Biography of Abraham A. Cook
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cook, Abraham S. Prominent among the younger men of the town of Dartmouth who have successfully made their own way is Abraham S. Cook. He was born in Dartmouth, Februry 15, 1871, a son of John and Sarah (Durfee) Cook. Most of his education was received in private schools and during his boyhood he was engaged in farm work. At the age of eighteen he began an apprenticeship to the painter's trade under F. T. Akin of New Bedford, and has ever since followed that business, being now connected with the firm of Kern & Wright in New Bedford. He has always been an earnest advocate of Republican principles and has taken an active part in party politics. The Cook family, several branches of which have been identified with the growth of this vicinity, is of good Puritan stock. Isaac Cook, from whom Abraham S. Cook directly descends, was a captain in the Continental army. Mr. Cook is unmarried.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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