Chester Ray Cook

17 August 1916–21 March 1993 (Age 76)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Chester Ray

When Chester Ray Cook was born on 17 August 1916, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Ray Cook, was 32 and his mother, Irene Elizabeth Jones, was 23. He lived in Rowena, Russell, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and District 2, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 21 March 1993, at the age of 76, and was buried in Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana, United States.

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Chester Ray Cook
1916–1993
Jaunita Marie

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 10

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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)

  • Chester Cook in household of William Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chester R Cook in household of William Cook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chester R Cook, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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