 54

                                      4   215 Cook Clarence M   Head M Apr 7 1879 21

                                      5   215 Cook Bessie A. F   Wife M Nov 16 1851 49

                                      6   215 Haley Frank A. M   Son S Oct 26 1885 15

                                      7   215 Mortimer Joseph M   Boarder S May 11 1879 21


       vi.                           Charles b. 1882.

                                                                          Notes- I found a possible WWI record Charles Cook address 7 Poplar St. Amherst, NS born April 17, 1881 in Amherst next of kin- Daughter Annie G. same address trade- Laborer record states he is married, Record signed with a X. August 10, 1916.


                                      (I keep hoping to find death records of these siblings of John A. in hopes of finding names of parents in particular Phebe Ann’s maiden name as of June 2010 no luck)



                He married #2 Mary Phebe Cuthbertson Blackburn marriage record below from Colchester Historical Society.

                                                          William COOK  Born in :  HALIFAX  Resided in :  TRURO Son of :  GEORGE and MARY A  Age :  47 Status : W Married MARY BLACKBURN on 1895.01.28

                                                                                                          Born in :  DORCHESTER Resided in :  TRURO Daughter of :  THOMAS and MARY  Age : 34 Status : W

                William and Mary were both widowed and had children previous marriages. Mary Phebe had children from her first marriage to Joseph James Blackburn(b 1852 Scotch Villiage Hants Co died 1186-9 Springhill)

                                          #1 son James Garfield Blackburn born Nov06, 1882 in Springhill NS Married #1 19 OCT 1909 in Truro, by Rev. James A. Kaulbach Viola M. Rodgers b. 1888 in Halifax

                                                                                                                                          Married #2 Theresa Letournel Ross, b. in Sydney, Cape Breton

                                                                                                                                          He had 2 children Lark Mary Blackburn married Victor Szink and Brian Garfield Blackburn.


                                      #2 Daughter Cordeila Blackburn b Sept 29, 1884 she married Feb 08, 1915Church of England in Bible Hill by clergy W.F.Bruce #1 Henry Emerson Newton(25)( son of Jacob and Agnes Newton)witness Mrs. Jacob Newton she married #2 Aug 18, 1921 #5528 Bible Hill clergy W.T.Bruce. Cordelia (35) (w) living with mother to Joseph James Breeden (36) (w) born London parents(  W.J.Breeden and Elizabeth Clark) witness Jean Cook and George Cook Bible Hill NS. James died Mar28, 1977


Cordeilla Breedon

Mrs. Joseph Breeden - 83, died at home, Bible Hill. Born in Stewiacke, she

has been a resident of Bible Hill for 40 years. Surviving are her husband,

one half brother William Cook of Murray's Siding. The body is at the

Mattatall Funeral Home here in Truro, where funeral service will be held on

Fri. at 2pm with Rev. D. C. Ruggles officiating. Committal service will be

held at the Levis Memorial Chapel. Robie St. Cemetery. Source. PANS reel

5958 Halifax Chronicle Herald. pg. 20 Thurs. Dec. 21. 1967

                                                                          # 3 son Arnold Blackburn b ab 1885

                                                                          # 4 daughter Odessa Blackburn b ab Feb 1886 Information on Odessa from Lark Blackburn Szink from notes she sent me Nov2002”. info is taken from the death certificate of Phoebe's 5th child Odessa Blackburn b. _/2/1886 d. 8/5/1890 aged 3 yrs. 9 mos. at Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax, 3rd d/o Minnie and the late Joseph James Blackburn. Odessa died young from eating match sticks, which poisoned her”


     # 5  son   Joseph Haysfield Blackburn b Jul 08, 1887 married Ella Brown Sep29, 1910 Church of England Halifax he (23)(s)(Laborer) born Enfield resided Truro she born Charletown PEI resided Truro parents George and Hatie Brown witness Smith Feilding and Lana Feilding Rev H.W.Cunningham

1911 Census

44   Blackburn Joseph   M            Head       M            Jan          1887        24

4     Blackburn Ella        F             Wife        M            Mar         1886        25

44   Blackburn Joseph   M            Son         S              Jul           1902        8

                                      Note of interest Joseph Blackburn in in household 44, Clarence Cook Wife Elizabeth Haley in household 43 Our John A. Cook and Sarah are in household 45 and 46 are Sarah’s parents.

