Bella C. Lemon’s obituary

Bella C. Lemon was the only child of Alonzo and Belle Cook. Alonzo is believed to be the builder of the Brown House, although some evidence suggests Sam Brown could have built it. Mrs. Lemon quite possibly lived in the Brown House for several years as a young girl. Her obituary appeared in the (more…)

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Bell Cook’s Obituary

Bell Cook is the wife of Alonzo Cook who is believed to be the original builder of the Brown House. In 1874 the Cook family left Vancouver for California where Alonzo founded the City of Garden Grove. The family later relocated to Olympia, Washington where Alonzo and Bell lived for the (more…)

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Alonzo Cook Obituary

Alonzo Cook is believed to be the original builder and owner of the Charles Brown House, possibly dating back to 1866. Born in Maine in 1839, Alonzo would go on to attend Ohio State University as well as Union Law School which is now Northwestern University. Alonzo married Belle Webster and (more…)

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Chain of Ownership

1866
Alonzo and Isabella Cook, original owners.

June 19, 1874
Charles and Rebecca Brown. Charles died April 19, 1901. (more…)

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Alonzo Cook

Dr. Alonzo Gerry Cook, born May 13, 1839, died November 11, 1932. Born in Maine, Alonzo would eventually attend Ohio State University and then go on to Union Law School, now Northwestern University. Isabella Webster became his bride in 1861 and the couple would have one child, a daughter (more…)

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Alonzo Cook

Alonzo Cook is believed to be the original builder and owner of the Charles Brown House, possibly dating back to 1866. Born in Maine in 1839, Alonzo would go on to attend Ohio State University as well as Union Law School which is now Northwestern University. Alonzo married Belle Webster and (more…)

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