Obit: Cook, William E. (1853 - 1918)
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Surnames: COOK SHELDON LINE COOLEDGE
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 11/28/1918
Cook, William E. (15 AUG 1853 - 6 OCT 1918)
William E. Cook was born at Hingham, Wis., Aug. 15, 1853. He was married to Ella Sheldon of Dundee, Wis., Oct. 18, 1876 and two years later moved to Clark Co., on a farm West of Loyal, where he lived for 25 years, then moved on a farm near Oakland, Oregon, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was converted in early life and united with the M. E. church. In 1881 he became a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. For years he was a member of the Conference Committee and Elder in the church, with a true missionary spirit.
On Oct. 6th 1918 he with his oldest son, Walter, hitched a four horse team on the engine and cutter to move it to a neighbors, where the latter was going to fill a silo for them. They had gone only two feet when he fell from the wagon and one of the front wheels passed over his chest, killing him instantly. His sudden taking away was a shock, not only to his bereaved family, but to the community and for many miles around as he had a wide circle of friends. Mr. Cook was a true Christian and lived his religion each day. He sleeps in Jesus.
He leaves to mourn him, his companion, five children, Walter and Almon Cook, Eliza Morris, Lauretta Line and Evelyn Cook all near Oakland and a half sister, Alice Cooledge in Minneapolis also an only brother, H. B. Cook of Junction City, Oregon. The only one left of his family. They expect to meet their loved one in the new earth. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church by Elders Mark Corner and the writer, S. F. Theumles. The interment was in the Oakwood cemetery by the side of his mother.
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