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The book Autobiography and Reminiscences contains a biography of the ancestry of Wiley M. Crook.  This online version was made from a xerox copy in the Everett Horn Library, Lexington, Tennessee.  The library's copy is noted as made from an original owned by "W. C. Crook, Crookland Hall, Middlefork Village, Luray, Tenn. 38352.

The page of illustrations is part of the notes and revisions made in the library's xerox copy. Reproductions are best possible considering most probably are 4th generation or greater copies or copies.

Illustration 1. Obituary of Wiley Crook

Arkansas Political leader and Former County Treasurer

Associated Press
PINE BLUFF, Ark., Feb. 9 — Wiley M. (Father) Crook, 93, Confederate Veteran and former Lincoln County Treasurer, died at Cornerville Monday night after a year's illness.

A native of Tennessee, Crook enlisted in the Confederate army before he was 18 and served in numerous battles under Generals Cheatham and Johnston. He was the only survivor of his original company.

After the Civil War Crook moved to Texas and came to Lincoln County __ [25?] years ago. He was a political leader and served three terms as county treasurer.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, Dr. l. F. Crook of Belevue, Texas and John W. Crook of Sherman, Texas; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ora Newton and Mrs. E. K. Stephens; a stepson J. E. Barham or Cornerville, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Brewer of Pinson, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held at Star City today at 3 p.m.

Wiley Crook, Hettie Brown Rhodes, Henry Rhodes

Illustration 3, Dr. Jeremiah Crook 1792-1965

Illustration 4. Luther Brown, Huklda Crook, Wiley Crook, Hettie Brown, Henry Rhodes

Illustration 5. Robbie Crook Rhodes, Wiley Crook, unidentified, Ryals, unidentified

Illustration 6. Dr. William Jere Crook, Maj. and Capt.,
13th Tennessee Infantry CSA


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