Catherine Cook

10 May 1863–6 May 1930 (Age 66)
Macon, Missouri, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Cook was born on 10 May 1863, in Macon, Missouri, United States, her father, Andrew Cook, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Susan Ziegler, was 34. She married Frank Oscar Taylor on 27 December 1891, in Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Quindaro Township, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Quindaro, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 May 1930, in Welborn, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States.

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Frank Oscar Taylor
Catherine Cook
Marriage: 27 December 1891
Annes Marie Taylor

Spouse and Children

27 December 1891
Union, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 14

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 18

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Cook in household of Andy Cook, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Katy Taylor in household of Frank O Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kale Taylor in household of Frank Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"

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