Mary Ellen Normington

5 June 1847–24 February 1922 (Age 74)
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Normington was born on 5 June 1847, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Normington, was 28 and her mother, Maria Jackson, was 26. She married Thomas Cook Sr on 17 March 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1856 and lived in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 24 February 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cook Sr
Mary Ellen Normington
Marriage: 17 March 1866
Joseph Cook
Thomas Cook, Jr.
Blanche Hannah Cook
John William Cook
Albert N Cook
Zina Ellen Cook
Richard Ammon Cook
Chester Cook
Heber Cook
Herbert Cook
Ada Cook
Mabel Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +7 More Children

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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the many places called Normanton in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, and Yorkshire. The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Northman or Old English northman (genitive singular northmannes, genitive plural northmana) ‘Norseman, Scandinavian’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

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

    Story Highlight


    MARY ELLEN NORNGTON COOK By MABLEL COOK Mary Ellen Normington Cook was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England June 5, 1847. The first nine years of her life were spent in the old home with her pare …

    Sources (65)

    • Mary E Normington in entry for Blanche Gerrard, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Cook in household of Thomas Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Ellen in entry for Zina Ellen Cook, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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