Bio: Cook, Louis H. (1876 19??)





Surnames: Cook, Blood, Messer, Du Cate,


----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Cook, Louis H. (25 November 1876 19??)


LOUIS H. COOK, county clerk of Marathon County, who assumed the duties of office on the first Monday in January, 1913, is well known all over Marathon county, to which he was brought when two years old. He was born on a farm in Calumet County, Wis., November 25, 1876, and is a son of Alfred and Amanda (Blood) Cook. The father was a farmer and moved to Marathon County in 1874 and then moved to Calumet County, but in 1878 returned to Marathon County and settled near Unity.


Louis H. Cook attended school at Unity, Wis., and when he reached manhood went into journalism, establishing the Marathon County Register, which he published at Lenity for nine years. He then sold to E. L. Messer who still conducts it. In politics he has always been a Republican and has been very active in county politics and was only twenty years of age when he was elected a justice of the peace, afterward serving in other offices, for six years being supervisor of the town of Unity. To some extent Mr. Cook has been interested in agricultural matters and the raising of livestock and poultry. He is secretary of the Central Wisconsin Poultry Association, both secretary and treasurer of the Wisconsin branch of the American Poultry Association, and is a director of the Marathon County Agricultural Society.


In 1898 Mr. Cook married Miss Effie J. Du Cate, a daughter of Moses H. Du Cate, a jeweler and photographer at Unity, Wis., and they have four children: Neal J. Russell H., Margaret and Anola. Mr. Cook is interested in and identified with many of the leading fraternal organizations, including the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the M. W. A., the E. F. U. and the F. O. E.  




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