EARL POPE COOK, JR. COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-2009.10

1869-1992

 

SOURCE: Earl Cook, Jr.
SIZE: .3 lf
SHELVING UNIT: 1 document box
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2009

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Earl Pope Cook, Jr., is the son of Earl Pope Cook, Sr. (b. 9/7/1877-d.7/30/1943) and Katherine Tigner (d. 4/21/1991), daughter of Frank C. Tigner, Sr. During World War II, Earl, Jr., served with the Army Signal Corps at Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star. After military service, he completed studies at Georgia Tech and, on June 21, 1947, married Edith Wilson Harber, daughter of Paul T. Harber. He obtained the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.

The Cook family was from the Long Cane Community of Troup County. Both Earl, Sr. and his father, Nathan M. Cook (b. 9/13/1830-d. 4/14/1911), were farmers. In 1936, Earl, Sr. became a charter member and chairman of the Rural Electrification Authority in Troup County.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

This collection contains genealogical information relating to the Ball, Cook(e) and Ingram families. News articles relating to the life of Frank C. Tigner, Jr., former Mayor of LaGrange and uncle to Earl P. Cook, Jr., is included. Clippings on a possum hunt and supper given in 1930 for Franklin D. Roosevelt is found in the collection as is information on the Long Cane Community of Troup County. Photographs of Cook family members complete the collection.

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders

1 Ball Family and Ingram Family genealogy, n.d.
2 Cook-Sheppard Family Bible, pages, 1869
3 Cook(e) Genealogy Information, n.d.
4 Fort Tyler, 1965
5 Frank C. Tigner, biographical information, 1882-1992
6 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Possum Hunt and Supper, 1930
7 LaGrange Reporter, June 11, 1897
8 Long Cane Community, 1923-1995
9 Troup County and LaGrange brochures, n.d.

Booklet

Frank C. Tigner memoriam album, 1991

Photographs

Cook family

Item Separated
ART-2009.35 World War II Sewing Kit used by Earl P. Cook, Jr.

MS-2009.10 Vertical File: Edith H. Cook's notes on Bradfield, Dicks, Wagnon families.

TRACINGS:

Fort Tyler
Frank Tigner
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lions Club
Long Cane Community
Troup County-families
Troup County-history
World War II

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N-25-27 LaGrange Reporter (Newspaper), 5/3/1867; 12/22/1893; 5/5/1911
N-28 Tri-County News (Chipley, Georgia), 5/71911; 8/24/1911
OP-44 "The Oaks," watercolor print
OP-45, 46 Katherine Tigner, diplomas and certificates
OP-054 Marie Cook Potts, United Daughters of the Confederacy, certificate
PST-003 Wedding Invitation; Morgan & Kimbro, 1866
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