Maria Ann Cook

27 March 1835–13 April 1917 (Age 82)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Maria Ann

When Maria Ann Cook was born on 27 March 1835, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Cotton Cook, was 44 and her mother, Emily Green, was 38. She married Matthew Bezzant on 21 April 1865, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Grove Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 13 April 1917, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Bezzant
Maria Ann Cook
Marriage: 21 April 1865
Alfred Bezzant
Emily Ann Bezzant
Martha Maria Bezzant
Joseph Matthew Bezzant
Mary Jane Bezzant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1865Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 19
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Maria Ann Cook

    Maria Ann Cook By Emily Tyler I remember only one of my grandparents, Maria Ann Cook Bezzant. The last years of her life she lived in our home and this is where I remember her. Maria Ann was …

    Sources (23)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Ann Cook - Church record: Baptism record or certificate: birth: 27 March 1835; Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
    • Maria Cook in household of Colton Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Maria Ann Cook in entry for Mary Jane Bezzant Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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