William Alton Cook

5 January 1900–10 September 1976 (Age 76)
Union, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Alton

When William Alton Cook was born on 5 January 1900, in Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, Johnny Overton Cook, was 28 and his mother, Nellie Ana Melissa "Lissie" Cook, was 28. He married Minnie Cecile Cook on 10 April 1931, in Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 3, Union, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 6, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 10 September 1976, in Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Strawberry Plains Cemetery, Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States.

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William Alton Cook
Minnie Cecile Cook
Marriage: 10 April 1931

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10 April 1931
Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

Age 20

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Alton Cook in household of John O Cook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alton Cook in household of John O Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William A Cook in household of John O Cook, "United States Census, 1900"

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