JEREMIAH B. COOK
The Chanute Daily Tribune, Monday, Aug.
22, 1921, Pg. 1
Vol. XXX, No. 115
FOR COL. J. B. COOK
Well-Known Kansas Real
Man Is Dead.
Chetopa, Kan., Aug 22—The
funeral of Col. J. B. Cook veteran of the Civil war and one of the pioneer
residents of Labette county, was held here today.
Colonel Cook was one of the best
known real estate men in southeast Kansas. He was born in Lancaster
county, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1834. In November, 1853, he went to
California, where he spent three years in mining and herding cattle. A
short time after his return to Pennsylvania, in 1857, he came to Kansas City,
where he bought some property. He took a prominent part in the border
warfare between Kansas and Missouri. In 1860 he went to Illinois, where he
purchased a farm in Tazewell county, where he remained until the Civil war broke
out in 1861.
He enlisted as a private in the
Fourth Illinois cavalry and was colonel when the war ended. He took part
in many battles. He won his promotions on account of his brilliant
He came to Chetopa in 1870 and had
been in the real estate business since 1874. He was mayor of Chetopa seven
years. He was in two sessions of the Kansas legislature. He was one
of the first projectors of the Missouri Pacific railroad through Chetopa and was
first vice-president of the company which built that branch of the road.