Philo Eddy Cookman

16 May 1892–November 1968 (Age 76)
Aurora, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life of Philo Eddy

When Philo Eddy Cookman was born on 16 May 1892, in Aurora, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert J. Cookman, was 27 and his mother, Orra M Eddy, was 27. He married Zettie Hunter on 27 April 1916, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He lived in Buffalo Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died in November 1968, in Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, United States, at the age of 76.

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Philo Eddy Cookman
Zettie Hunter
Marriage: 27 April 1916

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27 April 1916
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: from a byname meaning ‘servant of the cook’ ( see Cook ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Philo Cookman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Philo E Cookman in household of Robert J Cookman, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Philo E Cookman in household of Robert Cookman, "United States Census, 1910"

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