Luke Cook

25 January 1823–5 April 1900 (Age 77)
Clutton, Somerset, England

The Life Summary of Luke

When Luke Cook was born on 25 January 1823, in Clutton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, George W Cook Jr., was 38 and his mother, Artulus Collier, was 39. He married Louisa Burton on 18 January 1851, in Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in High Littleton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales in 1851. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 5 April 1900, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, 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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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 10
    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.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Story of Luke and Louisa as told by their great granddaughter, Shirley Sanford Taylor

    My great, great grandmother, Louisa Burton, (who I am named after) and grandfather, Luke Cook, joined the church at nineteen years of age in London. Their parents disowned them when they joined the Mo …

    Sources (49)

    • Luke Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Luke Cook in entry for Sarah Emma Hoover, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Luke Cook in household of George Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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