Lucy Rutledge

10 March 1827–22 October 1915 (Age 88)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Rutledge was born on 10 March 1827, in London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Rutledge, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Woodward, was 41. She married William Sutton Cooke on 26 December 1849, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Dutch Flat, Placer, California, United States in 1880. She died on 22 October 1915, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

William Sutton Cooke
Lucy Rutledge
Marriage: 26 December 1849
Sarah Anne Sheperson Cooke
William Rutledge Cooke
Mary Eve Anna Cooke
Frank Willis Cooke
Henry Sutton Cooke
Joseph Edwin Cooke
Genevieve Cooke
Lucy Cooke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1849Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 6
    GNiS Detail - Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa USGS Database describes Dubuque as Post Office. Post Offices Opened as Dubuque's Mines 05/27/1833. Name changed to Dubuque 01/24/1837.
    1851 · Historical Founding Information
    Age 24
    Dutch Flat was founded by two German brothers, Joseph and Charles Dornbach who settled there in 1851 during the California Gold Rush.[5] To the south of their settlement was the busy mining camp of Green Valley, where 2,000 men were at work when the Dornbachs arrived. Across the Bear River in Nevada County was another camp, Little York, and just west, a trading post at Cold Springs (later known as Gold Run). All these camps were supplied by mule train from Illinoistown, near today's Colfax. Mules drivers referred to the Dornbach's camp as 'Dutch Charlie's Flat,' and thus the town was named. During this period many Germans were referred as 'Dutch' as a shorthand for Deutschland. In the 1870s an attempt was made to change the name to 'German Level'.[6] The Dutch Flat post office opened in 1856. Dutch Flat's Chinatown began in the 1850s, and by the late 1860s, when the transcontinental railroad was under construction, it was one of the largest Chinese settlements outside of San Francisco. In 1853, Dutch Flat had a population of 6,000 including 3,500 Chinese. In 1877 Old Chinatown burned down, and the settlement relocated south of town, near the Dutch Flat Depot on the Central Pacific Railroad. Adjoining the pioneer American cemetery just above the town is the Chinese burial grounds.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: most probably a habitational name from Routledge Burn (Cumberland), whose name may mean ‘loud stream’, although it is possible that the stream takes its name from the surname, in which case the surname is probably from a lost or unidentified place. Routledge , the more common form in the British Isles, is found mainly on the English-Scottish borders.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Lucy R Cooke in household of Mary E A Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Lucy Cooke in household of Wm Cooke, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lucy Rutledge, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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