Washington Norwood Cook

4 October 1804–4 September 1858 (Age 53)
Greensville, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Washington Norwood

When Washington Norwood Cook was born on 4 October 1804, in Greensville, Virginia, United States, his father, Edwin Cook, was 29 and his mother, Winifred Lenoir Norwood, was 30. He married Mary Pamela Morrow on 11 January 1842, in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States. He died on 4 September 1858, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 53.

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Washington Norwood Cook
Martha Elizabeth Virginia Ann Mason
Marriage: 5 March 1855

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  • Marriage
    5 March 1855Palmyra, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 15
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Captain Jedediah M. Grant (in Family Search under the Pioneer Ancestors Tile)

    Grant, Jedediah M., Letter, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 Aug. 1847, 3-4. Facebook Twitter PrintMail RELATED COMPANIES Jedediah M. Grant - Willard Snow Com …

    Sources (13)

    • Washington N. Cook and Mary Thomas, 11 Jan 1842, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
    • Washington N Cook, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"
    • Washington Norwood Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

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