91st PA--William Cook

William Cook

Before the war

He was born on 2 August 1835 (10; 4 (25 in 1861), 10 [79 yrs 2 mos 26 ds at death]). He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland (4, 10). He was born to John Cook and Eliza Irwin (10).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 November 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (4). He was a private in company G (1, 11).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company A (1, 6).

He was discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Franklin Barracks, on 4 March 1862 (1) or 25 March 1862 (3) or 24 March 1862 (4). He was a private in company A (1, 3, 11).

He may be the William Cook of company K [?] whom Lentz reported on 9 July 1864 the regiment had heard was discharged (2).

After the war

In 1890, he was living in Guthrieville, East Brandywine, Chester County, Pennsylvania (8). He had broken bones "in both limbs" (8).

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 13 July 1891 (5, 7, 9).

He again applied for a pension on 26 February 1907 (5, 9).

He died of senility on 28 October 1914, at 5224 Addison Street, 46th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 9, 10). On 31 October 1914, he was buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Downington, [Chester County], Pennsylvania (10).

Margaret Cook, his widow, applied successfully from Pennsylvania on 3 November 1914 for a pension (5, 7, 9).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 9 July 1864

3 Register of men discharged, co.A (William Cook)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 76 (William Cook)

5 pension index, by regiment (William Cook)

6 company G, register of men transferred (William Cook)

7 pension index, by name (William Cook)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Brandywine, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 93, page 2, lines 14 and 24 [line 24 seems more reliable] (Wm Cook)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (William Cook)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 October 1914, #25179 (William Cook)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Cook)

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1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Brandywine, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 93, page 2]
[line] 14
[house] 83
[family] 88
[name] Cook Wm
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91st Infn P.V.
[enlistment date] Oct 28 1861
[discharge date] July 11 1862
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 13 days
[post office address] Lyndell Pa.
[disability incurred] Killed [sic]
[remarks] 4 mos pay + $50 Bounty due Wm Cook

[line] 24
[house] 83
[family] 88
[name] Wm Cook
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91st Infn P.V.
[enlistment date] Nov 20 1861
[discharge date] Mar 19 1862
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 29 days
[post office address] Guthrieville Pa
[disability incurred] Discharged - Surgeon's Certificate
[remarks] broken bones in both limbs. Disable [??] for Service

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Cook William
Co. G, A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 October 1914, #25179, William Cook]
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. 25179
Registered No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Phila
City of Phila
(No. 5224 Addison St., 46 Ward.)
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
2. FULL NAME William Cook
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE W
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Aug 2 1835
7. AGE yrs. 79 mos. 2 ds. 26
8. OCCUPATION Retired Farmer
9. BIRTHPLACE Ireland
10. NAME OF FATHER John Cook
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Ireland
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Eliza Irwin
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Ireland
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) A. E. Keim
(Address) Downingtown Pa
15. Filed OCT 30 1914 Nevo R. Deardorff Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Oct 28" 1914
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Oct 26" 1914, to Oct. 28 1914, that I last saw him alive on Oct. 28" 1914, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10 30 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Senility (Duration) [blank]
(Signed) D. Clinton Guthon M.D.
Oct. 30 1914 (Address) 722 N. 40 St
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Hopewell Cem Downington
DATE OF BURIAL Oct 31 1914
20. UNDERTAKER S. P. Frankingfield [?] + Son
ADDRESS 5300 [?] Vine [??] St

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