Obits - NJ - 1888 - John Cook

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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - John Cook

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John Cook died at his home in Middletown township last Saturday night at the age of 75 years. His death was caused by pneumonia, and he was sick for less than a week. He was a man of very vigorous constitution, and excepting the illness which caused his death, he had hardly had a day's sickness during his life. He was born in Sussex county, N. J. on November 25th, 1813. His people were of English origin, and his ancestors were among the early English settlers in New Jersey. Mr. Cook's parents died while he was yet a lad, and on him, as the oldest son, devolved [?] the support of the family. In 1832 he moved to Bergen Hill, which is now known as Jersey City Heights, where he started a pump making business. He remained there until 1867, when the public water supply of Jersey City came into general use. In the fall of 1867 he retired from business and bought a small farm in Middletown township, where he lived up to the time of his death.

On July 5th, 1849 Mr. Cook was married to Caroline Goodwin, of Bergen county. Five children were born to them, three daughters and two sons. One of the daughters died in infancy but all the other children are still living as is also his widow. The funeral was held yesterday, and the interment was made in the family burial plotin the Colt's Neck cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, November 14, 1888