Cook, Alonzo (History 1869)







----Source: 1891 History of Clark & Jackson Co., Wis.:

ALONZO COOK, a well-known citizen of Hewett Township, who owns a farm in Section 12, was born on his parents' homestead in this township, Sept. 6, 1869, son of Morton M. and Sarah (Metcalf) Cook, who came to Clark County from Ohio in 1867. Educated in the district school, he grew to manhood on the farm, and when a young man was engaged for a number of winters in logging, working on the drive in the spring, beginning that work at the age of 17 years, and continuing it uninterruptedly for sixteen years. He also farmed three years for George L. Jacques, and was employed in the tannery at Phillips, Price County, Wis., for about two years. His present place of forty acres in Section 12, which he purchased was formerly the Dwight Metcalf farm. During the time the Clark County Drainage Company was operating he furnished the crew, while John Cook did the cooking. He served for over twelve years as road overseer, and has rendered valuable service as a member of the school board. Mr. Cook was married April 20, 1898, to Kate Abbott, who was born at Sioux Falls, S. D., a daughter of Martin and Jane Ann (Smith) Abbott. Her parents county, Wis., came West from New York State, locating first in Jackson County, Wis., and later removing to South Dakota. There her father was killed in a South Dakota blizzard, Jan. 7, 1873. Her mother now lives with her. Mrs. Cook has one son, Bennie Hart, by a former marriage.' He was born Nov. 9, 1891, and resides at home.



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