Bethea Richard Hook

27 November 1917–17 February 2009 (Age 91)
Lexington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Bethea Richard

When Bethea Richard Hook was born on 27 November 1917, in Lexington, South Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Jefferson Hook, was 34 and his mother, Gertrude Laura Price, was 28. He married Margie Eargle. He lived in Lexington, Lexington, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Leesville, Lexington, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 17 February 2009, in West Columbia, Lexington, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in West Columbia, Lexington, South Carolina, United States.

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Bethea Richard Hook
Margie Eargle

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    Eleanor Genevieve Hook



    Norris Keenon Hook Sr



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hōc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook . In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.2 Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier's name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bethea R Hook in household of Richard J Hook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bethea Hook in household of Richard J Hook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mr Bethea Richard Hook, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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