Alexander Stephen Hook Genealogy
Alexander Stephens Hook (son of
James Schley Hook and grandson
of Dr. Daniel Hook), b. Feb. 17,
1865; m. Feb. 17, 1890, Mary Beeks Johnson, b. Sept. 3, 1869.
Children of Alexander Stephens Hook and his wife, Mary Beeks
(1) Joseph Johnson Hook, b. Dec. 3, 1890; d. in Vancouver, B.
C., June 27, 1920. He enlisted as a private at the time of the Mexican-U. S.
trouble in 1914 and did service on the border. When the World War came he
enlisted in the 356th Inf., 89th Div., and saw some of the hardest service in
France. He was awarded the distinguished service medal with the following
citation "For extraordinary heroism at Pouilly, France, Nov. 5-6, 1918,
participating in the first reconnaissance of the damaged bridges at Pouilly
with two others, he advanced more than 500 meters beyond the American
outposts, crossing three branches of the Meuse River and successfully
encountering the enemy." News of this award did not reach him before his
(2) Catherine Schley Hook, b. Dec. 25, 1900; m. in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 7, 1923,
Wesley Espey. Resides, Savannah, Ga.