BioA: Cook, Arthur & Lettie (Gold - 1931)

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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/03/1931

Cook, Arthur & Lettie (Gold - 31 AUG 1931)

Rev. and Mrs. A.W. Cook of Hancock, former residents of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last Monday. The Hancock News gives the following sketch of their years spent together which will be of interest to their many friends here:

"Arthur Cook and Lettie DuZell were married at the Methodist Parsonage at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on Aug. 31, 1881 by Rev. C.E. Goldthorp. The first five years Mr. Cook followed the carpenter’s trade in Illinois, North Dakota and Nebraska. They returned from Nebraska to Unity, Wisconsin, in a prairie schooner when their first daughter was seven months old, taking three weeks and three days for the trip. The next several years Mr. Cook was in carpentry and mill work.

In the summer of 1897 Mr. Cook accepted a call to preach in Crawford County. He was ordained in October 1899, and since then he and his helpmate have labored together on many Wisconsin Home Mission fields and one field in South Dakota. In 1915 they came to the Hancock field where they have remained for sixteen years.

Of their family of nine children, they lost four in childhood, Mrs. Arthur Scofield, Devils Lake, N.D., A.F. Cook, Hinsdale, Ill.; Kenneth Cook, New York City; Samuel Cook, Villa Park, Ill.; and Miss Flossie Cook, at present of Kalamazoo, Mich. There are eleven grandchildren.

Mrs. Cook’s failing health has prevented here from being very active in recent years. Her happy disposition in the face of her physical ailments is a shining example to those who know her.

Rev. Cook is very active doing his daily farm work and taking care of his duties as pastor of the Congregational Church.

Many friends are calling this week to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Cook. During the next two weeks they expect several of their sons to visit them. Their daughters, Mrs. Arthur Scofield of Devils Lake, North Dakota and Miss Flossie of Kalamazoo, Mich., are visiting them now, also. Miss Carol Scofield, their granddaughter, and Mrs. Ralph Baker of Minneapolis."



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