He is survived by his wife of Tamaroa; two children, Carol (Doug) Kellerman of Pinckneyville and Mike (Debbie) Robbins of Tamaroa; one brother, Robert (Jane) Hill of Gibson City, Illinois; one sister, Ella Wilson of Tamaroa; six grandchildren, Erica (Casey) Stick, Adam (Bekki) Kellerman, Lucas (Brandy) Kellerman, Todd (Dana) Kellerman, Natalie (Clint) Hoffman, and Clint (Madi) Robbins; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jackson and Aubrey Kellerman, Harper Kellerman, Avery Hoffman and Kynnedi Hoffman; special adopted daughter, Cookee
Musser; several nieces and several cousins.
The party consisted of the chief engineer and his assistant, level man, rodman, topographer, head chain man, rear chain man, stake artist, back flagman, two teamsters, cook and cookee, or assistant, and two draughtsmen.
On the morrow they did five miles of work, and while the surveyors were out, the camp was moved by the cook and cookee to a place called Davey's Ranch.
Born in Maine in the early 1870s, he started in the woods as a twelve-year-old cookee, and quickly distinguished himself by biting
A lumber camp worked on its stomach, and it was left to the cooks and cooks' assistants, known as "cookees," to keep the men happy.
As time went by, this woman was happy to launder our clothes, and I believe became quite friendly with the cook, Cookee
, and draughtsman, Mr.
Newell Beam recalls how he started out at 15 as a cookee
and washed dishes while the men in the bunkhouse swapped stories.
healthy cookery club is to restart at the Salvation Army Hall on Corporation Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, on Wednesday, April 23, from 1.30pm.