Biography of Charles E. Cook
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cook, Charles Edward, is the son of Edward C. and Ruth (Cook) Cook, a grandson of William Cook, who was engaged in the China trade and later in farming, and a great grandson of Isaac Cook, who served as a captain in the Revolutionary war. His father, Edward C., a farmer, was born February 14, 1802, and is still living. Mr. Cook was born in Tiverton, R. I., and when eighteen years old removed with his parents to Dartmouth, Mass., where he remained on the farm until he reached the age of thirty. He then came to New Bedford and for ten years was engaged in the meat and produce business where the Standard building now stands. Afterward he became interested in real estate operations, first with S. T. Viall and for several years past with Abbott P. Smith. Mr. Cook was one of the organizers and the first president and manager of the Acushnet Street Railway Company, and after its consolidation with the Union Street Railway Company he held the position of manager and purchaser for several years. Later he and others built the Dartmouth and Westport Street Railroad, of which he is now a director and vice president. He married a daughter of Royal Sherman of Dartmouth, where his only son, Edward R., is engaged in business.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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