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
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
Family History Library Film 1375811
NA Film Number C-13175
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
W. COOK Male
A. COOK Male English 3
C. COOK Male
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.
ii George Peter b. Sep 25, 1871 married Dec 26, 1889, Halifax Presbyterian to
Mary Civilla ( Lily) Lee. Born Sep
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.
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 /
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
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
John O’Brien Rebehah J. Kaulback Rev. J.A. Kaulback. I do not know if
Clarence had any children with
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
Place of Death: Onslow Siding
Death Date : 18/16/1910
Buried: Union Cem.
Cause : Train Accident
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)
Another reason for me to believe that John and Clarence definitely
brothers. On the 1911 census living
in alone in household next to
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
1901 1911 / Nova Scotia / Colchester / 28 Truro / page 5
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)
married #2 Mary Phebe Cuthbertson
Blackburn marriage record below from
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
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
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
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
44 Blackburn Joseph M Head M Jan 1887 24
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
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
LAST FIRST SEC REL ST AGE BIRTHDATE OTHER DISTRICT FAMNO
Blackburn CORDELLIA DAUGHTER 16 29.09.1884
Blackburn JOSEPH SON 13 08.07.1887
COOK GEORGE SON 7 07.03.1893
COOK MARY WIFE 41 24.05.1869
COOK WILLIAM HEAD 60 29.12.1840
COOK WILLIAM SON 10 13.09.1890
I have not found any
records on the
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.
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
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
Alice Mary Bruce and Mrs. Emerson Newton this is Cordelia Clergy W.T.Bruce George died Sept 30, 1950 57y6m23d he died at residence
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 .
COOKE GEORGE M 19
COOKE HENRY 16
COOKE LILLY M 18
COOKE ANNIE 1m
Clarence and Charles appeared to be
living with Holmesworth family in
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
John A. Cook, (1.William1) Oct 1877 in Halifax, NS. Information found in
John A. Cook death June 5, 1911 33y 9m which
would make him born Oct 1877 address
COOK, John A. Born l878 D. June 5, l9ll Truro Daily News(age 33) p. 49 #l9
JOHN A. COOK Born in :
Married SARAH MCCARTHY on 1908.05.20 Born in : EAST GORE Resided in :
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
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
the Death record of Jessie Florence Cook
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.
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.
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
Witness Mitilda J.
Tanner Josie M. Cox Rev J.W. Cox. Sarah (Sadie) died May 27, 1910
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
John (Farmer) (b)(25) resided
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, Dorothy and Marion
Edward McKenzie b.
Aug 27, 1904
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)
McKenzie born Feb 1915 died Mar16,
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,
member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26,
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
Elvin (Babe) MacKenzie Elvin (Babe) MacKenzie Obituary
He married Ruth Georgie Singer.born 1926 died Dec 09, 1993 Truro, NS
Cook, (2.John2, 1.William1) born March 17, 1909, died Sep 25,
Stena Carter Cook-remembered Elizabeth as a quiet lady always smiling.
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
As a young
woman Emma worked for many years at Stanfield's Limited in
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
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
Sarah and Flo McCarthy Eileen and John Cook
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
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
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,
John and Sister June about 1934 John about age 12
He married Stena
Pauline Carter, June 22, 1957 in
John Cook and Stena Carter Wedding with Glen and Madeline Smith June 22, 1957.
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
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
survived by daughter Tracy Jesson (Mike) of
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
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
September 22nd surrounded by his family.
Canadian Military (
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.
8. John Stephen Cook, (5.John4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1).
married Sandra Elizabeth Scott, Feb 15, 1986 in
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.