HENRY R. FLOOK GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, KS.
Died: Oct. 13, 1922
The funeral of Dr. H. R. Flook was held Sunday afternoon from the G. G. Whistler home on North Third street, services at the home being in charge of Rev. W. S. Lowe of the Christian church who gave a splendid funeral sermon. The music was by the male quartet from the Methodist church whose singing Dr. Flook always enjoyed. Interment was in Mt. Hope cemetery, the service at the grave being in charge of the Burlington lodge of Masons of which he had been a member for years, with M. A. Limbocker officiating. The pall bearers were H. E. Cowgilll, Wm. Picher Mots Weisdorfer, Jos. Gibson, J. S. Peters and C. A. Gleason.
Henry R. Flook was born in Cincinnati, O., August 5, 1834, and died in Burlington, Kans., October 13, 1922, aged 88 years, 2 months and 8 days. His parents died when he was a small child, leaving him and one brother alone in the world. Both of them enlisted in the Civil war where Mr. Flook served as captain of the Signal Corp in the service and was wounded at the battle of Missionary Ridge. His brother was killed in action.
Mr. Flook was married to Mary Ann Fisher January 8, 1865. Three children were born to this union all of whom are living. Mary E Whistler of Burlington, Sarah A. McCorkell of Ontario, Calif. and Wm. C. of Orland, Calif.
About the year 1869, Mr. Flook came to Burlington, where he lived for several years, being the first dentist in town. Mrs. Flook died December 2, 1872, and in 1874, Mr. Flook was married to Miss Olivia Welch. They moved to Chicago in 1875 where they lived for twenty years when Mrs. Flook died, since which time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Whistler in Burlington.
Mr. Flook joined the Masonic Fraternity in 1861 and was a Master Mason at the time of his death. In his early manhood he united with the Methodist church, later joining the Congregational body in which faith he died.