Joseph Benjamin Cook

4 January 1884–16 June 1943 (Age 59)
Lime Springs, Howard, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph Benjamin

When Joseph Benjamin Cook was born on 4 January 1884, in Lime Springs, Howard, Iowa, United States, his father, John Dempster Cook, was 27 and his mother, Dinah Jeanette Adina Burrows, was 25. He married Iva Mae Marrs in 1912, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lane, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Marshfield, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1942. He died on 16 June 1943, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Benjamin Cook
Iva Mae Marrs
Marriage: 1912
Joseph Clare Cook
Aura Claude Cook
Ardie Warren Cook
Patricia Mae Cook
Betty Lou Cook
Barbara Cook

Spouse and Children

Oregon, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Dempster Cook


    Dinah Jeanette Adina Burrows




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 5

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 16

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Joseph B Cook in household of John D Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph B Cook in household of John D Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph B Cook, "United States Census, 1920"

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