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  Cook, Columbus L.
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AffiliationRepublican   
NameColumbus L. Cook
Address Yadkin County
Jonesville, North Carolina , United States
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Born May 03, 1825
DiedJuly 01, 1914 (89 years)
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifedChronicler
Sep 13, 2020 01:24pm
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InfoColumbus L. Cook - medical doctor in Wilkes County NC and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born in Wilkes County NC. Early in his adulthood, he was a partner in a tobacco manufacturing business

Served one term in the NC House

Medical doctor in Jonesville, Yadkin County until 1873.

Republican nominee for US House in 1872 and travelled with his opponent William M. Robbins, holding debates in various locations in the district. Robbins won the race.

Served in the NC Senate

Lived in Lincoln, Nebraska and maintained a large medical practice there 1873 to 1906

Relocated to Clingman NC in 1906

Accidentally killed himself in 1914. He went into his office one evening and in the dark selected a bottle he thought contained cider for a drink but instead drank carbolic acid. He immediately recognized his error and went to his house and drank milk, hoping it would dilute the acid, but he died within 15 minutes.

North Wilkesboro Hustler, 7/10/1914

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