The Shemwell Family

James Thomas Milton Cook1854

Name
James Thomas Milton Cook
Given names
James Thomas Milton
Surname
Cook
Birth 1854 19 18
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas James Shemwell
before April 19, 1854

Marriage of parentsFielding CookMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
December 14, 1854
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Cook
1857 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherJohn William “J.W.” Cook
April 4, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Census July 23, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherEverett Fielding Cook
September 16, 1862 (Age 8 years)
Death of a fatherFielding Cook
December 28, 1864 (Age 10 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Prisoner of War
Birth of a half-sisterGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
March 12, 1865 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Marriage of a parentAndrew CookMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
September 11, 1866 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a half-sisterMary Margaret Cook
February 1870 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
April 11, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Census July 29, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Marriage of a parentAndrew ThomasMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
before 1873 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
February 29, 1876 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMargaret CornineView this family
April 1, 1877 (Age 23 years)
Marriage of a parentCornelius CornineMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 13, 1878 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1J T Cook
about 1880 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Cook
before August 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2Cornelius Cornine “C C” Cook
February 24, 1886 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Richard Cook
June 1, 1888 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Ellen “Marie” Cook
November 15, 1892 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5Jerry Cook
October 1893 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
August 22, 1915 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a motherMary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
March 31, 1920 (Age 66 years)
Cause: Old Age
Death of a wifeMargaret Cornine
June 26, 1929 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a wifeMargaret Cornine
June 27, 1929 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherEverett Fielding Cook
April 16, 1931 (Age 77 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Death of a half-sisterGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
December 27, 1941 (Age 87 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 87 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
September 6, 1949 (Age 95 years)
Burial of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
September 6, 1949 (Age 95 years)
Cemetery: Summit View Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 96 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a sonJohn Richard Cook
July 16, 1954 (Age 100 years)
Burial of a sonJohn Richard Cook
July 19, 1954 (Age 100 years)
Cemetery: Woodland Park Cemetery
Death of a brotherJohn William “J.W.” Cook
December 2, 1954 (Age 100 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 92 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Deathunknown

Last change June 8, 201922:16:22

by: Jeannie Schieber
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 14, 1854Cooper, Missouri, United States
1 month
himself
4 years
younger sister
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger brother
John William “J.W.” Cook
Birth: April 4, 1860 25 24Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1954Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
2 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Andrew Cook - View this family
uncle
mother
Marriage: September 11, 1866Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-18 months
half-sister
Georgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
Birth: March 12, 1865 27 29Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 27, 1941Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with Andrew Thomas - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: before 1873
-3 years
half-brother
6 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with Cornelius Cornine - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: September 13, 1878Cooper, Missouri, United States
Family with Margaret Cornine - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 1, 1877Cooper, Missouri, United States
4 years
son
6 years
son
Cornelius Cornine “C C” Cook
Birth: February 24, 1886 32 27Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: May 25, 1966Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
son
John Richard Cook
Birth: June 1, 1888 34 29Postal, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: July 16, 1954Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
4 years
daughter
Mary Ellen “Marie” Cook
Birth: November 15, 1892 38 33Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: January 8, 1983Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
11 months
son
… … + Margaret Cornine - View this family
wife
step-son
Rev. Frank Lewis Cook
Birth: October 26, 1900 41Osceola, St. Clair, Missouri, United States
Death: April 5, 1965Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States

James Thomas Milton Cook has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Fielding Cook - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Phalon Cookhead25MWFarmerIN
Mary J Cookwife24FWMO
J T Cookson6MWMO
Nancy J Cookdaughter3FWMO
John W Mson4mMWMO
Andrew Cookbrother?22MWFarm LaborerIN
Ira Cookbrother?22MWFarm LaborerIN

Are Andrew & Ira Fielding's brothers -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Nancy Jane Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Cook, Janehead34FWKeeping HouseMO
Cook, Miltonson15MWWorks On FarmMO
Cook, Nancydaughter13FWMO
Cook, William Nson11MWMO
Cook, Fielding Eson9MWMO
Cook, Georgeann Jdaughter4FWMO
Cook, Sarah Edaughter4mFWMOFeb