Josiah Homer Cook, son of Friend and Caroline Cook, was born in Ringgold County, Iowa, December 8, 1868, where he grew to manhood. When a young man he united with the Baptist Church. Later he placed his membership in the Methodist Church.
On February 2, 1893, he was united in marriage to Anna E. Blauer. Four children blessed this home, Clarence Alvin, who died in infancy; Glenn Walter, now of Pueblo, CO.; Carolyn Sabina Martin, of Siloam Springs, AR.; and Gladys Marie Summers of Felt, OK.
Because of his wife’s health, the family left Iowa in the autumn of 1915, and in the spring of 1917 they settled at Boise City, OK. After the death of his wife last March 24th, he made his home with Carolyn, moving with them to Arkansas last fall.
He departed this life March 8, 1943 being 74 years and three months of age.
Besides the three children and eight grandchildren, he is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Miss Edith Cook of Beverly Hills, CA.; Mrs. Peace Harroff of Los Angeles, CA.; Mrs. E.B. Massengill of Norman, OK. and C.R. Cook of Los Angeles, CA.
He was a member of the A.F. and A.M. lodge at Boise City, OK.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church last Thursday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Thomas Kelly. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.