Found him on the 1900 Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York census (dist 17 img 15) as Walter Shook
Found him on the 1920 Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York census (dist 31 img 21) as Walter Shook
age 29, farmer. His widowed mother, Alida Shook
age 65 is living in his household.
Found him on the 1930 Ancram, Columbia, New York census (dist 1 img 17) as Walter W. Shook
age 39, farmer. His wife is not listed with the family, but her father, James Cooper
age 79 is in his household.
Walter W. Shook, 80, Church Street, Pine Plains, died Tuesday, October 20, in Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. He had been a lifelong resident of Pine Plains.
He was born September 25, 1890, the son of Leander W. and Lida Smith Shook. His wife, the former Gladys Cooper, died in 1952. A retired farmer, Mr. Shook was a member of the Pine Plains Grange and the Pine Plains Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. William Smith, Mrs. Walter Lampman and Mrs. Henry Rothvoss, all of Ancramdale, and Mrs. John Silvestri, Lake Mahopac three sons, Leander W., Pine Plains Clayton, Ancradmade, and Donald Shook, Pleasant Valley two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Hicks, Ancramdale, and Mrs. Fred Fingar, Pine Plains and 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains. The Harlem Valley Times October 29, 1970