William traveled with a company of non-Mormon Iowans who were headed toward California in 1852 . The party stopped at Salt Lake city for the winter; while here some members the Cooke family converted to the faith.
Company Unknown (1852)Age at departure: 25
- Cooke, Lucy Rutledge, Crossing the Plains in 1852, 1987, 28-30.
- Source Location
- Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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