Mary Cornelia or Camilla Dear

March 1855–1 August 1915 (Age 60)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Cornelia or Camilla

When Mary Cornelia or Camilla Dear was born in March 1855, in Virginia, United States, her father, Amos Dear, was 44 and her mother, Phebe A. E. Spiller, was 37. She married David Alfred Cooke on 12 September 1872, in Rappahannock, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 1 August 1915, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 60.

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David Alfred Cooke
Mary Cornelia or Camilla Dear
Marriage: 12 September 1872
Virgil Dear Cooke
Moselle Cooke
Ashton A S Cook
Nellie Elizabeth Cooke
Sarah Moselle Cooke
Mary Dear Cooke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1872Rappahannock, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 6
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 17
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Dere, successor of the Old English Dēor(a), itself a short form of various compound names formed with dēore ‘dear, beloved,' or directly from a nickname deriving from Middle English dere ‘dear, beloved’, or dere ‘fierce, brave, bold’. Dēor(a) was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname may derive at least in part from this use, and in part also from a Middle English nickname.English: nickname from Middle English der, Old English dēor ‘wild animal; deer’, or from the adjective of the same form, meaning ‘wild, fierce’, perhaps denoting a fast runner or someone easily frightened. By the Middle English period the adjective was falling out of use, and the noun was beginning to be restricted to the sense of modern English deer, so this may be the sense behind the surname in some cases.Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 謝, see Xie 1.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Mary B Cooke in household of Albert Cooke, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary ... Dean, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
    • Mary Camilla Dear Cooke, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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