Sophia Cornelia Cook

20 February 1906–14 October 1960 (Age 54)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Sophia Cornelia

When Sophia Cornelia Cook was born on 20 February 1906, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, James Robert Cook Sr, was 66 and her mother, Cynthia Manro, was 41. She married Frank Dunn on 27 May 1934, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States in 1935. She died on 14 October 1960, in Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, United States.

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Frank Dunn
Sophia Cornelia Cook
Marriage: 27 May 1934
Robert Stanley Dunn
Martha Dunn

Spouse and Children

27 May 1934
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 3

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.
1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

Age 15

On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.

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)

  • Sophia C Cook in household of Cynthia M Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sophie Dunn in household of Frank Dunn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sophia C Cook in household of Cynthia M Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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