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William ‘Cookie’ Cook - The Preacher

What an interesting man he was - it was written of him: On the open prayer book is written “I Have Fought a Good Fight” A truly Kind old man is William Cook, For forty years he′s loved the Good Old Book, His youth and strength were spent in doing good, T′ cheer and bless, he′s done whate′er he could. The young, the old, the wandering from the fold, Have oft been blessed, when their troubles told, The tract, the Bible, and the little book, To sailors given with kindly work and look, Have richly borne their fruit in after years In gratitude expressed with love and tears; From distant happy homes beyond the sea Come messages of love his heart to cheer, Though seventy years have passed “Old Cookie” lives, And to his God both time and thought he gives, Kind friends this day present him with a chair, And well they know ‘twill hallowed be by prayer. Long may “Old Cookie” live to work and pray, And long may she, his partner, and his stay Live to cheer and sooth him in declining day. Above writing was taken from the following website where you can read much more about William Cook at:  http://www.leshaigh.co.uk/folkestone/preacher.html

From the headstone

William ‘Cookie’ Cook the Preacher In Loving Memory of WILLIAM COOK “COOKIE” Native of Folkestone The Children′ Friend One of the Founders of the first Band of Hope in the Town he originated the Bible-Bag-Mission for Seamen And Sunday Distribution of Little Books Amongst Children. He Went Home September 22nd 1888 aged 72 years And was followed to the grave By upwards of 4000 persons He Being Dead Yet Speaketh                     Heb XI. 4 Also of MARY ANN wife of the above Who died Jul 17th 1914 Aged 95 years She made the First 24 Bags from Cloth to start the Book Mission Above Mentioned nb. Surprisingly there is an error in the inscription on William Cook′s grave. His wife was Sarah who died 1914. Mary Ann was his daughter.  
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS
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William ‘Cookie’ Cook - The

Preacher

What an interesting man he was - it was written of him: On the open prayer book is written “I Have Fought a Good Fight” A truly Kind old man is William Cook, For forty years he′s loved the Good Old Book, His youth and strength were spent in doing good, T′ cheer and bless, he′s done whate′er he could. The young, the old, the wandering from the fold, Have oft been blessed, when their troubles told, The tract, the Bible, and the little book, To sailors given with kindly work and look, Have richly borne their fruit in after years In gratitude expressed with love and tears; From distant happy homes beyond the sea Come messages of love his heart to cheer, Though seventy years have passed “Old Cookie” lives, And to his God both time and thought he gives, Kind friends this day present him with a chair, And well they know ‘twill hallowed be by prayer. Long may “Old Cookie” live to work and pray, And long may she, his partner, and his stay Live to cheer and sooth him in declining day. Above writing was taken from the following website where you can read much more about William Cook at:  http://www.leshaigh.co.uk/folkestone/preacher.ht ml

From the headstone

William ‘Cookie’ Cook the Preacher In Loving Memory of WILLIAM COOK “COOKIE” Native of Folkestone The Children′ Friend One of the Founders of the first Band of Hope in the Town he originated the Bible-Bag-Mission for Seamen And Sunday Distribution of Little Books Amongst Children. He Went Home September 22nd 1888 aged 72 years And was followed to the grave By upwards of 4000 persons He Being Dead Yet Speaketh                     Heb XI. 4 Also of MARY ANN wife of the above Who died Jul 17th 1914 Aged 95 years She made the First 24 Bags from Cloth to start the Book Mission Above Mentioned nb. Surprisingly there is an error in the inscription on William Cook′s grave. His wife was Sarah who died 1914. Mary Ann was his daughter.  
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS