Dr. William Nathan Cook

27 June 1873–9 March 1940 (Age 66)
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Nathan

When Dr. William Nathan Cook was born on 27 June 1873, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, his father, John Cook, was 23 and his mother, Maria Cora May Sanford, was 17. He married Ruby Josephine Rounds on 8 May 1893, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 9 March 1940, in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Driscoll Cemetery, Driscoll, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States.

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Dr. William Nathan Cook
Ruby Josephine Rounds
Marriage: 8 May 1893
Mildred Viola Cook
Maria Victory Cook
Willard Ray Cook
William Raymond Cook
Infant boy Cook
Leon C Cook
Ruby Margarite Cook
Verna May Cook
Fawn Vivien Cook
John F Cook

Spouse and Children

8 May 1893
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • William Cook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • N William Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William N Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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