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William Vorhies Hook

Male 1857 - 1938  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name William Vorhies Hook 
    Born Jun 1857  Tecumseh, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1938  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4012  Rossville
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2018 

    Father William Hook,   b. 1824, Noble County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Keziah Vorhies Hook Moulton,   b. 18 Dec 1824,   d. 25 Jul 1892  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F5064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rose Ann (Rosa) Miller Hook,   b. 1 Jan 1860, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1910, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1877 
    Children 
     1. Delmar Leroy Hook,   b. 6 Jan 1879, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1906, Kansas City Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Maud E Hook,   b. 1881,   d. 11 Jun 1881  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Ethel Pearl Hook Martin,   b. 23 Oct 1881, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1962, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Clyde Monroe Hook,   b. 9 Nov 1883, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1913, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     5. Beulah Gertrude Hook Conlan,   b. 16 Oct 1885,   d. 22 Mar 1972, Miami, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +6. Frederick Raymond Hook, Sr.,   b. 19 Mar 1889,   d. 2 Feb 1955  (Age 65 years)
     7. Golda A Hook Harshbarger Rutledge,   b. 28 Aug 1891, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1940, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     8. William Lowell (Lote) Hook,   b. 8 Jan 1894, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1944, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 10:32:51 
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Almina Ann Kelly (Magill) Neiswender Hook,   b. 28 Jun 1863, Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1937, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2018 08:30:34 
    Family ID F4185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    Obituary- Hook, William V. 1
    Obituary- Hook, William V. 1
    W. V. HOOK

    A long time friend and a good man passed quietly from our midst Wednesday morning, when W. V. Hook was found dead at his home, where death had over taken him as J he sat in a rocker beside his cook stove.

    Mr. Hook had been in poor health for some time, but able to be about town each day and seemed to enjoy life to the fullest extent.

    He passed his 81st year this summer.

    For a number of years he had entertained a large number of friends and neighbors at his home on each birthday anniversary and looked forward to the annual event with pleasure.

    He was born in Tecumseh in 1857 and was the first white child born there, and was the oldest living native of this county. Mr. Hook has been a resident of Shawnee county his entire life. He retired from active farming about 35 years ago and since had lived in Rossville.

    Mr. Hook was converted early in life and for a long time was an active member of the U. B. church north of Rossville and officiated with worship at the church for a number of years. After moving from his farm to Rossville he united with the local Presbyterian church and has been a faithful supporter of his church at all times.

    In 1877 he was married to Miss Rose Ann Miller and to this union, nine children were born; five of whom survive. Mrs. Hook, passed very suddenly about thirty years ago in their home on Navarre street.

    After some years he married Mrs. Mina Neiswender of Silver Lake, and they continued to live at the old home, until just a year ago when she passed away.
    Obituary- Hook, William V. 2
    Obituary- Hook, William V. 2
    He is survived by five children, Lowell Hook, Mrs. Sam Martin of Topeka; Mrs. Golda Harshbarger, Rossville; Mrs. Frank Conlan, Miami, Fla., and Dr. Fred Hook, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu; thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Naismith of Lawrence officiating. Music was furnished by a soloist, Mr. Francis Ball accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Golda Ball of Topeka.

    The pall bearers were, Morris Bond, Fred McCollough, Albert Reser, Frank Zook, Davie Davis and C.E. Cless.

    Burial was in the Rossville cemetery.
    Birthday- Hook, William V.
    Birthday- Hook, William V.
    Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Hook entertained a large number of relatives and friends at a noon luncheon Sun. in the city park in honor of Mr. Hook's 72nd birthday anniversary. Gov. Clyde M. Reed had been invited up for a short talk. He arrived about an hour later than expected and many people had left the gathering before his arrival. However he spent a delightful hour following his talk on topics of interest to the pioneers and their descendants, in meeting the individuals in the gathering. Gov. Reed is an interesting talker.

    The city band played a number of selections early in the afternoon.

    Mr. Hook who is the oldest native born citizen of Shawnee county had the time of his life greeting old friends from his boyhood home at Tecumseh and scores of others from communities surrounding Rossville.