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Cook - Clarville Morton

C.M. Cook

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913) p 1261

One of the methodical farmers of Franklin Twp, Montgomery Co. who has been content to spend his life in his native community is C. W COOK, and, judging from the continuous success that has attended his efforts as a general tiller of the soil and stock raiser he was wise in remaining where he was familiar with the conditions of soil, climate and many other things which one has to learn in going to a new country. This has unquestionably given him an advantage and he did not have to wait a number of years before he could master these necessary features before gratifying returns could be realized. He comes of one of the old families of this township, the name Cook having been a familiar one in this locality and the several members of the same have done much toward its development in many ways, being regarded by all who know them as good citizens in the best sense of the term. C. M. Cook was b. in this township and County on November 28, 1862. He is a son of Charles and Rachel (RICE) Cook. The birth of the father occurred 1835 and he died Feb 28, 1868, when in the prime of his life. He had engaged in farming. The mother of our subject was born in 1843 and her death occurred in July 1901. She was one of a family of the following children: John W, b. March 7, 1796; Rachel who married a Mr. SIMPSON was born April 25, 1800; Andrew J, born July 9, 1818; Margaret born Nov 2, 1820; Annanias born Jan 22, 1823; John born Sept 19, 1825; Rachel born July 30, 1832; Mary Ann Sept 17, 1839; William born July 27, 1847. Six children were born to Charles Cook and wife, namely: William C; Frank; Charles, Jr.; C.M.; Louisa and Ollie J. C.M. Cook grew to manhood on the home farm and there assisted with the general work when a boy, and during the winter months he attended the schools of his district. On Sept 30, 1893 he was united in marriage to Ora B. JOHNSON who was born in Franklin Twp, this County and here grew to womanhood and was educated, later attending college. She is a daughter of HS & Edna (BUTLER) Johnson both natives of W. Va. where they spent their earlier years. The mother is still living. Mrs. Cook was one of 3 children. Four children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Cook three of whom are living: Effie, b. Aug 2, 1902; Pearl, b. Sept 22, 1894; Charles H b. Feb 24, 1900 and Carl b. April 27, 1903 died same year. Mr. Cook began farming for himself when a young man and he has continued this vocation with uninterrupted success to the present time. A good grade of live stock is always to be seen about his place. He specialized of Poland-China hogs and shorthorn cattle, however he finds a general grade of well bred stock is a better paying investment, and now carried out this idea. His finely improved, well tilled and productive farm consists of 160 acres, all tillable. he has a comfortable dwelling and good outbuildings. Mrs. Cook was called to her eternal rest on Dec 24, 1903 and our subject has never remarried. Mr. Cook is a Republican, having followed in the footsteps of his father politically. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  -- typed by kbz

Note: Clarville Morton Cook - kbz
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