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Guilford A. Cook
and Family

Guilford or Gilford Alfred Cook was the son of Martha Elizabeth "Patsy" Cook, the daughter of Thomas and Polly Hames Cook. He was born 20 August 1825 in North Carolina and died 7 October 1892 in either Bartow or Gordon County, Georgia, his final resting place is unknown at this time. From information found on census records, he seems to have been married several times, but we only have a record for his marriage to his last wife Elizabeth Frances Bass Lyons, they were married 7 December 1871 in Cherokee County, Georgia. Elizabeth was born 22 November 1839 in Cherokee County, Georgia, the daughter of Unknown Bass and Unknown Ward and died 23 May 1921 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and is buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery (formerly White Oak Cemetery), located in Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee, several miles north of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

While we don't know for sure who Elizabeth's parents are there is evidence to support the Bass/Ward connection. In 1840, the Cherokee County, Georgia census finds Redden (indexed as Bedden) Bass and William Ward enumerated side by side. And the 1850 find Elizabeth living with W. Ward and family still in Cherokee County, GA.

1840
M704/38
Georgia
Cherokee County
District 792
Lines 29-30
Page 163
Name
male
-5
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5-10
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10-15
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15-20
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20-30
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30-40
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40-50
male
50-60
male
60-70
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70-80
fem.
-5
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5-10
fem.
10-15
fem.
15-20
fem
20-30
fem
30-40
fem
40-50
fem
50-60
Redden Bass 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
William Ward 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0


1850
M432/65
Georgia
Cherokee
County
15th District
Page 415
6 August 1850
Lines 27-32
Dwelling 176
Family 177
 
Name
Race
Sex
Age
Occupation
Real Estate
Value
Birthplace
W. Ward W M 54 Farming $1500 SC
M. W F 53     SC
Wm. W M 20     GA
F. W M 15     GA
C. W F 13     GA
E. Bass W F 14     GA


Elizabeth married John B. Lyon(s), who was born about 1827 in North Carolina on 20 October 1857 in Cherokee County, Georgia. Like most men of the time and area, John was a farmer but when the War began he enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army in Company A of the 43rd Regiment Infantry, of the Cherokee Van Guards in Cherokee County, Georgia on 10 March 1862. He was captured 4 July 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi and paroled there 6 July 1863. John returned home to Cherokee County, Georgia and died there 29 July 1863. I do not know where he is buried, possibly in the Ball Ground Cemetery, in an unmarked grave, there are several Lyon family members buried there. John Lyon and Elizabeth had at least two children,
  • William Lyon, born abt 1859 in Cherokee County, GA; died before 1870 in Cherokee County, GA

  • assumption, not on 1870 census with Elizabeth
  • Albert R. Lyon, born abt 1861 in Cherokee County, GA; died after 1870 in Cherokee County, GA

  • assumption not on 1880 census with Elizabeth

John and Elizabeth Lyon have been found on the 1860 and 1870 in Cherokee County, Georgia

1860
M653/116
Georgia Cherokee County Shake Rag District Sharp Top Page 745
24 June 1860 Lines 13-15 Dwelling 609 Family 637    
Name Race Sex Age Occupation Real Est.
Value
Pers. Prop.
Value
Birthplace
John B. Lyons W M 33 Farmer $400 $100 NC
Elizabeth W F 21       GA
Wm. W M 01       GA


1870
M59/143
Georgia
Cherokee County
Shake Rag District
Canton
Page 297a
22 July 1870
Lines 49-50
Dwelling 123
Family 123
   
Name
Race
Sex
Age
Occupation
Birthplace
Elizabeth F. Lyon W F 31 Keeping House GA
Albert R. W M 09   GA


Gilford Cook is found on the 1850 census with his mother, in Gilmer County, GA and by 1860 has established his own household in Cherokee County, Georgia and appears to be a widower with a 9 year old daughter and while her age is wrong his mother is also in the household along with her youngest two children. The 1870 census finds him with Nancy A., age 25, we have assumed that she is his wife, since there are also young children in the household, William I., age 8, Jane W. age 5 and Silas A., age 3, but there are also two older boys, Samuel N., age 21 and Henry N. age 17. Census listings would indicate that they all have the last name of Cook - were the older boys brothers of Nancy? Was she his wife? The 1880 census finds Gilford has moved to Bartow County, Georgia and is listed with wife Elizabeth and sons James age 14 and William age 12. Was James mistakenly listed as a girl on the 1870? Who are these boys and where are Gilford and Elizabeth's children? Anderson Franklin, Joel M., Clarsie Victoria and Virginia were all born before 1880, why are they not listed?

