Cora Bell Cook

Brief Life History of Cora Bell

When Cora Bell Cook was born on 15 April 1906, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, her father, Arthur Merion Cook Sr., was 23 and her mother, Nellie Mae Casey Cook, was 15. She married Zeno Hasten Cranfill on 7 February 1925, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Oldtown, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 16 June 1985, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79.

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Zeno Hasten Cranfill
Cora Bell Cook
Marriage: 7 February 1925
Sherrill H Cranfill
Merion Gray Cranfill
Charlotte Marie Cranfill

Sources (18)

  • Cora B Cranfill, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Cora Cook, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Cora Cook, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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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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