oops sorry- I must has mislead you. I'm not related to any Cooks that I know of! But like you, I wondered if J Ernie Cook was the same as Robert J Ernest Cook, and because he'd moved from Manitoulin to Taber I figure there must be a connection somewhere too. And yes, I gave you all the info I had. You can find it again by searching rootsweb for "earnest cook" I believe.