                                      Not too far away is the widow Phebe and children in household 157

1911 Census

157 Cook Mary               F              Head       W                            1867        43

                157Blackburn Cordilia     F          Daughter    S              Sep          1883       28           

157 Cook William            M             Son          S              Sep          1891        19

157 Cook George            M             Son          S              Mar         1894        17


1901 Census TruroD household 213


Blackburn CORDELLIA   DAUGHTER   16 29.09.1884   TRURO D 213

Blackburn GARFIELD   SON   18 06.11.1882   TRURO D 213

Blackburn JOSEPH   SON   13 08.07.1887   TRURO D 213

COOK GEORGE   SON   7 07.03.1893   TRURO D 213

COOK MARY   WIFE   41 24.05.1869   TRURO D 213

COOK WILLIAM   HEAD   60 29.12.1840   TRURO D 213

COOK WILLIAM   SON   10 13.09.1890   TRURO D 213

MOORE JESSIE   ADOPTED DAU   4 28.02.1897   TRURO D 213

MOORE MARGARET   BOARDER   2 15.04.1899   TRURO D 213


I have not found any records on the Moore girls or the adopted daughter of William. If he passed away in 1904 why weren’t these little girls with Mary Phebe in 1911?

I am reasonably sure that William and Mary’s 2 sons William and George would be ½ brothers to our John A. Cook so I am going to include in this history. If these two families are unrelated they sure hung around and lived in close proximity most of their lives. However the live descendants of William and Mary’s son William who reside in Truro to this day referred to John Edward Cook my father in law as ‘Cousin’ John. John Edward used to refer to them as cousins so I am sure the connection is there.


       Vii William T. Cook born Sept 13, 1890 or 1891, According to both 1901 and 1911 he was born in NS. William married Agnes Gordon b 1901 Scotland. Agnes was previously married Oct 07, 1920 to a Samuel Agustus Blades(w)(45) resided in Coldstream b Shubenacadie (son of Agustus Blades and Jane Turple) Agnes was (21)(s) she resided in Wittenburg born Edinburgh Scotland parents(Joseph Gordon b Kirkcudbright Scotland and Mary Houston)#2746 Truro Presbyterian Bible Hill Rev W.T.Bruce. witness A.R.Campbell and Mary Clish. Samuel Blades b. June 23, 1871 d.Nov27, 1935 he died of internal injuries due to a accident crushed pelvis. Informant Mrs. Samuel Blades-Gays River. I do not know if Agnes and Samuel had any children together. I do not have marriage record for William and Agnes but would have to be sometime after 1935. William and Agnes Cook

                Had 3 children

                                      #1 George Cook who married Joan Buchanan they had 2 children James and Stephen Cook

                                      .#2 Eileen Cook married Weldon Turner and had 4 children Weldon Clifford Turner, Shelly Lynn Turner, Marlene Marsha Turner married (Fred Curry and have 2 children James and Nicole),

                                                          Sherry Lynn Turner ( 2 children Dalce Shipley, Brandon Shipley)

                                      #3 Gertrude Cook married Mr. Wilson and had 2 children Rolanda Wilson  m Jeff McNabb(they have 2 children David and Samantha) and Margaret Wilson m Stanley Tubbs



       Viii George Cook born Mar 07, 1893 in Truro married Nov 15, 1916 in Bible Hill Church of England Jean Beatrice Pace b Upper Musquodoboit (daughter of James and Ada Pace

                                      Witness Alice Mary Bruce and Mrs. Emerson Newton this is Cordelia Clergy W.T.Bruce George died Sept 30, 1950 57y6m23d he died at residence 151 College Rd. Bible Hill where he spent  his last 4 weeks. He was a widow. He lived at 47 Waddell St. Truro Informant was Joseph Breedon Cordelia’s husband his brother-in-law.





This family seems to have gotten separated sometime after the 1881 Census. Mary being around 21 was most likely married and changed her last name.  The Children were spread out between different households in the 1891 census.

George was living with a wife Lily and child Annie and brother Henry. Were these Cook (Cooke) children orphaned? or was there father living close by. Charles and Clarence living with Holmesworth could they have been relatives .



Colchester 1891

COOKE   GEORGE                          M             19            TRURO E                32

COOKE     HENRY                                  16            TRURO E                32

COOKE     LILLY                    M             18            TRURO E                32

COOKE     ANNIE                                   1m           TRURO E                32

Clarence and Charles appeared to be living with Holmesworth family in Salmon River in 1891.


COOK       CLARENCE                                            11            SALMON RIVER    25

COOK       CHARLES                                              9              SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     WILLIAM                               9             SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     STELLA                                 6              SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     JAMES                   M             49            SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     SARAH                   M             47            SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     HENRY                                  27            SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     DAVID                                   25            SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     HIRAM                                   22            SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     EVA                                       17            SALMON RIVER    25

HOLMESWORTH     INA                                        15            SALMON RIVER    25

        HOLMESWORTH     OLMAN                                 12            SALMON RIVER    25




John appeared to be living with a Archibald Family or could this be a error household 35 and should be household 135. If so could this George and Mariah be George and Mary his grand parents. I suspect his was living with the elderly Archibalds, I wonder if any connection to his mother. Maybe John H. Archibald was Plebe’s Dad? Catherine was his second wife. Or maybe a typo on the census and John was actually in household 135 not 35. I guess a look at the original warranted.



