John Cook

Brief Life History 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 World in 1878 and lived in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and London, England in 1861. He died on 25 September 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Cook
Rachel Marson
Marriage: 20 May 1844
John Marson Cook
Elizabeth Cook
Mary Ann Cook
Eliza Cook
Sariah Cook

Sources (59)

  • John Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Cook, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Cook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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

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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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 …

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