Title

Jacob Wright Shook letter of dismissal from Masons, 1867

Creator

Date Original

1867

Description

This collection contains a letter of dismissal written November 26, 1867 from the Batesville Chapter 9 of the Royal Arch Masons. Jacob W. Shook requested the dismissal and was granted one as a member in good standing.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob Wright Shook (1823-1882) was born in Madison County, Missouri January 29, 1823. His family moved to Hempstead County, Arkansas when he was 7 years old. Shook joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at 14 and eventually became a preacher in the Arkansas and was later appointed to the Illinois Circuit in 1881. Shook's health declined after the death of his wife Sarah Hulsey Shook whom he had married in 1853. He went to Florida in March of 1882 to recuperate but instead suffered further from pleurisy shortly after arriving there. He died in Florida in March 1882.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Hempstead County (Ark.); Florida; Missouri

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.029.014

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Jacob Wright Shook letter of dismissal from Masons, SMC.029.014

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Jacob Wright Shook letter of dismissal from Masons, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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