John N. Zook
ZOOK, John N., who, in partnership with William H. Dawson, is successfully engaged in the grocery and provision business in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Fulton County, Ill., June 25, 1846. His father was David Zook, who was a native of Pennsylvania. In his boyhood the subject of this sketch received his education in the district schools of his neighborhood, and afterward followed farming until he was thirty years of age. Subsequently he was engaged in carpenter work for about three years, and the next three years spent at work in a brick yard, for a like period being employed as a salesman on the road. In 1897 Mr. Zook went into partnership with William H. Dawson in the grocery and provision line, under the firm name of Zook & Dawson. The firm handles a full line of staple and fancy groceries and all varieties of provisions, and from a very small beginning its members have built up a trade that is second to none in this vicinity. Mr. Zook has good business qualifications in this direction, and merits the success which he has attained. The subject of this sketch was a soldier in the Civil War, having served in the Fifty-first Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry from 1864 until its termination.
On June 25, 1885, Mr. Zook was united in. marriage with Mrs. Theresa Hamilton, a native of Connecticut. Politically, he is a member of the Republican party, and always votes a straight ticket. Fraternally, he is connected with the A. F. & A. M., M. W., K. T. and G. A. R., and is a Past Commander of Carter Van Vleet Post No. 174.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 1054-1055, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.
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