Douglas D. Cook

Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Douglas D.

When Douglas D. Cook was born in 1839, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Darwin D. Cook, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Abbott, was 20. He married Alice L May on 21 May 1893. He lived in Troupsburg, Troupsburg, Steuben, New York, United States in 1850 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 20 years.

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Douglas D. Cook
Alice Seeley
Frank Cook
Nettie A Cook
Harvey H. Cook
William E. Cook

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World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital
Age 8
The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
Age 24
The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
Age 38
Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

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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Sources (22)

  • Douglas D Cook in household of Erastus D Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Douglas D Cook in entry for W E Cook and A E Clarke, "Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938"
  • Douglas Cook in entry for Frank Cook, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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