Cook, Ada B. (Brown) (April 17, 1872 - August 25, 1947)



Unknown - August 28, 1947

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church in Douglas for Mrs. Thomas S. Cook, 75, who died early Monday morning at the local hospital after suffering a stroke Friday.

Born April 17, 1872, in Cheyenne, Wyo., Ada B. Cook was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Brown, who was also connected with the First National Bank of Douglas.

Having graduated from the Chadron, Neb., grade, high school and Chadron Academy, she attended Fremont Normal School. Chadron, Lusk and Douglas were the scenes of her teaching. Coming to Douglas in 1910, she had remained here ever since.

On June 11, 1919, she was united in marriage to Thomas Cook in Gordon, Neb.

A leader in the local Congregational church, Mrs. Cook was also a member of the Eastern Star, the Wyoming Pioneer Association, the P.E.O. Sisterhood and the Past Matron's Club.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Florence Cook; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Shipp of Provo, Utah, and Mrs. Hollis Burdick of Casper; two brothers, Paul E. Brown of Toms River, N.J., and James A. Brown of Omaha; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers, made up of former pupils, will include Veldon Saul, Fred Jenne, Carl LeBar, E.D. George William J. Smith, John Slonaker, Elmer Carroll and Leonard Shaw.

Rev. Louis Gale officiated at the services. Interment was in Douglas Park cemetery.


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