ARCHIBALD    JOHN      H.                            M             70            SALMON RIVER    35

ARCHIBALD    CATHERINE                         M             45            SALMON RIVER    35

COOK              JOHN                                    M             14            SALMON RIVER   35


COOK               GEORGE                                M             65            SALMON RIVER    135

COOK               MARIAH                                M             65            SALMON RIVER    135

COOK               LOUISA                                                 29            SALMON RIVER    135

COOK               ANNIE                                                   27            SALMON RIVER    135

COOK               ARTHUR                                                25            SALMON RIVER    135

COOK               HARRY                                                  23            SALMON RIVER    135





Second Generation


John A. Cook, (1.William1) Oct 1877 in Halifax, NS. Information found in Marriage record Colchester County. In marriage records he was single age 27. Which would make him born 1881. Previous info from family said born ab 1875? However I have since found John A. Cook and family in 1881 Census for Truro saying he was 3 in 1881 which would make him born in 1878. I have been unsuccessful in finding John on the 1901 Census. These records are now online and searchable by name here.. He died June 5, 1911 age 33. A young man. I have since looked at the original death certificate

John A. Cook death June 5, 1911 33y 9m which would make him born Oct 1877 address Leamons Lane off (Miller St)? Truro NS he was a Laborer born in Halifax, NS Died of Tuberculosis had illness for one year. Epospalian white S.L.Walker MD undertaker J.C.B.Olive buried Terrance Hill. I have also had a surprise on the 1911 census below a son listed Alonzo age 5. We did not know of him ? Nor in my searching do I know what happened to him.

COOK, John A.       Born l878   D.  June 5, l9ll   Truro Daily News(age 33) p. 49 #l9


JOHN A. COOK Born in :  HALIFAX  Resided in :  TRURO Son of :  WILLIAM and MARY  Age :  27 Status : S

Married SARAH MCCARTHY on 1908.05.20 Born in :  EAST GORE  Resided in :  TRURO Daughter of :  JOSEPH and ESTHER  Age : 22 Status : S


1911 Census

45   Cook John                                M            Head        M                                                           45  (Note: John A listed as very sick on Census and died few days after the census taken. No birthdate given, age S/B age 33.)

45   Cook Sarah                               F              Wife        M                                                           24           

45   Cook Jessie                               F              Daughter S                              Born 1906              5

45   Cook Alonzo                            M            Son          S              Dec          Born 1908               3 (Who is Alonzo Cook no one in family was aware of this child, I have to date found no other records)

45   Cook Lizzie                               F              Daughter S              Mar         Born 1909               2


He married Sarah Melinda McCarthy, May 20, 1908 in Truro, NS, born Feb 04, 1887 in East Gore, NS, (daughter of Joseph McCarthy and Esther Lemmons) died Oct 06, 1969 in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback Street, Truro NS.  Sarah: Info found in marriage records Colchester County. She was 22 single. Which would make her born ab 1886? I had a birth date in Steve's Baby book of Feb 4, 1879. However have found out that her date was Feb 04, 1887. Which would correspond with info in marriage record. It must have been a very sad few time in Sarah’s life when she lost infant daughter Josephine and her husband John A. only a few month apart in 1911.She had 3 children all under 3. We can only imagine what she went through. I was told she smoked a pipe. The story I was told “That as a child she was told she had asthma and the doctor told her to start smoking a pipe. Imagine that. I think if I remember correctly she only smoked in front of family members.’

       Information received from Donnie Mackenzie, grandson from Sarah's second Marriage, that her mother’s full name was Matilda Hester Lemmon maybe later changed to Lemont.  According to the date off Sarah grave she was born 1880. Sarah is buried with her second Husband Elven W. Mackenzie. I have found Sarah listed on several census odds are she was born in1887 not 1880. Donnie Mackenzie gave me her middle name Melinda.





See McCarthy File for more information on Sarah McCarthy Cook Mackenzie’s Ancestors



                i                     Jessie Florence Cook, Born March 06, 1908 Died March 27, 1953

                                      Found the Death record of Jessie Florence Cook 105 Upper Water Street Halifax, NS she was in Halifax 9 years at the time of her death. In the province 45 years.(I suspect possibly 47yrs as on the 1911 census above she is listed as born 1906) She was a housewife husband Ernest Gaudet. Father listed as Jack Cook mother Sarah McCarthy. Place of Burial Truro NS. Informant- Ernest Gaudet Husband.

