Death Claims Willam Cook, Aged Rancher  [Newspaper clipping in Edna Greet scrapbook, probably Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, June 1, 1945.]
     William W. Cook, resident of Wyoming since 1899, died Thursday morning at 1:15 a, m.  He was residing at the Richards hotel in Worland at the time of his death.  He was 83 years old on May 23, 1945.
     Mr. Cook is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Nina Price, of Ranger, Tex.  She has been notified of his death.  Funeral arrangements will be announced after word is received here from her.  
     Mr. Cook was born in Plattsville, Wis.  When he was 14 in 1876, he drove 27 head of cattle to Wisconsin from Kansas.  In 1880, he went to work for a trapping company in Colorado.  During the following year, his trapping work took him into Wyoming, Montana and Canada.
     From 1882 to 1899 he did ranch and timber work, moving to the Big Trails vicinity in 1899.  Here Mr. Cook was employed on what later became the Taylor ranch.  Even after the ranch was purchased by the Taylors, he continued to work and live there until his health would not permit him to continue with ranching.
     He then moved to Ten Sleep vicinity, where he lived until March of this year.
     In March, he moved to Worland and made his home at the Richards hotel, where he continued to live until his death.
     Mr. Cook had never married.

 

WILLIAM COOK IS BURIED IN TEN SLEEP CEMETERY [Newspaper clipping in Edna Greet scrapbook, probably Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, 6 June 1945.]
     Funeral services for William Cook were held at Ten Sleep Methodist church yesterday at 1:30 p. m.  Reverend Glenn G. Knight officiated.
     Pallbearers were Arnold Waln, Henry Tully, Archie Jacobs, John Egbert, Clyde Harvard and George Brown.
     A trio, accompanied by Norma Egbert, and composed of Mrs. Florence Shriver, Mrs. Sam McPike and Mrs. Dave Egbert, sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Ivory Palaces."
     Burial was made at Ten Sleep cemetery.