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Hybridizer Emma Cook (Mrs. Paul) 1895-1982

Bluffton, Indiana, USA

From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society No. 249(April 1983): Emma Cook, Bluffton, Indiana, died November 8, 1982, due to heart failure. She was a warm, friendly, gentle woman who worked side by side with her husband, Paul Cook. She had the same love for irises that Paul had, and together they introduced about 70 irises and several hemerocallis. By preference, Paul was a rural mail carrier, enabling him to devote his afternoons to iris work. In the mornings, Emma did the hybridizing according to plans Paul had worked out, and after Paul's death in 1963, she continued to make her own crosses. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, the Bluffton Garden Club, and the Northeastern Indiana Iris Society. - Mary Williamson

Registrations/introductions:

Border Bearded:  'Miss Teenage',

Tall Bearded:  'Radiant Dawn',

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r4 - 03 Dec 2017, davepote
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