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Photos of Fred William Cook

Discover photos of Fred William Cook, his friends and family, and locations where he lived.

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My maternal grandfather, Fred William "Bud" Cook standing outside of the Rialto Theatre "Rialto Theater" in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio in April 1940. Fred "Bud" was still 20 years old when this photo was taken. It's written on the back of this photo that the photo was taken in April 1940 by Wilbur Wright but Wilbur Wright died in 1912. The photo could have actually been taken by Wilbur's brother, Orville Wright or by a different person named Wilbur Wright. Fred was the son of Charles and Lena Ethel (Tribbey) Cook. He married Helen Josephine (Sositko) Henry in 1946.
People in this photo:
Fred William Cook
Dec 4, 1919 - Dec 20, 1963
John Sositko with most of his children and their spouses in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio in about 1962. Front Row: Joseph "Joe" Sositko and Jennie (Sositko) Harrison [also known as 'Jean']. Back Row: Pauline (Guyler) Sositko, Mary (Sositko) Ridenour, Helen J. (Sositko) Cook, John Sositko, William "Bill" Harrison and Fred W. "Bud" Cook. The family surname of Sositko was shortened to Sitko for a short time in the 1930's. It's on some of the marriage records. Helen was first married to George Henry. Jennie was first married to Samuel "Sam" Cayse. This photo was most likely taken by Wilbur Ridenour (or one of John Sositko's grandchildren) and it was probably taken on the same day as the photo of John Sositko and his grandchildren from his children in this photo. Helen and Fred Cook's daughter, Terry remembers her parents and her aunts and uncles voting for John F Kennedy for President in 1960 and she remembers them staying awake all night on election night to see if he won the presidency. Helen worked at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. She was the head cook. Mary and Jennie worked at the coffee shop at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. Pauline was a nurse's aid at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. Joe worked at Pillsbury.
People in this photo:
Jennie (Sositko) Harrison
Born: Jul 4, 1919
Helen Josephine (Sositko), Sherry Lynette Cook, Fred William "Bud" Cook, Michaele Sue Cook and Terry Ann Cook in 1954 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. Sherry is the baby and Terry has a purse and she's holding her roller skates in her lap.
People in this photo:
Helen Josephine Sositko
Jan 14, 1915 - Feb 13, 1968
A photo of Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook in about the late 1920's. Photo probably taken at 1805 Pleasant Ave in Hamilton, Ohio since they lived there at the time. Charles and Fred were the sons of Lena E. (Tribbey) and Charles E. Cook.
People in this photo:
Charles Ray Cook
Born: 1916
Fred William Cook and his older brother, Charles Ray Cook in about the late 1930's or early 1940's in Hamilton, Ohio. They were the sons of Charles and Lena E. (Tribbey) Cook.
People in this photo:
Charles Ray Cook
Born: 1916
Fred William "Bud" Cook in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was in the Army from December 1942 to January 1946. He was in the 393rd Infantry regiment 99th Division. He was probably in the Battle of the Bulge. Fred was born on December 4, 1919 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio to his parents, Charles and Lena (Tribbey) Cook. He died on December 20, 1963 of bronchial pneumonia. He refused to see a Dr. and ended up in the hospital. Fred married Helen Sositko in May 1946 and they had three daughters together.
People in this photo:
Fred William Cook
Dec 4, 1919 - Dec 20, 1963
A photo of the Sositko family around 1961: Standing in back: Pauline (Guyler) Sositko, Mary (Sositko) Ridenour, Helen J. (Sositko) Cook, John Sositko, William "Bill" Harrison and Fred "Bud" Cook. Kneeling in front: Joseph "Joe" Sositko and Jennie 'Jean' (Sositko) Harrison. Taken in about 1961 or 62 in Hamilton, Ohio.
People in this photo:
Pauline (Guyler) Sositko
Born: Jun 23, 1926
A photo of Fred W. "Bud" Cook, Wilbur Ridenour, (someone unidentified) and Mary (Sositko) Ridenour. Fred was married to Helen J. Sositko. Party at Mary's in December in probably the 1950's.
People in this photo:
Fred William Cook
Dec 4, 1919 - Dec 20, 1963
Helen Josephine (Sositko) Henry Cook and Fred William "Bud" Cook in the late 1940's in Hamilton, Ohio. They got together after he got back in January 1946 from serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. They had three daughters together.
People in this photo:
Helen Josephine (Sositko) Cook
Jan 14, 1915 - Feb 13, 1968
Fred William "Bud" Cook in about the early 1940's. He was born in 1919 in Hamilton, Ohio and died in 1963. He was the son of Lena (Tribbey) and Charles Cook. He married Helen J. Sositko.