Gilford Cook appears to have fathered these known children
1st Wife, name unknown
  • Mary L. Cook, born abt 1851 in GA

2nd Wife, name unknown
  • Henry N. Cook, born abt 1853 in Georgia

3rd Wife, Nancy Unknown
  • James W. Cook, born 15 June 1865
  • Silas A. Cook, born abt 1867
  • William Jasper Cook, born 2 January 1868

4th Wife, Elizabeth Bass Lyons
  • Anderson Franklin Cook, born 3 January 1873; d. 14 January 1958
  • Joel M. Cook, born 31 March 1875; d. 14 May 1960
  • Clarsie Victoria Cook, born 4 May 1878; d. 1955
  • Virginia Cook, born 1879; died 1879
  • Sarah Octavia Cook, b. 28 Oct 1882; d. 1928

1860
M653/116
Georgia
Sharpton
Page 741A
Lines 14-18
Dwelling 580
Family 608
 
Name
Race
Sex
Age
Occupation
Real Est.
Value
Personal
Prop. Value
Birthplace
Gilford Cook W M 38 Farmer $800 $300 GA
Mary L. W F 09       GA
Martha W F 41       GA
Wm. H. W M 18       GA
Martha J. W F 11       GA


1870
M593/143
Georgia
Cherokee County
Harbins District
Canton
Page 227
Lines 12-18
Dwelling 175
Family 175
 
Name
Race
Sex
Age
Occupation
Real Est.
Value
Personal
Est. Value
Birthplace
Guilford Cook W M 45 Farmer $600 $300 GA
Nancy A. W F 25 Keeping House     GA
Samuel N. W M 21 Farm Labor     GA
Henry N. W M 17 Farm Labor     GA
William I. W M 08       GA
Jane W. W F 05       GA
Silas A. W M 03       GA


1880
T9/134
Georgia
Bartow County
Kingston
Georgia Militia
District 950
Enumeration
District 5
Page 470B
Lines 47-50
Dwelling 254
Family 262
       
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
S/M
W/D
Occupation
Birthplace
Father/Mother
Gilford Cook Head W M 51 M Farmer GA/GA/GA
Elizabeth Wife W F 42 M Wks on Farm GA/GA/GA
James Son W M 14 S Wks on Farm GA/GA/GA
William Son W M 12 S Wks on Farm GA/GA/GA


The 1890 census is lost to us and Gilford died in 1892, so in 1900 we find that Elizabeth is now head of household and is still living in Gordon County where Gilford had moved his family sometime before his death. The Cooks had made the Sonoraville district their home.

1900
T623/201
Georgia
Gordon County
Sonoraville District
Enumeration
District 57
Page 133a
20 June 1900
Lines 32-35
Dwelling 306
Family 315
   
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Birth
Month/Year
Age
Sin/Marr
Wid/Div
Children
/Living
Occupation
Birthplace
/father/mother
Elizabeth F. Cook Head W F November 1839 60 W 9/5   GA/GA/GA
Joel M. Son W M March 1874 26 S   Farm Labor GA/GA/GA
Clairesy V. Daughter W F May 1879 21 S     GA/GA/GA
Sarah O. Daughter W F October 1882 17 S     GA/GA/GA


Elizabeth has told the census taker that she has given birth to 9 children, with 5 still living, she had 2 with John Lyon, presumbly both are dead, she and Gilford had 5 that I have names for, Virginia has died, who are the other two children, did she and Gilford have two more?
Anderson Frank Cook is enumerated with the Washington W. Dellinger family in Sonoraville Dist, Gordon County, GA, pages 130/131, as a boarder. He is 28 years old with birth date of June 1872 and is employed as a mail rider.
Changes have come to Elizabeth's family, her children are grown, married and starting families of their own. The 1910 census finds that she has moved to Tennessee to be near her daughter Octavia and her husband William Franklin.

1910
T624/1502
Tennessee
Hamilton County
5th Civil District
Enumeration
District 88
Page 42B
21 April 1910
Lines 72-74
1204 Kirby Ave
Dwelling 173
Family 177
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
#times/#years
Children
/Living
Occupation
/Location
Birthplace
/father/mother
E. F. Cook Head W F 71 W /2 / 6/5   GA/GA/GA
A. F. Son W M 37 S   Conductor
Electric Railroad
GA/GA/GA
Victoria Daughter W F 32 S   Laborer
Woolen Mill
GA/GA/GA

Note that the number of children she has given birth to has changed from 9 to 6, with 5 living same as 1900, we have Anderson Franklin, Joel M., Victoria and Octavia, are my records wrong or did Virginia die as an infant? If she did who is the 5th living child?

1920 still find Elizabeth living in Tennessee, but she has moved in with her daughter Octavia and her family, we find them in Chattanooga

1920
T625/1742
Tennessee
Hamilton County
Chattanooga
Ward of First District
Enumeration
District 165
3 January 1920
Lines 47-53
12 Prospect St.
Dwelling 28
Family 33
Page 165 A/B
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Sin/Mrd
Wd/Div
Occupation/
Location
Birthplace
/father/mother
William Franklin Head W M 42 M Secretary
YMCA
GA/GA/GA
Octavia Wife W F 35 M   GA/GA/GA
Gertrude Daughter W F 18 S Clerk
Grocery Store
GA/GA/GA
Denton Son W M 08 S   GA/GA/GA
Joe D. Son W M 06 S   TN/GA/GA
Elizabeth Cook Mother in Law W F 80 W   GA/GA/GA
Frank Brother in Law W M 42 S Boiler Maker
Boiler Works
GA/GA/GA


Elizabeth lived with her daughter Octavia and her family until her death at age 81. Her obituary is found in the Chattanooga Times, 24 May 1921.

MRS. ELIZABETH COOK
Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Cook, age 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Franklin, 314 Cedar Street, last night about 7 o'clock. She is survived by two sons A. F. Cook and J. M. Cook, and two daughters, Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. T. E. Williams. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Franklin home on Cedar Street, the Rev. W. S. Keese officiating. Interment will be in White Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be W. L. Franklin, Doc Bridgeman, T. E. Williams, W. R. Read, J. T. Robertson and H. R. Franklin.




Henry M. Cook, the son of Gilford Cook and a currently unknown mother, was born about 1853 in Georgia. He married Minnie ???, about 1897 in Georgia. He and Minnie had six children, two born in Georgia and four born in Tennessee. This family seems to have gone to Tennessee about the same time as Elizabeth and her children. Henry and Minnie's children are
  • Cora May Cook, born abt 1897, in Georgia
  • John Marvin Cook, born abt 1900 in Georgia
  • Irene S. E. Cook, born abt 1902 in Tennessee
  • Chester A. Cook, born abt 1905 in Tennessee
  • Ruth B. Cook, born abt 1907 in Tennessee
  • Harry N. Cook, born abt 1912 in Tennessee

Henry died on 27 November 1919, and thanks to Betty Lemmon, we have a copy of his obituary from The Chattanooga Times, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 November 1919 issue.

HENRY M. COOK
Henry M. Cook, age 50, died at the home of W. L. Franklin, 12 Prospect Street, yesterday morning at 4:30, following an illness of several weeks. He is survived by his wife and six children. The body will be shipped to Warren Station tonight for funeral and interment.

Henry and his family has been found on these census schedules.

