Biography of Charles A. Cook
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Charles Avery Cook, residing on section 22, Stocking township, has spent his entire life in Saunders county and has long been numbered among its prosperous and representative agriculturists, owning about six hundred acres of valuable land. His birth occurred on his father's farm in this county on the 22d of August, 1876, his parents being J. D. and Rhoda Cook. He began his education in a country school and in 1894 completed the high school course by graduation at Wahoo. He continued his studies in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and on leaving that institution turned his attention to general agricultural pursuits, which have since claimed his time and energies. His landed possessions now embrace about six hundred acres in Stocking township and the property is well improved, being equipped with all the conveniences and accessories of a model, up to date farm. In connection with the cultivation of cereals best adapted to soil and climate he devotes considerable attention to his live stock interests, having one hundred and seventy head of white faced cattle and twenty head of French draft and Percheron horses. He is also the president of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and enjoys an enviable reputation as an enterprising and valued citizen of his community.

On the 13th of September, 1898, Mr. Cook was united in marriage to Miss Emma Lindley, a native of Saunders county, by whom he has two daughters, Esther and Gladys, who will graduate from the Wahoo high school in 1917. Mr. Cook is a republican in his political views but does not consider himself bound by party ties and supports men and measures only for their worth. In 1914 he was urged to become a candidate for, the office of state senator, but this honor he declined. Fraternally he is identified.with the Knights of Pythias, serving as sergeant at arms at Wahoo, and with the Eagles and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks at Fremont. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Cook have always lived in this county and are held in high esteem by all who know them, the hospitality of the best homes being freely accorded them.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Saunders County, NE
Biographies

Online
Biographies

Iowa
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012