Saturday, August 3, 2013

John Levi Cook.

Picture publish date 1907.
John Levi Cook.

Birth: Oct. 22, 1844, linton 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.

Judge John L. Cook of Grove City, Kansas, is one of the most extensive farmers and stock raisers in Grove County.  He is a Hoosier, his birthplace being name 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 Grove County, Kansas, October 28, 1885, taking the first lot ever taken in Grove City, where he has since resided.

Eleventh Indiana Infantry
Lew Wallace's Zouaves.

John L. Cook, Private, Enlisted July 23, 1861, at Indianapolis, Indiana, in 11th Indiana Infantry, Co. G.   Appointed Sergeant.  Discharged July 26, 1865, at Baltimore, Maryland.

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