George W Cook

Male20 March 1850–26 November 1916

Brief Life History of George W

When George W Cook was born on 20 March 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Freeman Cook, was 35 and his mother, Sophronia Strobridge, was 37. He married Ellen Mariah Phippen on 17 November 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 26 November 1916, in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W Cook
Alice Miranda Sparks
Marriage: 11 October 1883
Sophronia Jane Cook
Alice Hortense Cook
Mary Matilda Cook
Beatrice Cook
Malinda Cook
John Woodruff Cook
May Sparks Cook
Lois Hannah Cook
Henrietta Cook
Edna Muriel Cook
Ruth Cook
Alfred Nello Cook
Elva Harriet Cook

Sources (34)

  • George Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Cook in entry for Nicholas Cornelius Laughter and Edna Muriel Cook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • George Cook in entry for Beatrice Jacobsen Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 7

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries 1871: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

    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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