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73. Laura Hargrove HARRIS was born on 23 Jun 1894 in Richland County, Wisconsin. She died on 15 Apr 1982 in Richland County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 2978. Obituary from The Richland Observer, April 22, 1982, Sec. 1, page 8 Laura "Harkie" Cook, 87, of Richland Center, died Thursday (April 15, 1982) at the Pine Valley Manor. The former Laura Harris was born in Richland County June 23, 1894, the daughter of Samuel and Euphemia Doudna Harris. She married Melver (Vern) Cook March 7, 1911 and he preceded her in death Aug. 20, 1967. She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Dorothy Mudica, Jenette Burton and Eleanor Cook; one son, Arthur Cook; and a half brother, Oat Harris.
Mrs. Cook is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Faith Hallett of rural Richland Center; one son, Buren Cook, rural Richland Center; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 18 great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 17 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leon C. De Garmo officiating. Burial was in the Richland Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church.

Laura Hargrove HARRIS and Melvern G. (Vern) COOK were married on 7 Mar 1911. Melvern G. (Vern) COOK (son of Aquilla COOK and Minnie) was born on 20 Jul 1889 in Richland County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census on 3 Jan 1920 in Eagle, Richland County, Wisconsin, pg. 1A. He died on 20 Aug 1967 in Richland County, Wisconsin. He is reference number 4037. Courtesy of Dennis Cook (djnsl@hotmail.com)
Children of MELVERN COOK and LAURA HARRIS are:
30. i. LEONE DOROTHY5 COOK, b. 29 May 1911, Wisconsin; d. 22 Apr 1977, Washington.
ii. ARTHUR HUBERT COOK, b. 16 Mar 1915, Richland County, Wisconsin; d. 26 Apr 1915, Richland County, Wisconsin117.
iii. MARTHA ELEANOR COOK, b. 11 Feb 1917, Richland County, Wisconsin; d. 20 Mar 1944, Richland County, Wisconsin118.
31. iv. BUREN HARRIS COOK, b. 02 Apr 1922, Richland County, Wisconsin; d. 30 Jun 2002, Richland Township, Richland County, Wisconsin.
32. v. FAITH LORENA COOK, b. Private.
33. vi. JEANETTE COOK, b. 08 Sep 1933; d. 14 Mar 1981. Laura Hargrove HARRIS and Melvern G. (Vern) COOK had the following children:



Hubert COOK was born on 16 Mar 1915. He died on 27 Apr 1915. He was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. He is reference number 3674.



Jeanette COOK.