William Cook

Male19 October 1847–27 November 1934

Brief Life History of William

When William Cook was born on 19 October 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Freeman Cook, was 32 and his mother, Sophronia Strobridge, was 34. He married Mary Almina Weeks on 4 March 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 November 1934, in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cedar Fort Cemetery, Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cook
Rebecca A Rodeback
Marriage: 25 October 1875
Edward Cook
Helen 'Nellie' Cook
Clifford Cook
Mark Henry Cook
Phebe Rebecca Cook
Barnes Alma Cook

Sources (35)

  • Wm Cook in entry for Phebe Rebecca Wofford, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
  • Wm Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Cooke in entry for William W. Cooke, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Cedar, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Utah, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Utah, Utah, United States *Cedar became extinct 1862


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 23

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Henry Freeman Cook (12 January 1815 - 14 April 1882)

    HENRY FREEMAN COOK BORN:12 Jan 1815Homer, Cortland, New York DIED:14 Apr 1882Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah FATHER:William Cook6 Sep 1780 - 4 Nov 1840 MOTHER:Lucy Chapman5 May 1787 - 16 Oct 1857 …

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