Surname: Hook

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Elder John G. Hook

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Elder John G. Hook, of Concord, N.H., was born in Chichester, this State, February 13, 1820, the son of Jacob Hook. Elder Hook’s grandfather, Francis Hook, was born in Salisbury, Mass. He was a fisherman by occupation, and he also ran a horseback express from his native town to Newburyport. He finally bought a large tract of land in Chichester, and started all his five sons in life with a comfortable farm. Jacob Hook, father of Elder Hook, was the eldest of the family. He was educated in the Salisbury public schools, and was engaged in farming all his life. At the time of his death he was exactly ninety-two years and six months old. He married Hannah Griffin, of Northwood, N.H. Six children were born to him: Esther B.; Asa J.; Mary A.; Elvira, who died at the age of five; John G., the subject of this sketch; and William P. Elder Hook is the only survivor of this 1839 he started for the Far West. On the way he met some kinsfolk, among them an aunt and several cousins, and stayed with them in the town of Marcellus, N.Y., where he was providentially converted to the Christian religion, largely through the influence of his devoted aunt. Word reached his parents in the East that...

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Hook, Harlena Alma – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Elgin, Oregon Harlena Alma Hook, 69, of Elgin, died Monday at her home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elgin Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hook was born Aug. 24, 1935, to Vaughn and Frieda Graham Boswell in Elgin. She attended schools in Elgin, and on Nov. 10, 1956, she married Kenneth Hook in Lewiston, Idaho. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include her husband; children and their spouses, Don Wayne and Vickie Hook of Sheridan, Richard Lee and Kathy Hook of Elgin, and Linda and Don Conzelmann of Elgin; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, LaWana Schwebke of Alicel and Dorothy Hallgarth of Elgin; and other relatives. A grandson, Mike Crisp, died earlier. The Observer, Week ending July 30, 2005 Contributed by Dixie...

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Hook, Vivian Lee Lovell – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Vivian Lee Lovell Hook of Baker City died Sept. 12 at her brother’s home in Milton-Freewater. A Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. tonight at Bollman Funeral Home, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Katherine Catholic Church in Enterprise. Burial will follow at the Enterprse Cemetery. Mrs. Hook was born Feb. 27, 1929 to Garrett Samuel and Evelyn Billerbeck Lovell. She attended Hurricane Creek School on Alder Slope, as well as schools in Enterprise and Joseph. She marred the late Carl Eugene Hook Aug. 3, 1946 in Baker. She was a homemaker and ranch wife for many years, help her husband on two dairy farms. In their later years, she and Gene owned and operated a family-type lounge and bar. Mrs. Hook cared deeply for her family, her faith and friends. She enjoyed all handcrafts, especially quilting and gardening. She was very active in politics, sports and loved a good cup of coffee. She was a former 4-H leader, a senior meals volunteer, a volunteer for the March of Dimes and worked with various alter society’s through her church. She was a member of the Baker City Quilters, the Gamma Theta Sorority and the Catholic Church of Baker City. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Sharon and Donnie Glasson of...

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Biography of William C. Hook

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William C. Hook, United States Circuit Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, had been a resident of Leavenworth since childhood, and his people have some interesting associations with Kansas in the territorial as well as the later period. Enos and Dawson Adams Hook, brothers, the former the father of Judge Hook and the latter an uncle, came to Kansas when it was a territory and had an active part in the upbuilding of the community in and around Leavenworth. They were the sons of John and Nancy (Adams) Hook. The mother was of the old Pennsylvania family of Adams. The children of John and Nancy Hook were Enos, Dawson, Adams, William and Caroline. The son, William, became an officer in the Union army during the Civil war, and after the war located in Arkansas. Caroline married Mr. Edmiston, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, and lived in Southwestern Missouri. John Hook, the father of these children, died about 1839 when a comparatively young man. His widow survived him many years and passed away at Leavenworth. Enos Hook was the first of the family to come West. That was in 1854, the year the Kansas-Nebraska bill was passed, which precipitated the great conflict over the settlements of Kansas and Nebraska. He spent only a short time in Kansas, went...

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