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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Albert William Cook, who resided at Oceana, West Virginia:

Second son of James B. and Matilda (Shannon) Cook, was born July 19, 1861 at Oceana, W.Va. His father was born Sept. 11, 1826, in Wyoming county, W.Va. (then Logan county, Va.), of a family that has been long seated in this section; the ancestor, John Cook, came from England and made the first settlement about 1878 near Oceana, in what is now Wyoming county. His mother was also a native of Logan county, Va., now Wyoming county, W.Va., born Nov. 7, 1836. On Feb. 18, 1885, A.W. Cook was united in marriage with Ollie Ellender Bailey, the marriage being solemnized at Bear Spring Branch, Wyoming county; she was born there March 26, 1867. The result of this union is one living son, Dennis Bailey, born Oct. 3, 1889; they lost their first-born, Delia, on Feb. 5, 1886, aged one month and 11 days. Mrs. Cook’s parents are David C. and L. Jane (Lambert) Bailey, the father born here April 4, 1843, and the mother on April 3, 1849, in Tazewell county, Va. Of twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, Mrs. Cook is the oldest. In connection with his mercantile pursuits, Mr. Cook was appointed postmaster June 11, 1889, at Oceana, W.Va., and as proof of his accommodating efficiency toward the public, he has furnished the office at his own expense a handsome cabinet of government lock-boxes and cause the office to be designated a money-order office. The amount of mail matter received and sent from this office is indicative of the prosperity of the section. Mr. Cook’s post office and residence is Oceana, W.Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 825.

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