Cook's Style Shop - Rockdale, TX matchbook
"I purchased my "going away" dress, velvet
hat and velvet purse at Cook's Style
It was located to the east of Ashbys
Confectionary in Rockdale....
there was the Rockdale State Bank on the
Corner of Ackerman/Cameron, then Horton's
Barber Shop, Ashby's Confectionary and then
Mrs. Cook's shop.
It was a great business still in 1953."
Comments by Joy Graham
"My maternal grandmother is Dora Orr Poole.
She moved to Rockdale in 1882 and taught
school in Bushdale and San Gabriel. In 1886
she established millinery stores in
Rockdale, and also in Mumford and Lott. She
was in business for many years with Mrs. H.
G. Murphree and the store was called the
Flora/Dora Shop. They sold the business to
Christine Cook who operated it as Cook's
Style Shop. I know very little about her. I
do know that she was related to Christine
Payne, probably an aunt - and it was on the
Watson side. The store was located in the
area where Perry and Perry and their auction
show next to them is located. It opened onto
Cameron Avenue. (I think that Mrs. Cook's
name was Christine but I am not absolutely
comments by Dr Lucile Estell
as collected and published in the
1936 Rockdale High School Yearbook.
Milam County Public Health Nursing Service