Son of Lorne Hilbert Cooke and Effie B. Vance, Harold was born in Portaupique on land that was part of the original grant to James and Martha Cook. Farming and fishing were both in Harold’s purview. He married Muriel Blanche Spencer (1920-2012) and together they raised five children. Harold’s lifespan was (1909-1985)
Children of Harold Russel Cooke and Muriel Blanche Spencer:
George Melville Cooke
Following his military career, George compiled a family history now available at the Colchester Historical Society Archives in Truro, NS. In 2009, he participated in a DNA study confirming him an heir of the original James Cook of Portaupique and related to other Cook families who settled in Gays River, NS. With his wife Martena Carol Davis, they have one daughter, Wendy Lorraine Cooke Jollimore.