Louisa Cook

21 February 1851–
Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Cook was born on 21 February 1851, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Henry Cook, was 27 and her mother, Anna P Cochrane, was 26. She lived in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States for about 5 years and Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1865.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Henry Cook
1823–
Anna P Cochrane
1825–
Sarah Cook
1849–1849
Louisa Cook
1851–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Sarah Cook

    Female1849–1849Female

    Female1851–Female

World Events (8)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 17

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Louisa Cook in household of Samuel H Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louise Cook in household of Samuel H Cook, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Louise Cook in household of Samuel H Cook, "New York State Census, 1855"

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