Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ADELBERT L. COOL is today one
of Chelan county's representative mining men, and his labors in this region
for some years past have demonstrated that he is one of the men whose judgment
and skill have led him to this section for investment and whose untiring
energy, coupled with rare executive ability, has placed him at the head
of one of the most promising enterprises in the vicinity of Lake Chelan.
He personally located the Copper Queen some eight years since and now has
added nine other claims and has for all this time been pressing development
work extensively. The properties now show up most excellently and
it is certainly expected that in a short time they will be added to the
list of profitable shippers.
Adelbert L. Cool was born in Auburn, New York,
on April 15, 1858, the son of L. D. and Lucy B. (Cook) Cool, natives of
New York. The paternal grandfather of our subject was associated
with the noted Daniel Boone in his sceond trip to Kentucky. The mother's
grandfather was one of the earliest settlers of the Mohawk valley in New
York and served in the Revolution during the dark days when the patriots
were fighting for the foundation stones of a grand nation. Being
filled with the blood of the patriotic ancestors, our subject, in every
way, is most strictly an American. He is an only child and has never
yet seen fit to join his bark to the great fleet which sails the matrimonial
seas, being content with the quietness of the celibatarian. The education
of Mr. Cool was liberal, having completed a course in the university at
Syracuse, New York. In 1877, just after leaving this institution,
Mr. Cool went to Chicago and there was bookkeeper for a large firm in the
stock yards, after which he went to Denver and became chief clerk in the
local freight office of the Union Pacific for two years. For a short
time after this he was in California and then came to Seattle where he
was paymaster for the Oregon Improvement Company, now the Pacific Coast
Improvement Company. From that position he went to Spokane, accepting
the position of agent for the Great Northern. Later he filled the
same position in Everett. After that, Mr. Cool came to the Lake Chelan
region and soon located the Copper Queen, mentioned above. Since
that time, he has given his undivided attention to mining with the success
which promises one of the large shippers soon in this part of the state.
Mr. Cool is a member of the K. P., and the A. 0. U. W., while in politics
he is a Republican.