Tag Archives: Puntenney

Bert O. Cook

Bert O. Cook
b. 16 July 1879 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to Andrew Cook and Martha Hayth
d. 12 Aug 1944 at Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Bert Cook

Bert Cook

Bert Cook gravestone

Bert Cook gravestone

m. 20 Sept 1899 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
Minnie Puntenney
b. 18 Sept 1880 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to John Guffy Puntenney and Margaret Hixon
d. 30 Jun 1953 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Children with Minnie Puntenney:

  • Bereniece Cook (1990–1984), m. George Richardson
  • Maxine Eliza Cook (1903–1991), m. Walter B. (“Tip”) Murphy
  • Madonna Opal Cook (1909–1993), m. Parke Lewman

Bert’s obituary in the Montezuma Enterprise, 17 August 1944, stated that he died of a heart attack in Clinton while on the way to see a doctor in town. He was a farmer and the operator of the Cook Grain company in Mecca. He was a Mason and member of both the lodge in Montezuma and the Scottish Rite at Indianapolis.

Bert was born on his parents’ farm southwest of Mecca and spent most of his life in Parke County. He was survived by his wife Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs. W. B. Murphy, both of Mecca, and Mrs. Parke Lewman of Montezuma; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Carrico of Terre Haute, Mrs. Rose Miles of Rockville, and Mrs. Eva Funkhouser of Hymera. He also had four grandchildren.Rev. Robert Shanklin, pastor of the Montezuma Methodist Church, presided over the funeral service.

Submitted by:
Mikel Lewman

John Guffy Puntenney

John Guffy Puntenney
b. 14 Dec 1834, Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to Aquilla Puntenney and Elenor (Headley) Puntenney
d. 23 Feb 1917, Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Hixon Cemetery, Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN

John Guffy Puntenney

John Guffy Puntenney

Liddie Brown

Phoebe Miller

m/3. 11 Mar 1875 (probably Parke Co., IN)
Margaret Hixon 
b. 3 Mar 1841, Parke Co., IN to William and Margaret Hixon
d. 8 May 1917, Parke Co., IN
bur. at Hixon Cemetery, Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
*Margaret was previously married to Hiram Wiese

Children with Margaret Hixon:

  • Ethel Puntenney (1 Jul 1878 – 15 Sept 1954)
  • Minnie Puntenney (28 Sept 1880 – 12 Aug 1953)

John Guffy Puntenney lived in Wabash Township, Parke Co., Indiana all his life. He was the son of Aquilla and Elenor (Headley) Puntenney, who migrated from Ohio to Indiana in 1818. Aquilla acquired several acres in Wabash Township through a land bounty grant which he received for his service in the War of 1812. As a young man, John ran a general store in Armiesburg, Indiana but soon returned to his family farm where spent the rest of his life as a farmer. John and his wife, Margaret, had two daughters, Ethel and Minnie. John was known among his friends and neighbors as honest, quiet, and unassuming. He was a Republican who supported Prohibition, and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Submitted by:
Mikel Bert Lewman
Montezuma, IN
E-mail: mblewman@yahoo.com