1910
T624/1502
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Civil District 6
Enumeration Dist. 94
Page 165A
15 April 1915
Lines 10-16
2220 Dotson Avenue
Dwelling 3
Family 4
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
# times; #years
Children
/Living
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Henry Cook Head W M 41 M-1 /13   Car Inspector
Railroad Yards
GA/GA/GA
Minnie Wife W F 32 M-1 /13 5/5   GA/GA/GA
Cora May Daughter W F 13 S     GA/GA/GA
Marvin Son W M 10 S     GA/GA/GA
Irene Daughter W F 08 S     TN/GA/GA
Chester Son W M 05 S     TN/GA/GA
Ruth Daughter W F 03 S     TN/GA/GA


1920
T625/285
Georgia
Whitfield
County
Dalton
Georgia Militia
Dist. 872
Enumeration
Dist. 196
Page 183 a/b
7 January 1920
Lines 19-54
Dwelling 64
Family 71
     
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Minnie A. Cook Head W F 43 Wd Farmer
General Farm
GA/GA/GA
John M. Son W M 20 S Farmer
General Farm
GA/GA/GA
Irene S. E. Daughter W F 17 S   TN/GA/GA
Chester A. Son W M 15 S   TN/GA/GA
Ruth B. Daughter W F 13 S   TN/GA/GA
Harry N. Son W M 08 S   TN/GA/GA


Henry is found in the 1910 Chattanooga City Directory with this listing
Cook, Henry N., inspr C N O & T P Ty, r E C. I'm not exactly sure what all the letters mean, but they certainly look impressive - don't they! Henry died 28 November 1919 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to his obituary (which Betty Lemmon will have for us soon) his body was shipped to Warren Station for burial. Warren Station (also known as Shaw) is about half way between Lafayette, GA and Rock Spring GA in Walker County, near what is now known as US 27. [I checked all the online cemetery records for Walker County, GA and did not find Henry listed, he may be buried in an unmarked grave.] We know little about his wife Minnie, if anyone knows her maiden name I would like to hear from you. After Henry's death Minnie moved her family back to Georgia and began farming in Whitfield County and while I have not found her on the 1930 census, there is a Harry Cook, with wife Lois and daughter Joy E. I don't know if Minnie was out for the day or if she is in someone else's household and or is just not on the index. The Georgia death index lists Minnie A. Cook, died 16 April 1935 in Whitfield County, Georgia, certificate no. 10996. Right now, I have no way of knowing if this is the right Minnie Cook or not, but I suspect that it is. As always, additions and corrections are always welcome.




James W. Cook, the son of Gilford and ??Nancy A. ----?? Cook, was born 15 June 1865 in Georgia. I have not been able to find James on any census records, does anyone have his wife or children's names? Thanks!




William Jasper Cook, the son of Gilford and ??Nancy A. ----?? Cook, was born 2 January 1868 in Georgia. About 1901, he married Alice Martin, who was born about 1867 in Tennessee. They had three children.
  • Ellen Cook, born about 1902 in Tennessee
  • Mary Alfreda Cook, born about 1904 in Tennessee
  • married Creed Clayton Tittle
  • Roger S. Cook, born about 1907 in Tennessee
William Jasper Cook died in March of 1911 and is buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery, Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee. After her husband's death Alice remained in the area and continuing raising her children. William and Alice are found on these census records.

1910
T624/1503
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Chattanooga
1st Civil Dist.
Enumeration
District 73
Page 218a
26 April 1910
Lines 35-39
817 Kirby Avenue
Dwelling 360
Family 368
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
# times
# years
Children
/Living
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
William J. Cook Head W M 42 M-1 /9   Conductor
Electric Car
GA/NC/GA
Alice Wife W F 43 M-1 /9 3/3 Dressmaker
At Home
TN/TN/TN
Ellen Daughter W F 08 S     TN/GA/TN
Mary E. Daughter W F 06 S     TN/GA/TN
Roger S. Son W M 03 S     TN/GA/TN


1920
T625/1744
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Civil District 3
Enumeration
District 236
Page 234b
5 January 1920
Lines 56-59
Morrison Springs Rd
Dwelling 32
Family 32
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Occupation
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Notes
Alise M. Cook Head W F 52 WD none TN/TN/TN they were living on a farm
Ellen Daughter W F 19 S none TN/TN/TN  
Alfreda Daughter W F 16 S none TN/TN/TN shown as Mary E. on 1910
married Creed Clayton Tittle
Roger S. Son W M 14 S none TN/TN/TN  


