John Crook

about 1856–
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Crook was born about 1856, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Crook, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Hopwood, was 21. He lived in Barton Hill, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Thomas Crook
Margaret Hopwood
Catherine Crook
John Crook
Margaret Crook
Mary Jane Crook
Thomas Crook
Harriet Crook
Sarah E Crook
Eliza Ann Crook
Elizabeth Crook
Edith L. Crook

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World Events (8)

1858 · Halle Orchestra Give First Performance

Age 2

The Hallé Orchestra named after Charles Hallé became a permanent orchestra when they played for the first time on January 30, 1858, in the Free Trade Hall. The orchestra fell on hard times in 1861 and performed only two concerts. From 1899-1911 Hans Richter directed the orchestra.

Age 28

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 45

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. 2. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Crook in household of Thomas Crook, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Crook in household of Thomas Crook, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Crooke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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