Priscilla Jane Cook

24 July 1927–22 February 2002 (Age 74)
Madera, Madera, California, United States

The Life Summary of Priscilla Jane

When Priscilla Jane Cook was born on 24 July 1927, in Madera, Madera, California, United States, her father, Hart Nathan Cook Jr., was 21 and her mother, Georgibeth Mickel, was 21. She married John Donovan Hynes on 11 September 1948, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. She died on 22 February 2002, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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John Donovan Hynes
Priscilla Jane Cook
Marriage: 11 September 1948
Robyn Jane Hynes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1948Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 7
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
    Age 20
    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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 (6)

    • Priscilla Cook in household of Hart Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Pricilla J Cook in household of Hart N Cook Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
    • Jane Hynes in entry for Hart Nathan Or Cappy Cook, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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