Dora May Cooksey

Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dora May

When Dora May Cooksey was born in 1890, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Cooksey, was 61 and her mother, Henrietta Leek, was 39. She married Robert Burwood on 29 October 1912, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Aldridge, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Family Time Line

Robert Burwood
Dora May Cooksey
Marriage: 29 October 1912

Spouse and Children

29 October 1912
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    John Cooksey


    Henrietta Leek




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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 14

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 18

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 31

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Worcestershire named Cooksey, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Cucu (perhaps a byname from Old English cwicu ‘lively’) + Old English ēg ‘island’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dora Cooksey in household of Henrica Cooksey, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Dora May Cooksey, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Dora Cooksey, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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