HOOK, George W. 1837-1921
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/24/2016 at 10:19:08
Mr. Geo. W. Hook Dead
Mr. Geo. W. Hook, who has been a familiar figure on the streets of Grundy Center for a number of years past, died quite suddenly at his room in the Mrs. Metzgar home at 6:20 Monday evening.
While Mr. Hook had been in rather poor health for some time past, his condition was not considered serious, and he was on the street practically every day until Monday. Monday morning he was found by friends on the court house lawn, where he had spent the night. Dr. Thielen was called and he was taken to his room. He protested against going to bed, but his attendants saw that his physical condition demanded complete rest. About four o'clock that afternoon he was persuaded to retire to his bed, and the end came in a little more than two hours afterward.
Mr. Hook was born October 19, 1827, and came to Grundy county in 1893, settling on a farm southwest of town where he remained until sixteen years ago. The family moved to Grundy Center and Mrs. Hook passed away November 1, 1911.
Mr. Hook was the father of seven living children, five boys and two girls, only one of whom, John Hook, live in this community. The oldest boy lives in North Dakota, and another son lives at Decorah, Ia., neither of whom will be able to be here. Mrs. J. M. Ireland, Oskaloosa and Sanford Hook, of Des Moines, are here now. Roy Hook, of Minnesota, and Mrs. W. E. Kerr, of Parsons Lake, Minn., are expected for the funeral which will be held Thursday afternoon.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 June 1921, pg 1
G. W. Hook Buried Here Thursday
The death of Mr. Geo. Hook, the aged father of John Hook, was briefly mentioned in the Dispatch last week. Mr. Hook passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness. Although he had not been feeling well for several days, he had been able to be about the most of the time. Monday morning he arose about four o'clock and went to the court house yard, where he was found later by friends who noted his condition. Dr. Thielen was called and induced him to return to his rooms. He passed away about 6:20 that evening. The funeral services were held from the home of his son and from the Methodist church at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, and the G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body. Interment was made in the cemetery west of town.
George W. Hook was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hook. He was born October 19, 1837, at Hillsboro, Highland county, Ohio, where with several brothers and sisters he grew to manhood.
On February 14, 1858, he was united in marriage to Kathryne M. Manker. To this union were born eleven children, six sons and five daughters. The wife, one son and three daughters preceded him to the great beyond. Five sons and two daughters, twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren survive him.
He with his family emigrated to Tremont, Ill., in the year 1866, and they continued to reside there until the spring of 1892 when they moved to Grundy county, Iowa, and this county has been his home ever since.
Mr. Hook enlisted in Company D, 11th Ohio cavalry in the latter part of 1861 and served in the army until the close of the war, being given an honorable discharge as a brave and faithful soldier.
At the time of his death Mr. Hook was aged 83 years, 8 months and 1 day.
One son, John Hook, resides in this city. One son lives in North Dakota, another at Decorah, Roy in Minnesota and Sanford at Des Moines. A daughter, Mrs. W. E. Kerr, resides at Carson Lake, Minn., and Mrs. J. M. Ireland, another daughter, at Oskaloosa.
Those children from a distance who were able to attend the funeral were: Sanford, and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ireland.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 June 1921, pg 1
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