Florence G Cook

30 March 1896–November 1985 (Age 89)
Miles, Jackson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Florence G

When Florence G Cook was born on 30 March 1896, in Miles, Jackson, Iowa, United States, her father, David Ranson Cook, was 29 and her mother, Minnie Josephine Forest, was 27. She married Henry Harry Charles Jargo on 23 April 1919. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Deep Creek Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in November 1985, at the age of 89.

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Henry Harry Charles Jargo
Florence G Cook
Marriage: 23 April 1919
Donald David Jargo
Herbert Jargo

Spouse and Children

    Henry Harry Charles Jargo



23 April 1919


Parents and Siblings

    David Ranson Cook


    Minnie Josephine Forest




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Florence Cook in household of David R Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence Cook in household of David R Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Cook in entry for Donald Daved Jargo, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"

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