1994 Jessie Zook


Jesse Zook was born in 1910 in Marion County near Castleton. He graduated from Castleton High School and Indiana Business College. He began working with Steinhart Grain Company in Indianapolis Board of Trade in 1929. Jesse and his wife, Anna Myrle, were married on January 1, 1935. They have one son, Dennis, who is President of Allison, Steinhart & Zook.

Jesse moved to Camden in 1935 and became manager of Camden Elevator Company. He was elected President of Allison, steinhart & Zook, Inc. in 1952, and elected Chairman of the Board in 1979.

Jesse was one of five charter members that organized the Camden Community Club, and was a volunteer fireman of Camden Fire Department for 38 years. In addition, he served as a Director of the Camden Bank for 48 years and served two terms on the Carroll County Sheriff’s Merit Board. He served several terms on the County Health Board and was a continuous member of the Carroll County Community Development Study Committee.

He is very active in the Camden Baptist Church serving in various capacities. Fraternal organizations has been a big part in Jesse’s life as he served 55 years in the Mason’s and 65 years in the rOOF. He also belongs to the scottish Rite.
Jesse has always been interested in geneology and has published 3 books on the topic.

February 11, 2010

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