Alberta Norman

Brief Life History of Alberta

When Alberta Norman was born on 28 December 1905, in Lake, Scott, Mississippi, United States, her father, Will Lay, was 30 and her mother, Mary Maude Norman, was 22. She married Benton Cook Sr on 23 May 1926, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Beat 5, Newton, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died on 1 July 1990, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Alsip, Worth Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Benton Cook Sr
Alberta Norman
Marriage: 23 May 1926
Wanda Cook
Norman Cook
Lucinda Cook
Lula M Cook
Florence Cook
Benton Cook Jr
Consuelo Cook
M Bendena Cook
Maudessa Cook
Levesta Cook
James N Cook

Sources (24)

  • Alberta Norman in household of Allen Norman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alberda Normal, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"
  • Alberta Cook, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


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.

Name Meaning

English, Irish (Dublin and Cork), and Scottish: ethnic or habitational name applied either to a Scandinavian or to someone from Normandy in northern France. The Scandinavian adventurers of the Dark Ages called themselves northmenn ‘men from the North’. Before 1066, Scandinavian settlers in England were already fairly readily absorbed, and Northman and Normann came to be used as bynames and later as personal names, even among the Saxon inhabitants. The term gained a new use from 1066 onward, when England was settled by invaders from Normandy, who were likewise of Scandinavian origin but by now largely integrated with the native population and speaking a Romance language, retaining only their original ancient Germanic name.

English: from the Middle English personal name Norman (recorded in the late Old English period as Northman), derived from northman ‘northerner’.

Americanized form of German Normann .

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

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