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Funeral services for Adam G. Hook of Elwood, father of three Tipton county residents, who died Tuesday at 5:25 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Wells, 1322 South J Street, Elwood, will be held at the York memorial home Friday at 10 a.m. Rev. V. Hayes Miller will be in charge and burial will be in City cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the York home. Mr. Hook, who had lived in Elwood for the past 27 years, was born in Bartholomew county Aug. 9, 1873, to Ephriam and Jane Hook. He was married to Gertie Sosbe in December, 1902.

Survivors include eight children: Roy Hook, route 4, and Mrs. Earl Breeze and Forrest Hook of Tipton; Mrs. Leslie Carroll of Piqua, O.; Mrs. Ernest Shigley of Kokomo; Charles Hook of Fountaintown; Mrs. O. E. McClellan of Pendleton, and Mrs. Wells; one brother, Ed Hook of Elwood,; one half-sister, Mrs. Lizzie Hilton of Triple, Ill; 17 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

  • Information kindly shared with us by Deb Gaby

DAILY EVENING REPUBLICAN Sept. 3, 1878 Columbus, Indiana
REPUBLICAN TICKET
for RECORDER * - JESSE M. HOOK

Columbus, Indiana Friday October 18, 1878

ANOTHER GONE Thomas Hook Newbern, Ind.

Again we are called upon to record the death of an old man of 83 year, who died in his home in Newburn last night, of old age and general debility. He has been a citizen of this county for a number of years, and by his straightforward life he has won the respect of all who knew him. He has been very feeble for some time, and his death, though not unexpected, casts a gloom over the community in which he lived, and his neighbors will not soon forget old Uncle Tommy.


MCKIMMEY HOOK OBIT in the Columbus Republican dated Thurs. June 29, 1911-pg. 4

McKimmey Hook, aged 80 years, died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Pietrick, near Newbern. Funeral will be at the Newbern United Brethren Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Newbern Cemetery.

Mr. Hook was a veteran of the Civil War, having served his country in the 143rd Indiana Volunteers.
He was perhaps the oldest person in Clifty Twp. of continual residence, for he was born in the Twp., and never lived out of it. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, and was a highly esteemed citizen. He is survived by six children.


Eunice M. Hook age 94 died in Hope, Indiana; born Aug 14, 1895 Bartholomew Co., In., daughter of Daniel B. and Susan Margaret Cope Baker married 1919 to Jesse M. Hook who died in 1969. son Martin L. Hook of Raleigh, N. C.; daughters Lillian Owen, Columbus, In., and Emma Jean Harris of Crestview, Fl., 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; buried Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Indiana.

  • Obit from Shelbyville News newspaper May 14, 1990

ARDERY HOOK IS DEAD AT HOME ON JUNCION ST.
Short Illness of Pneumonia Results In Death-Time Of Funeral Not Set, Pending Word From relatives.
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Ardery Hook, age 71 years, 6 months and 16 days, died at his home, 308 West Jackson Street at
9. p. m., Monday evening, following a short illness of pneumonia. He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Allie Hook; four sons, Mat Hook, of Rockville, Ind.; Ardery Hook, of Flint, Michigan; Ora Hook, and Flavis Hook, of Alexandria; one daughter, May McGinnis, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Janey Walters, of Elwood.

The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. E. A. Fleenor of the Church of God, at the home, at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, and burial will take place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

  • Obit from the Times Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana for February 4, 1919

The following Obituary appeared in the Religious Telescope, Dayton, Ohio-January 1881- (The Religious Telescope was the official newspaper of the United Brethren Church at that time. Matthias had joined the Methodist Church in 1870):

Rev. M. M. HOOK died in Indianapolis, December 9th, 1880, in the 73rd year of his age. Brother Hook embraced religion, joined the United Brethren Church, and was baptized by Rev. Amos Hanway, in the year 1843. He was admitted to White River Conference in 1845. He served the church very acceptably, in the capacity of circuit preacher and presiding elder; and whether in the active work as a minister, or as a local elder, his chief object was to honor and please God. About 10 years ago he joined the Methodist Church. A short time before his death he remarked to the writer that he had never lost his strong attachment to the old church, and the warm love he had for many of his old brethren in the ministry. He leaves a wife, one son, four daughters, and many grandchildren.

B. F. Morgan


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