Friday, October 5, 2012

Wife Resurfaces

Always visit the cemetery and get a plot listing!  It's a fast way of obtaining a list of family members, spouses, and dates of birth and death.

Yesterday I wrote of locating the grave of Calvin Cook and Mary Neil by locating the grave of one of their children, William, born 1849, at Locust Hill Cemetery in Dover, New Jersey.  Another child of this couple, Catherine, born 1854, wife of Calvin Peck, is also buried in this plot.  We also have Emma L Cook, born 1853, died 1891.

Locust Hill Cemetery
Dover, Morris County, New Jersey


You may be tempted to include her as a child of this couple.  Not so fast.  I have been looking for Emma for a while.  She is actually a wife of one of the sons not buried here.

1873 Marriage of Francis Cook to Emma Tuttle
Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey
 
I happened up this marriage by chance, and it was a good thing I did.  Francis remarried after Emma's death to Mary Brady in 1897.  On the marriage return, this second marriage is listed as his first.