"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Cook, Morton a well known and popular resident of Eagle River, who is connected with the garage business here, was born in this village Feb. 24, 1889, son of Lyman J. and Florence P. (THOMPSON) COOK. He was educated in Eagle River and for three years subsequently taught country school in Vilas County. In 1911 he entered the employ of Strong & Manley as express agent, and after being thus occupied for three years, took charge of the auto department of the same firm, who were the authorized agents for the Ford cars. In 1922 Mr. COOK helps to plan the new garage which the firm then erected and has since held the position of foreman in it. On March 8, 1918, he enlisted at Eagle River for service in the World War and was sent to Kelley Field, Texas, to train with the 804th Aerial Squadron. He was discharged Sept. 19, 1918 after spending three months in a base hospital at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Mr. COOK is fraternally affiliated with Eagle River Lodge, No. 2481, A.F. & A. M., and Eagle River Camp, No. 999, M. W. A. He and his family attend the Congregational Church. He was married in Bessemer, Mich., to Jennie M. LILLROSE, daughter of John and Anna LILLROSE. Her mother now resides in Conover, Vilas County, the father being deceased. Mr. and Mrs. COOK have two children: Iris, born July 1, 1918, and Lois, born Oct. 8, 1920.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 448, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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