George William Cook
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Date: 7/4/2011 at 03:31:43
GEORGE WILLIAM COOK, who is the owner of a finely improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres, in Grovena township, Moody county, was born at Elkader, Clayton county. Iowa, on the 10th of September. 1850, being a son of Henry and Mary (Beckman) Cook, the father being a farmer by vocation. The subject received a common-school education and remained at the parental home until he had attained the age of twenty-eight years, having devoted his attention to farming up to that time. On the 4th of March, 1878, he arrived in Moody county, whither he came from his native place, and here he took a homestead claim and forthwith began its improvement and cultivation. He has "grown up with the country," is a progressive farmer and stock grower and has attained success through his indefatigable and well directed efforts. In addition to his farming interests he is also identified with the Egan Elevator Company and the Egan Lumber Company, of Egan, Moody county, which is his postoffice address.
In politics Mr. Cook is stanchly arrayed in support of the principles of the People's party, and he was elected the first treasurer of Grovena township, where he still resides, while he has also served as a member of the board of directors of the township. Fraternally, he is identified with the Modern Brotherhood of America, and his religious views are in harmony with the tenets of the Methodist Episcopal church, which he attends. Mr. Cook remains a bachelor, but his home is a center of genial hospitality and good cheer, while his friends are in number as his acquaintances.
~History of South Dakota, Volume 1, 1904, pg 754-755
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