Cooke, Nathaniel Bowen
Cooke, Nathaniel Bowen a Baptist minister, was born at Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, February 26, 1816. He graduated from Brown University in 1840, and passed the next three years as teacher of a select school in Bristol, R.I. He then spent a brief time in the Theological Institution in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, and in 1844 began the study of medicine, attending a course of lectures at the medical school of Harvard University. On receiving his degree he began the practice of his profession, but subsequently returned to school teaching in Webster, Massachusetts, and in Bristol, R.I. In 1862 he was ordained at Greenville, in the town of Leicester, Massachusetts, and in 1869 settled in Lonsdale, R.I., where he died, April 14, 1871. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1870-80; Necrol. of Brown University, 1871.