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Paper1634 of 2437JUNE 14, 1964 POLITICAL CARTOON. SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINERThe American Lineage Company
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My wife's G.G.G Grandfather died 1873 he married 1872 and his wife had a boy. He was a soldier in Salem Independent Cadets, the left letter says he died, and the right letter says they want to pay for funeral . It looks like both were writing from the same soldier.Really nice writing.
The soldiers were in Boston after this huge fire, and this is a 8/10 of him and wife before he died 1873. She had his son and this is the only man named Cook , and today my wife's brother has the Cook name.


  1. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    very interesting history about this paper, there is a trademark on the left top of this paper, its punched Congress above the Congess building in Washington, and under is Carew . Co
    I read that Joseph Carew in 1873 made paper?
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Most beautiful letters!!!
  3. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Tell me!!! I really wonder how this clerk could write this? We have no other writing about him. And his family, funny in 1873 this was what the family names were. He was William H. Cook died only 1873 22yr, his son was William Cook 1. His son born 1903 was William Cook 11. And this one has a son William Cook 111 he is now 72 still alive, his brother was my wife's brother Alan, died 2009
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    I'm sorry, filmnet, I don't understand. What is it you wish to know, please? Thanks.
  5. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    He died 1873 as a soldier, and this letter says he will be in a book about Salem Independent Cadets.I can not find this, The Salem Independent Cadets are from 1700s, Salem is beside are town. The history is hard to find about them.
  6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, filmnet! These are truly wonderful letters, and they fully deserve more exploration. I am unable and unqualified to undertake such a search, but I think that it would be an excellent idea to ask the assistance of the Salem History Society. They should be able to help you track down the needed information.
  7. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Thanks Mikko, This group is useless. terrible i post some picture there really old ones, No one look at them, and friend told me some people there may take my pictures. Thanks Salem is only town with out a History Society around here the old museum for 1800 have old book and nice stuff for 1800 for ships. is made from 2 people with cd of them singing
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Ah, filmnet, I'm sorry to hear that!

    Well, then, what about the PEM and the Massachusetts Historical Society?

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