Jesse A. Cook

23 February 1872–21 December 1953 (Age 81)
Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jesse A.

When Jesse A. Cook was born on 23 February 1872, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, his father, Archelaus Cook, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Adams, was 25. He married Martha Franklin on 23 February 1891, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rockhouse, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 3, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 21 December 1953, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rockhouse, Letcher, Kentucky, United States.

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Jesse A. Cook
Martha Franklin
Marriage: 23 February 1891
Minerva Cook
Eliza Cook
William Leonard Cook
Leonard Cook

Spouse and Children


    Martha Franklin


23 February 1891
Letcher, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Archelaus Cook


    Nancy Adams




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1876: Letcher, Kentucky, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Jesse A Cook in household of Archelaus Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jessie Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jess Cook, "United States Census, 1930"

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