The Shemwell Family

Zola Louise CookAge: 60 years19211981

Zola Louise Cook
Given names
Zola Louise
Married name
Zola Louise Craig
Birth May 27, 1921 20 18
Birth of a sisterAdell Norine Cook
March 2, 1922 (Age 9 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Louise “Lucy” Rutledge
November 18, 1927 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 8 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 30, 1930 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherEverett Fielding Cook
April 16, 1931 (Age 9 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Birth of a brotherKenneth Eugene “Kenny” Cook
June 22, 1938 (Age 17 years)
Marriage of a parentJoseph Bun AlfreyLoma Mae McLaughlinView this family
Type: Civil marriage
September 14, 1942 (Age 21 years)
Note: These two people married and divorced twice. Mom said her mother abused him one time too many.
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Margaret Maude “Maggie” Cornine
January 23, 1943 (Age 21 years)
Civil marriageGeorge Wesley CraigView this family
June 11, 1945 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 20 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 -
Marriage of a parentIsaiah McKinley CookHesper Elvin CarpenterView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 29, 1946 (Age 25 years)
Address: Home of Reverend J.D.McLaughlin
Death of a maternal grandfatherRev. James Delano “Dell” McLaughlin
May 11, 1952 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a husbandGeorge Wesley Craig
November 4, 1975 (Age 54 years)
Burial of a husbandGeorge Wesley Craig
November 7, 1975 (Age 54 years)
Cemetery: Ridge Park Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 24 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. -
Death of a motherLoma Mae McLaughlin
February 16, 1978 (Age 56 years)
Death of a fatherIsaiah McKinley Cook
June 18, 1978 (Age 57 years)
Death October 13, 1981 (Age 60 years)
Burial October 15, 1981 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Ridge Park Cemetery
Last change June 15, 201916:29:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Zola Louise Cook
Birth: May 27, 1921 20 18Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: October 13, 1981Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
9 months
younger sister
16 years
younger brother
Kenneth Eugene “Kenny” Cook
Birth: June 22, 1938 37 35Slater, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: February 1, 1999Osceola, St. Clair, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Hesper Elvin Carpenter - View this family
Hesper Elvin Carpenter
Birth: September 26, 1895Fairfax, Atchison, Missouri, United States
Death: September 24, 1975Stover, Morgan, Missouri, United States
Marriage: September 29, 1946Pettis, Missouri, United States
Mother’s family with Joseph Bun Alfrey - View this family
Joseph Bun Alfrey
Birth: August 14, 1894Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 29, 1961Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri, United States
Marriage: September 14, 1942Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Family with George Wesley Craig - View this family
George Wesley Craig
Birth: July 28, 1903Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri, United States
Death: November 4, 1975Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Zola Louise Cook
Birth: May 27, 1921 20 18Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: October 13, 1981Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Marriage: June 11, 1945Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States

Zola Louise Cook has 5 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Isaiah McKinley Cook - Household

Locust St Road Salt Pond, Saline, Missouri

Cook, McKinleyheadMW29M19MOMOMOLaborerShoe Factory
Cook, LomawifeFW27M18MOMOMO
Cook, ZoladaughterFW8SMOMOMO
Cook, AdelldaughterFW6SMOMOMO