                                      Information from Donnie Mackenzie, Jessie did not have any children. She died of cancer. However her husband Ernest had a daughter named Margaret. It is unknown at this time where Margaret is or who she may have married.


Jessie Cook


                                          She married Ernest Gaudet.  Ernest: Ernest may have had second name. In John Edward seniors obit it lists his sister as Mrs. Joseph Gaudet.


                ii                    Alonzo Cook  born Dec 1908 Alonzo is new to us he is showing on the 1911 census as son to John and Sarah. I have found no further records at this time.

                Iii                   Elizabeth Cook b. March 17, 1909.

                iv                   Josephine Esther Cook.  Born   Jan 29, 1911 If you go back from the death date on the record below and if we have her brothers birth date correct then Josephine who lived 1 month and 14 days must have been a twin to our John Edward. (We now suspect John Edward be born 1912 not twin) She died March 14, 1911. On Josephine’s death record living at Leamons Lane Truro NS Father John Cook cause of death accidental smothering suddenly. Episcopalian white Dr. W.R.Dunbar Undertaker J.C.B. Olive Buried Terrance Hill Cemetery Truro NS.

COOK, Josephine Died. Mar. l4, l9ll  Truro Daily News

Mar. l5/ll – page l53     43 #l6

COOK,    Truro, March l4   Josephine Esther, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cook, aged l mo. and l4 days.          That is all!


                V                   John Edward Cook b. Jan 29, 1912



She married (2) Elvin Wilbur McKenzie, born Dec 13, 1871, Roxbury Mass died Dec24, 1941, Truro  buried in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback Street Truro, NS.

Death Record: Elvin Wilbur McKenzie #492 32 Water Street Truro age 70y 11d Carman CN Railway Informant Sarah MacKenzie (wife) Parents John McKenzie b(NS) Hester Lynch b(NS)

Buried Terrance Hill Cemetery Truro NS.


Note: on McKenzie MacKenzie spelling. I believe only one record I came across was the name spelled MAC. All records spelled McKenzie. When Elvin or Sarah signed their names it was

Spelled McKenzie. I note that on grave stones and in recent Obituaries the name is now spelled MacKenzie. So sometime after Elvin’s Generation did the name change spelling?



Elvin was previously married to a Sarah (Sadie) Elizabeth Parsons. Aug 14, 1901 Truro Elvin (b)(30) b Boston parents James (shoemaker) Ester McKenzie Sadie (s)(22) parents George(Ironworker)and Elvira

Witness Mitilda J. Tanner Josie M. Cox Rev J.W. Cox. Sarah (Sadie) died May 27, 1910 b England ab 1878 Residence Waddell St Truro Heart Failure sick 2 days Episcopalian White Dr. J.L.

Lock undertaker J.C.B.Olive buried Terrance Hill Truro Informant Elvin McKenzie

Elvin and Sadie had 2 known children


Hazel Jean McKenzie b. Feb 10, 1902 married on Dec 20, 1921#2011 Truro at the Residence of Mrs. Harry Rodgers John Herbert Lockhart of Brookfield, Hazel (s)(20) parents Elvin McKenzie and Sadie Parsons

John (Farmer) (b)(25) resided Londonderry parents John Lockhart and Adeline Moore. Witness William E. McKenzie (Brother) Mrs. Harry Rogers Clergy Lewis W.Parker

Hazel was brought up by Sarah McCarthy Cook McKenzie and thought of Sarah as her mother. Hazel died 2002? I viewed Hazel Jeans birth record nsgenealogy.com


Hazel Lockhart, Dot & Marion.jpgimage022

                                                                                                                               Hazel, Dorothy and Marion


                          William Edward McKenzie b. Aug 27, 1904 Truro died Mar 16, 1923 18y 7m 11d Residence Londonderry (16y) occupation Truck driver parents (Elvin McKenzie and Sarah Parsons)

                                          Informant William J. Parsons Londonderry (Uncle) Buried Truro undertaker JCB Olive buried Mar18, 1923.

                                          Looks like brought up by Uncle.



                vi                   Vivian MacKenzie.


Vivian and Ron Wedding photo

                                          She married Ron Hamilton  Vivian and Ron had 5 children (Sandra, Linda, Kenny, Scott and Robert Hamilton)


       vii       George McKenzie born Feb 1915 died Mar16, 1915 Waddell St Truro NS Age 3 weeks looked like Bronchitis about 9 days sick Episcopalian buried Truro informant Father Alvin McKenzie.


