Arthur Stevens Cooke

Arthur Stevens Cooke
b: 4 Oct 1894
d: 24 Jun 1976
Arthur used the Cook surname, although records discovered in 1999indicate that he was probably the son of Thomas Clay Bouldin. (See notesfor Thomas Bouldin). When he applied for a delayed birth certificate in1958, Annie Frye and Robert Cook were listed as parents.

Burton Cooke reports that his father, Arthur, moved around, farming oneplace or another near Greensboro NC. He lost his farm at Stokesdale inthe depression. Later a friend asked why he did not buy a farm insteadof renting. Arthur replied that he did not have money to buy a farm.The friend suggested that the Farm Bureau could help and assisted Arthurin applying for a loan. Arthur then bought the farm which is now onCook-Stewart Rd. in Guilford County (Whitsett) in 1940. Burton says thatthe farm was paid for in three years. The house Arthur and Naomi livedin, as well as many other farm buildings, is still in use (2001).

Roger Cooke recalls that his parents at one time lived in Greensboro in asection called "Crow Hill" (near the intersection of Battleground andWendover). Naomi worked at the Resso Cigar Company on S. Green St., andArthur worked for Ford Body Company on Battleground Ave. making buggybodies, and he also worked for the railroad. In addition to being afarmer, he was a carpenter for Elrod Construction Company.

The "e" on "Cook" was added to Arthur's name on his marriage certificateand retained by this branch of the family.
  • 4 Oct 1894 - Birth - ; Henry County, Va
  • 24 Jun 1976 - Death - ; Guilford County, Nc
Robert Smith Cook
12 Apr 1868 - 17 Aug 1936
Arthur Stevens Cooke
4 Oct 1894 - 24 Jun 1976
Isham Washington Fry
ABT. 1812 - 12 May 1900
Annie Leyuna Frye
22 Apr 1868 - 30 Mar 1940
Mary Elizabeth Patterson
15 Oct 1826 - Jun 1915
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Robert Smith Cook
Birth12 Apr 1868
Death17 Aug 1936Stokesdale, Nc
Marriage7 Jan 1897to Annie Leyuna Frye at Forsyth County, Nc
FatherBriggs Cook
MotherSusan ?
PARENT (F) Annie Leyuna Frye
Birth22 Apr 1868Henry County, Va
Death30 Mar 1940Stokesdale, Nc
Marriage9 Dec 1888to Thomas Clay Bouldin at Henry County, Va
Marriage7 Jan 1897to Robert Smith Cook at Forsyth County, Nc
FatherIsham Washington Fry
MotherMary Elizabeth Patterson
MArthur Stevens Cooke
Birth4 Oct 1894Henry County, Va
Death24 Jun 1976Guilford County, Nc
Marriage29 Oct 1914to Naomi Bullock at Belews Creek, Nc
FLena Blain Frye
Birth23 Jul 1889Henry County, Va
Death1 Jul 1964Flint, Mi
Marriageto Lena Blain Frye
FVirginia Ella Cook
Birth11 Mar 1896Henry County, Va
Death13 Jan 1988Ft. Wayne, in
Marriageto Benjamin Ott Pegram
Marriageto Frank Linn
MIsom Washington Cook
Birth26 Dec 1897
DeathNorfolk, Va probably
Marriage21 May 1921to Lillie Mae Sexton at High Point, Nc
MWilliam Roosevelt Cook
Birth18 Dec 1906Forsyth Co, Nc
Death11 May 1985
Marriage22 Feb 1939to Evelyn Osborne at Stuart, Va
MRobert Dewey Cook
Birth16 Jun 1902Belews Creek, Nc
DeathJun 1980Greensboro, Nc
Marriage12 Sep 1920to Mattie Jewell Everett
MJohn Franklin Cook
Birth12 Aug 1904
Death7 Jan 1979
Marriageto Pauline Hudson
MJesse Wooden Cook
Birth20 Feb 1900
Death30 Nov 1956
Marriage1920to Lana Simpson
FMary Elizabeth Cook
Birth23 Dec 1912Belews Creek, Nc
Death15 Oct 2000Belews Creek, Nc
Marriage27 Nov 1935to Harvey Vanhoy at Forsyth County, Nc
MThomas Odell Cook
Birth9 Jun 1909Stokesdale, Nc
Death1 Feb 2000Guilford County, Nc
Marriage1927to Carrie Gentry
Marriage1954to Evelyn Holiday
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Arthur Stevens Cooke
Birth4 Oct 1894Henry County, Va
Death24 Jun 1976Guilford County, Nc
Marriage29 Oct 1914to Naomi Bullock at Belews Creek, Nc
FatherRobert Smith Cook
MotherAnnie Leyuna Frye
PARENT (F) Naomi Bullock
Birth29 Oct 1896Rockingham County, Nc
Death17 Aug 1977Guilford, County, Nc
Marriage29 Oct 1914to Arthur Stevens Cooke at Belews Creek, Nc
FatherGeorge Burton Bullock
MotherLaura Frances Turner
FLola Mae Watson Cooke
Birth12 Feb 1910
Death14 Feb 2002Greensboro, Nc
Marriageto Homer Alfred Scott , Sr. , Sr.
FBernice Elizabeth Cooke
Birth3 Sep 1918Guilford County, Nc
Death3 Nov 1996Greensboro, Nc
Marriage17 Jan 1937to William Henry Blair at Guiiford County, Nc
FGladys Leyuna Cooke
Birth5 Jan 1919Guilford County, Nc
Death25 Mar 1977Guilford County, Nc
Marriage1938to Lowrey "Buck" Michaux at South Carolina
Marriage14 Sep 1940to Private at Greensboro, Nc
Marriageto Mary Sue Smith
FFrances Naomi Cooke
Birth13 Feb 1923Guilford County, Nc
Death15 Apr 1984Vance County, Nc
Marriage1941to Harry Crawford Jones at Guilford County, Nc
MarriageAFT. 1971to Walter Earl Blackmon , Sr. , Sr.
Marriage14 Jan 1950to Private at York, Sc
Marriageto Clarence Garland Kirkman
Marriage22 Nov 1952to Private at Guiiford County, Nc
Marriage21 Aug 1960to Robert Lee Vaughn at Guiiford County, Nc- Mt. Hope Ch.
Descendancy Chart
Arthur Stevens Cooke b: 4 Oct 1894 d: 24 Jun 1976
Naomi Bullock b: 29 Oct 1896 d: 17 Aug 1977
Lola Mae Watson Cooke b: 12 Feb 1910 d: 14 Feb 2002
Bernice Elizabeth Cooke b: 3 Sep 1918 d: 3 Nov 1996
William Henry Blair b: 27 Mar 1915 d: 22 Jun 1993
Gladys Leyuna Cooke b: 5 Jan 1919 d: 25 Mar 1977
Lowrey "Buck" Michaux b: 1908 d: 1967
Frances Naomi Cooke b: 13 Feb 1923 d: 15 Apr 1984
Harry Crawford Jones b: 6 Apr 1923 d: 20 May 1971