Biography of A. Cook
Transcribed from "History of Northern Wisconsin" (1881)
By Janet Schwarze
A. COOK, furniture, Unity. Born in Canada West, Oct. 4, 1854; Came to Calumet Co., Wis., with his parents to the town of Stockbridge, where they stayed; in 1865, he took a trip to Iowa; he first came Unity, Clark County, on a visit and went to Calumet County to get a wife; then located here with his brother S. A.; opened general merchandise store ; sold to his brother and went to Stockbridge and commenced farming, where he remained till 1880; returned to Unity, and in the Spring opened his furniture store. In 1860, his mother and eldest sister were drowned on the Lady Elgin. His father died in 1868. One of his brothers is living on the old farm. Two brothers in Minnesota. Oldest brother and youngest sister dead. In 1873, he married Miss Amanda M. Blood. They have five children-Herbert A., George S., Lewis W., Henrietta and Mabel. Mr. Cook has been in office as Supervisor. Belongs to the I. O. O. F.