Louisa Burton

6 October 1831–1 July 1919 (Age 87)
Paulton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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, Utah, United States in 1860 and Ward 2 Provo, Provo, 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
Louisa Burton
Marriage: 18 January 1851
Julia Emma Cook
George Henry Cook
Eliza Burton Cook
John Edward Cook
Artulus Louise Cook
Sarah Ann Cook
Sarah Emily Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1851Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 23
    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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    The Life of Louisa Burton Cook

    Sources (31)

    • Louisa Bourton in household of George Bourton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Louisa Borten in entry for Sarah Emma Hoover, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Louisa Cook in household of Luke Cook, "United States Census, 1870"

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