Louisa Burton

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Burton was born on 6 October 1831, in Paulton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Burton, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Watts, was 29. She married Luke Cook on 18 January 1851, in Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 1 July 1919, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luke Cook
1823–1900
Louisa Burton
1831–1919
Marriage: 18 January 1851
Julia Emma Cook
1852–1940
George Henry Cook
1854–1900
Eliza Burton Cook
1856–1939
John Edward Cook
1859–1940
Artulus Louise Cook
1862–1952
Sarah Ann Cook
1864–1864
Sarah Emily Cook
1865–1922

Sources (33)

  • Louisa Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louisa Burton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Louisa Burton Cook, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1847

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1854 · The Crimean War

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

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

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