Betty Lou Cook

Female28 August 1927–26 September 1997

Brief Life History of Betty Lou

When Betty Lou Cook was born on 28 August 1927, in Scioto, Ohio, United States, her father, Alva Henry Cook, was 25 and her mother, Marjorie Edna Webb, was 19. She married Edward Ray Kelly on 26 December 1978, in Pearisburg, Giles, Virginia, United States. She lived in Elizabeth Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States for about 5 years and Ironton, Upper Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 26 September 1997, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70.

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Edward Ray Kelly
Betty Lou Cook
Marriage: 26 December 1978

Sources (5)

  • Betty Cook in household of Alva Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Lou Cook Kelly, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Betty Lou Cook in household of Alva Cook, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1978Pearisburg, Giles, Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    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.


    Age 4

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 20

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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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