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COOK, William (1827-1897)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 1/3/2021 at 03:56:38

William Cook.

William Cook died at his home in Sheffield, Iowa, Saturday, March 27, at 9 o'clock p.m., aged 69 years, 4 months and 1 day. The funeral took place on Monday the 29th, at 2 o'clock p.m., services being held at the M. E. church of that place, of which he had been a consistent member for five year s The Rev Mr. Wilcox, assisted by Rev. Mr. Williams officiated. The deceased was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1827 and emigrated to Canada iu 1851. A year later he moved to Lafayette county, Wis., where he was engaged in buying mineral for 25 years. Seventeen years of this time he was located at New Diggings, in the employ of Combellick & Bowden of Jo Daviess county, and was well and favorably known throughout the mining region of Lafayette county, as an honest, upright businessman. In 18?9 he moved to Iowa, where he engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until 1812, when he retired from farming and purchased a residence in the town of Sheffield, where he resided up to the time of his death.

He was united in marriage with Eliza Dodgson Feb. 14, 1854, and she survives him. To this union seven children were born, of whom only four survive—James, of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Maria Hunt of Sheffield, Iowa. Mrs. Robert Mullen of Shullsburg. Wis., and Thomas Cook of Thornton, Iowa. He was an earnest, devoted Christian and an ardent lover of his church. He loved his family and they in return held him in the highest esteem and respect.

Source: Galena Daily Gazette, 14 Apr 1897.
Transcribed by Jennifer Gunderson, 3 Jan 2020.


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