Friday, April 25, 2008

THOMAS COOK - Obituary

Thomas Cook

The East Liverpool Tribune


Remains of Thomas Cook, Who Was Drowned Friday, Will be Taken to Ravenswood.

The body of Thomas Cook, the young man who was drowned in the river below the Klondike pottery Friday evening, (Aug. 24, 1906) was recovered yesterday morning about 7 o'clock, 50 yards west of where he went down. The body floated to the surface and was caught by two members of the searching party who had been trolling the river bed with grappling hooks.

It was badly discolored, presumably from the effects of the heavy dynamiting and the warm weather. The body was taken in charge by Undertaker Todd and prepared for burial. Coroner Jones was notified of the finding of the body and came to the city Sunday afternoon. He heard the testimony of Gerry Hutton, a brother-in-law of Cook, who was the only witness at the inquest, and rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.

Cook's body will be taken on the train this morning to Ravenswood, W. Va., his former home, and burial will occur there Tuesday. The remains will be accompanied by the bereaved wife and family and other relatives.

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