Carrie Janssen Johnson Hook, obit article, 3 Nov 1936, Edwardsville Intelligencer
was third dead of hard- sector to Mrs. Carrie Hook, 64, Either Accidentally Drowned or Ended Life in Rain Barrel Family Residence. HUSBAND WAS HELPING PREPARE FOR ELECTION of ant Wife Arose When Husband Went to City Hall, Cooked His Breakfast Before Her Death Occurred. office aid in Deputy in bids step su- November Worden, Nov. 3--Mrs. Carrie 64, of Worden, was found dead Tuesday morning with her head the upper portion of her body submerged in the water in a rain barrel at the rear of their home. either committed suicide or became overbalanced and fell into the water when she went to the barrel for purposes, officials said. There was nothing to indicate she was to secure a bucket of water. The hard rain Monday had filled the barrel. When Mrs. Hook was moved the barrel was about three fourths full. Mrs. Hook was not in health and so far as known had no threat to end her life. Her husband, William Hook, 1 janitor at the Worden City Hall. arose at 4-30 o'clock this morninf to go to the building to start and make other arrangements fo election officials who would use building to receive votes of Wordei citizens. Mrs. Hook was still in bed left. He said he would return o'clock. After finishing his work a the city hall Mr. Hook returned He discovered that his wife had and prepared his breakfast and other work about the house. She not m the house. Going into the yard he discovcre the body Neighbors and Di C. were called. The physician pionounce her dead after attempts to revive had failed. Mrs Hook formerly lived in St Louis. Her maiden name was Miss Carl i e Hook. She was mairiecl years ago. One daughter, Mary, when 9 years of age. Mrs. Kate Schmellor, Alton, is a sister. Mrs. Hook was a member of Worden Lutheran Church and member of the Lutheran Ladies Society.