|Name||Columbus L. Cook|
|Address|| Yadkin County|
Jonesville, North Carolina , United States
|| May 03, 1825
|Died||July 01, 1914
Sep 13, 2020 01:24pm
|Info||Columbus 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