Cook, Winona

Class of 1896

Birth: 18 Jul 1887, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: 19 Mar 1969, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Jonas Cook (1842-1912)
Martha R. Shimpoch Cook (1841-1893)

Mary Jane Christine “Jenny” Cook Boger (1869-1949)

John Matthew Cook (1870-1924)
Lelia Regina Cook Cobb (1873-1957)
Walter Miller Cook (1875-1952)
Anne Marie Cook (1879-1879)
Agnes Wilhelmina Cook Johnston (1880-1963)
Karl Michael Cook (1884-1965)

Luther Schaeffer Shirey (1874-1915)
Marriage: 21 Nov 1901

Miriam Kathleen Shirey (1902-1987)
Ruth Winona Shirey McComb (1904-1947)
Salome Shirey DeDiego (1907-1998)
Martha Cook Shirey (1909-1988)

Julia Katherine Shirey Smith (1912-1999)
John Luther Shirey (1914-1998)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Source:, # 54508530.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 22 Mar 1969, p. 7C.


MT. PLEASANT – Mrs. Winona Cook Shirey, age 91, of 406 N. Main St. died Wednesday night, March 19, 1969 following a long period of declining health. A descendant of a pioneer family, she was born July 18, 1877 in Mt. Pleasant, daughter of the late Capt. Jonas Cook and Martha Shimpock Cook. Mrs. Shirey was a lifelong and faithful member of the Lutheran Church of The Holy Trinity, and was a graduate of Mount Amoena (sic) Seminary. Her husband was the late Luther Schaffer Shirey. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Miriam Shirey, Miss Martha Cook Shirey, Mrs. Olneda DeDiego, all of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. John Ellis Smith, Jr., of Salisbury; one son, Dr. John Luther Shirey of Asheville, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity with the Rev. G. A. Phillips officiating with interment in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were the following grandsons: Olneda DeDiego, Jr., Harvey Ellis McComb, III, William Shirey McComb, Joseph Clisson and John Luther Shirey, Jr., also S. Banks Kluttz. Memorials may be made to her church.