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Sheriff George W. Cook, d. 29 May 1895

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Sheriff George W. Cook, d. 29 May 1895

Posted: 26 Oct 2009 3:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cook, Beckham
I am a volunteer researcher for the Texas Peace Officers Memorial. On 28 May 1895, former Motley Co Sheriff Joe BECKHAM shot and mortally wounded Sheriff George W. COOk as he exited the train in Seymour in Baylor County. BECKHAM fled to the Indian Territory and was killed by a posse about 26 Dec 1895. BECKHAM had been the first sheriff of Motley County but was removed from office in 1894. COOK was elected sheriff on 6 Nov 1894. I would like to know the date of birth for Cook, place of burial and if any surviving family members could be located.

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