Emily Cooke

 

“In Memory of Emily M. Cooke wife of Dr. James Cooke Born 12th November 1799 Died 1st July 1832.”  [Adjacent to Wm. Pearson’s tombstone, he being her father.]

Section - Section 5
ID -64



Birth -1799

Death - 1832

Age - Age 21-40

Gender - Female

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] Died 4 Jul 1832

[2]  Dr. James Cooke was a druggist, owning the largest establishment perhaps south  of the Potomac river; was an Old Line Whig and a prominent member of the Episcopal church.

[3]Three feet from the church, north side, with a rose bush which is covered with blossoms in the spring is the grave of Dr. Cooke’s wife with the following inscription on her stone.

Dr. Cooke established a drug store here about 1824  Supplied confederates 1861-1863 $10,000  – morphine, choloroform

[4] Ice house details. Ice was from Alum Spring Dam . Purchase of 1 share of $5 will allow 8 pounds of ice per day

[5] Breiderback’s Lettuce Soap- recommended for delicate skin and does not make face shine like old fashioned soap

[6] Advertised saltpetre

[7] April 4, 1858 ” Various hair colorgins, dyes, palmades oil, brushes, Cleaver’s Pure Glycerine Soap”

[8] James Cooke Died August 11, 1873 Aged 78 year

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 4 Jul 1832 3×2
[2] History of Fredericksburg, Virginia, By S. J. Quinn, page 79.
[3] Sue Gordon, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fredericksburg/cemeteries/stgeorgesch.txt
[4] Virginia Herald Feb. 3, 1830 3×4
[5] Virginia Herald Jan 6. 1858 3×4
[6] Virginia Herald Jan 6, 1858 3×6
[7] Virginia Herald April 4, 1858
[8] Virginia Herald August 11, 1873 2×7


Notes - N/A;

 

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