       Viii      Olive (Ollie) Esther (Hester) Mackenzie b. 1917 died 1993 buried Terrance Hill Cemetery Truro. Mother of Donald Mackenzie who helped with the MacKenzie/McCarthy information he supplied many of the pictures and Obituaries. Thanks Donnie. Olive had 3 children Donnie, Ruth and Sarah Marlene McKenzie. (Donald Mackenzie married Ethel and they had 3 children Charlene, Douglas and Heather)Olive lived with for a time Alfred Leroy McCarthy who would have been a cousin (no children to this union) Alfred McCarthy was the son of Norman Frederick McCarthy (see McCarthy file) and Florence Hamilton. (Whose family traces back in the Carter family)




       ix      Hugh McKenzie Born July 22, 1918 died Aug 07, 1924 40 Waddell St. Truro age 6y 14d something of brain caused by Auto Accident. Parents Alvin and Sarah McKenzie JCB Olive undertaker


       x       Myrtle Mackenzie. born July 23,1924 died Nov 01, 2006 (Twin of Donald) Myrtle had one son Paul MacKenzie with partner George Waugh.


MacKenzie -Myrtle Marie MacKenzie, 82, of Townsview Estates, Truro, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.

Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Elvin and Sarah (McCarthy) MacKenzie. She worked for Colchester County Hospital for several years and was an

       associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. She is survived by son, Paul and grandson Paul, Edmonton, Alta.; sister, Vivian Hamilton, Halifax;

several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Hughie, Donald, Babe, Bob, John; sisters, Olive, Dorothy, Marion, Audrey, Elizabeth, Hazel, Jesse.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, all in the Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.

Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will then be held in the Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro.

Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Colchester Lung Association. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the guest book



          xi      Donald McKenzie born July 23, 1924 died Sep 16, 1924 (Twin of Myrtle) age 1m 24d buried Sep 18, 1924 Truro address Waddell St. Truro . I could not read cause parents Alvin and Sarah McCarthy McKenzie.Informant Alvin McKenzie father- JCB Olive undertaker.


       xii       Marion Margaret Mackenzie. August 08, 1925 died August 21, 1998 buried Terrance hill Truro had children Barbara Ann, Donna Marie, John Robert (Johnny) Joseph Alvin (Richard).

                                                                                                          Marion had partner Burt Hudson (son of William Hudson and Stella Porter) had child Donna Marie MacKenzie

                                                                                                          (Donna Marie MacKenzie married #1 James Wood had male child who was adopted.

                                                      married #2 June 08, 1967 Spencer Lloyd Hutchinson son of Walter Hutchinson and Mary Higgins they had 2 children Dennis Lloyd Hutchinson and Shelley Marie Hutchinson,

                                                                                                                                 she married #3 John Jones 2001)

                                                                                                                                Marion partner Addison Hennigar had John Robert MacKenzie (John Robert MacKenzie married May 26, 1973 Nancy Henry daughter of

                                                                                                                                John Henry and Theresa Gallant),

                                                                                                                                Marion married- James unknown and had Barbara Ann MacKenzie (Barbara Ann Mackenzie married #1 Raymond Farrell

                                                                                                                                 married #2Reginald Galloway,

                                                                                                                                Marion married- unknown and had Joseph Alvin MacKenzie born 1940.(Joseph Alvin MacKenzie married Diane Currie)

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                                                                                                          Dorothy (baby Margaret) and Marion MacKenzie


      xiii       Robert (Bob) Wilbert MacKenzie. Born about 1920 died July 06, 1996 buried Watson St. Cemetery Truro, NS. Served WW2.


Bob Mackenzie and John Edward Cook SR half brothers


                                          He married Ann Shipley. No Children from marriage.


xiv           Dorothy Helen MacKenzie b. May 28, 1922 died April 19,2003




                                      She married Elroy Scott born 1920 died 1997 they had 3 children Robert E. (1940-1941) George and Margaret Scott. George married Joan unknown. Margaret (Margie) married Lawrence (Pinky) Shipley.


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                                                           George Scott (son of Dorothy and Elroy) and Joan’s Wedding –Don MacKenzie bestman.           Margaret and ‘Pinky” Shipley wedding Dorothy and Elroy Scott.


       xv     Audrey Shirley MacKenzie. Born about 1931 Died March 19,2003.

