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Wm. Cool


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 9/4/2022 at 11:45:14

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, October 10, 1907
page 1

death of Mr. Wm. Cool occurred at his home on the West side about midnight Sunday night, after an illness extending over some weeks. Those present at the time were E. B. Tucker, Esq. and Samuel Barringer. Very little seems to be know of his early history. From the reports that come to us, he was born in the state of New York over seventy-nine years ago and came to Iowa, settling near Bellevue, Jackson county, in an early day. Here he was married and to him and wife were born a daughter, when his wife died. Mr. Cool told some of his friends here in one of his talkative moments that his daughter was married and raised a son who was railroad in the far west. He is probably living yet. He also was said to have nephews and nieces in Jackson county. Nothing more is now obtainable as to his family history. In 1861 he enlisted in the 5th Iowa infantry. In 1864, he was transferred to the 5th Iowa cavalry, Co. G. He with his regiment, was discharged August 11, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee. Since then his home had been in Louisa county. He was quite a recluse; had little to say and seemed happiest when along, though there were a few men with whom he would stop and visit occasionally. He was buried by the Post at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Services at Fredonia conducted by Rev. Pool. Interment in the cemetery near by.


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