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William Thomas Cook, Manitoulin Island to Alberta in 1910

William Thomas Cook, Manitoulin Island to Alberta in 1910

Posted: 28 Dec 2006 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COOK
Hi,
Looking for any information on William Thomas COOK, who was born February 07, 1863 in Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario. He lived in Silver Water, Manitoulin Island, Ontario for some time. He married Grace POTTS in 1887 and had 5 children: Norman Sinclair Halberton (b. 1888, m. Jennie Barbra McMillan, 1911 and d. in Taber, Alberta), Robert John Earnest (b. 1890), William E. (b. 1891), George Lyslie (1893), and Elizabeth (1896). The family moved to Alberta in 1911. William T. COOK died March 16, 1944 and was buried in Grey County, Ontario (not certain if he/family had returned to Ontario at some point or if he was just buried there).

Any help would be of great assistance. Thanks

Sean Gale

Re: William Thomas Cook, Manitoulin Island to Alberta in 1910

Posted: 6 Jan 2007 4:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
There a note about an "Ernie Cook" although I don't now if he's "yours" or not.
Alberta Newspapers, 1880-1982, pg. 297
Cook, Erna (Ernie), b. Manitoulin Ialand, Ont.
1898, moved to Tabor; 1913 to Grouard, homesteaded in Spirit River and was in lumber business; 1919 moved to Conjuring Creek, Leduc district, on wife's family farm; 1947 to Edmonton on CCF executive (EJP 15 173: Taber Advertiser 995
Sorry but I don't know what these source number means.

You might search for Cooks in this book
Golden Jubilee. Taber Alta. Booklet Committee
http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=7600
pgs. 196, 197 have photos of Ernie Cook

Re: William Thomas Cook, Manitoulin Island to Alberta in 1910

Posted: 6 Jan 2007 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Thanks for the info. The fact that he (Ernie COOK) says he immigrated from Manitoulin Island to Taber means there definitely is a connection, but I can't immediately connect him. Leafing through the "Taber" book you linked me to through Our Roots, I noticed they often listed him as "J. Ernie Cook". I have a Robert John Earnest Cook, b. July 03, 1890 (The "J", could be for John). His brother was William Earnest Cook. In both cases "Ernie" could have been for "Earnest". I think you said your Ernie was born in 1898? Was that the entire article that you had sent me?
Thanks.

Re: William Thomas Cook, Manitoulin Island to Alberta in 1910

Posted: 6 Jan 2007 5:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
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.
Good luck,
Bette

Re: William Thomas Cook, Manitoulin Island to Alberta in 1910

Posted: 6 Jan 2007 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Bette, much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Sean
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