Joe Henry Cook

about 1869–about 1949 (Age 80)
Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joe Henry

Joe Henry Cook was born about 1869, in Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States as the son of L P Cook. He married Ella Ross about 1892, in Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 7, Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died about 1949, in Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Howley, Carroll, Tennessee, United States.

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Joe Henry Cook
Ella Ross
Marriage: about 1892
Herbert Cook
Infant Cook

Spouse and Children


    Ella Ross


about 1892
Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States


    Herbert Cook




    Infant Cook


Parents and Siblings

    L P Cook




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Henry Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe H Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jo H Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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