Gene Notes

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thriller Thursday - Timothy Cook

Sometimes, things just fall into your lap when you aren't really looking for them. I have been researching the Percival/Cook* family in Michigan, New York and Massachusetts, when I came across Vital Records of Washington, Massachusetts. In the death records was this entry:

Cook, Timothy, Sr., "kiled by the fall of a tree," Feb. 21 1798.

His tombstone tells it slightly different, but perhaps more chilling: "In Memory of Mr. Timothy Cook who was suddenly killed by the fall of a tree Feby 21st 1798 in the 40th year of his age.

Picture by Eric Jacobsson
You can visit Timothy's Find-A-Grave memorial here. Thanks again to Eric Jacobsson for the FAG memorial.

*Timothy Cook was the father of Eunice Cook, wife of Montgomery Percival.
Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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