Jewel Cook

17 August 1914–26 February 1989 (Age 74)
Liberty, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jewel

When Jewel Cook was born on 17 August 1914, in Liberty, Georgia, United States, her father, Allen Lester Cook, was 48 and her mother, Nepsey Elmira "Micey" Kicklighter, was 43. She married James Howell Lanier on 14 October 1932, in Jasper, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in District 47, Bulloch, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Savannah, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 32 years. She died on 26 February 1989, in Chatham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Howell Lanier
Jewel Cook
Marriage: 14 October 1932
James Howell Lanier

Spouse and Children

14 October 1932
Jasper, South Carolina, United States


    James Howell Lanier


Parents and Siblings

    Allen Lester Cook


    Nepsey Elmira "Micey" Kicklighter




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 8

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Juell Cook in household of A L Cook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jewel Cook in household of Allan L Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jewel Cook in household of Allan L Cook, "United States Census, 1930"

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