Ann Olivia Cook

18 September 1839–23 July 1931 (Age 91)
Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ann Olivia

When Ann Olivia Cook was born on 18 September 1839, in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Willis Cook, was 36 and her mother, Cyrena Thayer, was 31. She married John Richmond Boyden on 22 January 1862, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 July 1931, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richmond Boyden
Ann Olivia Cook
Marriage: 22 January 1862
John Richmond Boyden

Spouse and Children

    John Richmond Boyden



22 January 1862
Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    John Richmond Boyden


Parents and Siblings

    Willis Cook





    Eliphalet Slack Cook


    Horace C. Cook



    Alpha Medora Cook



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World Events (8)

1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 2

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Olivia A Boyden in household of John R Boyden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olevina Boyden in household of John R Boyden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ann Boyden, "United States Census, 1900"

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