Montgomery Cook

1815–1895 (Age 80)
, Dalgetty, Fife, Scot

The Life of Montgomery

When Montgomery Cook was born in 1815, her father, David Cook, was 30 and her mother, Betty Muir, was 26. She married Philip Denham Muir on 4 September 1847. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1895, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Philip Denham Muir
1817–1875
Montgomery Cook
1815–1895
Marriage: 4 September 1847
William Muir
1856–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1847
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1815

Age 0

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 2

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 23

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

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 (1)

  • Montgomery Cook in entry for William Muir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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