(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
27 Aug 1855 - 12 Oct 1913
Mr. J.H. Cook Dies from an attack of Acute Indigestion.
Well known man expired Sunday after an illness of only a few hours duration. Mr. James H. Cook, who for sometime past had been employed in the office of Chancery clerk B.A. Lincon, died at his home, No.508 South Seventh street, at an early hour, last Sunday morning. His Death having resulted from actue indigestion.
The death of Mr.Cook was sudden and unexpected. He was on the streets Saturday and was apparently in good, splendid health. Soon after retiring he was seized with an attack with an attack of acute indigestion and expired with in a short time.
Mr. Cook who was fifty-eight years of age is survived by his widow, three daughters. Mrs.R.A.Mann and Misses Rosa Hunter cook, two sons, Mr.W.L.Cook of Artesia and Mr.C.H. Cook of Greenville, and a brother Hon. Joe Cook, President of the State Normal College At Hattiesburg.
Deceased was a member of Union Lodge No 35,I.O.O.F and the members attended in body his funeral, which was held at the family residence at 2:30 O'clock Sunday afternoon having been conducted by Rev. W.W.Woollard, Pastor of the first Methodist Church.
Following the Obsequies, the body was taken to Artesia for Interment.
October 16, 1913