Dr. Robert Woodruff Cooke, MD

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Dr. Robert Woodruff Cooke, MD, son of Dr. Ambrose Ellis Cook, MD and Sarah Piersall Wheeler, was born at Newton, Sussex Co., New Jersey, 21 January 1797.1,2,3,4,5 He died at Holmdel, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, 27 December 1867,1,2,6 and was buried in the Cooke plot at the Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery, Marlboro, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.1

Robert married Susan Gansevoort, daughter of Conrad Gansevoort and Elizabeth Roseboom, at Albany, Albany Co., New York, 22 September 1830.2

Robert started his medical study under the tutelage of his father. He later went to New York and entered the practice of Dr. Valentine Mott, and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. He moved to Holmdel in July 1820 where he spent the rest of his life in medical practice.

He was a very serious student of his profession and kept himself thoroughly informed of the progress and development of medicine that was the object, aim, and ambition of his life. He served the Medical Society of Monmouth as Secretary (1825-6, 1831-5), Treasurer (1841-2), Vice President (1828, 1843), and President (1838, 1844). In 1836 he was also appointed as the first postmaster when the post office was established in Holmdel.

He had an extensive practice for many years and was obviously very skilled in his profession. At his funeral an immense gathering of substantial citizens came from across the county and filled the church.7

Family

Susan Gansevoort b. 19 Mar 1805, d. 21 Nov 1894
Children

Citations

  1. [S1012] Robert Woodruff Cooke Grave Stone, Cooke Graveyard at the Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery, Marlboro, Monmouth Co., New Jersey; Photographed by Bruce Mitchell, June 2003.
  2. [S145] Catharine Roseboom, J. Livingston Roseboom, Henry U. Swinnerton and Joseph H. White, A Brief History of the Ancestors and Descendants of John Roseboom (1739-1805) and of Jesse Johnson (1745-1832): 1630-1897 (Cherry Valley, New York: Co-operative Press, 1897), 52. Hereafter cited as Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry.
  3. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Raritan Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, population schedule, sheet 194, dwelling 133, family 140, Robert Cooke household, age 50, born in New Jersey, a Physician, and owned $20,000 in real estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication 1009, roll 456.
  4. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Holmdel Township, Key Port Post Office, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, population schedule, sheet 28, dwelling 181, family 172, Robt Cooke household, age 65, owned $57,000 in real estate, $8,000 in personal property and born in New Jersey, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication 1438, roll 701.
  5. [S1305] Ambrose Cook's Family Register, Compiler's genealogy files, West Jordan, Utah.
  6. [S1301] Trenton, New Jersey, Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of New Jersey, 1848-1900, AL:472, FHL microfilm 584587, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereafter cited as New Jersey Vital Records.
  7. [S1051] Franklin Ellis, History of Monmouth County, New Jersey (1885; reprint, Cottonport, Louisiana: Polyanthos, 1974), 327-329. Hereafter cited as Ellis, History of Monmouth Co.
  8. [S1012] Sarah Elizabeth Cooke Grave Stone, Cooke Graveyard at the Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery.
  9. [S457] US Census for 1850, Raritan Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, pop. sch., sheet 194, dwelling 133, family 140, Robert Cooke hshld.
  10. [S458] US Census for 1860, Holmdel Township, Key Port Post Office, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, pop. sch., sheet 28, dwelling 181, family 172, Robt Cooke hshld.
  11. [S1015] Henry Gansevoort Cooke, Death Certificates (1919), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey.
  12. [S457] US Census for 1850, Raritan Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, pop. sch., sheet 194, dwelling 133, family 140, Robert Cooke hshld.
  13. [S1012] Conrad Gansevoort Cooke Grave Stone, Cooke Graveyard at the Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery.