Mary Ann Cook

30 May 1855–
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Cook was born on 30 May 1855, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Cook, was 30 and her mother, Jane McGregor, was 24. She married Andrew Cowie Melvin on 5 December 1873, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Cowie Melvin
Mary Ann Cook
Marriage: 5 December 1873
Elizabeth Cowie Melvin
Agnes I Melvin
about 1888–
Mary K Melvin
James Cook Melvin
Andrew Cowie Melvin
John Melvin
Katherine Melvin
Robert Cameron Melvin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1873Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 2
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 29
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.
    Age 35
    The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Mary Anne Cook, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Mary A Melvin, "Scotland Census, 1891"
    • Cook in entry for Robert Cameron Melvin, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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