Elmer Franklin Cook

Male18 April 1877–26 August 1972

Brief Life History of Elmer Franklin

When Elmer Franklin Cook was born on 18 April 1877, in Saint Deroin, Nemaha, Nebraska, United States, his father, Rudolph Cook, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Nelson Taylor, was 21. He married Mary Fountain Cochran on 17 September 1906, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Morley Township, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1940 and Moreland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1950. He died on 26 August 1972, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Morley, Scott, Missouri, United States.

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Elmer Franklin Cook
Mary Fountain Cochran
Marriage: 17 September 1906
Mae Bell Cook
Arthur Dale Cook
Vada Virginia Cook
Vester Fountain Cook
Ralph Franklin Cook
Ruth Maxine Cook
Hattie Elizabeth Cook
Elmer Jonathan Cook
Ada Delcia Cook
Aileene Jeanette Cook

Sources (16)

  • Frank E Cook, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Frank E Cook, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Elmer Franklin Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1906Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    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.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1881: Alturas, Idaho Territory, United States 1889: Logan, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Logan, Idaho, United States 1891: Alta, Idaho, United States 1891: Logan, Idaho, United States 1895: Blaine, Idaho, United States 1917: Camas, Idaho, United States

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 25

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

    Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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