Edith and Earl Cook family papers
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Edith and Earl Cook family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Cook, Earl
Creator: Cook, Edith
Title: Edith and Earl Cook family papers
Dates: 1821-1992, undated
Quantity: 8.84 linear ft. (9 document cases and 4 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS996

Biographical/Historical Note

Edith Wilson Harber married Earl P. Cook, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia in 1947. The Georgia roots of Edith Cook's genealogy begin with the Dicks family in the late 1700s. Jonathon Dicks married Isabella Collier in 1812 in Savannah, Georgia. Their daughter, Anna Isabella Dicks, married George Pegram Wagnon; and their daughter, Alice Ione married James Lorenzo Bell, a Confederate Civil War veteran. James and Alice's daughter, Eva Eliza Bell, married Manson Wilson, the son of W.A. Wilson, who also served in the Confederate Army. One of Eva's daughters, May Hall Wilson, married Paul T. Harber. The couple had a daughter, Edith Wilson Harber. Earl P. Cook's family in Georgia dates back to a Revolutionary War soldier, Captain John Cook (1738-1798) who moved to Georgia from Virginia via South Carolina. His son, Burrel Brown (1762-1803) married Mary Honoria Kirkland (1800-1883) in 1818 and had ten children. Burrell's youngest son was Nathan Milton Cook (1830-1911). Nathan married Maria Sheppard in 1869 and had two children: Mary Cook and Earl Pope Cook (1877-1943) who married Katherine Tigner (d. 1991) and had Earl P. Cook, Jr.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of genealogy records created by Edith Cook. Included within this genealogy are the family history for the Bell, Bloch, Cook, Collier, Dicks, Fish, Griggs, Harber, Ingram, Owen, Thomas, Tigner, Wagnon, Waldo-Hall, Weiss, and Wilson families. The collection also contains correspondence and scrapbooks. Of particular interest is material pertaining to Edith W. Harber (Cook.) Edith Harber enlisted in the the United States Army during World War II and earned her pilot's license. The materials pertaining to Edith include her correspondence, Army papers, and flight instruction records. Also included is material related to Earl P. Cook's family in Georgia including land indentures of district three, land lot 150 in the name of John Hodnett, an ancestor through his mother's Tigner family, as well as an oversize land indenture in the name of Burrell Cook of South Carolina.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged first alphabetically by surname and subsequently chronologically.


Index Terms

Airplanes--Piloting
Flight schools--Georgia--Atlanta
Schools--Georgia--Atlanta
United States. Army Air Forces.
Women--History--20th century
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edith and Earl Cook family papers, MSS 996, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2003 with subsequent additions in 2008

Description Control

Collection processed in 2010.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

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11Bell, Alice Ione Wagnon, Family History,, 1885-1990
 
2Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Autograph/Remembrance Book,, 1883-1885
 
3Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Booklet “Little Pillows,”, 1884
 
4Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Books,, 1889
 
5Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza Diary,, 1886
 
6Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Family History,, 1881- 1929
 
7Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Family History,, 1936-1990, undated
 

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21Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Ledger,, 1911-1914
 
2Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Washington Seminary College Preparatory Club,, 1914-1915
 
3Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Washington Seminary “Facts And Fancies,”, 1926 (Yearbook)
 
4Bell (Wilson), Eva Eliza, Washington Seminary “Facts And Fancies,”, 1927 (Yearbook)
 
5Bell, James, Family History,, 1862-1987, undated
 
6Bell, James, Publications,, 1862-1965
 

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31Cook Genealogy, Notes And Records,, 1892-1980, undated
 
2Cook Genealogy, Notes And Records,, undated
 
3Cook Genealogy, Notes And Records,, undated
 
4Cook Genealogy, Notes And Records,, undated
 

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MSS OS box 2.338.21Cook, Burrel, Indenture, 1795
 
5Cook, Earl P, Correspondence & Papers,, 1919-1995
 

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41Cook, Earl P, Postmarks Ledger,, 1927-1931 (Bulk 1931)
 
2Cook, Earl P, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph, Employment Records,, 1947-1970
 
3Cook, Earl P, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Papers,, 1948-1980
 
4Cook, Edith W Harber, Girl Scouts,, 1963-1987
 
5Cook, Edith W Harber, Newspaper Clippings,, 1936-1985
 
6Cook, Edith W Harber, & Earl P Cook Wedding Papers,, 1947
 

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51Cook, Louise Girardeau, Biography,, 1976
 
2Dicks Family Genealogy (ancestor of Bell, Wilson, and Cook families),, 1934-1981
 
3Dicks Family Genealogy (ancestor of Bell, Wilson, and Cook families),, 1975-1983
 
4Fish-Bloch-Tigner-Cook Genealogies,, 1880-1984
 
5Griggs-Ingram Family History, Ancestors to Tigner-Cook Families,, 1938-1975, undated
 
6Hanleiter War Diary Excerpts from “Atlanta Historical Bulletin,”, 1969
 

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61Hanleiter War Diary Excerpts from “Atlanta Historical Bulletin,”, 1970
 
2Harber (Cook), Edith W, Harber, Paul Talfourd (father) papers,, 1911-1992, undated
 
3Harber (Cook), Edith W, Awards And Certificates,, 1930-1967
 
4Harber (Cook), Edith W Childhood,, 1925-1978
 
5Harber (Cook), Edith W, Correspondence,, 1922-1931
 
6Harber (Cook), Edith W, Correspondence,, 1935-1937
 
7Harber (Cook), Edith W, Correspondence,, 1938
 
8Harber (Cook), Edith W, Flight Instruction Records,, 1943-1947
 

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71Harber (Cook), Edith W, Pilot License Papers,, 1945-1947
 
2Harber (Cook), Edith W, Souvenir Program, Airdeo,, 1946
 
3Hodnett, John, Property records, 1827-1845
 
4Owen (Wilson), Helen, Family History,, 1924-1928, undated
 
5Owen, Onslow Foster,, 1865-1939
 
6Tigner, “The Family Heritage Book,”, 1980
 
7Tigner, “The Family Heritage Book,”, 1982
 
8Tigner, George S.,receipts, 1894
 
9Tigner, J Hope, Financial Records,, 1911-1941
 

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81Tigner, J Hope, Household Records,, 1909-1941
 
2Tigner, J Hope, Property Records,, 1854-1941
 
3Waldo-Hall Families,, 1882-1985
 
4Weiss Family History,, 1952-1979
 
5Wilson Genealogy,, 1925-1961
 
6Wilson Genealogy,, 1970-1994
 
7Wilson Genealogy,, undated
 

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91Wilson Homes-Fairburn Road & Cascade Road,, 1821-1969, undated
 
2Wilson Family Reunions,, 1964-1977
 

Box

MSS OS box 2.412Bell, Eva E, Scrapbook,, 1883
 

Box

MSS OS box 2.411Cook, Earl, Scrapbook,, 1930-1979, undated
 
Harber (Cook), Edith, Georgia State College for Women, Colonnade,, 1935-1938
 

Box

MSS OS box 2.415Wilson Wedding Book,, 1917