Benjamin Floyd Cook

Male9 January 1904–13 December 1961

Brief Life History of Benjamin Floyd

When Benjamin Floyd Cook was born on 9 January 1904, in Illinois, United States, his father, Louis Everett Cook, was 19 and his mother, Mary Eldridge, was 18. He died on 13 December 1961, in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Floyd Cook
1904–1961
Charlotte Richards
1918–1984

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  • Ben F Cook, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Benjamin F. Cook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ben Cook in entry for Mrs Lucille Bradley Clark, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 6

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1920

Age 16

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

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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