William Cool was born in Warren county, New York, May 20, 1841, and was the son of Abraham Cool, a native of that State. William spent most of his life in his native county, coming to this township in the spring of 1873, where be purchased one hundred and fifty acres of land on section 7. He was married in Warren county, New York, November 26, 1862, to Mary F. Kishpaugh. She was born in the same county, June 10, 1843. They had three children--Carrie H., Alice and Hattie M. He was elected in 1878, and served three years on the county board of supervisors, representing the Fifth district.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 780.