Helen Cook

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Cook was born on 28 October 1897, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, her father, Francis Asbury Cook, was 46 and her mother, Mary E. Brady, was 29. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Joseph Francis Steiner. She lived in Ridgefield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years. She died on 5 January 1963, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

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Joseph Francis Steiner
Helen Cook
Mary Constance Steiner
Robert Francis Steiner
Eileen Steiner

Sources (7)

  • Helen Cook in household of Frank A Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Cook, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Helen Cook Steiner, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.


"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

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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