Cook, Emmer M. 1847-1925
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Date: 11/26/2017 at 20:26:04
Obituary - Sketch of Emmer M. Cook
The following brief sketch of the late Miss Emmer M. Cook is taken from the Evening Huronite, of Huron, S.D.:
Emmer M. Cook was born April 2, 1847, at Spencer, Medina county, Ohio, and died at her home in Huron, Aug. 25th. When a young girl she moved with her parents to Elkader, Iowa, living there until 1885 when she came to Huron with her mother. She attended the Upper Iowa University at Fayette, and spent several years teaching at various points in Iowa.
Miss Cook was a member of the investigating committee of the state board of charities and corrections of South Dakota, and had been for a number of years. She was a clerk in the office of the register of deeds for Beadle county and in the county auditors office from 1889 to 1893.
She was an active member of the Methodist church having been an active member for over forty years, also being active in suffrage, temperance and patriotic work. In 1901 Miss Cook was elected department president of Women's Relief Corps of South Dakota and was also president of the local corps.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
~The Elkader Register, September 10, 1925
Note: She was the daughter of Ambrose P. Cook & Eliza J. unknown.
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