Bio: Cook, W. F. (1881)


Surnames: Cook, McClure, Case, Smith

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 319

W. F. COOK, proprietor of marble works, Eau Claire. Was born in Manchester, Bennington Co., Vt., Jan. 21, 1837. He lived there until June, 1855, when he came to Milwaukee, where he remained a year. He removed to Oshkosh and opened the first marble shop there, in April, 1856; two years later he went to Sparta, and came from there to Eau Claire in 1871. He began work as a marble cutter in 1853, and has continued at it ever since. He has been Justice of the Peace, Chief of the Fire Department, and was appointed Assessor in May, 1881, and is a member of the I. O. O. F. He was married in Sparta, June 24, 1861, to his first wife, Adelia McClure, who was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., and died in 1865, leaving two children, Walter and Fannie, both now living. He was married to his present wife, Mrs. Cordelia A. Case (nee Smith), in Eau Claire, in October, l879. Mr. Cook employs four men in his marble works; they do monumental work exclusively. He travels over Chippewa, Eau Claire, Dunn, Pepin and Barron counties.



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