William Matthew Cook

19 June 1932–19 September 1995 (Age 63)
Franklin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Matthew

When William Matthew Cook was born on 19 June 1932, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Luther Cook, was 29 and his mother, Carrie Frances Snow, was 21. He lived in Magisterial District 1 Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 19 September 1995, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Midway, Woodford, Kentucky, United States.

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Luther Cook
Carrie Frances Snow
Julia Frances Cook
William Matthew Cook

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    Carrie Frances Snow




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 4

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 17

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Billy Cook in household of Luther Cook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William M Cook, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"
  • William Matthew Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

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