Lydia Jane Graybill

31 January 1860–22 September 1926 (Age 66)
Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lydia Jane

When Lydia Jane Graybill was born on 31 January 1860, in Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, George Washington Graybill, was 38 and her mother, Mary Smith, was 36. She married William Henry Cook on 5 October 1879, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Garner Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 22 September 1926, in St. Johns Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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William Henry Cook
Lydia Jane Graybill
Marriage: 5 October 1879
Katie May Cook
Claude Calvin Cook
Mary Elizabeth Cook
Valaria Mabel Cook
Lulu Fay Cook
Jerome Frederick Cook

Spouse and Children

5 October 1879
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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

Americanized spelling of the Swiss German habitational name Kräh(en)bühl, literally ‘crow hill’ ( see Krahenbuhl ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lidda J Cook in household of William G Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia J Graybill in household of Geo Graybill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia J Cook in household of William H Cook, "United States Census, 1920"

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