Walter Cook

20 February 1879–13 March 1955 (Age 76)
Medoc, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Cook was born on 20 February 1879, in Medoc, Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Cook, was 24 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Brown, was 18. He married Myrtle Josephine McConnell on 14 February 1915, in Crawford, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant View Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States for about 30 years and Sheridan Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 March 1955, in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Crocker Cemetery, Pleasant View Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Cook
Myrtle Josephine McConnell
Marriage: 14 February 1915
Robert Daniel Iliff Cook
Deloris Nadine Cook
Wilma Lea Cook

Spouse and Children

14 February 1915
Crawford, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Cook


    Mary Elizabeth Brown




    Charles Cook




    Henry Cook


    Ola Cook


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 2

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Walter Cook, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Walter Cook in household of Franklin Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter Cook, "United States Census, 1920"

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