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Donald Daniel Cook (b. 27 Jun 1835, d. 18 May 1890)Donald Daniel Cook was born 27 Jun 1835 in New Mills Restigouche Co. New Brunswick, Canada, and died 18 May 1890 in Marinette, Wisconsin.He married Catherine Elizabeth Wilson.
Notes for Donald Daniel Cook:
The following is taken from page 518 of COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE WEST SHORE OF GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN, INCLUDING THE COUNTIES OF BROWN, OCONTO, MARINETTE, AND FLORENCE:
"DANIEL COOK (deceased) was one of the early settlers of Marinette, locating in that city in the "fifties, and from that time until his death taking an active and commendable interest in everything pertaining to the welfare and upbuilding of the community.
He was born at New Mills, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1835, and was a son of Daniel and Mary (McDonald) Cook, the former of whom was a native of Scotland, the latter born of Scotch lineage. Both were representatives of early families of New Brunswick, and in that country Daniel Cook, Sr., died. His widow after ward came to Marinette, where her death occurred in her seventy-seventh year. They reared a family of seven sons and three daughters, namely: Alex, who was an early settler of Marinette, served in the Civil War, and died in that city; Daniel, the subject proper of this review; James and Marion (Cook) Graves, both of whom died in Marinette; and Catherine (Cook) Goldthrop, Mrs. Bell Cook, Angus, Charles, Robert and John, all of whom are residents of Marinette, Wisconsin.
We now take up the personal history of Daniel Cook, who was long one of the valued citizens of Marinette. He was reared and educated in his native country (Canada) where he began his acquaintance with the lumber trade, and in which he was interested during the greater part of his business career. When Wisconsin was a frontier State, and this region was largely undeveloped, he came to Marinette from Flat Rock, Michigan, and entered the employ of the N. Ludington Lumber Company, with which he was long connected as one of their most trusted and faithful employees, and his long connection with lumbering interests made him an expert in that line of business.
Mr. Cook was married in his adopted city, Sept 28, 1882, to Miss Catherine Wilson, who was born in Gefle, Sweden, and is a daughter of Adolph and Martha (Normount) Wilson, of the same nativity. Mr. & Mrs Cook had three children: Marion, Wallace and Mabel, all of whom are now attending school.
In politics Mr. Cook was a Republican: socially he was a member of Marinette Lodge, F.&A.M., also of the I.O.O.F. He was devoted to everything calculated to promote the general welfare and advance the best interests of his adopted town, county and State, and his life was an honorable, upright one, in many respects worthy of the highest emulation. His many excellencies of character furnish an example to his children that may well be followed, and at his death, which occurred May 18, 1890, he left to them the priceless heritage of a good name."
Donald Daniel Cook was known in his family by the name of "Daniel". Legal documents show "Donald" as the first name & Wallace R. Cook, his son, stated that his father's name was Donald.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian on Tuesday afternoon, conduct5ed by Rev. J.G. Blue at the church and by the Masonic Lodge of which the deceased was a member, at the grave.
After coming to Marinette, he lived with his brother James, sister-in-law Mary, and brother Robert
Children of Donald Daniel Cook and Catherine Elizabeth Wilson are:
- +Wallace Ronald Cook, b. 18 Dec 1885, Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin, d. 26 Apr 1972, Torrance, California.