1930
T626/2253
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Midvale
Civil District 3
Enumeration
District 81
Page 209a
14 April 1930
Lines 31-34
Morton Road
Dwelling 339
Family 353
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Alice M. Cook Head W F 63 WD none TN/TN/TN
Mary A. Daughter W F 26 S Saleslady
Department Store
TN/TN/TN
Roger S. Son W M 23 S Machinist
State Highway
TN/TN/TN
John J. Crownser Lodger W M 22 S Carpenter
House
TN/TN/TN


Since Ellen is no longer in the household, we can assume that she has married and started her own family, if anyone knows who she married please let me know. We know who Mary Alfreda married because both are buried in the family burial plot at the Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery. I also need information on Roger's family, his obituary in the online index found at the Chattanooga-Hamilton Bicentennial Library lists him as Roger S. Cook, Sr., but until the copy is ordered I have no information on his family.




Anderson Franklin Cook, was born 3 January 1873, the son of Gilford and Elizabeth Bass Lyons Cook, in Sonoraville, Gordon County, Georgia. I don't know much of his life, except what is found in census records, the 1900 finds that he has moved out of his mother's home, as she is now and is renting a room in the home of Washington W. Dellinger, a local farmer. His occupation on this census is as a mail rider, in 1896 the US Postal Service began "Rural Free Delivery" mail service, so farmers would not have to make the trip into town only to find that they had not received any mail or that important mail had been sitting there waiting for them since their last trip into town. Men on horseback would deliver mail to the farms on a regular schedule thus paving the way for daily scheduled mail delivery which we all enjoy today. When his Mother moved to Tennessee "Frank" apparently moved with her, as he is again found living in her household in 1910 and 1920. In 1910 he is working in the local woolen mill as a laborer and in 1920 he has moved on the the boiler works making boilers. The 1930 census (shown below) finds that he is still working at the boiler plant and has married Mattie Haygood about 1925. At some time they moved to Rhode Island where Anderson Franklin Cook died 14 January 1958 in Cranston, Kent County, Rhode Island and was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery, Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

His obituary is found in the 23 January 1958 issue of the Calhoun Times.

Frank Cook, 85 Dies in Providence

Funeral services for Frank Cook, 85, were conducted Saturday Jan. 18 at the Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Chattanooga. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chattanooga.

Mr. Cook died in Providence, RI, Tuesday Jan. 14. He was born and reared in the Sonoraville Community, the son of Gilford & Elizabeth Cook.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mattie Haygood; one daughter and two grandchildren of Providence RI; one brother, Joel M. Cook, Johnson City, Tenn; one brother-in-law, W. L. Franklin of Sonoraville and several nieces & nephews.

Frank and Mattie Haygood Cook had one child
  • Helen C., born about 1927 in Tennessee


1930
T626/2253
Tennessee
3rd Civil Dist.
Woodland Heights
Enumeration Dist 81
Page 222b
26 April 1930
Lines 55-57
Pinesville Rd.
Dwelling 621
Family 637
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Age 1st mrd.
Occupation
/Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Franklin A. Cook Head W M 57 M/52 Boiler Maker
Boiler Plant
GA/GA/GA
Mattie A. Wife W F 34 M/29   GA/GA/GA
Helen C. Daughter W F 3-1/12 S   TN/GA/GA





Joel M. Cook, the son of Gilford and Elizabeth Bass Lyons Cook, was born 31 March 1875 in Georgia and died 14 May 1960 in Johnson City, Johnson County, Tennessee. About 1905/06, probably in Georgia he married Elizabeth Ballard, who was born about 1875 in Tennessee, at this time her parents are unknown. Joel and Elizabeth had two daughters
  • Alice Cook, b. abt 1907 in Georgia
  • Annie L. Cook, b. abt 1909 in Tennessee

Both daughters married a Williams, one married W. D. Williams and the other R. H. Williams - who married who and what were the mens full names?

