Lee Howard Cook

8 October 1884–
Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lee Howard

When Lee Howard Cook was born on 8 October 1884, in Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States, his father, Joseph W Cook, was 29 and his mother, Ellen Victoria Merrifield, was 22. He married Gertrude Goodin on 29 January 1912, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920.

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Lee Howard Cook
Gertrude Goodin
Marriage: 29 January 1912

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    Gertrude Goodin


29 January 1912
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 20

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 32

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Luke H Cook in household of Jas W Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee Howard Cook in household of Carl B Hancock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lee Cook, "United States Census, 1920"

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