Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Myron Cook

MYRON COOK is a prominent farmer and an extensive land owner of Elm Grove township, Labette county, Kansas. He has been engaged in general farming and stock raising for many years, and has been a resident of this county since 1871. He was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1853, and is a son of Reuben Cook.

Reuben Cook, a farmer by vocation, was born in Pennsylvania. He married Deborah H. Brown, a native of Pennsylvania, and they reared the following offspring. Kersey; Howard; Walter B.; Mary, deceased; Millard; Myron; Clifford; Anna M.; and Alice B.

Myron Cook lived in his native state until March, 1871, and followed farming. He then located in Elm Grove township, Labette county, Kansas, in the northeast quarter of section 16, township 35, range 19. On the premises was a cabin, 10 by 12 feet, in size, and five acres of the land had been broken; all the other improvements have been made by Mr. Cook. He entered his claim and resided on the property until 1884, when he located on his present farm, the northwest quarter of the same section, which gave him the north half of that section. He has made many important improvements on both farms, and now has one of the most valuable tracts of farming land in his section of the county. He deals in stock, in addition to following general farming, and has a cattle ranch of 12,000 acres 75 miles northwest of his farm.

Mr. Cook was united in marriage with Mary F. Leib, who was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1854, and they have reared three children: Edgar S., Jessie A., and Clifford. In politics, he earnestly supports the principles of the Republican party. Fraternally, he is a member of Edna Lodge, No. 345, A. F. & A. M.; and Edna Lodge, No. 1636, M. W. of A. His family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.