John Andrew Cook was born in Oregon in 1857. He became a gold miner at Foots Creek, Jackson County OR. His first wife was Emma Florence Bailey (1859-1902). They were married in 1877. Emma was the mother of seven children and is buried at the Hays-Gall Cemetery in Gold Hill, OR. John Andrew remarried in 1911 to Eliza Jane Moore. He died in 1938 and is buried in the Gold Hill IOOF Cemetery.