Anna Maria Smith

August 1857–24 March 1922 (Age 64)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Smith was born in August 1857, in Iowa, United States, her father, Philip Smith, was 36 and her mother, Hattie Ritz, was 23. She married George Edward Cook on 5 June 1876, in Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clear Creek Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Oxford, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 24 March 1922, at the age of 64, and was buried in Oxford, Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Cook
Anna Maria Smith
Marriage: 5 June 1876
Phillip Michael Cook
George Edward Cook
Emma Elizabeth Cook
Rudy Cook
Ray Joseph Cook
William Clyde Cook
Ralph Reno Cook

Spouse and Children

5 June 1876
Johnson, Iowa, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Philip Smith


    Hattie Ritz





    Katie D Smith


    Elizabeth Smith


    Caroline Schmidt


    William Smith


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anna Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Cook in household of George Cook, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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