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 duration of their lives. Bell’s obituary below appeared in The Daily Olympian (Evening Edition) Saturday February 15, 1930.

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