Cook, Ellen Eleanor 'Nellie' (Hartman) (December 27, 1866 - April 11, 1917)

Call Comes to Mrs. Thos. Cook

Douglas Enterprise - April 12, 1917

Mrs. Nellie Hartman Cook, wife of Thomas Cook, died at the Douglas hospital Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 a period of two years and mwyhf (sic) o'clock. Her illness extended over a period of two and a half years and the end came after a courageous battle for life during that long time.

Mrs. Cook was one of the early residents of Douglas, coming here as a bride in December, 1886, the year the town was founded. She has been a part of the social, church and family life of Douglas all those years and had made a permanent place in the affections of its people.

She was born in Story county, Iowa, December 27, 1866. Surviving are her husband, Thomas S. Cook; three daughters, Florence, who lives at home; Mrs. M.I. Chapin of Huntley, Mont., and Mrs. Donald Jamieson of Douglas; a sister, Mrs. A.D. Cook of Douglas, and three brothers, Luther Hartman of Harvard, Neb., Geo. Hartman of Omaha and Samuel Hartman of Lehigh, Ia. Mrs. Chapin will come for the funeral.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of the Order of the Eastern Star of which she was a devoted member. Mrs. Cook was also a member of the Women of Woodcraft.

*RESOURCE MATERIAL - Nellie Hartman's parents

"Pages From Converse County's Past"
Heritage Book Committee
Wyoming Pioneer Association
Converse County
Douglas, WY
John R. Pexton, Chairman



Douglas Enterprise - April 17, 1917

Mrs. Ellen Eleanor Cook, beloved wife of Thomas S. Cook of this city, died last Wednesday afternoon at the Douglas Hospital at 1:30 o'clock.

Mrs. Cook had been a resident of the city since the year it was founded when she came here a bride in 1886. In social and church work she was among the foremost ladies of the city and everyone held her on the highest esteem. She was an active member of the local chapter of the Eastern Star and the Women of Woodcraft. The end came after two and a half years of suffering during which time she made a valiant effort to combat the death angel.

She was born in Story county, Iowa, December 27, 1866. She leaves to mourn her besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. M.I. Chapin of Huntley, Mont., Miss Florence Cook and Mrs. Donald Jamieson, both of this city. A sister, Mrs. A.D. Cook, lives here, and three brothers, Luther Hartman of Harvard, Neb., George Hartman of Omaha, and Samuel Hartman of Lehigh, Iowa, also survive her. Mrs. Chapin came here to attend the funeral.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence on North Third street under the auspices of the Eastern Stars. Following the lodge ceremony Rev. Benjamin A. Turner of Wheatland read the beautiful Episcopal burial service. Burial was in the Douglas cemetery.

The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful and the services were attended by a large number of friends, many of whom followed the body to its resting place.


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