Inscription and Notes:
m. Mary Glynn Anderson on Dec. 24, 1924, per Macon Telegraph,
Oct 9, 1994.
Military Service: World War I
Pvt. U.S. Army. French Medal of Honor.
(He received Knight Legion of Honor,
France's highest honor.)
He fought a good fight,
He finished the course,
He kept the faith.
See "Cook's Wheels Keep Spinning Even at 100" in the Macon Telegraph, Sunday, Oct. 9, 1994. this article gives an excellent description of his life as he turned 100 years old.
From his obituary, Macon Telegraph, July 24, 2001:
Services for Ossie Cook, 106, will be at 2:00pm Wednesday, Chapel of Moores Funeral Home. Mr. Cook died Monday at the Georgia War Veterans Home. A native of Washington County, he had lived in Hancock County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and the oldest member of the Union Baptist Church in Washington County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Glenn Anderson Cook; and a grandson, Douglas Cook. He was a veteran of World War I and was honored at a special ceremony at the Georgia War Veteran's Home on July 29, 1999, being named a Knight of the Legion of Honor, receiving France's Highest Honor for his service in France in the U. S. Infantry during WWI. The award was presented by Mr. Jean-Paul Monchau, Counsul General of France in Atlanta. Survivors: three sons and daughters-in-law, John Arthur and Daisy Cook of Augusta, Billy and Martha Cook of Gordon, Edward and Carolyn Cook of Sparta; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lavinia Key of Decatur, Sadie and Sterling Boyer of Sparta, Gloria Edwards of Milledgeville and Joyce and J.T. Stanton of Devereux; brother, Woodrow Cook of Milledgeville; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren.