Hook Genealogy


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 Johnson:

(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 untimely death.

(2) Catherine Schley Hook, b. Dec. 25, 1900; m. in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 7, 1923, Wesley Espey. Resides, Savannah, Ga.





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