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L D Cook

COOK

Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 11:23:21

L D Cook the oldest resident merchant of Boone county and one of its best business men; was born in Edgar county, Illinois, in 1831, his early life was that of a farmer boy; he removed to this county in February, 1856, and since that time it has been his home, and for twenty-two years he has been among the leading business men and most successful finaciers; he deals in general merchandise and since his residence has dealt to some extent in lands and achieved success as a dealer, whether in merchandise or real estate; he took the first drove of hogs from this county to Keokuk and was thirty days making the drive; he is a practical, efficient business man, with high notions of honor and integrity; he has been twice married; first to Miss Belle Thomas in 1858, she was a native of Bowling Green, Indiana; Mrs C deid in 1875, leaving one child; Grace C; He married for his second wife Clara Benjamin, March 14, 1877, she was born in Ohio

From the 1880 Boone County history book


 

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