James Monroe Cook

25 December 1845–23 January 1891 (Age 45)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Monroe

James Monroe Cook was born on 25 December 1845, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. He married Martha Ann Sharp on 13 November 1874, in Cherokee, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 23 January 1891, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Stephenville, Erath, Texas, United States.

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James Monroe Cook
Martha Ann Sharp
Marriage: 13 November 1874
Lula Cook

Spouse and Children

13 November 1874
Cherokee, Texas, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 4

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 16

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

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)

  • James Monroe Cook in entry for Lula Cook Hickey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • James M. Cook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • J. M. Cook, "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973"

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