Abner George Washington Cook

2 October 1862–5 October 1927 (Age 65)
Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Abner George Washington

When Abner George Washington Cook was born on 2 October 1862, in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Sands Cook Sr, was 53 and his mother, Almira Miriam Norris, was 47. He married Sarah Alzenia Love in 1879, in Oregon, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Sugar Grove, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1927. He died on 5 October 1927, in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cook Cemetery, Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Abner George Washington Cook
Sarah Alzenia Love
Marriage: 1879
Lula Ellen Cook
Martha Florence Cook
Grover Cleveland Cook
William Henry Cook
Fallah Cook
Floy Anna "Annie" Cook
Rosa Lee Cook
George Love Cook

Spouse and Children

Oregon, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Battle of Bentonville

Age 3

The Battle of Bentonville took place in Johnston, North Carolina from March 19, 1865- March 21, 1865. It was considered the bloodiest battle of North Carolina, with around 4,000 casualties.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Abner G W Cook in household of Mira Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abner W Cook in household of Jacob Cook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ahner G Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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