Biography of Munson Cook


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Cook, Munson, was born in Oswego county, N. Y., in 1823, a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Pratt) Cook, natives of Connecticut, who came to Oswego county, where Mrs. Cook died, and about 1838 he came to Antwerp, where he died. Munson Cook came to Theresa when fifteen years of age, and lived with his uncle, Joseph Chase, who was one of the wealthy men of Antwerp. Mr. Cook was avery successful farmer, and owned at the time of his death 627 acres of land, and his wife and daughter have the land, also 600 acres besides, now being in possession of 1,200 acres. In 1844 Mr. Cook married Mary O. Chase, and they had one adopted daughter. He died October 9, 1891, and his widow and daughter reside on the farm in Theresa.

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