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Ralph Simpson Cook & Mae Annette Walker

Ralph was born in Gays River, NS to John James Cook and Martha Kellough. He was born 1876 and died in 1961. In 1906, he married Mae Annette Walker (1876-1948), also born in Gays River. They parented four children.

Children of Ralph Simpson Cook & Mae Annette Walker:

Mildred Catherine Cook Brigley (1907- <2000)

Mildred was born in Gays River, NS. She married in 1936 to a man from Queensland district of Halifax County, NS, Herman Carl Brigley (1905-1973). Three children were born to them.

Carol Ann Brigley
Barry Donald Brigley
Bruce Owen Brigley

Clarence Ralph Cook (1909-2000)

While born in Gays River, Clarence lived the last 58 years of his life in Valley, NS, near Truro. He was a lumberman and sawyer. He was also interested in family history and wrote a memoir called As I Remember. With his wife Bertha Letitia Webster (±1914-    ), four children were born to them.

Leonard Clarence Cook
Ross L. Cook
Allan M. Cook
Patricia M. Cook

Jean Annette Cook MacKenzie (1914-2007)

Jean became a hair stylist in Alymer, Ontario. Her husband was Cape Breton-born John Fraser Mackenzie (1917-2000).

Genesta Mae Cook Lamond Matheson (1917- 2009)

Known as “Ness”, Genesta, like her sister was born in Gays River and became a hairdresser in Aylmer, ON. She first married Roy Dexter Lamond (1915-1970) and parented two children. Following his death in 1970, she married William J. Matheson (1911-1977).

Roy Gordon Lamond
Nancy Jean Lamond