Ralph William Hook

Brief Life History of Ralph William

When Ralph William Hook was born on 5 August 1900, in Grant City, Sac, Iowa, United States, his father, William M. Hook, was 25 and his mother, Clara Flavilla Birt, was 18. He married Lena Brugger on 16 December 1922, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 5 years and Burdine Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died in November 1986, in Sac, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lake City, Calhoun, Iowa, United States.

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Ralph William Hook
1900–1986
Lena Brugger
1906–1993
Marriage: 16 December 1922
Ralph Rollin Hook
1923–2000

Sources (17)

  • Ralph Hook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph N. Hook., "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Ralph William Hook, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hoke, Old English hōc ‘hook, bend in a river, hill spur’. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at or near a river bend or hill spur, or habitational, from any of various places called with this word, such as Hook in Devon, Hampshire, Lancashire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire, as well as Hooke in Dorset.

English: nickname from Middle English hok ‘hook’, perhaps for someone with a hooked or crooked nose or bent back, or from the Old English personal name Hōca or Hōc, probably originally a nickname for a man with a hook nose or bent figure.

Swedish (Höök): nickname, soldier's name, or ornamental name from hök ‘hawk’.

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

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