Eldon Wolcott Cook

Brief Life History of Eldon Wolcott

When Eldon Wolcott Cook was born on 15 September 1892, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Joseph Wolcott Cook, was 37 and his mother, Eliza Snow Bryson, was 20. He married Florence Mabel Shirley on 8 October 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Pegram, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1950. He died on 22 October 1991, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Paris Cemetery, Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Eldon Wolcott Cook
Florence Mabel Shirley
Marriage: 8 October 1914
Shirley Eldon Cook
Zelda Cook
Edward Charles Cook

Sources (33)

  • Eldon W Cook, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Eldon W. Cook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Eldon W Cook, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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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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