I am researching the family of August C. and Catherine Flannigan Cook. I am trying to find online access to local papers to locate reports of two events:
First, August C. Cook, who served as a Michigan state representative, died in Iron Mountain Sept. 27, 1915. I'd like to find, at least, an obit, but thought maybe there'd be something more of a news report owing to his former government position.
Second, his son, Mathew F. Cook, died unexpectedly at a young age, from an out of state drowning, and I'm hoping to find a report back in his hometown about that. He died in Washington state on June 7, 1903.
I'm not finding anything coming up in Ancestry.com newspapers, nor on GenealogyBank. If anyone could point me to any other online sources for newspapers from that era, I'd appreciate the help!