William Sutton Cooke

7 June 1827–15 December 1898 (Age 71)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Sutton

When William Sutton Cooke was born on 7 June 1827, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Cooke, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Anne Sutton, was 18. He married Lucy Rutledge on 26 December 1849, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sonoma, California, United States in 1879 and Dutch Flat, Placer, California, United States in 1880. He died on 15 December 1898, in Virginia City, Storey, Nevada, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dutch Flat, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sutton Cooke
Lucy Rutledge
Marriage: 26 December 1849
Sarah Anne Sheperson Cooke
William Rutledge Cooke
Mary Eve Anna Cooke
Frank Willis Cooke
Henry Sutton Cooke
Joseph Edwin Cooke
Genevieve Cooke
Lucy Cooke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1849Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 6
    GNiS Detail - Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa USGS Database describes Dubuque as Post Office. Post Offices Opened as Dubuque's Mines 05/27/1833. Name changed to Dubuque 01/24/1837.
    Age 19
    Iowa is the 29th state.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Cook .History: Francis Cooke (died 1663) and his eldest son John were passengers on the Mayflower in 1621; they were joined two years later by Francis's wife and other children. In the words of William Bradford, he lived long enough ‘to see his children's children have children’.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • William Sutton Cooke, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
    • Wm S Cooke in household of Wm Cooke, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm S Cook, "United States Census, 1880"

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