Maurice Hook

Mr. Hook was born in Bracken County, near Augusta, in 1869, and was educated in the public schools.  He remained on a farm until he was twenty years of age.  He served a deputy sheriff for three years.  In 1896 he was elected Sheriff of Bracken County.  Mr. Hook is a candidate for re-election with no opponent yet in the field.  His term of office was a credit to him, and even with the opposition, his past record would give him the office if he desired to have it.  He is a member of the order of Red Men.


From an 1897 edition of Headlight: Sights and Scenes Along the C. & O. Route which featured Augusta.