Biography of Charles C. Cook
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cook, Charles C., insurance manager, real estate operator and notary public, was born in Fall River, Mass., March 28, 1854, a son of Alexander O. and Mary Sherwood (Bronson) Cook. His mother was the daughter of Elder Asa Bronson, who was pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Fall River, a very prominent and influential clergyman, deeply interested in the growth and development of the city and a promoter of many interests that contributed to the public good of the community. Mr. Cook obtained his education in the public schools of his native city and very early in life began his business career. He first entered the employ of Cook, Grew, & Ashton, who were engaged in the sale of plumbing and heating material and apparatus and mill supplies. His father was senior member of the firm, which carried on a large trade in Fall River and vicinity. Charles C. Cook during his connection with this firm had charge of the mill work and outside management of the business. He sustained this relation to the firm for fifteen years, his active and energetic efforts greatly extending the business and enlarging the trade of the firm and helping to prepare him for other positions of trust and responsibility which he has since held. In 1888 he became general agent for Bristol county of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and devoted himself to the interests of that company for several years. His knowledge of human nature and general adaptability to the business assisted him in achieving success as a life insurance man. In the mean time he added to his business fire insurance, real estate operations and dealer in local stocks. Since 1894 he has also been district agent, adjuster and general manager for Bristol county of the Travelers Life, Accident and Liability Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Cook, owing to his good executive ability and mature judgment has been called upon to become the business manager of several large estates, including the Andrew J. Borden estate and the John Campbell estate. He does all the building and looks after all business connected with these and other smaller estates, whose interests are entrusted to him. October 4, 1877, Mr. Cook married Wealthy W., daughter of Benjamin F. and Margaret (McEwan) Winslow.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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