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Mystery: What happened to William A. Cook?

From: Sue Crawford
Date: 05 Aug 2004
Time: 11:07:39 -0400
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I have been searching for William A. Cook for many years. It seems he dropped off the face of the earth. The story I heard was he left his wife: Mary Elizabeth, and young son: Elisha A. Cook, in Arkansas and was never heard from again. Did he go to California in search of gold, that's one theory? Was he attacked by Indians on his way and killed? The strangest part of this story is, I can't find him on any census in AR married to Mary Elizabeth and son Elisha A. This Elisha A. Cook is my grandfather and he never spoke of his mother or father. The family has theories, but that's all. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Contact:

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