Biography - Charles Cook

Prof. Charles E. COOK, Principal of schools, Raymond, was born in Fillmore, Putnam Co., Ind., July 12, 1857; son of William H. and Elizabeth (ROBINSON) COOK, he born in Kentucky March 27, 1833, a physician by profession, and practicing at East Fork, Montgomery County; she, born in Indiana October 1, 1835, the mother of four children, still living, viz.: Ella, Melville and Charles, William R. having died in infancy. The education of our subject was commenced in the common schools, from which he advanced to the academy at Hillsboro, where he remained several terms, teaching part of the time. He entered the Normal School at Valparaiso, Ind., in the fall of 1878, where he graduated the following year, his academic education having fitted him for the advanced classes, which he entered. After receiving his diploma, he entered upon the duties of his profession at Fillmore, but eventually became Principal of the public schools of Raymond, where he is still engaged, and in connection with those duties is engaged in the study of the law with the intention of fitting himself for and entering upon the practice of that profession. In Hillsboro, September 14, 1881, he was married to Miss Jennie B. SHIMER, born April 10, 1860, daughter of Isaac and Jane (GUNNING) SHIMER, natives of Ohio. Mr. COOK has served as County Assessor one year, and is a Democrat.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 217.

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