John Cook

28 November 1822–25 September 1909 (Age 86)
Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Cook was born on 28 November 1822, in Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Cook, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Severn, was 22. He married Rachel Marson on 20 May 1844, in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and London, Middlesex, England in 1861. He died on 25 September 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Cook
1822–1909
Rachel Marson
1814–1883
Marriage: 20 May 1844
John Marson Cook
1844–1919
Elizabeth Cook
1846–1906
Mary Ann Cook
1847–1874
Eliza Cook
1849–1923
Sariah Cook
1851–1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1844Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1823
    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    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.
    1846
    Age 24
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Cookson
    Cocke
    Coke
    Kuhar
    Cooke
    Kew

    Story Highlight

    John Cook - Pioneer, Missionary and Patriarch

    John Cook was born 28 November 1822, in Newthorpe, Nottingham, England. His parents were John Cook and Hannah Severn. John was the third of ten children born to his parents. John married Rachel …

    Sources (43)

    • John Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Cook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Cook in entry for Lycy M. Cook, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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