Eldon Hodson Cook

Brief Life History of Eldon Hodson

When Eldon Hodson Cook was born on 5 November 1911, in Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, David Earl Cook, was 20 and his mother, Delretta Alice Hodson, was 22. He married Wilma Rose Huston on 9 March 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Ammon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 April 1978, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Ammon Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Eldon Hodson Cook
Mildred Ashliman
Marriage: 28 April 1939
Harold Cook
Louise Cook
James Cook
John Cook

Sources (50)

  • Eldon H Cook, "United States 1950 Census"
  • <Unknown>, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Eldon Hodson Cook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.


Photo showing Ammon Cemetery founded in 1912.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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Potato Farming

Written on the back of this photo by Howard Charles Hocking: "Mr. Earl Cook & two sons, Eldon (9) & George (4) and horses, with potato cultivators. June 28 - 1920. Potato rows are about 1/2 mile long, …

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