Mary Thelma Cook

4 January 1903–7 October 2009 (Age 106)
Stirling, Warner, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Mary Thelma

When Mary Thelma Cook was born on 4 January 1903, in Stirling, Warner, Alberta, Canada, her father, Peter Cook, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Lord, was 26. She married Joseph Makinson on 11 November 1922. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 7 October 2009, at the age of 106, and was buried in Taber, Taber Municipal District, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Makinson
Mary Thelma Cook
Marriage: 11 November 1922
Thelma Lafern Makinson
Helen Makinson
Violet Makinson
Josephine Makinson
William Makinson

Spouse and Children

11 November 1922


Parents and Siblings



World Events (1)


Age 79

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

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Story Highlight

Peter Cook transcribed from a history written by Hazel Cook

Father Peter Cook was born in New Zealand in 1857. Mother Margaret Lord was born in England in 1875 Children: 1. Willard Cook was born in Sterling Alta in 1901. He married Pansy Rorabor 2. Mary Cook w …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Thelma Cook Makinson in household of Joseph Makinson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Thelma Cook Makinson in household of Joe Makinson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Makinson in household of Joseph Makinson, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"

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