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                                                                                     Audrey Shirley MacKenzie                           Frances, Audrey MacKenzie Harris and Alice


Audrey Shirley Harris

Halifax Herald 3/21/2003

HARRIS, Audrey Shirley - 71, 128 Morley Ave., Truro Heights, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Elvin and Sarah (McCarthy) MacKenzie.  She was a former nursing assistant at various nursing homes in the Truro area. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Truro and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 26, Truro.  She is survived by daughters, Karen (Gary) Rushton, Bible Hill; Rhoda (Peter) Walsh, Debert; Frances (Randy) Hicks and Dianna (Trevor) MacDonald, both of Truro Heights; Ann (Chris) Dykeman, Musquodoboit; son, Joe (Barb), Truro; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Hamilton, Myrtle MacKenzie and Dorothy Scott, all of Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Judith; sisters, Marion and Olive; brothers, Babe and Bob; several half-sisters and half-brothers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and a memorial service 2 p.m.

Saturday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Lori Ramsay officiating. Burial at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Family flowers only. Donations may be made the Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation or Truro Homecare Services. On-line condolences may be sent to: mattatall@funeralscanada.com


                                                She married  Oct 12, 1955 to Joseph Mohammed Harris b. Sep 10, 1931 died  March 30, 1981 They had children Karen Annie, Joseph (Joe), Dianne, Frances and Rhoda Harris,.


xvi  Elvin (Babe) Henry MacKenzie. Born 1923 Truro NS died Oct 24, 1998 Truro NS - Owned and Operated Mackenzie’s Fruits and Vegetables. Veteran of WW2 Royal Canadian Signal Corp. Babe and Ruth did not have any children.


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                                                                          Elvin (Babe) MacKenzie                       Elvin (Babe) MacKenzie Obituary


                                          He married Ruth Georgie Singer.born 1926 died Dec 09, 1993 Truro, NS




Third Generation







3.                               Elizabeth Cook, (2.John2, 1.William1) born March 17, 1909, died Sep 25, 1978 in Truro, NS. She was age 69. Elizabeth only had one child Harold. I spoke to Harold and he said his father passed away a couple of years before his mother. He didn’t have any dates off the top of his head maybe someday. I since spoke it Donnie Mackenzie and got Elizabeth’s dates from him.

                                                                                                                        Stena Carter Cook-remembered Elizabeth as a quiet lady always smiling.

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                                                                                        Elizabeth Cook, Myrtle, Audrey and Marion MacKenzie


                                          She married Ivan Embree. Born June 1914 died Feb 1971 age 57. son of  Fred and Beatrice unknown Embree.



                                          i               Harold Embree.




4.                    John Edward Cook, (2.John2, 1.William1) born Jan 29,1912 in Truro, died March 31,1969 in Truro, buried in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback St, Truro NS.

Please note I did have pops birth year 1911 however he was not listed on 1911 census which was taken in June 1911. Stena also thought he was born same year as Nan Carter which was 1912. Therefore I have changed to 1912. Also note his dad John A. Cook passed away June 11, 1911. Sarah would have had to have been about 2 months pregnant for John Edward.

                          Stena was so kind as to write down some of her memories of “Pop” for us, as he was referred to.

“John Cook Sr. - It is strange when I think about it now but when I would first have met Johnny's Dad - he would only be about 44.  Of course, to me at l8 - 20 he would seem like an "old man".  I remember once Johnny borrowed his car and we did not get it back on time - he was fierce with Johnny as there was a dance he missed. When our first two kids were small and Johnny made a rink in our back yard "Pop" as the kids called him - would come over and play on the rink for a while also with our children and the neighborhood kids. For many years on the children’s' birthdays Pop and Eileen (his second wife) and my Mom and Dad would be with us for a meal and to celebrate the birthdays.  We have many pictures of these events John loved to dance and for years he and Eileen along with his sister Dorothy Scott and her husband, Elroy, attended many dances. His other sisters also loved to dance and they would make up a family affair and travel to Lattie's Brook and many other places for a dance.”





He married (1) Emma May LaFontaine, May 14, 1930 born Oct 31,1895 in Saint Pierre et Miquelon, died Jan 15, 1961 in Truro, buried in Terrence Hill Cemetery,Kaulback St, Truro NS.

Marriage record -May 14, 1930 #16495 Parson Hall Truro NS  John Edward Cook (b)(20) Teamster Anglican parents John Cook and Sarah McCarthy Emma May Fontaine (S)(26) b Paris France Catholic parents Austin Fontain b. France mother unknown? Both could read and write. Witness Mrs. Jean McMullan 41 Waddell St. Truro, Gorman Frizzel 41 Waddell St. Truro Clergyman W.Harry Rackham Note Fontaine on marriage record not LaFontaine. She signed her name Fontaine.


