William Fields Cook

25 September 1923–10 November 1978 (Age 55)
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Fields

When William Fields Cook was born on 25 September 1923, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, William Field Cook, was 33 and his mother, Maria De La Luz Carmona, was 33. He married Emila Morena Barreto on 14 October 1972, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Presidio, Texas, United States in 1940 and California, United States in 1972. He died on 10 November 1978, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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William Fields Cook
Emila Morena Barreto
Marriage: 14 October 1972

Spouse and Children

14 October 1972
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Maria De La Luz Carmona




World Events (8)

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • William Cook in household of William Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Cook in household of William Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William F Cook, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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