Obit: Cook, John (1844 - 1923)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11/29/1923

Cook, John (12 MAY 1844 - 21 NOV 1923)

John Cook, an old resident of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., died at his home here Nov. 21, 1923, his health having gradually been failing for some time. John Cook was born in Albany, N.Y., May 12, 1844; he was therefore 79 years, 5 months and 21 days old at his death. When a small boy he came to Dodge Co., Wis. with his parents and grew to manhood there and engaged in farming. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. B. 44th Wis. Infantry and served to the end of the war. He was married in 1880 to Mary Davis at Fairchild. They came to Neillsville 40 years ago and have lived here ever since, for the past 38 years living in the home where he died. For 18 years Mr. Cook worked for Thomas Lowe in the meat market and since then from time to time has worked in the other meat markets of the city. He was industrious, honest and accommodating, and all who employed him, or met him in a business way, were his friends. For many years he was a member of the local G. A. R. Post.

He leaves his wife and two children, Mrs. Wm. Kramer of La crescent, Minn., and Chester of Davis Junction, Ill. Two other children, Charles and Amy, are deceased. He leaves also two sisters, Mary Cook of Minneapolis and Mrs. Alice Clason of Park Rapids, Minn.

The funeral was held at the Congregational Church Friday, Rev. George W. Longenecker officiating.



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