Emma: Very Little information is known about Emma May. Note that her father may have been named Arsan. Also note taken from Tanya baby book Paul Oristede Nazier Le Car of Caroline Marie??? I have no idea what this notation meant and I asked Stena about it she didn't have a clue either. I have included it here incase it does have significance. In her Obituary she had a sister Jennie. Mrs Jennie Gosby of Halifax. Another Notation I found in Samantha's Memory book In it Stena wrote Emma's full name as Emeline Clotida DeFontaine Oreve?? Where did you get this info?? Stena said that O if I remember right we thought might be LaFontaine's first name.  I also received a note from Mike Smith which I have not followed up Sandra, I take it you have already been told that Emma was brought up as an orphan in a convent on the Island. Maybe there would be some records from the convent. Just a thought.”We know that Emma had lost her site in one eye. We believe from a kettle of hot water possibly when she was a child, however we had also heard during the Halifax Explosion. Emma was about 16 years older than her husband. Stena has also written a bit about Emma for us.“Emma Mae LaFontaine who married John Cook, Sr. was born in St. Pierre et Miquelon (an overseas territory of France).  When she was a small girl she pulled a boiling tea kettle of water down on herself and as a result lost one eye. She came to Halifax to live at a young age and was there at the time of the Halifax Explosion.  Her sister married and lived in Halifax for many years.

       As a young woman Emma worked for many years at Stanfield's Limited in Truro.  This is probably how she met John - as he lived not too far from the Mill.

       For years, Emma used to lie down a lot and suffered from heart palpitations.  She was deathly afraid of dogs as I learned when we once took our beautiful Shep in to the house and he ran up the stairs.

       One of the stories I used to get a laugh from was when young Johnny was just a boy - he used to make a rink in their back yard on Bayview Street.  This time he had the hose out through the window and caught it on some dishes and pulled the whole tablecloth and dishes off.  Needless to say, he was in big trouble.

       Emma would not visit a doctor.  She died of pernicious anemia and had she taken medication (which was available at that time) - she would have lived a much longer life.”





John Cook Sr. Janet, June and John Cook Jr. day of Emma Funeral



                                                                                                                          5.             i               John Edward Cook b. March 05,1932.

                                                                                                                         6.             ii              June Dorothy Cook b. April 08,1930.

                                                                                                                          7.             iii             Janet May Cook. B. Dec 17, 1934


He married (2) Eileen Julia MacDonald Bilby, born 1917 in possibly Boston, US, died 1995, buried in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback St. Truro NS.  Eileen: She is buried with second husband John Edward Cook and his first wife Emma Lafontaine Cook. Eileen had 4 children from her first marriage to unknown Bilby. Information taken from John Edward Cooks obit 1969- Robert Bilby Truro, Bernice Bilby Mrs. Harry Cox. Clarkson Ont., Gail Bilby Mrs. Warren Gibbs Oakville Ontario and Ann Bilby Toronto.


Sarah and Flo McCarthy Eileen and John Cook


Fourth Generation


2.        John Edward Cook, (4.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) born March 05,1932 in Truro, NS, died March 04,1999 in Pleasant Valley, NS. He was a T.V repairman. Died at home. What can I say about John? He was unique. He loved music, worked hard would dance and joke with his grandchildren. He was always on the go and loved to talk or as some would say spin a yarn. He died of heart failure. He was cremated.

                                                                                                  “Johnny (John E. Cook):

         Johnny had a very distinct, outgoing personality.  He was always busy and rushing off to do something.  When we first met and dated his passion was western movies and I watched more of these than I care to remember.

After we had children and lived on Blanchard Avenue, Bible Hill, he spent the cold winter evenings in the back yard making a rink for the children and "himself".  He was always in the midst of a hockey game with the neighbourhood kids and our own.  He would stick handle down the ice - and be saying "watch this", ha. Everyone was supposed to stand back and watch!

                  At the end of the hockey season we would have a big turkey supper for all the young children.  To this day many of these young people remember the fun and happiness we all enjoyed with this good time.Johnny was a t.v. salesman and repairman and as such travelled a good distance throughout Nova Scotia.  This was great fun for him as the more on the go he was the better.

During his later years he did not enjoy good health but he never lost his zest for life and telling his long stories to anyone willing to listen.  He also loved to put the music on real loud and dance around the living room with the young grandchildren - each of them kicking up their legs as high as they could.

In his younger years he loved the horse races and even owned his own race horse, West River Dancer, for a few years.  This was not a paying proposition. One memory I was reminded of this morning (by Terry)  was of Johnny with his corn cob pipe sitting in the living room with the music turned way up - and puffing away contentedly on his pipe.  He also had a love for strange looking hats - and this could be an embarrassment for his children at times.” From Stena


John and Sister June about 1934                                                                         John about age 12


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He married Stena Pauline Carter, June 22, 1957 in Brookfield NS, (daughter of Seldon Carter and Addie Villa McLellan).


