Obituary Details

Louis Cook

(02/02/1874 - 05/17/1948)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 05/27/1948

Louis Cook, 74, Dies in Douglas

Louis Cook,74, who came to Lusk 60 years ago, passed away at his home in Douglas, Wyo., on Monday evening, May 17, after suffering a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past year and had just entered his home shortly after 6:15 p.m. When he was stricken and died shortly afterwards.

The son of Mary and August Cook, Louis Cook was born in Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 2, 1874.

He came to Wyoming in 1888 and made his home with his uncle, the late Jacob Mill, at his Hat Creek ranch. In 1896 he established a ranch on Cow Creek about 60 miles north of Douglas , where he engaged in the livestock business for many years.

Dec. 15, 1913 he was married to Miss. Katherine Crum of Lusk and they are the parents of four children.

Mr. Cook was a member of the Wyoming Pioneer Association, and was secretary of the State Fair Board from 1912-13.

Surviving are his widow and four children: Louis C. Cook of Vancouver, Wash., Frank T. Cook of Douglas, Mrs. Catherine McColl of Douglas, and Ralph Cook of Worland, Wyo. He is also survived by two grandchildren, a brother August Cook of Douglas and two brothers and a sister in Des Moines, Ia.

Funeral services were held in Douglas on Thursday, May 20 at the Methodist church with Rev. A C. Rostrun in charge. Burial was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Relatives and friends from Lusk who attended the services were Mrs. Christina Strube, Mrs. S.W. Boyd, William H. Mill and Lawrence Johnson.

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