Cook Sr., Louis (Lou) (February 2, 1874 - May 19, 1948)



Douglas Budget - May 20, 1948

Funeral services for one of Converse county's oldest and more prominent stockmen will be held in Douglas Thursday afternoon when Louis Cook, 74, is laid to rest.

"Lou" as he was affectionately known by his many friends, had been in ill health for the past year or so, but he still was a familiar figure around the town. He was stricken with a heart attack at his home about 6:15 p.m. Monday evening and died shortly afterward.

Born in Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 2, 1874, the son of August and Mary Cook, he came to Wyoming in 1888 to make his home with an uncle, Jacob Mill, on Hat Creek. He entered the livestock business for himself in 1896 when he established a ranch some 60 miles north of Douglas on Cow creek and was prominent in the business for a number of years.

Married to Miss Katherine Crum of Sioux City, Ia., on Dec. 15, 1909, they were the parents of four children, Louis, Frank, Catherine and Ralph.

Serving as state fair secretary in 1912 and 1913, Mr. Cook became well known over the state. He was also a prominent member of the Old Timers Association.

Survivors include the widow; four children, Frank T. Cook and Mrs. Catherine McColl of Douglas, Louis C. Cook of Vancouver, Wash., and Ralph Cook of Worland; two grandchildren a brother and sister, both of Des Moines, Ia., and a brother, August Cook of Douglas.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Albert C. Rostron officiating. Interment will be in Douglas Park cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Emil Rohlff, Earl Turner, Frederick and Albert Clough, T.C. Daniels and Parker Slonaker. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Reese, Eli Peterson, Jacob Riehle, Lawrence Johnson of Lusk and Gus Nylen.


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