“Unveil Monument to Dr. J.L. Cook” – 1947

I found this article today.  It had a photo included but it was so dark it was impossible to see anything except that it was the same photograph that I had in my Cleage photos and often wondered what the occasion was.  It was a program in honor of J.L. Cook, founder of the Athens Academy.  I had no idea that my grandfather’s sister, Josie Cleage, was a member of the first graduating class.  That is my grandfather below, on the far right wearing a white suit.  You can read more about Dr. Cook here – The Church and School that Jake Built.  Click to enlarge article and photos.funeral - cookPittsburgh_Courier_Sat__Jul_26__1947_

These Photographs were taken during the same trip.

Gertrude Cleage (wife of Uncle Jake) with feathered hat, next to her is Henry Cleage and in front of him in the dark flowered dress is his wife, Ola Cleage.
Gertrude Cleage (wife of Uncle Jake) with feathered hat, next to her is Henry Cleage and in front of him in the dark flowered dress is his wife, Ola Cleage.
Henry, Albert, Gertrude, Ola and Pearl Cleage.
Henry, Albert, Gertrude, Ola and Pearl Cleage.
Richard and Henry Cleage - cousins.
Richard and Henry Cleage – cousins.

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