|Picture plub. date 1907|
Birth: Oct. 22, 1844, Clinton County, Indiana.
Death: Mar. 2, 1913, Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas.
Parents: Jeptha Dudley Cook (1823 - 1897)
Zurilda E. Frazier Cook (1826 - 1858)
Wife: Sarah Jane Haller Cook (1844 - 1906).
Burial: Gove Cemetery, Gove, Gove County, Kansas.
John L. Cook of Gove City, Kansas is one of the most extensive farmer and stock raisers in Gove County. He is a Hoosier, his birth place being near Frankford, Indiana, where he was born October 22, 1844. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in Lew Wallace's Zouaves, and served over four years in the Civil War. At the close of the war he married and started westward. After four years in Wayne County, Iowa and twelve years in Franklin County, Nebraska, he located in Gove County, Kansas, October 28, 1885, taking the first lot ever taken in Gove City, where he has since resided.