Sunday, July 17, 2011
Kessie Jessie Brinkley was the daughter of John Dennis Brinkley and Mary Alice Kinney. Kessie was born 8 March 1895, in Appanoose County, Iowa and died July 1981, Iowa. She is buried in Livingston Cemetery, Livingston, Appannose County, Iowa.
Kessie married Lawrence Raymond Webber, 9 January 1918, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.
Lawrence Raymond Webber was born 16 August 1896 in Putnam County, Missouri, and died 11 November 1986, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. He too is buried in Livingston Cemetery, Livingston, Appanoose County, Iowa.
They did not have any children. It is believed this photo was taken in 1917 at about the time of the marriage.
Monday, July 4, 2011
From his Civil War packet, we find that Joseph S. Cookus was born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). On 7 August 1862 at Mt. Vernon, Linn County, Iowa, he joined the Civil War as part of Company F, 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry. He was discharged 17 July 1865 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, more than a 1000 miles from home, but he made it home quickly. On 23 August 1865, he and his wife, Minerva sold their 'town lot' to Kitty Ann Peddycoat. He had been wounded in the war, and at one time taken prisoner. For his service to his country, he received a pension.