One of the younger agriculturists of Fayette county, Ohio, is Clyde Cook, who is the owner of one hundred and sixteen acres in Marion township and farms about three hundred acres of land altogether. He is a native of this county and has never been seized with the desire to forsake the county of his birth, believing that it presented as good opportunities for advancement as any other place he might find. The success which has followed his efforts indicates that he was not mistaken in resolving to remain in this county. Although still a young man, he has so impressed his individuality upon the citizens of his township that he has been elected trustee of Marion township, and is now filling that responsible position with honor to himself and credit to the citizens who elected him. The best citizens are those who take an active part in the civic life and for this reason Mr. Cook is eminently entitled to representation in this history of his county.

Clyde Cook, the son of Jacob and Letitia (Britton) Cook, was born in Union township, this county, on the old Clifton farm, July 23, 1882. He has one sister living, who married Roy Garrison and has three children, Louise, Ruth and Ralph. The other three children born were Clarence and Charley, both deceased, and one who died in infancy.

The education of Mr. Cook was received in the Durham and North Star schools in this county, finishing his educational training at the latter place. He remained at home until he was nearly twenty-two years of age. and then began farming for himself. After his marriage he bought his present farm of one hundred and sixteen acres, on which he has since been living. As a farmer he ranks among the best of his county and township and keeps fully abreast of the latest ad\ances made in agricultural lines, thereby securing the maximum results from his efforts.

Mr. Cook was married Deceml:er 13, 1906, to Margaret Schoenholtz, the daughter of Henry and Jennie (Alexander) Scheonholtz. Mr. Schoenholtz was born in Ross county, Ohio, the son of Henry and Sarah (Wasson) Schoenholtz, natives of Germany. Mrs, Cook has two sisters. Mrs. Ethel Dawson, Marie, at home, and one brother. Teemon. Mr. Cook and his wife have two children, Hazel and Frank.

Politically, Mr. Cook is a Democrat, but has always been interested in local politics, and at the present time is serving as trustee of Marion township, giving his fellow citizens careful and conscientious service. Fraternally, he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. Cook is essentially a self-made man and has attained his success solely through his own efforts. His life strikingly exemplifies what can be accomplished by a man of energy when his plans are wisely laid and his actions governed by right principles. Successful in everything which he has undertaken, respected in social life, he has always discharged his duties in a manner becoming an intelligent, liberal-minded citizen of the community, and has therefore earned the good will and regard of all who know him.

 

From History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)