Amos Cook

1849–1918 (Age 69)
Ropsley, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Amos

When Amos Cook was born in 1849, in Ropsley, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Cook, was 36 and his mother, Frances Willson, was 32. He married Alice Pillsworth in 1875, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. His occupation is listed as gen. labourer (1881)/steel furnaceman (1891-1911) in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1918, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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Amos Cook
Alice Pillsworth
Marriage: 1875
Henry Cook
Annie Elizabeth Cook
William Cook
Edith Cook
Amos Cook
Richard Cook

Spouse and Children

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 14

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 31

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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)

  • Amos Cook in household of Henry Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Amos Cook in household of Henry Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Amos Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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