Obit: Cook, Sarah #2 (1840 - 1915)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Cook, Cox, Ayers, Clark, Redek, Metcalf, Pinney

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/7/1915

Cook, Sarah (1840 - 1 JAN 1915)

Mrs. Sarah Cook died on New Years Day at her home in the town of Hewett. Deceased was born in Massachusetts in 1840 and moved with her parents to Springfield, Ohio, when she was but a small child. She grew to young womanhood at Springfield and was married to Morton M. Cook at Tiffin, Ohio, in 1856. They came to their present home in town of Hewett in 1867 and which remained Mrs. Cook’s residence until her death, Mr. Cook having died in 1905. Ten children were born to this worthy couple: Mrs. Laura Cox of Greenwood and George Cook of Merrillan are deceased and the surviving children are: Mrs. Frank Ayers, Alonzo Cook and Ray Cook of this city; Mrs. Henry Clark of Merrillan; Morton M. Cook of Fifield; Jay Cook, Leroy Cook and Mrs. Jos. Redek of Centralia, Wash. She is also survived by six brothers: Ephraim Metcalf of Alma, Mich.; Eli Metcalf of Quincey, Ohio; Dan Metcalf of Hayward; Nelson Metcalf of Black River Falls; Andrew Metcalf of Neillsville and Aiden Metcalf of Hewett. She is also survived by one sister at Quincey, Ohio.

Mrs. Cook was one of the early settlers of Clark County and the town of Hewett and she knew all the trials and tribulations attendant upon pioneer life. She was endowed with a kindly charity and ready willingness to make use of the talents she possessed and as a result she was widely known throughout the neighborhood for the many kindly acts she performed, many of them at times when it was with great personal inconvenience to herself and family. As a result she was generally admired and respected and when her death came it was with a feeling of genuine regret that a large number of friends and neighbors followed her remains to their last resting place. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. Pinney at the Congregational church. Interment was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.



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