Samuel Monroe VanHook

Samuel Monroe VanHook

Male 1859 - 1926

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  • Born  29 May 1859  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Jul 1926  Stanford, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  18 Jul 1926  Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Benjamin Franklin VanHook,   b. 24 Jan 1830, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1910, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lydia Jane Reynolds,   b. 26 Jul 1829, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1897, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family 1  Annie E. Inabnitt,   b. 23 Jan 1859, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1918, Mercer, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Dec 1878  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900
      Name: SAMUEL M. VANHOOK
      Spouse: ANNIE E. [Mrs] STOGSDILL
      Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1878
      County: Pulaski
      State: KY

      1880 US Census - Dist 91, Pct 13, Pulaski Co., KY
      Saml M. VanHook, 21, b. KY, farmer
      Anna E. VanHook, 21, b. KY
      Joseph F. VanHook, son, b. May (1880), KY

      1900 US Census - Magisterial District 5, Dallas Precinct, Pulaski, KY
      Samuel S Vanhook «tab»Head «tab»M «tab»41 «tab»Kentucky
      Anie E Vanhook «tab»Wife «tab»F «tab»41 «tab»Kentucky
      Oskur Vanhook «tab»Son «tab»M «tab»18 «tab»Kentucky
      John S Vanhook «tab»Son «tab»M «tab»15 «tab»Kentucky
      James F Vanhook «tab»Son «tab»M «tab»12 «tab»Kentucky
      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9HT-49L : 20 January 2015), Samuel S Vanhook, Magisterial District 5, Dallas Precinct, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 165, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,549.

      1910 US Census - Dist 59, Hustonville, Lincoln Co., KY
      (living with youngest son, James Fleming)
      James F. VanHook, 21, b. KY, farm laborer
      Lula A. VanHook, wife, 19, b. MO
      Oscar R. VanHook, son, 2, b. MO
      James H. VanHook, son, 8 months, b. KY
      Samuel VanHook, father, 50, b. KY, farmer, married once, married 31 years
      Annie VanHook, mother, 51, b. KY, married twice, married 31 years
    Children 
     1. Joseph Franklin (Joe Frank) VanHook,   b. 15 May 1880, Brodhead, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1938, Dayton, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Oscar Ralston VanHook,   b. 21 Oct 1882, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1943, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John S. VanHook,   b. 15 Sep 1885,   d. 28 Nov 1905
     4. James Franklin VanHook,   b. 25 Nov 1888, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1975, Springfield, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID  F1056  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Sears Helms,   b. Abt 1870, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1919 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • 1920 US Census - Dist 78, Stanford, Lincoln, KY
      Samuel M. VanHook, 60, b. KY, retail merchant / hardware
      Mary VanHook, 50, b. VA

      1930 US Census - District 3, Stanford, Lincoln, KY
      Mary VanHook, 56, b. KY, widowed, first married at 15
      Melinda Sears, 50, b. KY, widowed, first married at 15, sister

      1940 US Census - 69-3, Other Places, Lincoln, KY
      Mary VanHook, 71, b. KY, widowed
      Melinda Sears, 66, b. KY, widowed, sister
    Last Modified  29 Jul 2016 
    Family ID  F1055  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Benjamin Franklin VanHook (1830-1910) and Children - 1904 St. Louis Exposition
    Photo of Samuel Monroe VanHook with his father, brothers and sister at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition
    This photo was taken in 1904 at the St. Louis Exposition (World's Fair). This exposition was one of the worlds all time great events. A huge city was built to commemorate the Lousiana purchase of 1804. Dioramas, a ferris wheel, industrial and agricultural exhibits, and native peoples from all over the world were there, displaying their respective cultures.

