Ford Young Cook

26 November 1919–5 October 1996 (Age 76)
Putnam, Callahan, Texas, United States

The Life of Ford Young

When Ford Young Cook was born on 26 November 1919, in Putnam, Callahan, Texas, United States, his father, John Leonard Cook, was 21 and his mother, Mina Edna Heslep, was 25. He married Mary Lee Black on 25 June 1938, in Callahan, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Callahan, Texas, United States in 1920 and Gladewater, Gregg, Texas, United States in 1993. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 5 October 1996, in Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Ford Young Cook
Margie Lee Friday
Marriage: 16 January 1967
Jerry Mack Cook

Spouse and Children

16 January 1967
Reeves, Texas, United States


    Jerry Mack Cook


Parents and Siblings




    Opal Fayrene Cook


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 10

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.

Age 22

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • F Y Cook in household of John T Hesleh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ford Y Cook in household of Sudie E Hesles, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ford Young Cook, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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