James Cooke

4 June 1876–19 June 1960 (Age 84)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of James

When James Cooke was born on 4 June 1876, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Morris Cooke, was 37 and his mother, Ann Maria Fawson, was 27. He married Frances Harriet Toyn on 22 October 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States in 1920. In 1930, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States. He died on 19 June 1960, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cooke
Frances Harriet Toyn
Marriage: 22 October 1896
David James Cooke
Charles William Cooke
Francis Leroy Cooke
Martha Jane Cooke
Leslie Cooke
Lorin Cooke
Harvey Cooke
Thelma May Cooke
Verda Marie Cooke Whitehead
Merlin Odell Cooke

Spouse and Children

22 October 1896
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 20

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English, etc.: variant spelling of Cook .

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

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Story Highlight


Hughie Thompson said that James Cooke surveyed the lots in the Grouse Creek Cemetary

Sources (3)

  • James Cooke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James Cooke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James Cooke, "United States Census, 1910"

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