Sunday, January 18, 2015

Obituary - Bertha Adams Cook

In a box of treasures from a cousin I found a copy of this obituary.

Bertha Alice Adams Cook was the second child of Annie and Samuel Adams, and John Brown's granddaughter. She passed away quietly at home in December, 1959, one hundred years after the hanging of our famous ancestor.
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Times Standard
Eureka CA
18 Dec 1959
page 27

MRS. BERTHA COOK

   Mrs. Bertha Cook, [B184XV2]
84-year-old resident of Pepperwood, 
died Tuesday afternoon following 
an extended illness. She had resided 
in Pepperwood for the past 50 years. 

   She was born May 18, 1873 
in Rohnerville, daughter of the 
pioneer family of Samuel Adams, 
blacksmith in Rohnerville. She had 
lived her entire life in the area.

  She is survived by daughters 
Mrs. Beatrice Keesey [B184XV21], Arcata; 
Mrs. Marjorie Landergen, [B184XV22] Rohnerville; 
Mrs. Georgie Cook, [B184XV23] Pepperwood; 
Mrs. Sibyl Robinson, [B184XV24] Shively; 
Mrs. Alice Hunt, [B184XV29] Las Vegas, Nev: 
sons, Clifford Cook, [B184XV25] Shively; 
Earl Cook,  [B184XV28] Miranda: 
brothers, Frank Adams, [B184XV6] Petrolia; 
Gus Adams, [B184XV9] Port Kenyon; 
J. A. Adams, [B184XV3] Sacramento: 
sister Mrs. Irene Brown, [B194XV7] Burbank: 
12 grandchildren and a 
number of great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held 
Friday at 2p.m. in Emmerson's 
Mortuary in Fortuna. Internment 
will follow in the family plot in 
Ocean View Cemetery.

  Pallbearers will be Vaughn De Fries, 
Merle Carneggie, Earl Johnston, 
Herschel Wheeler, Perry Johnson 
and Sidney Schwab

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