Biography of Charles Cook

Cook, Charles, p. o. Batavia, N. Y., son of Andrew and Rebecca (Johnson) Cook, was born in County Tyrone. in the north of Ireland, November 12, 1853. His father was a successful farmer and the son followed in his footsteps. He was educated in the public schools of his native land and in 1879 emigrated to this country, settling in Alexander. His first business experience in this country was on the D., L. & W. railroad, where he remained a short time. Resigning his position he began work for Sanford Riddle on a farm. Later he worked for Frank Wright three years, after which he bought his present farm, which consists of 120 acres of good land. He made a trip to his native land and while there met and married Mary J., daughter of William and Mary A. (Walker) Hannah; they have two children: Walter J., born June 16, 1895, and Hobart H., born April 28, 1898. Mr. Cook is a Republican and active in the local political field, but has not sought office.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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