In a box of treasures from a cousin I found a copy of this obituary.
Bertha Alice Adams Cook was the second child of Annie and Samuel Adams, and John Brown’s granddaughter. She passed away quietly at home in December, 1959, one hundred years after the hanging of our famous ancestor.
18 Dec 1959
MRS. BERTHA COOK
Mrs. Bertha Cook, [B184XV2]
84-year-old resident of Pepperwood,
died Tuesday afternoon following
an extended illness. She had resided
in Pepperwood for the past 50 years.
She was born May 18, 1873
in Rohnerville, daughter of the
pioneer family of Samuel Adams,
blacksmith in Rohnerville. She had
lived her entire life in the area.
She is survived by daughters
Mrs. Beatrice Keesey [B184XV21], Arcata;
Mrs. Marjorie Landergen, [B184XV22] Rohnerville;
Mrs. Georgie Cook, [B184XV23] Pepperwood;
Mrs. Sibyl Robinson, [B184XV24] Shively;
Mrs. Alice Hunt, [B184XV29] Las Vegas, Nev:
sons, Clifford Cook, [B184XV25] Shively;
Earl Cook, [B184XV28] Miranda:
brothers, Frank Adams, [B184XV6] Petrolia;
Gus Adams, [B184XV9] Port Kenyon;
J. A. Adams, [B184XV3] Sacramento:
sister Mrs. Irene Brown, [B194XV7] Burbank:
12 grandchildren and a
number of great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Friday at 2p.m. in Emmerson’s
Mortuary in Fortuna. Internment
will follow in the family plot in
Ocean View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Vaughn De Fries,
Merle Carneggie, Earl Johnston,
Herschel Wheeler, Perry Johnson
and Sidney Schwab