    Here's a terrific site with many links to pictures from the 1904 event (ExpoMuseum)

    Sitting (left to right) are: Benjamin Franklin VanHook (1830-1910), his daughter Elizabeth Ellen VanHook (1865-1948), and his son Samuel Monroe VanHook (1859-1926). Standing are Benjamin's sons William Marcum VanHook (born 1855) and James Fleming VanHook (born 1862).
    Samuel Monroe VanHook and Sons
    Samuel Monroe VanHook and Sons
    This picture was taken about 1915. Left to right are: (3 brothers) James Franklin (or Fleming) VanHook, Oscar Ralston VanHook and Joseph Franklin VanHook; their father, Samuel Monroe VanHook and one of Samuel's brothers.
    Samuel Monroe VanHook
    Samuel Monroe VanHook
    This picture of Samuel Monroe VanHook (1859-1926) was taken shortly before he died (probably about 1925).
    Store operated by Samuel VanHook at VanHook, Pulaski Co, KY.
    Store operated by Samuel VanHook at VanHook, Pulaski Co, KY.

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Monroe VanHook was born 29 May 1859 in Pulaski Co., Ky. Samuel married 26 December 1878, Annie E. Inabitt Stogsdill. She was the daughter of Montgomery Inabitt and they were married at her father's house in Pulaski County, Ky. This was Annie's second marriage. Her first husband was William Stogsdill, and her first marriage latest for only a short time.

      Samuel was a businessman and ran a store and postoffice in the little community of VanHook, Ky., in northeastern Pulaski County near the Rockcastle County line. In the early 1900's he followed a brother to Springfield, Mo., and lived there for a while. He also operated a store in Missouri.

      Samuel and Annie had 4 sons. The third son, John, died when only 20 years old. John was a quiet, short man. He was in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the late fall of 1905 and was "hoboing" on a train from there to Knoxville to see a football game. He was knocked off the train and then run over by a second train. He was carrying quite a bit of money at the time. His funeral was held a few days later on a chilly day at Friendship Church in Rockcastle County. Most of his family was in Missouri at this time and only his brother Oscar was his closest family to attend the funeral. John is buried in Friendship Church cemetery near his grandparents.

      After the death of his first wife Samuel married second Mary Sears Helms. Samuel died 15 April 1926. He is buried in the Lincoln County cemetery in Stanford, Ky.

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      The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, known as the Frisco, was a dominant railroad throughout the south central United States, primarily in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. It played an important role in the lives of people all along the rails. The Frisco had acquired rights of way through much of the region and had an interest in the development of that land, which would eventually bring people to an area, people who would use the services of the railroad. Many of the towns began initially as a result of a depot or station needed by the Frisco for fuel and water. The population also expanded along the railroad as a result of the opportunities for employment it provided.

      The Frisco was particularly influential to the Springfield, Missouri area because its operational center was located there for many years. This included headquarters, major assembly and repair shops, and support activities of all kinds. The Frisco was the major employer and the key to twentieth century development in the area. Ozarks residents became trades people, office workers, executives, depot workers and operating personnel. Employees relied on the Frisco for employment and local business relied on the Frisco employees for their livelihood.

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      From family notes:

      Jim VanHook was hoboing through springfield stopped at a store to get something to eat, and the man said go up to the house and the maid will fix you something. Him and that maid got married.

      He settled there and worked as a railroad detective and the Frisco shops where they rehabbed railroad engines and cars.

      Sam, Oscar and uncle Flem (James Fleming) went to work out there. Oscar worked in the Frisco shops. Sam ran a store out there. Orville was born there.

      Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
      Name: Samuel M Vanhook
      Death Date: 15 Jul 1926
      Death Location: Lincoln
      Residence Location: Lincoln
      Age: 67
      Gender: Male
      Ethnicity: White
      Birth Date: Jul 1859
      Birth Location: Pulaski, Kentucky
      Father's Name: Benj F Vanhook
      Father's Birth Location: Pulaski, Kentucky
      Mother's Name: Jane Reynolds
      Mother's Birth Location: Pulaski, Kentucky
      death of "Cancer of the stomach / tuberculosis"