Between 1895 and 1898 Cuba and the Philippine Islands revolted against Spain. The Cubans gained independence, but the Filipinos did not. On 25 April 1898, President McKinley declared War against Spain and the Spanish-American War began. Two days before a treaty was signed 6 February 1899, hostilities broke out at Manila between the American troops and Aguinaldo government troops, the beginning of a struggle that lasted until July 1902. Joel Cook served as a Private, first class, during this war, a trip to the National Archives will be necessary to find where and when he served and to possibly obtain a copy of his service record. Joel was a man of many talents, during his lifetime, he worked on the farm, was a carpenter for the railroad, worked as a welder for the Wielder Co. and also worked for a number of years with the Illinois Central Railroad. Joel M. Cook died in a Veterans hospital in Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee on Saturday May 14, 1960 at the age of 90.

His obituary is found in the 26 May 1960 issue of the Calhoun Times, Gordon County, Georgia.

Joel M. Cook Dies May 14

Joel M. Cook, 90, former Gordon Countain died in a Veterans hospital at Johnson City, TN on Sat. May. 14

Mr. Cook, a Spanish-American War Veteran, was reared in the Sonoraville Community, the son of Gilford & Elizabeth Cook. He worked for a number of years with the Illinois Central Railroad. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Ballard; two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Williams of San Bernadino, CA and Mrs. R. H. Williams of Memphis, TN; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, W. L. Franklin.

Burial was in the National Cemetery plot C 6017 in Memphis, TN.

1910
T624/1502
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Civil Dist 5
Enumeration
District 87
Page 3b
18 April 1910
Lines 74-78
515 Davis St
Dwelling 59
Family 63
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
# times
# years
Children
/Living
Occupation
/Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Joel Cook Head W M 36 M-1 /4   Carpenter
Railroad Yard
TN/TN/TN
Lizzie Wife W F 36 M-1 /4 2/2   TN/GA/GA
Alice Daughter W F 03 S     GA/TN/TN
Annie Daughter W F 01 S     TN/TN/TN
Lennie Ballard Sister in Law W F 23 S     GA/GA/GA


1920
T625/1765
Tennessee
Shelby
County
Memphis
Enumeration
District 210
Page 263a
3 January 1920
Lines 14-19
663 Tenth St
Dwelling 24
Family 25/26
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Notes
George Hedrick Head W M 71 M Salesman
Perkins Co.
MS
Germany/Germany
Family 25
Living one side of duplex
Annie Wife W F 51 M   MS
Germany/Germany
 
Joel Cook Head W M 45 M Welder
Wielder Co.
MO/GA/GA Family 26
Living one side of duplex
Elizabeth Wife W F 43 M   IL/GA/GA  
Alice Daughter W F 13 S   GA/MO/IL  
Annie Daughter W F 10 S   GA/MO/IL  


1930
T626/2283
Tennessee
Washington County
Johnson City
Ward 2
National Sanatorium
Enumeration
District 14
Page 158A
11 April 1930
Line 19
       
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Occupation
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Veteran?
War Service
Joel M. Cook Inmate W M 60 M ----------------- GA/GA/England Yes
Spanish


1930
T626/2275
Tennessee
Shelby
County
Memphis
Civil Dist. 7
Ward 21 - Block 971
Enumeration
Dist 77
Page 148a
7 April 1930
Lines 34-37
957 Tehl Place
Dwelling 201
Famly 219
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
#years
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Mrs. J. M. Cook Head W F 48 M /25   GA/GA/GA
Alice D. Daughter W F 22 Wd Long Distance Sup.
Telephone Office
GA/GA/GA
Annie Relative W F 20 S Telephone Operator
Telephone Office
TN/GA/GA
Elizabeth J. Burge Niece W F 05 S   TN/MS/GA
If Alice was a widow at 22, who was her husband?
Annie was originally listed as a daughter, but that was marked through and relative written over it - trouble between mother and daughter?
Who does Elizabeth J. Burge belong to?





Clarise Victoria Cook, the daughter of Gilford and Elizabeth Bass Lyons Cook, was born 4 May 1878 in Georgia. She married about 1911, Talmadge Ernest Williams, born about 1880 in Georgia (his parents are unknown at this time)and they had one known daughter
  • Erna R. Williams, born 14 March 1912 and died 8 December 1998
From the 1930 census we learn that Talmadge worked for a transfer company as a truck driver, but find no listing for him in the social security death index. Erna social security number was issued before 1950 in Alabama, so it is possible that the family lived there at some time or Erna may have lived there on her own. All three have obituaries in the Chattanooga Times, which we will need to order. Talmadge died in March of 1953 and Victoria in June of 1955. Does anyone know where they are buried?

I have not located this family on the 1920 census, they seem to have been missed in the index. But in 1930 they are in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

1930
T626/2252
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Chattanooga
Ward 7
Enumeration
District 88
Page 257a
8 April 1930
Lines 25-27
1046 Woodland Ave
Dwelling 159
Family 192
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Age 1st md.
Occupation
/Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
Talmadge Williams Head W M 50 M/30 Truck Driver
Transfer Company
GA/GA/GA
Victoria Wife W F 51 M/31   GA/GA/GA
Erna Daughter W F 18 S   TN/GA/GA





Sarah Octavia Cook, the daughter of Gilford and Elizabeth Bass Lyons Cook, was born 28 October 1882 in Georgia. Octavia married about 1902 in Georgia, William Lawrence Franklin, born 5 Mar 1877 in Georgia, the son of Samuel and Nancy Satterfield Franklin. Between 1906 and 1908 this family had moved to Tennessee, where they remained until after Octavia's death in 1928. In 1930 we find that William has moved his family back to Gordon County, Georgia. Sarah Octavia died in November 1928 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and is buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery, William was buried beside her after his death in Gordon County, Georgia on 8 October 1960. Their children are
  • Gertrude Franklin, born abt 1904 GA
  • Martin Franklin, born about 1906 GA
  • Clifford Franklin, born about 1908 TN
  • William Denton Franklin, born about 1912 TN
  • Joe D. Franklin, born about 1914 TN
  • Lawrence Franklin, born 18 December 1921 TN

  • married Majorie Dean Hatfield, had at least 3 children


1910
T624/1502
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
5th Civil District
Enumeration
District 88
Page 41b
21 April 1910
Lines 67-71
1206 Kirby Avenue
Dwelling 172
Family 176
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
# times
# years
Children
/Living
Occupation
/Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
William L. Franklin Head W M 37 M/1 - 8   Conductor
Electric Railroad
TN/TN/TN
Tavie Wife W F 24 M/1 - 8 3/3   GA/GA/GA
Gertrude Daughter W F 06 S     GA/TN/GA
Martin Son W M 04 S     GA/TN/GA
Clifford Son W M 02 S     TN/TN/GA


1920
T625/1742
Tennessee
Hamilton
County
Chattanooga
Ward of 1st Dist
Enumeration
District 165
Page 165 a/b
3 January 1920
Lines 47-53
12 Prospect St
Dwelling 28
Family 33
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Occupation
/Location
Birthplace
/Father/Mother
William Franklin Head W M 42 M Secretary
YMCA
GA/GA/GA
Octavia Wife W F 35 M   GA/GA/GA
Gertrude Daughter W F 18 S Clerk
Grocery Store
GA/GA/GA
Denton Son W M 08 S   GA/GA/GA
Joe D. Son W M 06 S   TN/GA/GA
Elizabeth Cook Mother in Law W F 80 Wd   GA/GA/GA
Frank Brother in Law W M 42 S Boiler Maker
Boiler Works
GA/GA/GA


1930
T626/366
Georgia
Gordon
County
Sonoraville
GM Dist. 1056
Enumeration
Dist 13
Page 51b
7 April 1930
Lines 51-55
Calhoun Fairmount Rd.
Dwelling 56
Family 57
 
Name
Relationship
Race
Sex
Age
Married
Age 1st md.
Occupation
Location
Birthplace
/father/mother
W. L. Franklin Head W M 53 Wd/26 Farmer
General Farm
GA/GA/GA
Willie D. Son W M 17 S   TN/GA/GA
Joe D. Son W M 15 S   TN/GA/GA
Lawrence, Jr. Son W M 08 S   TN/GA/GA





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