Joseph Franklin (Joe Frank) VanHook

Male 1880 - 1938


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  • Born  15 May 1880  Brodhead, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 Mar 1938  Dayton, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  11 Mar 1938  Dayton Memorial Park, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Samuel Monroe VanHook,   b. 29 May 1859, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1926, Stanford, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family  Cynthia Ann Brown,   b. 12 Jun 1878, Level Creek, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1950, Hardin, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Apr 1900  Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • In the 1920's Joe and his family moved to the Dayton, Ohio, area.

      1910 - Lincoln Co., Ky., Census - gives the following names and ages:
      Joe F. VanHook, 29
      Cynthia VanHook, wife 31
      Cecil VanHook, son 9
      Annie VanHook, dau. 6
      Lena VanHook, dau. 5
      Johnny VanHook, son 2
      Lula VanHook, dau.

      1920 US Census - Mount Vernon, Rockcastle Co., KY (30 Jan 1920)
      Joe F Vanhook, 39, salesman
      Syntia A Vanhook, 41 (index shows "Anita")
      Anna R Vanhook, 16
      Lena M Vanhook, 15
      John C Vanhook, 12
      Lula S Vanhook, 9 (index shows "Leila")
      Mason S Vanhook, 7
      Isabelle Vanhook, 5
      Herbert Vanhook, 5 months

      1940 United States Federal Census - Lockland, Hamilton, Ohio
      Name Age
      Parker Bray 35
      Lula Bray 30
      Murrell Bray 13
      Cynthia Vanhook 61, mother-in-law
      Herbert Vanhook 21, brother-in-law
    Children 
     1. Cecil Dilbert VanHook,   b. 19 Feb 1901, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1918, Ft. Knox, West Point, Hardin, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ruth Anna (Annie) VanHook,   b. 25 May 1903, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1948, Dayton, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Minerva Gwendolyn (Lena) VanHook,   b. 9 Sep 1905, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1979, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Crescus VanHook,   b. 26 Aug 1907, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1967, Dayton, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lula Susan VanHook,   b. 7 Oct 1909,   d. 17 Dec 1995, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Major Samuel Mason VanHook,   b. 7 Dec 1911, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1982, Lake Wales, Polk, FL Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elma Isabelle VanHook,   b. 13 Mar 1913,   d. 9 Mar 2008, Germantown, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Charles Franklin (Charlie) VanHook,   b. 27 Mar 1917, Stanford, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1917, Stanford, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joseph Herbert VanHook,   b. 16 Sep 1919, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 2009, Daphne, Baldwin, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Doris Irene VanHook,   b. 7 Dec 1922, Rockcastle, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 2008, Dayton, Montgomery, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F1057  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    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 sons and their wives
    Samuel Monroe VanHook sons and their wives
    These are the 3 living sons of Samuel Monroe VanHook and their wives about 1915 (his 4th son - John S. VanHook, died in 1905). Left to right are: James Franklin (or Fleming) VanHook and his wife Lula Ann Sutton, Oscar Ralston VanHook and his wife Esther Sonora Price, and Joseph Franklin VanHook and his wife Cynthia Brown.

  • Notes 
    • Probably named after his grandfathers - Josephus Inabnitt and Benjamin Franklin

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      about Joe Frank Vanhook
      Name: Joe Frank Vanhook
      County: Rockcastle
      State: Kentucky
      Birth Date: 15 May 1880
      Race: White
      FHL Roll Number: 1653839
      DraftBoard: 0

      Joe Frank was a carpenter. He died from skin cancer (on his face). It first appeared in 1927 and he died 11 years later (according to his death certificate).