Lavina A Cook

Brief Life History of Lavina A

When Lavina A Cook was born on 12 December 1827, in Westfield MM, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Stephen Cook, was 29 and her mother, Patience Marshall, was 26. She married Charles E Woodward on 3 July 1845, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Kansas, United States in 1870. She died on 12 March 1897, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Charles E Woodward
Lavina A Cook
Marriage: 3 July 1845
Mary Emma Woodward
Pryer C Woodward
Lydia J. Woodward
Joshua C. Woodward
Francis M. Woodward
Dempsey Woodward
Elsie Woodward
Jessie E. Woodward

Sources (6)

  • Lovina Woodword in household of Charley Woodword, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lavina Cook - Government record: birth-name: Lavina Cook
  • Luvina Cook, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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Historical Boundaries: 1838: Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Iowa Territory, United States 1843: Keokuk, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Keokuk, Iowa, United States


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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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