John Hook Genealogy
John Hook, b. Apr. 2, 1811; d. Jan. 24, 1887; m. Lydia Shuman,
b. Feb. to, 1814; d. Oct. 31, 1906. Prominent farmer near McArthur, Ohio. He is
buried in Breckenridge, Mo., where he d. while visiting his dau. Elizabeth Ann
Arnold, who lived there.
Children of John Hook (son of
Stephen Hook and Anna Hook) and
(1) Elizabeth Ann Hook, b. Sept. 13, 1835; d. Dec. 28, 1897;
In. Clinton Arnold and lived in or near Breckenridge, Mo. Had several issue.
(2) Frances Hook, b. Jan. 1, 1837; d. May 18, 1897; m. Richard Clements, b.
1832. No issue.
(3) Angeline Hook, b. Apr. 9, 1839; d. Sept. 2, 1918. Never m. Lived and d. in
(4) Sarah E. Hook (called Sadie), b. June 20, 1842; d. May 13, 1920. Never m.
Lived and d. in McArthur, Ohio.
(5) Barnett A. Hook, b. Apr. 17, 1845. Still living (1924) in McArthur, Ohio.
He was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting in the 148th Ohio Vol. Inf., Co.
C. He was a farmer until 1880, when he moved to McArthur and became editor of
the McArthur Democrat Inquirer. He was a breeder and trainer of fine horses as
a side line. Was stricken with rheumatism which prompted him to take up the
unusual occupation of fancy embroidering. He became a master of this art and
his work was exhibited throughout the Middle West and won for him many prizes
and highly favorable comment. He was a talented entertainer and caterer. His
extraordinary profession and his attractive personality drew the attention of
many editors in Ohio and neighboring states. Press notices were preserved and
published in a very interesting booklet. He never married.