Richard Cook

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Cook was born on 10 December 1822, in Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Cook, was 31 and his mother, Charlotte Waddington, was 27. He married Ellen Haworth on 13 August 1848, in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854. He died on 23 May 1874, in Douglas, Nevada, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Genoa Cemetery, Genoa, Douglas, Nevada, United States.

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Richard Cook
Ellen Haworth
Marriage: 13 August 1848
Richard Cook
Roland Cook
Mary Ann Cook
Richard Cook

Sources (20)

  • Ellen Cook Household - 1880 United States Federal Census - Carson Valley, Douglas, Nevada, USA
  • Richard Cook, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Cook, "BillionGraves Index"

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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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