                                                                                                          John Cook and Stena Carter Wedding with Glen and Madeline Smith June 22, 1957.


See Carter and McLellan Files for more information on Stena Pauline Carter Cook ancestors





                                                                          8.             i               John Stephen Cook.

                                                                                          ii              Tanya Elida Cook.

                                                                          9.             iii             Terrance Lyle Cook.





6.         June Dorothy Cook, (4.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) born April 08, 1930 in Truro, NS, died May 11, 2001 in Brandon, Manitoba. Notes; June had a separation from Gerald in about 1954 around 1955 June had a daughter who she gave up for adoption to a Mr. and Mrs. Tattrie of Truro NS. Mr. Tattrie owned a Barber Shop in Truro. June named the little girl Joy. We assume she went by Joy Tattrie. Joy was met by John Cook and daughter Tanya Cook one in Truro and they spoke they said she looked a lot like June.

Joy possibly married and may have had a connection to New Glasgow. We do not know a married name, we know she had at least 2 possibly 3 children.

                                                                                   We think 2 girls, suspect they would have been born in the 1970’s. Joy died possibly around 1990.




                                                            Brandon Sun –


                                                                            Obituaries Saturday, May 12, 2001


June Dorothy Corkum, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2001, at the

Assiniboine Centre. She was born in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, on

April 8, 1930. June was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and

the Federal Superannuates National Association. She will always be

remembered as a kind and friendly person with many friends whom she

enjoyed socializing with at the Legion or ANAF. June was predeceased

by her husband Alton LorraineCork” Corkum in January 1995. She is

survived by daughter Tracy Jesson (Mike) of Hopedale, Massachusetts,

son Gerald Greenough (Tanda) of Fredericton, New Brunswick and five

grandchildren: Jamie, Cameron, Kate and Connor Jesson and Danny

Greenough. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and a

graveside service will be held on Monday, May 14, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.

in the Veteran’s Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Arrangements are

in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.



                                            She married (1) Gerald (Bim) Greenough. About 1948.



10.  i        Gerald Greenough.


                                                                                          He married Tanda Amos they had one child Danny Greenough


                                                                          She married (2) Alton Lorraine Corkum 1959.




                                                                                                                                                          June and Alton Corkum Wedding Maybe Oct 1959


ii     Tracy Corkum. (Adopted Daughter)


                                                                                                                                                                                          She married Mike Jesson.




7.         Janet May Cook, (4.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1).born Dec 17, 1934 Truro NS died May 26, 1999


                                                                                                                                                                                          Janet and Fred Smith Wedding

                                          She married Frederick Smith. Born about 1933 died Sept 22,2004

                                                                                          SMITH, Frederick Alfred

Peacefully in his 72nd year at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on

September 22nd surrounded by his family.

Canadian Military (Korea) 1951 – 1974

D.N.D. (Petawawa) 1974 – 1993

Husband of first marriage to the late Janet Smith.

He leaves behind his devoted wife, Arlene,

children Gail Brierley (Al), Bonnie Korres (Manoli),

Michael Smith (Terry), stepdaughter Lorraine Keller,

predeceased by daughter Wanda.

Survived by brother Joe, predeceased by brothers

Michael and Thomas and sister, Helen Veronica (Bonnie).

Also survived by seven grandchildren (Lisa, Jeffrey, Jennifer,

Yoryeia, Nikiforos, Tracy and Krista), and four great grandchildren

and many nieces and nephews.

No visitation, cremation followed by a private family service in Eganville,

                                                                                          Internment in the Catholic Cemetery in Deseronto, Ont.




                                                                                                          i               Gail Smith.

                                                                                                          ii              Wanda Smith.

                                                                                                          iii             Bonnie Smith.

                                                                                                          iv             Michael Anthony Smith.


                                                                                                                          He married Terry Elliott.


                                                                         Fifth Generation



                                          8.             John Stephen Cook, (5.John4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1).


                                                                          He married Sandra Elizabeth Scott, Feb 15, 1986 in Alton, NS, (daughter of Vernon Ellis Scott and Elizabeth Marie Miles).



                                                                                                          i               Samantha Denise Cook.(has daughter Ilyana Vivienne Jacknife father Abraham Dale Jacknife)

                                                                                                          ii              John Stephen Cook.

                                                                                                          iii             Scott Vernon Cook.


                                          9.             Terrance Lyle Cook, (5.John4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1).


                                                                          He married Robyn Lynn Austin.



                                                                                          i               Shania Brittany Cook.

                                                                                          ii              Jazmin Alanna Cook

                                                                                          iii             Matthew Terrance Cook.