Location: Eddy County NM

Biography of J. Edward Cook

J. Edward Cook. Judicious and legitimate has been the advertising policy that has been utilized in the exploitation of the King Ni-Ko system for the cure of the tobacco habit, and the basis of this advertising has been proved efficacy and definite results. The system of treatment accomplishes all that is claimed for it and this fact constitutes the best of the commercial assets on which has been developed the extensive and beneficent business enterprise of which the popular and progressive proprietor is the well known citizen of Wichita whose name initiates this paragraph. Mr. Cook was born in Keokuk County, Iowa, on the 13th of November, 1864, and after having profited by the advantages of the public schools he continued his higher studies in turn in Pleasant Plain Academy, at Pleasant Plain, Iowa, and Grillett Academy, at Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas. After due preparation he was ordained a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his first pastoral charge was in Jewell County, Kansas. He later filled various pastorates in two circuits of the Northwest Kansas Conference, and finally he went to Carlsbad, New Mexico, where for a few months he had charge of the Methodist English mission. Thereafter he was engaged for some time in characteristically vigorous and effective evangelistic service, and he next assumed the position of superintendent of a magnetic healing institute at Centerdale,...

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Firkins, Marion Eunice Birdwell Mrs. – Obituary

Marion Eunice Firkins, 67, of Burley, Idaho, and a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 26, 2001, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Burley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which she was a member. Mrs. Firkins was born in July 1934 to Allen Preston and Mary Lois Teague Birdwell at Childress, Texas. Her father worked as a stillman for Emeral Oil and Gas Co. making gasoline at the refinery at Wickett, Texas, for many years. He transferred to Artesia, N.M., to the New Mex refinery as stillman in 1948. He died in October 1950. Mrs. Firkins was the middle child of a family of five children. She attended school at Wickett-Monahans, Texas, and Artesia, N.M. She was divorced from her first husband in 1963. She worked at cafes and truck stops as a cook and waitress. She met and married Richard Firkins and they teamed up as long-haul truck drivers for many years until her health began to fail. Mr. Firkins gave up truck driving to take care of his wife. She made beautiful crafts and oil paintings and she loved to fish. Survivors include her husband, Richard Firkins of Burley; her mother, Mary Lois Erwin of Baker City; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hicks of Graham, Texas; a brother, Jerry D. Birdwell of Fort...

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