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proceeded to his room as usual. It being quite warm at the time, the supposition is that he must have taken a seat in the window, the of which is only a few inches from the floor, and fallen out while asleep, or walked out of it while in search of water, without knowing what he was doing. The door to his room was fastened on the inside, and had to be forced open. Mr. Cooke was a man of great wealth, and had the reputation of being very kind and charitable towards those who were in needy circumstances. Several soldiers' families in his neighborhood were supported entirely from his bounty. He had been married twice; his second wife being a daughter of Hon. John Y. Mason, formerly United States Minister to France, and leaves a family of seven children. Soon after the accident, his friends took charge of his remains and had them properly uncoffined, after which they were deposited in a private vault in Hollywood Cemetery till they can be transferred to his home in Greenville.