Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Peter Cook

Male 1813 - 1859  (46 years)


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  • Name Peter Cook 
    Born 1813  Island of Arran, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Misfortune 1859 
    killed in trashing machine 
    Occupation 1859  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    foundry proprietor 
    • Lutz, Cook & Co.
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-101536 
    Died 19 Sep 1859  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Cause: industrial accident (crushed, 45 minutes) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I101536  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Family Penelope Campbell,   b. 18 Jun 1823, Charlottetown, , Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1886, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Cook,   b. 13 Jun 1848, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Bayne Cook,   b. 24 Sep 1850, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1892, New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Penelope Campbell Cook,   b. 1855, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Helen Catherine Cook,   b. 1858, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1927, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F26091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - foundry proprietor - 1859 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: industrial accident (crushed, 45 minutes) - 19 Sep 1859 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Peter Cook was born on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, came young to New Brunswick, later to Galt. When first arriving he operated a grocery and dry good store. He later partnered with Morris Lutz in the Lutz, Cook and Co. foundry which also was known as the Galt Foundry and Machine Works, still later the company became known as the Cowan & Co. He was killed while loading a thrashing machine at the foundry in 1859.


      Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      Mr. Cook was killed by a separator falling upon him on the 19th September, 1859. No accident ever happened in Galt which caused more profound sorrow. Two days afterwards, in the Dumfries Reformer, the writer of this sketch made the following among other references to Mr. Cook, from whom he received much friendly counsel in early life : " Mr Cook was born in the year 1814, on the Island of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, and was consequently in his 46th year. At an early age, he emigrated from there to the Province of New Brunswick, where he resided for a number of years. From New Brunswick the deceased came to Galt, and entered into the mercantile business. Disliking the drudgery of mercantile life, he ultimately became a partner in the Galt foundry. . . . Mr. Cook possessed natural abilities of a high order, which had been cultivated by a good education, and extensive acquaintance with literature. His unbending integrity and uprightness made him universally respected, and the evidences of his zeal in the moral and intellectual elevation of the youth of Galt will hng remain a fitting memento and a glowing tribute to his memory.

      Dumfries Reformer

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      COOK - We deeply regret to learn that yesterday afternoon our old and much respected friend, Mr. Peter Cook, of the firm of Lutz, Cook, and Co., Founders, Galt, was killed by a thrashing machine falling upon him. He only lived about three-quarters of an hour after the accident. Galt will mourn the loss of one of its most enterprising, useful, upright, and kind-hearted citizens. In private life, Mr. Cook was a most affectionate man, a genuine friend. In the public positions he, from time to time occupied, he proved himself the earnest advocate of every useful and moral work, and to those many rare virtues, he added the faith and works of a zealous Christian.

      Hamilton Spectator 22 Sep 1859

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 21 Sep 1859.
      Peter Cook died 19 Sep 1859 In Galt; age 45 years. Of the firm Lutz, Cook, & Co. Funeral on Sep 21.

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.34.

    3. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      Sacred/ to the memory of/ Peter COOK/ who died Galt Sep. 19, 1859/ aged 45 years/ I am the resurrection and the life/ he that believeth in me though he were/ dead yet shall he live/ this token of affection's ? ? / friendships offering. And we/ though mourning still would/ say, thy will, oh God, be done/

    4. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 33.

    5. [S932] News - Canada Christian Advocate - 1858-1872, 28 sep 1859, p. 2.
      Peter Cook, one of the proprietors of the Galt Foundry, was helping raise a separator preparatory to its being placed on a wagon for removal when the separator fell on him, crushing him to death within 45 minutes