Matilda Levica Cook

Brief Life History of Matilda Levica

When Matilda Levica Cook was born in May 1838, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, her father, Gray Cook, was 22 and her mother, Cynthia Lydia Blankenship, was 20. She married Samuel T. Jones on 28 September 1858, in Benton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Center Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died in 1909, in Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moore Cemetery, Center Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Samuel T. Jones
Matilda Levica Cook
Marriage: 28 September 1858
Sarah Jones
Emma Jones
James Gray Jones
William Henry Jones

Sources (9)

  • Matilda Cook in household of Gray Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Cook, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Matilda Cook Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries 1855: Vernon created from Bates County


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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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