Third Generation

4. John Peter3 Cook (Peter2, Adam Koch1)(662) was born in Jonestown, Washington Twp, Warren Co, NJ March 9, 1873. John died 1949 in Warren Co, New Jersey, at 76 years of age. Burial: Hillside Cemetery Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey, USA

He married Cora Leah Fritts in Warren Co, New Jersey, June 23, 1904. Cora was born in Warren Co, New Jersey September 28, 1883. Cora(663) was the daughter of William F Fritts and Annie Christina Frome. Cora died 1977 in Warren Co, New Jersey, at 93 years of age. Burial: Hillside Cemetery Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey, USA In the 1910 census 25 school street, Washington, Warren Co, NJ page 260, John.P. Cook (age 37) is recorded with his wife Cora (age 26), Gertrude (age 5), Ruth (age 2), Margaret (age 1y2m). John has the occupation of a Retail Grocery Merchant. All births are recorded as being New Jersey. They have been married for 5 years and have had 3 children.

In the 1920 census 25 school street, Washington, Warren Co, NJ page 263, J.P. Cook (age 46) is recorded with his wife Cora (age 35), Gertrude (age 14), Ruth (age 12), Margaret (age 10), and Wayne (age 6y11m). John has the occupation of a Retail Grocery Merchant. All births are recorded as being New Jersey.

n the 1930 census 25 school street, Washington, Warren Co, NJ page , John P. Cook (age 57) is recorded with his wife Cora (age 46), Ruth (age 22), and Wayne (age 17). John has the occupation of a Grocery Clerk. All births are recorded as being New Jersey. Also in the household is sister-in-law Bertha Fritts (age 31).

John Peter Cook and Cora Leah Fritts had the following children:

child 14 i. Gertrude Irene4 Cook(664) was born Washington, Warren Co, NJ May 16, 1905. Gertrude died November 9, 1989 Washington, Warren Co, NJ, at 84 years of age. She married Raymond Lamont Kehler June 29, 1929. Raymond was born in Pennsylvania April 26, 1907. Raymond(665) was the son of Harry Kehler and Laura unknown. (See Raymond Lamont Kehler for the continuation of this line.)

child 15 ii. Ruth Marjorie Cook was born Washington, Warren Co, NJ November 09, 1907. Ruth died December 9, 1999 Washington, Warren Co, NJ, at 92 years of age. She married Arlington Joseph Heckman Washington, Warren Co, NJ, December 06, 1941. Arlington was born in Martins Creek, Monroe Co, PA March 15, 1906. In the 1930 census he is listed as being born in New Jersey. Arlington was the son of Samuel Abraham Heckman and Amanda Ellen Warner.

Arlington died June 1, 1977 in West Grove, Clarion Co, PA, at 71 years of age.

child 16 iii. Margaret Fritts Cook(666) was born Washington, Warren Co, NJ February 10, 1909. She married Pierson Abraham Freeman April 20, 1934. Pierson was born Morris Co, NJ January 9, 1902. Pierson(667) was the son of Harry L Freeman and Catherine unknown. Pierson died May 31, 1991 in New Jersey, at 89 years of age.

child 17 iv. Wayne Franklin Cook(668) was born Washington, Warren Co, NJ February 28, 1913. Wayne died May 5, 1993 in Scarsdale, Westchester Co, NY, at 80 years of age. He married Marjorie Gene Thorn September 20, 1941. Marjorie was born December 9, 1918. (Additional notes for Marjorie Gene Thorn(669)) Wayne was a funeral director for more that five decades with Edwin L Bennett Funeral Homes in Eastchester. Wayne and his wife Cora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991 in Montauk NY. He did oil painting of landscapes and enjoyed surfcasting off the shores of Long Island. Mr Cook servied with the U.S. Army in the medical corps during World War II.

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