Etc. -- Mary Ann (Palmerton) Cook's 1917 obituary
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An lightly edited partial transcript of the Port Rowan column on page 7 of the 19 Jul 1917 
Simcoe Reformer

Mrs. Chancy Cook died at her home near Port Royal on Sunday of last week at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Cook's maiden name was Mary Ann Palmerton, and she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Palmerton, being norn on the old homestead in Charlotteville.

She married Mr. Cook in 1862 and they settled on a farm in her native township, where during the course of their happy life their children were born.

Having disposed of their farm in Charlotteville, they bought the O. F. Fick farm at Port Royal, where for the few recent years they have been living. 

In addition to a sorrowing husband, she is deeply mourned by five sons, S. B., east-end keeper, Long Point, W. S. of Alexander Louisiana, Charles of Vancouver B.C., T. B. of Freemont Michigan, and John of Port Royal; and one daughter, Mrs. Lee Beaupre of Simcoe.

She is also survived by one brother, James Palmerton of Port Rowan, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Gibson of Cygnet, Ohio.

The deceased in early life united with the Baptist Church and from that time until her death continued ab active and faithful worker in that cause.

The funeral was held on Wednesday. The services at the house were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J. M. Smith of Port Rowan, after which the remains were taken to Forestville for interment, where the services at the church and grave were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fare in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends.

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