People in this photo:
Fred William Cook
Dec 4, 1919 - Dec 20, 1963
Fred William "Bud" Cook at a stag bar (Tony's Cafe) on the corner of Ludlow and 7th. Street in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio when the neighborhood was still a good and decent neighborhood. My family was not Italian but the neighborhood had many Catholic Italian families. Fred and his wife, Helen (Sositko) Henry Cook had many Italian friends. This photo was possibly taken in the late 1950's (or early 1960's). Fred and his family lived upstairs from the stag bar at 7th and Ludlow Streets from about 1949 until he died in Dec.1963. His wife still lived there until her death in 1968. Fred was the son of Charles and Lena Ethel (Tribbey) Cook. His birth certificate says his father was his mother's first husband, Leroy Henry but Leroy was not his father. His mother was probably still legally married to Leroy at the time. She married Charles Cook in 1920. (Update: On May 20, 2018 DNA cousin matches proves that Charles Cook was his father.) I just want to add a note to this that Fred did not like certain hillbillies when they started moving into the neighborhood because these hillbillies who moved into the neighborhood would put their living room couch (sofa) and television set outside on the sidewalk to sit and watch TV. They would threaten to shoot people who would just be walking on the sidewalk and in front of their television. That was a bad first impression the neighbors got of those people. I think he knew that not all were like that. Fred's ancestors were in England, Germany and possibly in Ireland and the Netherlands (Holland). He always said he was German and Dutch (Dutch or Deutsch?). All of his ancestors were Christians.
People in this photo:
Fred William Cook
Dec 4, 1919 - Dec 20, 1963
Charles Ray ("Jinks" or "Jinx") Cook and his brother, Fred William "Bud" Cook in the late 1930's or early 1940's in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. They were the sons of Lena (Tribbey) and Charles Cook. Charles Ray was born in 1916 and Fred William was born in Dec. 1919. They were both born with the last name of Henry but probably didn't know it. They probably thought they didn't have birth certificates. It was believed their mother married their father, Charles Cook in 1914 but she didn't marry him until 1920. Leroy Henry was not their father. Their mother was married to Leroy Henry from 1903-about 1920. In the March 25, 1915 Butler County Democrat newspaper it said that Lena was suing Leroy for divorce because he deserted the family. Charles Cook was a boarder in Leroy and Lena's home from about 1918-1919 while Leroy was supposedly in the U.S.A. (United States Army). The 1920 census shows Lena and her children living with Leroy but Leroy was not there. Maybe someone else gave the wrong information for Lena. Charles' sister, Mary (Cook) Cartwright was married to Leroy's brother, Edward Henry. They all knew each other well. No records have been found in Butler County, Ohio on Leroy after the Jan. 1920 census. No family members ever talked about him. His oldest grandson, Mark "Gene" Henry (born 1934) said he never thought about asking about his paternal grandfather and nobody talked about him. He also said his paternal grandmother, Lena wasn't the grandmotherly type. He was closer to his maternal grandparents instead (The Sositko family). No photographs have been found of an adult Charles Cook but his son, Charles was suppose to have looked something like him. Update: In 2016 a 1945 death certificate was found for Leroy Henry in Indiana. His death certificate said he was divorced. We still do not know why he left Ohio and his family. Update: On May 20, 2018 proof has been found that Fred's father was Charles Cook through DNA relative matches of Fred's grandaughter, Pamela Tuttle and other descendants of Charles Cook's (maternal) Diver grandparents.
People in this photo:
Charles Ray Cook
Born: 1916
Fred "Bud" Cook and his brother, Charles Ray "Jinks" (or "Jinx") Cook in about the late 1930's or early 1940's in Hamilton, Ohio. They were the sons of Lena Ethel Tribbey and Charles Cook. The 1920 census has Fred and Charles' surname as Henry and their father as Leroy Henry (Lena's first husband) but Leroy was not their father and Leroy wasn't actually in the home with them in 1920. Lena was suing Leroy for divorce in a 1915 newspaper. He deserted the family. Update: May 20, 2018 DNA evidence proves that Fred was the son of Charles Cook. Fred's granddaughter's Ancestry DNA matched Ancestry DNA with other descendants of Charles Cook's maternal grandparents (Diver Family).
People in this photo:
Charles Ray Cook
Born: 1916
Charles Ray "Jinks" "Jinx" Cook and his brother, Fred William "Bud" Cook (my maternal grandfather) in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio in probably the late 1920's. Charles may have been about 11 or 12 years old and Fred may have been about 8 or 9 years old in this photo. I am only guessing their ages. They were the sons of Lena Ethel (Tribbey) Henry Cook and Charles Cook. This photo was probably taken at 1805 Pleasant Ave because the family lived there in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio from about the mid 1920's to 1929. Fred was born on High St and grew up on Walnut, Pleasant Ave, Sth 14th St and Maple Ave. Fred always said he had German and Dutch ancestors. Fred's daughter, Terry remembers Fred cooking German foods. Fred would cook German muffins.
People in this photo:
Charles Ray Cook
Born: 1916
My maternal grandfather, Fred William "Bud" Cook in the U.S. Army. He was the son of Lena Ethel (Tribbey) and Charles Cook in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. This picture was taken while Fred was in the U.S. Army during World War II in the early to mid 1940's. An ancestry website says that he enlisted in Cincinnati in 1942 but we saw other information that he enlisted in 1942 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. A family member's obituary says he was stationed in Camp Maxey (near Paris, Texas). He was an automobile serviceman in Europe. He was in Cannon Company 393rd Infantry Regiment 99th Division (Checkerboard Division). Fred had a French girlfriend in France during the war. He came home about January 1946. Fred married Helen J. (Sositko) Henry Cook after the war. Helen built airplane parts in Ohio during the war. Fred received three bronze star medals from the Army.
People in this photo:
Fred William Cook
Dec 4, 1919 - Dec 20, 1963
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