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 eventually the couple would live in several different states, one of them being Washington. After leaving Washington in 1874, Alonzo made his mark by starting the City of Garden Grove, California. Below is his obituary which appeared in the Sunday Olympian, November 13, 1932.