Christian Shaw Cook

21 March 1878–7 December 1950 (Age 72)
Wellwood, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Christian Shaw

When Christian Shaw Cook was born on 21 March 1878, in Wellwood, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Simon Whitehead Cook, was 24 and her mother, Mary Hynd, was 21. She lived in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 7 December 1950, at the age of 72.

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Simon Whitehead Cook
Mary Hynd
Christian Shaw Cook
James Cook
Margaret Whitehead Cook
William Hynd Cook
Simon Cook
Mary Hynd Cook
David Cook
Ann Hynd Cook
Elizabeth Cook
Jane Cook
Archibald Hynd Cook
James Cook

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World Events (8)


Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 7

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 24

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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 (2)

  • Christina Cook in household of Simon Cook, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • 1881 Scotland Census

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