Biography of Ira S. Cook

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Cook, Ira S., Sardinia.-The maternal grandfather of Ira S. Cook was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., and removed to Orleans county, where be died late in the fifties. The father of Ira S. Cook was Jonathan Cook, born in 1789. He lived in Madison county for a time and followed farming while there. He married Mary Graves, and then moved to Sardinia, where he purchased a farm and followed farming and stock speculating. Their children were Emogene, deceased; Waters, deceased; Caroline, and Elvira, deceased; Herman, deceased; Harriet Antoinette, died March 7, 1897 Eliza, deceased; Ira S., born March 2, 1824; Orlando, deceased; Erwin, deceased; and Irving J., deceased. Ira S. was educated at the common schools and at Aurora Academy. He followed farming, with the exception of about twenty years, when he was in the mercantile business with his son. He married Maria A., daughter of George and Martha Bigelow. She was born February 21, 1827, and had a good common school education. They had two children: James A., who was born April 20, 1847, and died November 19, 1891; and George W.. born December 10, 1854; he is in the mercantile business at Sardinia, where he has carried it on for twenty-two years. He married Theodosia Ryder, and they have one child, Metta May Cook, born May 9, 1878, who is now in Buffalo taking vocal and music lessons.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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