Douglas D. Cook

Brief Life History of Douglas D.

Douglas D. Cook was born in February 1839, in Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Alice Jessie Seeley in 1865. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 December 1911, in Bath, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bath, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Douglas D. Cook
Alice Jessie Seeley
Marriage: 1865
Frank Cook
Ariginette “Nettie” Cook
Harvey H. Cook
William Edward “Willie” Cook
Daisy R May

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  • Duelas D Cook in household of Darwin Cook, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Douglas D. Cook, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Douglas D Cook, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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