Source: North Manchester Journal, March 13, 1913


A few minutes after noon Saturday Michael Cook, an aged resident of Liberty Mills, passed away after a long illness. The funeral was conducted on Monday at the United Brethren church by Rev. C.J. Miner, and the burial was in the cemetery at Pleasant Grove. A large number of his Grand Army comrades were present at the funeral, and took part in the service.

Michael, son of J.C. and Elizabeth Cook was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, august 20, 1837 and died at his home in Liberty Mills March 8, 1913 aged 75 years, 6 months and 16 days. He came to this county with his parents when five years of age and has lived in Liberty Mills, and vicinity all the time excepting the few years he was in the army. He enlisted in Co. B 47th Indiana as a private but was promoted to first lieutenant. He came home in the fall of 1865. He was married to Alice J. Martin in January 1867. Two sons were born to them, Bert, who preceded him to the better world less than a year ago. He leaves a wife and one son, Paul, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was the last one of a family of ten children. All who knew him remember him as a kind friend, a loving husband and father.