COOL, I. N. This enterprising gentleman was born in Jackson Twp., DeKalb County, Indiana, Oct. 12, 1850, and was the third in a family of four children, three of whom are living. His parents, Isaac and Catherine Cool, natives of Ontario County, N. Y., came to DeKalb County in 1843, and settled in Jackson Twp., where they remained until 1875, when they moved to Auburn, where Mrs. Cool died April 2, 1876. Her husband is still a resident of Auburn, and continues to deal in stock, which has been his active occupation for about 15 years. The subject of this sketch grew up on his father's farm in Jackson Twp., and in 1873 went to Auburn and began clerking in the store of W. H. McQuiston, and the following year, went into the grocery business for himself, at which he remained for two years, when he traded in his stock for a livery stable, and since has been engaged in that calling. In 1878 he erected a large, commodious stable. He was married, July 16, 1877, in Auburn, to Miss Alice Fair, daughter of Abraham and Christina Fair, early pioneers of DeKalb County. Mrs. Cool was born in this county, and has two children, Vina and Sydney M. Cool. Mr. Cool keeps always on hand a first-class stock of horse and buggies, and any one wanting a good turn-out will find it in their interest to patronize him. Politically hie is a firm Democrat, straight-forward and honest in all his dealings. ("Atlas of DeKalk County, Indiana," published J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1880)





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