Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Freemason

The founder of Sioux City, Iowa, Dr. John K Cook was a Freemason. He was a member of Bluff City Lodge No. 71 AF&AM in Kanesville, Iowa. Kanesville became Council Bluffs, Iowa after 1852.

In 1853 Dr. Cook started to plat Sioux City, Iowa. The town was settled in 1854. Men who members of the Masonic Fraternity were among the settlers in the area. They wanted to form a Masonic Lodge of their own. With the help of Bluff City Lodge No. 71, dispensation was applied for and granted by the Grand Lodge of Iowa and Sioux City Lodge No. 103 was incorporated and where Freemasons could meet and work. The first meeting was held on March 25, 1857.

It is unknown which Masonic Lodge Dr. John Cook was initiated as an Entered Apprentice, Passed to the degree of a Fellowcraft and Raised to the degree of a Master Mason.

According to the Volume 4, 1868 publication of the Annals of the Grand Lodge of Iowa Dr. John K. Cook is listed as a member of Sioux City Lodge No. 103.
Link: 1919 Annals of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, p241

Dr. Cook was issued a demit from Bluff City Lodge No. 103 in 1857 showing he left his previous lodge in good standing so he could petition to affiliate a different lodge within Iowa or any other Grand Lodge jurisdiction at the time.





Previous articles in series:
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Introduction
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Bibliography and Information Sources
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Family History
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Business Cards
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Account of Formation of the Sioux City Land and Ferry Company
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Partition of Property
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Letter from Fairfield, Iowa July 18, 1862
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Names and Residence sent from Fairfield, Iowa August 31, 1862
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Letter from the Office of Black Hills Exploring and Mining Association March 8, 1872
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Homesteads and Cheap Railroad Lands
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: How to Obtain Government Land
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Guardian Life Insurance Certificate
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Physicians License
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Democratic Ticket
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: John K. and Mary Cook vs. The Sioux City & Pacific R. R. Co.
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: College of Physicians and Surgeons Annual Circular and Catalogue
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: State of Iowa, Woodbury County vs The Sioux City Ferry Company
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Telegram
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Recipe
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: The Saint Paul Excursion
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Article of Agreement
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Letter from July 17, 1887
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from May 5, Unknown Year
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from 1854
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from September 16th, 1856
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from June 12th, 1857
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from September 29th, 1862
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from August 1, 1865
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from November 1, 1867
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from July 21, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from December 10, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from 1869
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from July 19, 1869
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from November 10, 1869
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from November 30, 1869
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt's from December 1, 1869
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from February 15, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from February 23, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from May 14, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from September 20, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from August 10, 1875
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from May 19, 1876
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Receipt from November 18, 1878
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Survey Plat
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: June 4th, 1868 Tax Receipt
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Abstract of Title
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from 1853
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from November 24, 1853
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from December 13, 1853
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 27, 1854
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from October 28, 1854
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from February 1, 1855
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from September 19, 1855
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from November 15, 1855
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from May 20, 1856
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed's from October 13, 1856
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from December 15, 1856
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from March 22, 1858
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 15, 1858
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from August 5, 1858
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from August 19, 1858
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed's from August 20, 1858
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from December 14, 1858
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 29, 1859
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from December 17, 1859
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from February 14, 1860
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from October 13, 1860
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from September 26, 1864
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from April 19, 1867
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed"s from May 29, 1867
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed"s from June 24, 1867
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed's from July 20, 1867
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from November 13, 1867
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from January 23, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from March 15, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from June 4, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 4, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from September 1, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from September 11, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from September 23, 1868
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from April 28, 1869
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from May 19, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 26, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 28, 1870
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from February 23, 1871
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from October 16, 1872
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from July 1, 1872
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from February 3, 1873
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from March 7, 1873
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed from November 17, 1875
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Land Deed's from St Louis, Missouri
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Undated Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: January 18, 1864 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: July 20, 1870 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: October 11, 1870 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: June 26, 1871 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: July, 1871 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: December 27, 1871 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: March 14, 1872 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: April 9, 1872 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: October 28, 1872 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: March 1, 1873 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: May 10, 1873 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: 1873 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: July 13, 1874 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: June 11, 1876 Letter
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: 1853 Will
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Tin Type Photos
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Sioux City, Iowa Home of Dr. John K. Cook
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Photo of Dr. John K. Cook
Dr. John K. Cook Collection: Newspaper Article