Biography of William H. Cook
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cook, William Henry, city assessor, a son of Benjamin and Margaret (Smith) Cook, was born in Fall River, March 7, 1856. His parents came from Burnley, England, to Fall River in 1848, where William H. Cook received his education in the public schools. At the age of fifteen years he secured employment with Almy & Milne, publishers of the Fall River News; he remained in their office twenty two years and during this long period of faithful service became thoroughly trained in the art of printing. Mr. Cook represented Ward 2 in the Common Council in 1885 and 1886, serving on the committees on fire department, printing and streets. In 1893 he was elected city assessor for a term of three years, and at the expiration of that time was re elected in 1896 for a similar term. He is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., and of the Columbian Club.

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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